Plan to join your student at their home-away-from-home!
We are pleased to announce that the White Coat Ceremonies for the entering MD and DVM class have been moved to Family Weekend! This move allows families to take advantage of all that Family Weekend has to offer without missing the event that marks their students' entry into the medical or veterinary medical profession.
Known for its rich history of spice production, the island nation of Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg and mace – but spice production is only a small part of the history and culture of this amazing nation.
St. George’s University Family Weekend takes you beyond spice for an insider’s view of the island, its people and the university. Our beautiful True Blue campus in Grenada, West Indies will play host to the families of our enrolled students. See the campus, meet the administration and experience what the beautiful island of Grenada has to offer.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at St. George’s University Family Weekend 2016.
Family Weekend guests, we invite you to stop by and join us for the Grand Opening of the St. George's University Bookstore, which has a wide array of SGU apparel and merchandise from which to choose. You can outfit the whole family with our selection of shirts, shorts, hats, and other gear, and you can also find items such as snacks, drinks, and school supplies.
If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to Contact Us.
August 2016 Family Weekend Schedule will be posted soon. Please keep posted to this website for updates.
All attendees must visit the Family Weekend information desk to complete the registration process and to collect their “Family Weekend bands/tickets”.
Please note that online registration is the first step of registration and does not complete the registration process. Guests intending to participate in the Family Weekend activities must visit the information desk to complete registration and to collect the necessary bands/tickets needed to participate in the various activities.
Students who wish to participate in any Family Weekend activities must register and pay for the event as well.
Schedule subject to change; please keep posted to this website for possible updates
Please be advised that US laws regarding disability accessibility to the island of Grenada do not apply. If there are any questions, kindly contact us at FamilyWeekend@sgu.edu
St. George's University often makes arrangements with outside vendors for Family Weekend events. Many events require a financial commitment on the part of the University. While we will make every effort to provide refunds whenever possible, 48 hour advance notice is requested to cancel a reservation. Failure to cancel within 48 hours of the event may result in the total booking cost being non-refundable.
There are many routes into Grenada and you can use any of the internet-based companies or travel agents to help you. The University generally uses a travel agent who is knowledgeable about travel in the Caribbean. We offer her contact details as a convenience.
Ms. Regina Cadigan
US/Canada: (516) 584-0550 ext. 0538
1 (800) 905-5470 ext. 0538
Family Weekend guests have a variety of lodging options to choose from during their visit. Upon booking your reservation at any of the below hotels be sure to mention "Family Weekend" to receive a special discounted rate.
True Blue Bay Resort
Old Mill Road, True Blue, St. George’s, Grenada
1 Morne Rouge, Grand Anse Beach, St. George’s, Grenada
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort
Grand Anse, St. George's
Morne Rouge, St. George's
As a reminder, a valid passport is required for entry to the island nation of Grenada.
St. George’s University invites students and their families to this event. Typically immediate family attends, but extended family such as grandparents, children, cousins, aunts and significant others are welcome too.
Yes, students will need to purchase tickets if they wish to attend any paying event.
Yes, a passport is required of all visitors when entering the country.
Where can I find answers to my Family Weekend questions during the time of the Family Weekend events?
At the Information Desk, which will be located at the Caribbean House on the Upper True Blue Campus.
What is the first thing that I should do before I attend any of the activities?
Visit the Information desk at the Caribbean House, to collect your welcome package and to finalize your registration process.
Are Family Weekend guests able to ride SGU buses? Is a special pass required?
Campus guests, including Family Weekend participants, require identification for riding the bus and gaining access to campus. Family Weekend guests will be provided with guest badges at registration, permitting them to ride the SGU buses for our weekend events. Please note that outside of Family Weekend events, visitors must request a visitors pass from the security booth to ride the bus.
The best means of transportation around the island is by rental car. You can visit the Grenada Board of Tourism website for a complete listing of rental companies on the island.
The August 2016 White Coat Ceremony will be held:
School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10am, Patrick Adams Hall
Each term, a White Coat Ceremony is held for first-term students entering into the four-year Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. The White Coat Ceremony is an important milestone in the lives of students because it marks their entry into these noble professions. The event includes remarks from SGU Chancellor Charles R. Modica, a renowned keynote speaker, and an SGU alumnus, recognition by name of each entering student, recitation of the Professional Commitment, and an opportunity to meet the Chancellor and Deans at a reception immediately after the ceremony. As it is a special event, students should dress professionally (as if going to the hospital or a job interview). We encourage family members and loved ones to share this special day as they support their student in your journey to become a physician or veterinarian.
For students who have family members who are applying for a US visitor’s visa to attend Family Weekend or the White Coat Ceremony, you may request a letter of invitation from St. George’s University by emailing email@example.com. SGU alumni who wish to robe their family member at the White Coat Ceremony must agree to serve as a rober for all entering students in their designated session. Robers must dress professionally and arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. Upon arrival, he/she will be seated with other designated robers. To register for this opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your full name and graduation year, as well as your family member's full name and his/her current academic program.
If you have questions about the program or registering, please contact:
US/Canada Toll-Free: 1 (800) 899-6337
UK Freephone: 0800 1699061
Worldwide: +1 (631) 665-8500
In Grenada: +1 (473) 444-2005