Communities

At UVic, residence is more than just a place to live, it's a place where you'll get involved, deepen your interests, and grow as a person within a like-minded community. We offer you a range of living spaces tailored to your personal and academic interests.  

Living learning communities

  • Apply to one of our living and learning communities if you want to live with other students who share your academic or personal interests. These communities blend your residential and academic experiences.
  • We have a limited number of rooms in the living learning communities and entrance is competitive.
  • If you would like to apply to one of these communities, make sure you select it as one of your five preferences in the residence application. You will be asked to submit a supplemental application answering two questions about your motivation for applying. Residents will be selected based on the quality of their answers.

Substance-free community

  • If you choose this community, you are committed to a lifestyle where you don't possess or use alcohol and other recreational substances.
  • If you're interested in joining this community, indicate your choice in the residence application.
  • If you join this commuinity, you must sign the Community Living Agreement.

Quiet-floor community

  • While quiet hours are upheld in every residence, these floors are available for students who want to live in a community with further noise reduction.
  • If you're interested in joining this community, indicate your choice in the residence application.
  • If you join this commuinity, you must sign the Community Living Agreement.
  • Quiet Floor communities are located in Ring Road Hall and in Haig-Brown Hall.