Ensuring a safe community this fall

- Jim Dunsdon, AVP Student Affairs

Dear students,

The start of term is always an exciting time for us at UVic, particularly so this year as so many of us have returned to campus after a long absence. I hope you are enjoying the start of fall classes and are taking an opportunity to learn more about our campus through New Student Orientation and Campus Kick Off. These events and activities all respect the guidelines and rules put in place by the university and BC’s provincial health officer.

Last weekend some UVic students participated in large parties on the university campus. As previously stated, these activities jeopardize the safety of all who participate.

It’s important to note that there is a no-guest restriction in place in our residence community until November 1, 2021. Guests are not permitted in or around residence buildings for any reason. This includes visitors to all dormitory halls, Cluster housing units and dormitory apartments located on the University of Victoria campus, adjacent residence parking lots, and the grounds around and between Residence Complex buildings.

In addition, the university does not permit open alcohol containers and/or consumption of alcohol in public areas on our campus.

As was the case last weekend, students not complying with the above restrictions may be asked to leave campus, ticketed for open alcohol, or face disciplinary actions by the university. Serious or repeat offences could affect your status as a student at UVic.

I encourage you to get out and get involved safely in our campus community. This week alone, there are many organized and safe events on campus like movies and music, Thunderfest, soccer games in Centennial Stadium and more.

Thank you for taking the health and safety of our campus seriously as we begin the start of term.


Jim Dunsdon
Associate Vice-President Student Affairs
University of Victoria