St. George’s University Family Weekend
August 29 – September 1, 2019
Who can attend Family Weekend?
St. George’s University invites students, families, and their friends to this event. Immediate family historically make up the bulk of our guests, but extended family and significant others are welcome, too!
Is a passport required?
Yes, a valid passport is required of all visitors when entering the country.
When is the best time to arrive for the weekend?
Family Weekend activities begin on Thursday, August 29. Some families elect to arrive earlier in the week to enjoy Grenada, while some families arrive the day before a white coat ceremony. With daily flights from New York, Miami, Trinidad, and Barbados you can choose an itinerary that suits your schedule.
Can I coat my loved one at their White Coat Ceremony?
St. George’s University is proud to welcome physician and veterinarian families to Family Weekend!
SGU alumni and licensed physicians/veterinarians who wish to coat their family member at the SOM/SVM White Coat Ceremony must complete this short request form [link removed] to register their interest in coating.
Physicians are permitted to coat with the School of Medicine, and veterinarians are permitted to coat with the School of Veterinary Medicine. The request window will close one week prior to Family Weekend. The request window is now closed for August 2019.
What is the dress code for Family Weekend?
Professional dress is required for the White Coat Ceremonies and receptions. Casual attire is appropriate for most other events. Sun protection, an umbrella and comfortable walking shoes are always a good idea, too!
What is professional dress in the Caribbean? For men, we generally recommend a collared shirt and comfortable slacks as a baseline, but its not uncommon to see parents wear a light sport coat. A casual dress or office wear is appropriate for women.
Is transportation provided for events during the weekend?
Yes, a shuttle service is provided from campus to the various off-campus events. Check the event schedule or Information Desk for details.
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 the Family Weekend Information Desk, permitting them to ride regular SGU buses.
Are you arriving before the official start of Family Weekend? Temporary visitor passes are available from SGU’s Department of Public Safety. Students should accompany their guests to the security office at Westerhall Building (behind the Student Center). Students must bring their student ID, and visitors will be asked to produce a government-issued photo ID.
Where can I find assistance on-campus during Family Weekend?
During Family Weekend an in-person Information Desk will be located on campus at the Caribbean House. Check the schedule above for open hours, or reach us anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are bringing children. Do we need to register our children, too?
Children under the age of 3 do not require registration.
Do students need to purchase tickets for events?
Yes, students will need to purchase tickets if they wish to attend any paid event.
My student has class or other obligations during Family Weekend. What do I do?
Your student may have coursework commitments. Please check with your student before registering them for paid events.
When will I get the confirmation of my registration?
Your Family Weekend confirmation is immediate, following completion of the online registration form and payment. Bring a printed or electronic copy of your ticket to each event. Have further questions? Send us an email – email@example.com.
Are refunds available?
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.
Is campus accessible?
St. George’s University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend an event at, please contact us in advance of the event.
Is there a campus map?
Yes, click here to view the campus map.
Is there an ATM on campus?
Yes! There are three ATMs on campus. One on the ground floor of Charter Hall (lower campus), and two more at David Brown Hall (upper campus).
Where can we find SGU merchandise?
Head over to the SGU Bookstore (located at Founders Library) for a great selection of SGU items. There will also be a mobile station at the Sunset BBQ.
I don’t see my question here, who should I contact?
Drop us an email! Our team monitors and responds to the Family Weekend mailbox all year long: FamilyWeekend@sgu.edu.