UWI Mona Homecoming: A colourful celebration of cultures

The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, had its Homecoming Celebration last week, with a number of activities to mark the occasion.

For the celebrations, the campus was transformed into a myriad of colours and activities to highlight the different people that attend the institution, as well as their interests and cultures.

The celebrations started on Sunday with the Commemoration Service at the University Chapel and culminated on Thursday, with two events – the Grand Parade and Flagraising Ceremony at Ring Road and Assembly Hall as well as the UWI Homecoming Integration at Students’ Union – drawing a massive turnout that was above the expectation of the marketing department of the UWI, that organises the event.

On Friday, there was the Caribbean Day Festival of Food and Culture on the lawns of Assembly Hall while the Homecoming Honouree Public Lecture was held at the Faculty of Law.

According to Sandre Malcolm, student recruitment and marketing coordinator, responsible for student engagement, the celebrations went extremely well, especially on Thursday, when students just turned up for the parade and flagraising ceremony.

He said, “in all honesty this was the biggest one we have ever had. This was the one with the most enthusiasm. The was the one with the biggest turn out. This was the one with the most vibes from the students. I have been doing it now for four years and this is the biggest one we have ever had.”

He attributed some students’ gripe about last year’s event being managed much smoother to the unexpected turn out. Read more

Source: Loop News Cayman