Tours and visits
Tour the campus
The best way to see what our campus has to offer is to experience it for yourself by taking a campus tour.
Book a tour
Take the virtual tour
Don't miss the UVic Virtual Experience. It will show you what academic life, campus life, and life around town are like here.
Note: This presentation is about 2.5 MB in Flash format
Take a 360-degree look at the campus
View various locations on campus in a full 360-degree format. Just click and drag your mouse around to move within the QuickTime window.
Note: Requires Quicktime Player
Walk the Google Earth campus map
View a high-resolution aerial photo of campus and zoom in on 3-D models of campus buildings with Google Earth.
Learn about UVic's beautiful west coast setting from some of our students.
The best way to see what our campus has to offer is to experience it for yourself by taking a campus tour. Book online today!
Tours begin at 1pm Monday through Saturday. The Monday through Friday tours include an introductory presentation given by an admissions officer. Your tour guide is a third or fourth year UVic student with experience and knowledge about our campus. You'll meet in front of the Sweet Greens cafe in the University Centre main lobby, unless otherwise instructed. The closest parking is available in Lot 2.
You'll see our University Centre, McKinnon Gym, bookstore, bus exchange, Student Union Building (SUB), a room in residence, the library, classrooms, and experience the beautiful scenery our campus has to offer.
Setting up a
We have great staff ready to answer your questions. Whether you'd prefer email, phone or a face-to-face meeting, we're here to help.
Contact your school or program directly to arrange a classroom visit, book a tour, or if you have any questions about our programs.
What will it be like
to study online?
Our online learners never feel alone. Distance learning formats help make the learning experience engaging, fun and productive.
"My nursing instructors were always accessible and extremely helpful. For a mature student busy with family, you could get help when you needed it. I was treated with great respect by my teachers and professors. I really appreciated how UVic seemed to make it possible, with encouragement all along. Everybody was very helpful. The online computer help desk is incredible, always helpful and fast. They were amazing, particularly Maresh." -- Cathy Butler, Nursing graduate.
How courses work
Online interactions are usually a large part of the course experience. You'll participate in ongoing discussions by posting ideas and receiving feedback from your instructor and classmates. Debates, case studies and role-plays are some of the learning activities you may take part in.
Most distance courses include print or audio/visual content on a course website or web-classroom. In some cases you'll have real-time meetings through web-conferencing, chat or other media.
We use a variety of online course management systems to deliver our distance courses. You'll use online course management systems to:
- review your course notes
- join discussion forums
- submit your assignments
- keep track of your grades
- link to online readings
How much time will I need?
You should plan for about nine hours of study time per week per course, with a minimum of three hours spent online. This can be adjusted up or down as necessary, and will vary for every learner and course. Check out some time management tips.
The Onlinehelp Desk is there if you need help accessing your course website or interacting with your instructor or classmates online. There's also a dedicated library staff for distance students. They'll help you carry out online research and locate material.