Student resources

Athletics and Recreation

Do you want to participate in activities and sports? Are you interested in cheering on some of the best student athletes in the country? Vikes Athletics & Recreation can help make your university experience come alive.


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 in the Learning Commons, on the main floor of the McPherson Library, offers one-on-one consultations, resources, and workshops to help students become more effective and efficient writers.

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)

Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) provides information for students, faculty, staff and parents, as well as information on other campus and community resources.

Child Care Services

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

Counselling Services

Free, confidential counselling is available to currently enrolled degree program University of Victoria students.

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

Health Services

UVic Health Services provides a full service primary health clinic for students, and coordinates healthy student and campus initiatives.

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.

Quick Guide on Plagiarism

The UVic Library webpage on plagiarism answers your questions:

  • What is plagiarism?
  • Plagiarism at UVic
  • Types of plagiarism
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Examples of paraphrasing and quoting

Study Solutions

Fostering student engagement and success, the Study Solutions office provides individualized, drop-in support based on your unique learning needs and situation.

University of Victoria policies and procedures

This site is intended to function as a convenient point of reference for all members of the University of Victoria community. The policies and procedures available here, taken together, form the university's policy manual.

UVic ONECard Office - Photo ID

The ONECard is an essential piece of identification for all students, faculty/staff, retirees, alumni and affiliates at the University of Victoria. Get your ONECard by visiting the ONECard office in the University Centre.