Campus living

UVic guarantees a room in residence to first year students coming directly from high school.
UVic guarantees a room in residence to first year students coming directly from high school.

This is the best place in Canada to live, and it's even better when you've got a great place to stay and good food to eat. 

A place to call home

Living on a university campus is an experience unlike any other you'll have in your lifetime. More than 2,300 on-campus students create a close-knit community within UVic's larger university setting, and all of them walk less than 10 minutes to get from their bedroom to their classroom.

We take great pride in offering guaranteed accommodation to first year students coming directly from high school.

We also have family housing, and even places for visitors to stay on a year round basis.

You can see what several of the residence room on campus look like with our 360-degree tours. If you're looking for your own place, we also offer assistance locating off-campus housing options.

To get the most from your mind, it's a good idea to keep your stomach happy. University Food Services offers a wide variety of choices all over campus, which are supplemented by Felicita's Pub, the Grad House and the SUB.

If you're planning to live on campus, check out the available student meal plans and find out what's cooking in Cadboro Commons and Village Green this week.

Residence life

What makes campus living so interesting and meaningful is being entrenched in the total UVic experience. Nothing matches the opportunities for friendship, fun, convenience or involvement. Plus, your campus neighbours become a built-in peer support system.

Our team of trained residence life staff will guide you through the transition of living in a new community and coordinate special programs to help you learn more about yourself and connect with others.

Family life

Students with families have different needs than most students. That's why the UVic Family Centre, located in the Family Housing complex, offers various resources and creates programs to assist students and their families adjust to the demands of balancing school work and an enriched family life.

Either on or off-campus, students can take comfort in knowing that they are in one of the safest cities in Canada. We believe in ensuring you feel supported and safe here, both inside and outside the classroom.

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