UWI St Augustine Campus has announced that it will be reinforcing its No Thoroughfare Policy when face-to-face classes resume on Monday 5th September.
In 2016, the Campus implemented a No Thoroughfare Policy which restricted access to the Campus to only staff, students and persons conducting authorised business on the Campus.
Campus Registrar, Dr Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill explained: “At the St. Augustine Campus the safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance and the enforcement of the no thoroughfare zone policy is meant to significantly reduce the possibility of unauthorised individuals on our campus. We ask our campus community, our other stakeholders and the general public to cooperate with the directions from our campus security as well as the national police and traffic management authorities, as we seek to ensure a safer and secure campus for all.”
Vehicular access to the Campus will be permitted as follows:
-AUTHORISED VEHICLES: Only vehicles displaying valid UWI Permits for the 2021/2022 (allowed only until September 30, 2022) and the 2022/2023 academic years will be granted vehicular access to the campus through the Administration and South Gates (gates off of the Eastern Main Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway, respectively).
-UNAUTHORISED VEHICLES: Vehicles, which do not display the requisite Permits, will be classified as “unauthorised” and will be required to use the Visitors’ Gate, accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (East of the campus, obliquely opposite the Freedom Hall) where they will be subject to screening from Campus Security before being allowed access to the Campus.
-VISITORS: All visitors, suppliers and other members of the general public doing business on the campus, whose vehicles do not display valid permits, must use the Visitors’ Gate, accessible along St. Augustine Circular Road (East of the campus, obliquely opposite the Freedom Hall), to enter the campus.
-The Campus’s North Gate (the gate closest to The UWI Republic Bank branch) will remain closed, due to construction works in the area.
UWI St Augustine said this policy will be enforced in order to achieve greater control and monitoring of persons and vehicles entering the Campus, and to enhance the level of safety and security for all its users.
It further encouraged members of the general public who routinely use campus roads as a thoroughfare to seek alternative routes.