Preparing for UVic

Managing the transition to student life

As you begin your studies at UVic you can expect changes to your academic, social, emotional, financial, and daily living aspects of life. As a new student, you’re joining a community that cares and wants to help you succeed and thrive! Making use of the services and supports on campus will help you have a smooth transition to UVic.

Many students look forward to the start of university with both excitement and apprehension, and it’s normal to feel a little anxious. Managing stress while transitioning to university and dealing with academic challenges are common issues that many students face.

If you have a past or existing mental health condition, you may want to familiarize yourself with the resources that are available to you. You can contact these resources prior to the start of your studies to learn more about their services and ensure a smooth transition. Joining the UVic community means that you are not alone – we are here to help you succeed in all areas of student life!

Simple ways of preparing yourself for university include: