The SJSM Anguilla campus will resume all Basic Science classes in January 2018. The semester will start normally with an orientation for new students on January 8th, 2018. Orientation will begin at 10am and last for approximately 2 hours. All classes will begin at 8am on January 9th, 2018. We recommend that all students arrive a few days in advance to get settled in. We strongly urge you secure accommodations prior to arrival if possible. To assist students in doing so, we will be sharing a list of housing options that were not affected or have fully recovered since the hurricane. We encourage current students who had leases prior to the Fall semester to contact their landlords to get updates on their housing status.
All Anguilla students will be given the choice of attending either the Anguilla or St. Vincent campuses for the January 2018 semester. Below are the options available to students:
Anguilla Students Currently in St. Vincent
- If you chose to remain on the St. Vincent campus for the January 2018 semester, you will be officially moved to SJSM-St. Vincent. You will be required to fill out the Campus Transfer Request form, which can be found here: https://www.sjsm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Campus-Transfer-Request-Form.pdf. In this case, you will be charged SJSM-St. Vincent tuition for the remainder of your studies with SJSM and you will forego the second $3,000 credit offered to students who return to Anguilla. Please note that the campus transfer is not reflected on the transcript and will not produce negative consequences later in your career.
- Return to SJSM-Anguilla in January and apply your $3000 tuition credit towards the January 2018 semester.
Anguilla Students Currently on Leave of Absence
- If you choose to attend the St. Vincent campus for the January 2018 semester, you may do so but please note that you will be officially transferred to SJSM-St. Vincent. You will be required to fill out the Campus Transfer Request form, which can be found here: https://www.sjsm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Campus-Transfer-Request-Form.pdf. In this case, you will be charged SJSM-St. Vincent tuition for the remainder of your studies with SJSM and you will forego the $1,000 credit offered to students who return to Anguilla. Please note that the campus transfer is not reflected on the transcript and will not produce negative consequences later in your career.
- Return to SJSM-Anguilla in January and apply your $1000 tuition credit towards the January 2018 semester.
ALL students must resume classes in January at either of the campuses.
Anguilla Campus Update
Your Deans will be on campus to welcome you back along with faculty, staff, and select officials from Chicago to help you transition back to your routine schedules. The schedule for the spring semester is as follows:
Registration and Reception: Monday, January 8th, 2018 starting at 10am.
First Day of Classes for all students: Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 starting at 8am.
Campus is currently in full operation and ready for classes
The island is recovering but still has some way to go. We are pleased with the progress that has been made and believe Anguilla is ready to welcome back our students. Most of these concerns will be addressed in time for classes in January:
– Housing: SJSM has reached out to local landlords and is compiling a list of available housing options that were not damaged and have had electricity restored. We will make this list available before the end of November by email and on our official Facebook page.
– Travel: Multiple airlines are traveling to Saint Martin and Anguilla. Public and private ferry options between Saint Martin and Anguilla have resumed with multiple trips per day.
– Power: Over 65% of electrical power has been restored to Anguilla and most areas have restoration timelines within the next 30-45 days. We understand that the central and eastern sections of the island have power in most areas and the West End is now being repaired and should be restored soon.
– Hotels: Some hotels may not be open in time for our spring semester. We suggest that if you plan to stay in a hotel while you arrange housing that you book in advance.
– Groceries: All grocery stores are open and operating under normal hours of 8AM-9PM and receiving produce and shipments on a regular basis.
– Gas Stations: Gas is available. Prices are between $5-6/gallon.
– Banks: The daily cash withdrawal limit has been increased to almost $500 and banks are open for business per their regular schedules.
Please see the below links for information on travel options, hotels, and other information that will be helpful for students returning to Anguilla.
Anguilla Tourism Board: This website features an updated, comprehensive list of open hotels, restaurants, and travel options including planes and ferries. Their Facebook page also shares the latest information.
Anglec: The Anguilla Electricity Company Limited updates the restored electrical grid at least once a week to make it easy to track recovery.
Anguilla-Beaches.com: This blog has been tracking the recovery in Anguilla post-Irma including some of the many smaller businesses as they re-open.
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