Summer students

Summer residence is available to current UVic students (undergraduate and graduate) who are registered in classes from May to August or have a co-op work term with a local employer. The minimum summer stay is 30 nights.

  • Students with classes are eligible to stay in residence for the duration of your courses.
  • Co-op students are eligible to stay in residence for the duration of your co-op term.

The application for Summer Session 2017 will open on February 15th.

Please contact Visitor accommodation to make a reservation for short term summer housing.

How and when to apply

Visit the Housing portal to submit your application. You'll need your NetLink ID and an email address that you will use for at least the next 12 months.

  • Apply for summer residence at any time during the application period (February 15 - July 15, 2017)
  • Your application must be submitted seven (7) days prior to your arrival date

If you don't qualify for summer student residence, want to stay for less than 30 nights or require accommodation on short notice, you can apply for visitor accommodation.

Accommodation preferences

When you apply, you will be able to rank your preferences for a single dormitory room in South Tower residence, or Cluster housing.

We will try our best to accommodate your preferences, but we are unable to guarantee your request for a particular type of accommodation.

Can I request a roommate?

If there is someone you'd like to share a Cluster unit with, we'll do our best to accommodate your request but we cannot make guarantees. You may request roommates in your residence application if your roommate has submitted an application for summer term. Roommate requests must be mutually confirmed to be considered.

After I apply

When you receive your room offer for summer session, you will have an individual deadline indicated in the room offer. To accept the offer, you are required to pay the $500 acceptance fee and $250 security deposit in the housing portal, and submit the completed Summer Residence Contract.

Full payment of the balance of your residence fees is due seven (7) days before your arrival, using one of our approved payment methods.

If your acceptance fee, security deposit or completed contract are not submitted by the deadline, your room offer will be cancelled. If your offer is cancelled, you must contact us to check on availability.

Summer fees

Security deposit

All residents are required to pay a $250 security deposit that is held by Residence Services for the duration of your stay.

  • The security deposit must be paid when you accept your room offer.
  • If maintenance/cleaning services are required for your room after you move out, the costs will be deducted from your security deposit and the balance will be refunded to you. If the costs exceed $250, additional charges will be billed to your account.

Acceptance fee

When you accept your room offer, you'll be required to pay a $500 acceptance fee. The acceptance fee counts as the first payment toward your summer residence fees. The remaining balance of your fees must be paid seven (7) days before your check-in date.

Residence fees

Rates for single dormitory rooms include the cost of the residence meal plan.

Accommodation type First 30 nights Each additional night
Dormitory: single room $1,260.30 $42.01
Cluster room $767.40 $25.58

Summer payment methods

The security deposit and acceptance fee must be paid through the application Portal by debit or credit card. The balance of your fees may be paid by any of the following options:

In person

Pay by cash, debit or cheque during office hours at the front desk of the Residence Services office.

Online or telephone banking

  • Set up "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees" as a bill payment company in your online or telephone banking.
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V00######).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Please note that online payments may take 2-3 business days to process.

At the bank

  • Visit your local bank branch and request to pay a bill for either "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees."
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V00######).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Western Union GlobalPay (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can use Western Union's GlobalPay service to arrange payments in your own currency. Since exchange rates are secured in advance and funds are transferred locally, you don't have to worry about currency fluctuations or international wire fees.

See our step-by-step instructions for using GlobalPay.

Bank wire transfer (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can request a wire transfer at your bank.

Send the wire transfer to:

  • Royal Bank of Canada
    1079 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 2C5
    Canada
  • Beneficiary Name: University of Victoria
  • Transit: #08000
  • Institution: 003
  • Account: #000-009-1
  • SWIFT code: ROYCCAT2
  • IBAN: UVic does not have an IBAN

Ensure that the following information is included with the wire transfer:

  • Your full name
  • Your UVic Student ID number (V00######)
  • That the payment is for residence fees (not tuition fees)

Meal plan

Students living in dormitories during the summer are automatically enrolled in the Standard Residence Meal Plan, which is designed for residents whom are on campus on alternate weekends and those with average appetites. The meal plan provides a declining balance amount that can be used to:

  • purchase breakfast a la carte in Cadboro Commons
    • a 5% discount is applicable at this location, which is open for the breakfast period only
  • purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages at all Food Services retail outlets
    • also includes all items available at the General Store in Mystic Market
    • a 5% discount is applicable at all Food Services locations.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your residence application or booking, please email . Refunds are processed as follows.

  • If you cancel 7 days or more before the check-in date, a full refund is applicable
  • If you cancel fewer than 7 days before check-in, your $500 acceptance fee is not refundable
  • If you cancel on or after your check-in date:
    • 7 nights' stay will be charged after your notice of cancellation is received
    • We are required to charge you for at least 30 nights, even if you depart before then
    • Meal plan refunds are processed by Food Services
  • If you do not arrive on your check-in date, your booking will be cancelled and the above charges will be applied

Refer to the Summer Residence Contract for more information about cancellations.