Welcome Current Students
Find contact information and links to your most used resources, as well as important dates, documents and announcements.
If you find we're missing anything, send us an email at [email protected].
New Student Orientation
Incoming students are required to be in St. Kitts one week prior to the start of classes to participate in new student orientation.
Each semester’s Orientation includes a series of activities designed to introduce students to the University, the profession, and the island.
We believe that for students to be academically successful, it is important for them to settle comfortably into the environment of the island and to have opportunities to learn about the culture of St. Kitts. The Orientation program is aimed at assisting in this process. Some important components of the orientation program include a discussion of Life in St. Kitts, Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, a Curriculum Overview, Leadership Development, Security, and Life in Balance sessions.
The Orientation program concludes with the White Coat Ceremony, where students are officially welcomed into the veterinary profession. This takes place each term with the first semester students on the afternoon of the first day of classes. The program includes all students reciting the Veterinary Student Oath.
White Coat Ceremony
The White Coat Ceremony takes place celebrates the incoming class of students as they begin their journey in veterinary medicine. In this ceremony, students are officially welcomed to Ross Vet and to the beginning of their veterinary education.
Graduation & Commencement Ceremony
As you approach your graduation, you will undoubtedly have many questions. Find information dedicated to assisting you in planning and preparation for the culmination of your Ross Vet experience: becoming a veterinarian.
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine operates on a three-semester per year calendar in January, May, and September. Each semester on this calendar represents 15 full academic weeks including final exams.
Student Experience Newsletters
The Student Experience newsletter is published every semester by the Student Experience Team at Ross. Catch up on the activities, people and programs that make the Rossie experience. Have an idea for the newsletter? Contact Jeff Fazio, Student Engagement & Professional Standards Specialist.
The Stanley Mark Dennis Veterinary Library provides access to a variety of library resources including the full library catalog, books, electronic databases and study spaces for students and colleagues.
Students can access the Ross Vet online bookstore using your student ID. Ross Vet does not have a physical bookstore on campus, but you will not need to purchase hard copy texts, as students will receive a required E-book package.