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UVic has a strong and diverse community to support our students in many ways. Learn about support for:
Thinking about whether UVic is the right fit for you? Here are some links to check out:
- Download the UVic Admission Preview Handbook.
- Experience UVic is an opportunity for students in grades 11 and 12 to explore the campus, get advice, and meet faculty and current students.
- New Student Orientation happens every September.
- Information for prospective students and their parents.
- Explore UVic - Read some student experiences and take a virtual campus tour.
- Get some academic advice.
- Sign up to the UVic email list.
- Academic support at UVic
- Academic advice
- Student life
- Campus life
- Beyond campus
- Log in to My page
- Academic calendar
- Computer Help Desk
Student Health 101 is a free e-health and wellness magazine for UVic students. For the latest on health and wellness info, study tips etc. check out this month's edition of Student Health 101. If you would like to receive Student Health 101 each month to your email please contact Sara Wegwitz, Health Services.
UVic offers a diverse and welcoming network of support systems - it's part of our commitment to the well-being of Indigenous students.
First Peoples House, completed in 2009, creates an academic and cultural centre for Indigenous students, and a welcoming space on campus for the broader community. Designed by Alfred Waugh Architect of Vancouver in the Coast Salish style, the House includes academic, administrative and ceremonial spaces.
Indigenous students have access to a variety of culturally relevant services, including the Native Student Union. The Office of Indigenous Affairs can help you access services and programs and support you while on campus. They produce a wide range of events including the Indigenous Week of Welcome in September.
Learn more about support for Indigenous students at UVic.
Over 1600 international students from 100 countries choose UVic each year.
Life at UVic is diverse and inclusive. Over 70 per cent of students come from outside Victoria and you’ll find a strong sense of community. Learn more about student life.
The Office of International Affairs recruits international students, offers exchange and study abroad programs and encourages students and faculty to engage in international development projects.
UVic student satisfaction is 97 per cent and we’re consistently ranked one of the top-ranked universities in Canada.
- Over 40 program areas.
- Athletic, social and cultural events.
- A large co-operative education program.
- Over 19,000 students from around the world.
- Learn more about UVic.
Learn more about support at UVic for international students.
At UVic we promote educational equity for students with disabilities and support them in achieving their academic goals.
The Resource Centre for Students with a Disability (RCSD) provides services and coordinates academic accommodations for students. They also act as a resource to faculty and work with the university community to help create a more accessible learning environment.
For the purposes of accessing RCSD services and supports, a disability includes any long-term or recurring physical, mental, sensory, psychiatric or learning impairment that may affect a student's performance in an academic setting. A disability may be permanent, long-term, or recurring in nature.