New Student Orientation & Week of Welcome
Upon arrival in Barbados, new students are greeted at the airport by professional staff from the Department of Housing. Students are transported with their luggage to RUSM Housing at the Villages of Coverley to settle in.
During the Week of Welcome, there are optional shopping trips arranged, as well as social opportunities to tour the Island, visit beaches and restaurants to interact with fellow classmates.
Academic check-in on campus is mandatory. This date will be provided to you, and is generally the day before orientation begins.
ORIENTATION SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES
Your NSC will send you an orientation schedule specific to your start term approximately 2 weeks before you arrive in Barbados. You will have the ability to sign up for additional activities such as an Island tour and various shopping trips. These trips are generally sponsored by RUSM or Student Government, but may require a deposit to hold your seat.
There are a variety of hotels in Barbados to fit all budgets. Hotels on the south coast are all conveniently located to campus and housing.
Cars can be rented at a variety of locations around Barbados, including the International Airport. The car rental company will arrange a local driving permit (mandatory) for a small fee.