UG Orientations for New Students

17th October, 2021 0 comments

UG Orientations for New Students to be Held October 18 – 23 – Publishes Schedule of Virtual Welcome Events for UG Students For New Academic Year 


The University of Guyana will welcome new students of the Turkeyen and Berbice campuses with virtual orientations which will run for one week from October 18 – 23, 2021. 


Altogether close to ten thousand (new and continuing) students are expected to commence classes when the new academic year begins in a blended format on October 25, 2021. 


New Students Orientation Information. Kindly see details with links:


October 18 – 23, 2021. General New Students’ Orientation webinar series. 09:00h daily. A joint session for new students and applicants of both campuses.


October 20, 2021. College of Medical Sciences (CMS). 13:00h. A joint session for CMS applicants and students of both campuses. Join Zoom Meeting:


October 22, 2021. Faculty of Agriculture & Forestry (FAF). 13:00h. A joint session for FAF applicants and students of both campuses. Join Zoom Meeting:


October 22, 2021. Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences (FEES). 13:00h. FEES applicants and students. Join Zoom Meeting:


October 20, 2021. Faculty of Education & Humanities (FEH). 13:00h. A joint session for FEH applicants and students of both campuses. Link to join Webinar:


October 22, 2021. Faculty of Engineering & Technology (FET). 13:30h. FET applicants and students. Link to join Webinar:


October 18, 2021. Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS). 1300h. A joint session for FNS applicants and students of both campuses. Link to join Webinar:


October 20, 2021. Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS). 17:00h. A joint session for FSS applicants and students of both campuses. Link to join Webinar:


October 21, 2021. School of Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation (SEBI). 17:00h. A joint session for SEBI applicants and students of both campuses. Link to join Webinar: 


October 21, 2021. Institute of Distance & Continuing Education (IDCE). 17:00h. IDCE applicants and students. 

Link to Join Webinar:



Approximately 65% of the University’s classes will remain online for the first semester from October 2021 to January 2022 due to prevailing COVID-19 conditions as well as major building works arising from recent extreme weather conditions. The remaining 35%, mostly consisting of laboratory and field exercises, are expected to be blended and face-to-face delivered at the various campuses for specific courses or parts of courses only in this first semester October 2021 to January 2022. Students will be notified directly of the schedule as well as safety measures they are expected to comply with if any of their courses are to be held face-to-face.  Schedules will also be posted on Faculty websites. 

Separate refresher orientations were already held for continuing students on October 1, 2021, and saw the participation of students who will continue to pursue their academic careers with UG. 


Like the refresher orientations for continuing students, the orientations for new students will be conducted online. New students already fully or conditionally accepted to the University for the new year should have received communication with links to the sessions from their prospective departments and Faculties as well as from the University’s Registry. Students will receive emails directly with the necessary login information to register.  


Though many programmes are at capacity, students who have not yet heard from the University or who wish to register for programmes which still have spaces are encouraged to contact the University as registrations will be ongoing into early November for waitlisted students. 


The orientation sessions are aimed at providing a step-by-step introduction to all of the systems, policies, personnel, and resources that students need to navigate the University. This will be particularly important for students to start their classes seamlessly on the first day of classes. This also will address programme-related queries and concerns and provide the necessary support and guidance to students to ensure their time at the University is smooth, enriching, and fulfilling as far as possible. 


The orientation process is an onboarding exercise whereby students are also introduced to the rules, regulations, lecturers, specific processes, given a tour of the physical and online classrooms, how to read and calculate their grade point average (GPA) and academic profiles. They are also made aware of the special services and opportunities available to them during and after their studies. 




Key dates for the Academic Year 2021/2022

The first day of classes for the new academic year will be on October 25, 2021. 

The traditional ceremonial opening will also be held virtually on October 22, 2021, at 17:00h.

For the Frequently Asked Questions kindly click here:


Applicants Awaiting Word

Students who have applied and are waiting to hear from UG, please note and check the following: 


Students are being reminded that due to prevailing COVID-19 conditions the University is facilitating fast-tracked applications by processing submissions without uploaded certified or notarised documentation. BUT, full admission will not be possible until the certified or notarised documents are uploaded and verified. 

Applicants are therefore urged to ensure they have uploaded their documents.  


Therefore, it is in the students' best interest to submit the certified or notarised documents at the earliest time possible to complete their document verification process. 


Actions Prospective Students Can Take While Awaiting Results and Validated Documents

Students are encouraged, however, to not let any challenges in getting their documents certified or notarised deter them from completing their online application form and subsequent submission of provisional registration if they have been admitted to pursue a course or programme at the University.


Students are asked to kindly note that when submitting documents, they MUST be CERTIFIED or NOTARISED with signature and stamp by any of the following persons: Justice of Peace, Commissioner of Oaths, Minister of Religion, Senior Public Servants, Head Teachers, Medical Doctors, or Police Officers.


The University has instituted a rolling application process for the first semester of the new academic year. Applicants can also apply for admission pending their results.  


Programmes Offered

For a full list of UG’s Programme offerings kindly visit the following website:

Prospective students can also find their programme of choice by exploring the following links: 

College of Medical Sciences -

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry -

Faculty of Education and Humanities -

 Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences –

Faculty of Engineering and Technology -

Faculty of Natural Sciences -

Faculty of Social Sciences -

Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) -


For Assistance

For additional information and support please call UG’s New Help Desk Numbers: Turkeyen Campus Registration Support: 623-1941, 623-1867, 623-1869, 623- 1871, 623-1924, 623-1940, 623-1942, 624-1943, 623-1944, 623-1945, 623-1946, 623-1948, and Berbice Campus Registration Support: 623-1943, 623-1949. 

All University operations continue under the emergency regulations developed and implemented last semester to address safety under the COVID-19 conditions. 




The University of Guyana is the 58th-year state university of Guyana. It offers 136 programmes in over 60 disciplines online and face-to-face in 8 campuses across Guyana. With a student population of now 10,000, UG has provided education, learning, and research for over 50,000 alumni. The mission of the University is to discover, generate, disseminate and apply knowledge of the highest standard for the service of the community, the nation, and of all mankind within an atmosphere of academic freedom that allows for free and critical inquiry. UG’s forward-thinking Blueprint 2040 is currently setting the course for the University’s future design and institutional response to the changing needs of Guyana.



Ms. Krest Cummings

Public Relations Officer

Department of Events Conferences and Communications (DECC)



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