Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Housing and Campus

Student Housing

Students will be housed at Frank Worrell Hall on the Cave Hill Campus (number 33, upper center left on map). As is normal for most Caribbean construction, the dormitory rooms are not air-conditioned, but have breezeways and steady cross-breezes from their hilltop setting overlooking the ocean. The program also provides a large fan in each student’s room. Students usually find that they are able to adjust comfortably within their first week in the Caribbean.

Each student will enjoy a private, single-occupant bedroom and will share a kitchen and bath. Each apartment has six bedrooms, one kitchen, and two bathrooms. The three-piece bathrooms have toilets, showers and a bathtub. Bedrooms are furnished with a single bed, built-in desk, dresser drawers, and closet. Each room has cable Internet access. The housing fee includes a twice-weekly cleaning, a weekly supply of clean bed and bath linens, and a daily cleaning of the kitchen and bathrooms. Laundry facilities are adjacent to the apartment buildings.

Security. The Frank Worrell Hall residence complex is staffed 24 hours per day by security guards. Students can leave their keys at the security station when going to the beach, and can also ask for assistance in calling a taxi.

Off-campus housing. Students are strongly encouraged to maximize the study abroad experience by living together with their classmates. Those who need to stay off campus, such as students bringing a family member, may make their own, private arrangements through University of the West Indies, Cave Hill's off-campus housing program, CHILL Housing.

Cave Hill Campus

UWI's Cave Hill campus is located on a breezy hilltop overlooking the island’s west coast. At the heart of the campus lies UWI's fabled cricket oval, the 3Ws Oval. Within a short walk are convenience stores, a bank, a local beach, and some restaurants. The rest of the island is accessible by both bus and taxi, including grocery stores, world-class beaches, restaurants, and nightlife.

Photograph: Entrance to the Law School at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.The law building has an open-air design, but the law library and classroom are air-conditioned. The library provides comfortable work spaces, as well as computer terminals, printing services, a reserve desk, and a bag drop. The building also has an outdoor picnic area with restrooms, water fountain, vending machines, and a nearby convenience store.

The UWI campus also includes an air-conditioned cafeteria, bookstore, ATM machine, health clinic, and turf running track. The health center is staffed Monday through Friday by registered nurses, nurse practitioners and a medical doctor. Nearby clinics and hospitals serve students during evenings and weekends.

The Faculty of Law building is shown as number 26 (upper right) on the Cave Hill Campus map (176 KB PDF).


With limited exceptions, the buildings and dormitories on the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies are accessible to individuals with differing abilities. The law building consists of several levels and does not have an elevator and therefore may be challenging for students with limited mobility. However, the law school classroom and administrative office are wheelchair accessible, as is a restroom in the administrative offices.

For students with differing abilities, room costs and other housing amenities will not differ from the accommodations described above. The Cave Hill Campus—and Barbados in general—may not be reasonably accessible in all circumstances. Please direct questions about accessibility to the Director of International Legal Programs. For students wishing to request reasonable disability accommodations, please see Reasonable Accommodations for Study Abroad.

Photograph: Kaitlin Marsh.
"I always wanted to study abroad and the Barbados program was the perfect opportunity! I had one of the greatest experiences of my life while living and studying in Barbados. I made great friends and truly enjoyed living in a new and different culture. The Barbados program also taught me a lot about how to balance the workload of law school while also taking advantage of learning opportunities outside of the classroom." - Kaitlin Marsh-Blake, '13