COVID-19 Updates and Information

At UCCI we continue to monitor the Coronavirus evolving situation in the Cayman Islands. We are taking the necessary precautions for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.  Executive Leaders are continuing to meet to review, update, and communicate our contingency plans and we will send regular announcements as they become available. Below you will find resources and information to keep you informed:

In this week's message, Dr. Stacy reminds everyone that we are currently accepting applications for our continuing educations courses. UCCI is offering 15 courses, starting as low as CI$100 with a flexible two payment option. Register by May 22, with classes starting on May 25. You can visit https://connect.ucci.edu.ky/apply/ to get started.

She also advises that we are currently accepting donations for our students' support fund, whether it be tuition, fees, books, or any other materials needed to succeed in classes this Summer and Fall. She encourages everyone to connect with her via email at donations@ucci.edu.ky.

Dr. Stacy also sends a thank you to our faculty and students for their commitment to lifelong learning and the investment inside the classroom with high-quality teaching and community bridging the gaps and supporting people and making a huge difference as we all weather these unprecedented times together. She wishes everyone stays safe and has a lifelong learning summer.

    COVID-19 News

    May 20, 2020 Update

    • Out of 1182 tests, 17 positive results were reported.
    • Cayman Islands leaders urged persons to remain cautious, practise social distancing, handwashing etiquette and wear a mask in enclosed, public spaces, in spite of the relaxing of restrictions which came into effect 19 May on Grand Cayman.
    • The Cayman Islands has tested 10% of the population, placing us eighth in global testing per head.
    • Face masks and PPE must be worn as appropriate and necessary and good hand washing hygiene must be ensured.
    • The Legislative Assembly will meet on Wednesday, 20 May to discuss a number of bills related to the financial services industry. If the session carries over into Thursday, the press briefing will be postponed until Friday 22 May.

    For full press briefing: http://www.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/cighome/pressroom/archive/202005/Tuesday%2019%20May%20Update

    Last updated: May 20, 2020 8:32am

     

    UCCI extends the closure of its campuses until the end of the academic year 2019/2020 but continues to operate online

    The University College of the Cayman Islands’ campuses in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac will remain closed until the end of the academic year, following the April 22 directive issued by the Cayman Islands Government to extend the closure of all educational institutions as a result of COVID-19 developments. Pending the issuance of further guidelines, UCCI’s physical campuses will remain closed until a reopening date can be established in accordance with public health and safety measures.

    Online classes have continued to be facilitated throughout the Spring. With the Summer 2020 Semester planned to commence on May 11, a full schedule of classes is being offered with the aim of setting the standard for a new wave of accessible education. The class registration period for Summer 2020 began on April 9 and will run until May 15, with the semester concluding on July 2. UCCI’s regular business hours will remain the same as the campuses operate remotely: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

    An announcement of decisions regarding either the delay or cancellation of university events, in-person or virtually, will follow in the coming weeks. To view the most recently updated version of the Academic Calendar, the public is encouraged to visit https://www.ucci.edu.ky/academic-calendar.

    UCCI President & CEO, Dr. Stacy McAfee, notes: “Faculty and staff look forward to serving students taking online classes this Summer. As a primary provider of quality tertiary education, UCCI has faced collective challenges and new opportunities during this unprecedented time. We remain compliant with the directives issued by the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture & Lands and we believe our combined efforts to facilitate a smooth and successful Summer for our students, will continue to fuel public sentiment that UCCI is resilient in its provision of educational pathways for students across the Cayman Islands. We are confident that students will benefit from the new and streamlined experience of online classroom instruction at UCCI.”

    For further assistance with class registration and general queries, students are encouraged to contact UCCI at info@ucci.edu.ky or call 1-345-623-8224. The Student Life Department can also be contacted via email at studentlife@ucci.edu.ky for continued student support, with Academic advising, Financial Aid queries, Career/Internship advising, and Counseling services. Prospective students or parents who would like to consult with a member of the Admissions Team can email admissions@ucci.edu.ky or call 1-345-623-8224 to learn more about UCCI’s online application portal and starting their education with UCCI.

    Trusted COVID-19 Information and Resources

    Cayman Islands Government

    Health Service Authority

    COVID-19 Cayman Islands Public Notice Policy issued on:

    • PUBLIC HEALTH (CONTROL AND SUPPRESSION OF COVID-19) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020
      (SL 25 of 2020)
      Supplement No. 1 published with Legislation Gazette No. 20 dated 20th March, 2020.
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    UCCI Contact Information

    Campus Contact information: info@ucci.edu.ky or call us at 1-345-623-8224.

    Office of Student Life at studentlife@ucci.edu.ky 

    Blackbaud support email info@ucci.edu.ky 

    General IT support email support@ucci.edu.ky

    If you are concerned you have been exposed to, or may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call  the HSA hotline (1-800-534-8600) and inform Student Life