Student resources

Athletics and Recreation

Do you want to participate in recreational programs and sports? Are you interested in cheering on some of the best student athletes in the country? Visit Vikes Active Living

Awards and Financial Aid

Visit the Student Awards & Financial Aid website to learn about financial aid, scholarships, bursaries, work study opportunities, budgeting and more.


Purchase texbooks, computers and accessories, supplies and clothing at the UVic Bookstore

Career Services

Career Services is an on-campus career development service that:

  • helps students, alumni, faculty and staff prepare for successful careers
  • connects employers with outstanding student and alumni employees

Centre for Academic Communication

The Centre for Academic Communication supports undergraduate and graduate students in developing their academic communication and learning strategy skills. These skills include writing, reading, and speaking in an academic environment, as well as understanding the expectations of academic work and presenting that work verbally or in writing. The CAC also includes coaching on task perception, motivation, time management, concentration, and test taking. They provide free programming through one-on-one appointments, workshops, learning plans, and drop-in times. Whether you are just getting started or nearly done your assignment, paper, or award application, staff can provide valuable guidance. They  offer individual learning consultations to help maximize your use of CAC supports and services. Please visit Learn Anywhere or the website for more information. Located in the McPherson Library – Mearns Centre, Learning Commons main floor offices 135f; 135i-m. 

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) works with faculty and students to promote educational accessiblity for students with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Child Care Services

University of Victoria Child Care Services has been providing safe, quality child care to the UVic community for over 40 years.

Family Centre

The Family Centre is an inclusive family resource centre located in the Student Family Housing complex supporting a diverse student family community living both on and off campus

Graduation and Licensing

As you near the end of your program, you need to apply to graduate to be awarded your credential.  Please see Graduation and convocation for undergraduate students for timelines and instructions.

You must wait until your official convocation date (June or November) to use the designation BSN or MN, even if you complete your program requirements before convocation.

If you require a degree completion letter for employers or other purposes, you may order one through Online Tools – Student Services.


The British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is the regalutory body for nurses in Briish Columbia. Please visit the BCCNM website for instructions on writing the National Council Licensure Examinations for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to allow use of the Registered Nurse (RN) designation.

Global learning opportunities

Engage in and explore world-mindedness in your nursing program. Through global learning you can:

  • explore diversity
  • critique and attend to power and privilege
  • foster inclusivity and cultural safety
  • promote social justice, world-mindedness and global citizenship

UVic is bringing the world into the classroom (actual or virtual) and promoting outreach around the globe through teaching/learning, networking, research, practica and co-operative work experiences.

Current opportunities

  • All third year undergraduate BSN students take NURS 342: Health and Healing VI: Global Health Issues
  • Nursing students can complete a practicum in rural, remote or urban locations. You’ll experience diverse cultures, intersectoral collaboration, and work with those living with marginal health resources.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and working with you in bringing this lens of world-mindedness alive in nursing curricula in our programs.

Mary Richmond Resource Center

The Mary Richmond Resource Center (A461 in the HSD Building) was donated by Mary Richmond, a former director of the UVic School of Nursing. Her vision was to create a space where students could further enhance their nursing education. The original intent for this space must be honored and maintained by all who utilize the MRRC. With the goals of fostering independent life-long learning, collaboration and promoting scholarly activities, and the meta-concepts of health promotion and caring, the following guidelines for use in the MRRC must be observed:

  1. Respect the opinions and thoughts of others.
  2. Honor confidentiality.
  3. Achieve excellence through problem solving, sharing of knowledge, and research.
  4. Maintain a quiet learning environment.
  5. Do NOT remove items from this room.
  6. Be tidy and respectful of this physical space.
  7. Engage in creating a healthy community environment through support and collaboration with others.
  8. If room is booked for a presentation, refrain from using the room during that time.
  9. Computers are to be used for educational purposes only.

The MRRC is equipped with the following:

  • A loan library
  • Manuals, and posters to aid student learning
  • Computers with internet connection
  • Printer
  • Coffee maker, microwave and fridge
  • Student food cupboard

The MRRC has also been used for:

  • Small group meetings
  • Nursing Student Society meetings
  • and of course a place to hang out

The faculty and students have raised funds for the creation of this space, with a start-up donation provided by Dr. Mary Richmond. Ongoing fund raising ideas and efforts are needed in order to maintain this space for student use and enjoyment. We welcome your thoughts and ideas.

Nursing Student Society

Nursing Student Society (NSS)

Who we are

The Nursing Student Society (NSS) is a society run by UVic Nursing students created to cater to nursing students! Our aim is to maximize your student nursing experience here on campus. The NSS is committed to engaging nursing students in grad planning, fun events, fundraisers, and leadership opportunities!  


The overall goal of the NSS is to promote the professional development of nurses during their student career to plant the seed for future professional development through the following activities:

  • Grad event planning
  • Social event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Monthly general meetings
  • Professional activities
  • Networking with multiple societies and nursing administrator 


Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement 

The Office of Indigenous Academic & Community Engagement provides a wide range of services, resouces, events, support, research and policy-making for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community. 

Student Wellness Centre

Medical, counselling and spirtitual care is offered at the Student Wellness Centre in the Health and Wellness Building.


From quick answers to basic library questions at the front desks, to in person, or online appointments to help you develop a search strategy find and cite your sources, see UVic Libraries. 

ONECard Office - Photo ID

The ONECard is your official UVic identification card. It serves as your library card, your bus pass, proof of identification for exam, and many other purposes. Please see the ONEcard site for information on how to obtain your card. 

Scholarships, Awards and Aid

Find information about how to fund your nursing education through UVic Finanical Aid.

Writing Resouces

Please visit the UVic Centre for Academic Communication for an extensive collection of writing resources for graduate and undergraduate students.