Destination UVic

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Join us for Destination UVic: a fun-filled event for admitted students and their families to get a taste of student life on campus at the University of Victoria. Speak with current UVic students, faculty-specific academic advisers, staff members, and future students who have the same questions as you:

  • What's it like living in residence?
  • What activities can I participate in?
  • Which courses should I choose, and how do I register?
  • How much should I budget for my first year?

We want you to see, hear and feel what it's like to be a UVic student, and there's no better time to find out!

Who should attend

  • Students who have applied to and/or been accepted into UVic undergraduate studies for September 2019.

Win a $500 or $1,000 tuition credit

Eligible attendees at Destination UVic can enter to win a tuition credit toward your first year at UVic: one of two $500 prizes or the grand prize of $1,000!

Pick up your ballot at the check-in and registration desk, and hand it in at the Student Recruitment booth in the information fair. The contest winner will be drawn on May 28, 2019.

Note: This contest is only open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Refer to the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page for complete contest details and requirements.


The Student Union Building is the best place to start your day. That's where you'll find our check-in and information desk, information fair, academic advising, and Registration 101 presentations.

Check-in and information desk (9:15 - 5:30)

Drop by the check-in and information desk at the front entrance of the Student Union Building to pick up your Destination UVic welcome package, including an entry form for the tuition-credit draw. We'll be here all day to answer your questions and help you find your way around campus.

Information fair (10:00 - 3:00)

Visit our information fair in the Michele Pujole Room to learn about our services, get information about support resources, and check out some of the many student groups and activities at UVic.

Don't forget to drop off your entry form for the tuition-credit prize draw at the Student Recruitment booth!

Academic advising (10:00 - 3:00)

Do you have questions about your program and the courses you should take in your first year at UVic? Stop by the Upper Lounge to speak with an academic advisor from your faculty.

Registration 101 presentations (9:45 - 5:30)

Registration 101 covers everything you need to know about becoming a UVic student, including:

  • meeting the academic requirements stated in your offer of admission
  • planning which courses you'll take in your first year at UVic
  • seeing how course registration works at UVic

Need another reason to attend? Each presentation includes a chance to win a UVic hoodie!

Presentations are 45 minutes and take place in the Cinecenta Theatre, starting at 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45 and 4:45.


Bring your walking shoes, because there's a lot of ground to cover at Destination UVic!

We're offering a variety of tours throughout the day, with opportunities for you to view our faculty buildings, residences, First Peoples House, and athletics & recreation facilities. Check back for more details.


UVic Bookstore

The UVic Bookstore offers much more than just textbooks, with all sorts of UVic gear, a coffee shop and even a kid's section! It's open from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Don't forget to visit the Bookstore booth at the information fair to get your special discount coupon for Destination UVic attendees.

Food outlets

If you're looking for a cup of coffee or want to sit down for lunch, you'll find lots of great options across campus. All of our food outlets accept cash, debit or credit, and UVic students can use their ONECards to pay at most locations.

Getting here

At Destination UVic, you'll meet families who have lived in Victoria their entire lives, and others who are visiting Vancouver Island for the very first time. We've got options to help you get here, including free parking for the whole day and complimentary buses from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal.

Free parking at UVic

If you're travelling in your own vehicle, we'll provide you with free, all-day parking in any of our General Parking lots (refer to the parking map for locations).

After you register, you'll receive a parking access code in your confirmation email. Register your vehicle by entering the code and your license plate number into a UVic parking machine.

Round-trip buses from Swartz Bay

Catch the 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. ferry from Tsawwassen as a walk-on passenger. We'll pick you up at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, and get you back for the 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. sailing.

Registration for the bus service closes on Friday, May 24, 2019, or when capacity is reached.

Instructions for bus travellers


Destination UVic is open to all students who are applying or have been admitted to undergraduate studies at UVic starting in September 2019.

Registration will remain open until the day of the event. However, registration for the bus service closes on Friday, May 24, 2019, or when capacity is reached.

Register now


UVic Student Recruitment is committed to making our events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. If you have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate in our events, please provide details when you register and/or contact us at

  1. Contest is sponsored by the University of Victoria ("UVic").
  2. Contest is open to all individuals who are residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who meet all of the following requirements:
    1. Submission of a completed application for Full Time study at UVic commencing in Fall 2019;
    2. Acceptance by UVic by June 1, 2019; and
    3. Attendance at Destination UVic on May 25, 2019 ("Entrants").
  3. Contest opens on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PST and ends on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PST.
  4. Entrants must submit a ballot to be entered into the contest.
  5. There is a limit of one entry per eligible entrant, and one prize per entrant.
  6. The random draw for the prizes will take place at 10:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
  7. The selected entrant will be contacted by phone using the contact information provided on the ballot. If a selected Entrant cannot be contacted within 5 days following the first attempt at contact, or if a selected Entrant declines the prize, another random draw will occur and the prize will be awarded to another Entrant.
  8. The selected Entrant must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing mathematical question to be awarded the prize.
  9. Entrants agree that their name may be announced on UVic's website and other associated media sites if they are selected as the winner of the draw.
  10. Prize. There will be:
    1. One prize of a $1,000.00 tuition credit toward the Entrant's tuition in a full-time program at UVic for the Academic Year 2019-2020.
    2. Two prizes of a $500.00 tuition credit toward the Entrant's tuition in a full-time program at UVic for the Academic Year 2019-2020.
  11. Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded. Prizes are not convertible to cash. In the event that an Entrant withdraws from full-time studies at UVic, no cash refund will be made. Tuition credit cannot be used towards tuition or fees already paid by the selected Entrant.
  12. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  13. Personal Information. UVic will use personal information collected from entrants to administer the contest. UVic will not share personal information relating to entrants with any third parties, except as may be required by law. UVic will not attempt to contact any entrants for any other purpose than as set out in these terms and conditions unless the entrant has consented to receive relevant communications from UVic or as otherwise allowed under applicable laws.
  14. UVic reserves the right to amend these contest rules or to terminate the contest at any time without any liability to any entrant.
  15. UVic assumes no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including but not limited to lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, ineligible or incomplete entries.
  16. The decisions of UVic in relation to this contest will be final and binding on all Entrants.