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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.
Preparing to Move to St. Kitts
If you've been accepted as a student, and will be joining the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine family, you will need to take care of a few logistics before packing up and heading to St. Kitts.
Get details on how to make your transition to the island as smooth as possible, from visa information and required documents, to shipping, banking, insurance coverage, and more.
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 to celebrate 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.
The Student Success Center (SSC) offers high-quality academic support programs and services to help you succeed as a student. The SSC's complimentary services are available throughout your time with Ross Vet.
Ross Vet offers items you will need for your studies including texts or required school materials through 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.
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.
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