Student life

Reading nights

Reading nights allow you to showcase your work


Our popular filmmaking course lets you get hands-on with a student-led production

Visiting authors

Learn from the experiences of visiting authors, like playwright Jordan Tanahill


UVic's campus radio station CFUV lets you put your voice to work behind the mic


UVic's Sunscreen film festival puts your work on screen

Equipment cage

The Fine Arts equipment cage offers all the gear you'll need to bring your work to life

This SIde of West

Student-run journals like This Side of West allow you to publish your work while still in school


Small classes help you make friends and have more time with teachers

It’s important to start your university life off right! Here are several programs to help you put your best foot forward:

  • The Writing Students Union hosts readings and events throughout the year, as well as publishing an annual student literary journal, This Side of West ()
  • Writing students also frequently write, edit and shoot photos for UVic's student newspaper, The Martlet, and host programs and events for CFUV, the campus radio station
  • Our students also produce an online magazine, Saltern.

Student societies

Your students' society is an imporant part of your educational experience. Keep in touch with the UVSS here:

Campus links 

Looking to learn more about campus life? These links will help you get started:

  • UVic’s Undergraduate Orientation presents two weeks of events, activities, tours, information sessions and more to help new students – and their parents! – transition to their new life
  • UVic Housing - both on and off campus
  • Work-study positions are posted in the Student Employment Centre at the beginning of the school year
  • UVic Financial Aid - information on tuition, loans, bursaries and awards for both Undergraduate and Graduate students.