Residence & student life

Take a journey through Canada’s most extraordinary academic environment where dynamic learning and vital impact come together to give you an edge.

It's an understatement to say that the transition from high school to university is a big step! If this is the first time you've lived away from home (and even if it's not), it's okay to be a little anxious about the changes ahead of you.

More importantly, it's okay to ask for help when you need it.

In addition to our supportive student community, there are thousands of staff members at UVic dedicated to your health, wellbeing and success. Whether you need tips on how to study, advice on diet and exercise, or are just looking for something fun to do, we've got you covered.

On-campus residence

If you're a current high school student in your graduating year, we guarantee you a room in an on-campus residence. Other students can apply for our undergraduate lottery, and accommodations are also available for students with families.

Learn about living in residence

Food & nutrition

There are many food outlets spread across the UVic campus, managed by Food Services and the UVic Student's Society. You're never far from a bite to eat!

Learn about eating on campus

Student life & support

At UVic, talented students have always become inspiring people by finding balance between classes and a flexible lifestyle weaving together academic, altruistic, athletic, social and personal interests.

Check out the wide range of activities, groups and support resources that are available to every UVic student.