Guidelines for campus gatherings

- University of Victoria

It’s great to see so many students out enjoying campus this fall. Making time for friends and building community are important parts of your university experience and we’ve tried to make the campus an inviting and safe place to do so. If you’re going to gather with friends on campus, here are a few key things to keep in mind. 

Keep it small and responsible

Large on-campus parties increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. Control the risk by keeping your gatherings small.

It’s also important to note that UVic does not permit open alcohol containers and/or consumption of alcohol in public areas on campus. Please drink responsibly.

Grounds in and around the Residence Complex

Because of the pandemic, there is currently a no-guest policy in and around our residence buildings. This means that guests, including UVic students who don’t live in on-campus housing, are not permitted anywhere in the residence complex including residence buildings, adjacent residence parking lots 1 and 5 or the grounds around and between Residence Complex buildings.

Plus, only university-approved events and gatherings are permitted in or around Residence Complex buildings. See the Residence Contract, Schedule D, Section 4.4, to learn more about these expectations.

Expectations for all students

It’s important to remember that the university campus is private property. If you’re coming to campus to meet friends, please be sure you respect campus rules.

As a UVic student, your behaviour on UVic property is governed by a number of policies, including the Non-Academic Misconduct Policy. The latter applies to things like dangerous or disruptive behaviour and unauthorized access to areas of campus. Violations of these policies could affect your status as a student at UVic.

Events & activities

Victoria is a great city and there are so many fun things to get out and do. Here are a few spooky events to get you started this Halloween.

Here on campus, connect with your friends, build community and get involved in:

Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus, and each other, safe.