Tours and visits

Campus tours

Seeing truly is believing when it comes to getting a feel for UVic and our community. Whether you're an island local or visiting from overseas, we encourage you to check out what's going on at UVic.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the UVic Welcome Centre.

NOTICE: The University Centre atrium is currently under renovation. Please follow the signs to access the Welcome Centre and other services.

Tours offered: Monday through Saturday, starting at 1:00 p.m.
(Tours are not offered on Sundays or statutory holidays.)
Location: All tours begin and end at the UVic Welcome Centre, located on the main floor of the University Centre

Our Welcome Centre delivers campus tours led by current students who will talk about the services UVic offers for students and show you some of the best spots on campus, including residence rooms, classrooms, athletics facilities and dining locations. Tours are approximately 70-80 minutes in length.

From Monday to Friday, recruitment representatives will be available to meet with future students following completion of the tours to answer questions regarding academic programs and admission requirements. Saturday tours may include these information sessions, subject to the availability of recruiters.

  • If you're thinking about applying to UVic as an undergraduate student, check out our Student for a Day program to get a deeper look into life at UVic
  • If you're a teacher or school counsellor and want to bring a class of students to UVic, please request a school tour.

High school teachers and counsellors can arrange customized tours for groups of students, including:

  • campus tours (up to 90 minutes)
  • question-and-answer periods with recruitment staff
  • science-based activities or sample lectures
  • presentations on career exploration or co-operative education opportunities for UVic students
  • student panels, discussing the "UVic experience" from the perspective of current students

School visits can be accommodated throughout the year from Monday to Friday (some blackout dates apply) and last up to three hours.

Teachers and counsellors must arrange these visits at least two weeks in advance, and are encouraged to do so as soon as possible in order to book their preferred dates. All tour bookings are subject to availability.

Participate in our Student for a Day program to get an in-depth look at our campus and experience life as a UVic student. Whether you’re thinking about applying to UVic or have already submitted your application, this is the best way to find out what your days at UVic will be like.

Student for a Day offers:

If you can't make the trip to Victoria in the near future, get a close-up view of the UVic campus and community via your computer or mobile device. Navigate through our campus using Google Streetview, or zoom out to get an overhead look at us from above.