Campus services

We understand you have questions about the fall session. We are actively planning for the upcoming academic year with your health and safety as our highest priority. We will provide more details as soon as they are available.

In response to COVID-19 we have modified some services at UVic for your health and safety.

UVic will offer most programming online for the summer and fall terms. While complying with health and safety requirements, a gradual return to campus for employees and a resumption of research activities is planned. We have suspended non-essential travel and cancelled large gatherings.

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Student services

Most student and campus services are now offered online, by phone and with virtual appointments. Check unit websites for details about their services. Read update.

Spring 2020 Convocation postponed

The convocation ceremonies previously scheduled for June 8 to 12, 2020 have been postponed. The university is working on an alternative way for graduates to celebrate this momentous occasion. We will provide an update once the details have been confirmed. Convocation FAQs

UVic libraries

All library buildings will be closed until further notice. Our expanded Re:Quest service lets you request a book online. View library service changes.


The UVic Bookstore is operating online, by email and phone from a pick up kiosk located at the side in the breezeway. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm. The Bookstore is also offering free shipping within Canada on course materials for the summer session. Textbook buyback is temporarily closed.

Food Services

Mystic Market is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for takeout service only. Outlets within Mystic Market include Base Camp for breakfast; Flamin’ Grill for lunch and dinner including daily meal specials; Boardwalk Café for coffee, tea, and baked items; and the General Store for an extensive range of grab-and-go healthy meals and snacks.

Vikes programs, facilities and summer camps

The University of Victoria Vikes Athletics and Recreation Department has suspended its programs and services until further notice. This includes CARSA and McKinnon facilities. However, registration for Vikes Summer Camps is open.


Pay parking for daily or hourly parking is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Building closures

While the university remains open, all teaching and most services are now delivered remotely. Most UVic buildings are closed. For security reasons, campus buildings can only be accessed with a key.

Students:If you require access to a building to remove your belongings, contact Campus Security for assistance. You will require your UVic ONECard identification.

Faculty and staff: You may access your offices or labs for brief periods provided physical distancing protocols are observed. You will require your office key and alarm code (if applicable), as well as your UVic ONECard (staff or faculty ID). If you do not have a key to your building, contact Campus Security for assistance. If you do not have a key or the security code for your office, contact your supervisor to arrange access.

Property closures

Cedar Hill Corner and Finnerty Gardens are temporarily closed to public access.


In response to COVID-19 and following the direction of the provincial health officer, UVic has cancelled all events of more than 50 people. Please contact the organizer of your event directly to confirm its status. View events calendar.

For the latest UVic information, please check this website for updates. If you have further questions not covered by these FAQs, please email .