Campus visits & tours

Campus tours

Seeing truly is believing when it comes to getting a feel for UVic and our community. Whether you’re an island local or visiting from overseas, we encourage you to participate in one of our visit programs. 

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the UVic Welcome Centre at 250-721-8949 or email

Tours offered: Monday through Saturday - 1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m.
(Tours are not offered on Sundays or statutory holidays.)
Location: All tours begin in the UVic Welcome Centre, main floor in the University Centre

The daily campus tours provide the opportunity to:

  • explore the campus with our experienced tour guides, who are also UVic students
  • visit a room in residence
  • hear from a recruitment officer (Monday-Friday only)
Tours offered: Monday to Friday - on demand, subject to availability
Saturday - starting between 11:45a.m. and 2:15p.m., subject to availability
Duration: Up to three hours

The School Visit Program is for school groups to experience life at UVic. These visits are very popular with counsellors and students.

School visits can be customized to include:

  • campus tour (up to 90 minutes)
  • question-and-answer period with a recruitment officer
  • presentation on career exploration or co-operative education opportunities for UVic students
  • student panel, discussing the "UVic experience" from the perspective of current students

Please note: School visits may be booked by counsellors or teachers, only. They must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Become a UVic student for a day! Open to future students who have applied for undergraduate studies at UVic, the Student for a Day program provides an opportunity to experience life on our fantastic campus.

More information on this program will be available in early October 2014.