In the Know: Winter Break

UVic Global Community Newsletter: December 16, 2019

In the Know: Advice for International Students is a section of the UVic Global Community Newsletter that includes valuable information and important dates for undergraduate and graduate international students in the following categories: degree-seeking, incoming exchange, and incoming study abroad/visiting.

The International Student Services will be:

  • open with regular hours (9:00am to 4:30pm) on Monday, December 24
  • closed for winter break Wednesday, December 25 through Wednesday, January 1
  • open with regular hours (9:00am to 4:30pm) on Thursday, January 2

If you have urgent questions or concerns to discuss with the ISS International Student Advising team, please visit or contact the International Student Services as soon as possible so we can assist you before winter break.

Tips for the Winter Break:

  • If you experience an emergency during winter break, please contact Campus Security Services
  • If you need medical attention during the winter break, please refer to the Medimap website or download the app to search for a clinic near you
  • Be safe and refer to the Government of Canada website regarding Travel Advisories and Cannabis Legislation
  • Join the UVic Global Community Facebook Group to receive regular updates about opportunities and events, both on and off campus
  • For events in Victoria during winter break, refer to the Downtown Victoria website. There will be holiday-themed events including tours, Christmas dinners and shows throughout the city
  • Important Notice: There has been a spike in fraud and scams this year Please refer to this CBC article regarding four scams to watch out for this holiday season

We wish everyone a very happy holiday and a great start to the New Year!