Whether you're a new student, a visitor to campus, or an alumnus, the Welcome Centre is your first point of contact in navigating the University of Victoria. It's also a great place for current members of our campus community to meet with friends, study in small groups or relax and unwind.
Located on the first floor of the University Centre, the Welcome Centre is open:
- Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Welcome Centre staff will make sure you're directed to the right location, service or event on campus.
In addition to coordinating campus visits and tours, the Welcome Centre provides a variety of services to support current and future students.
Our team of student tour guides conducts daily campus tours for visitors to UVic. We also coordinate visits for school groups and special guests of the university.
An academic adviser for the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences is on hand to assist first-year students with course selection and degree planning. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), and students must book in advance by signing-up in person in the Welcome Centre.
More information on academic advising for incoming students is available on the Academic Advising website.
At the beginning of every school term, we provide guidance to students for who are having trouble registering for courses online, supplementing the support provided by UVic's dedicated Registration Helpline.
For technical issues and ongoing assistance throughout the year, please contact the Registration Helpline directly (firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-721-8142).