Summer hours on the UVic campus

Flowers and trees in a sunny park
Photo: Aidan Leslie-Marseille

While UVic is a busy place year-round, the summer months typically see fewer students on campus. Core student services remain available, but many units and departments reduce their hours over the spring and summer terms. Stay in the know by checking unit websites. 

And though quieter, UVic is never sleepy. There are still plenty of things to see and do on campus and in our community this summer!

Student wellness

While the centres themselves have reduced hours, scheduled programming at both the Multifaith Centre and Student Wellness Centre will proceed as planned throughout the summer, including group counselling sessions. Stay up to date by checking our student wellness calendar.

SupportConnect is available 24/7 for free, confidential mental health support for UVic students.

Student Wellness Centre May 1-26 May 29-Aug 25
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.  8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Note: The Student Wellness Centre is closed 12-1 p.m. every weekday.

Multifaith Centre
Monday Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Academic Advising Centre

The Academic Advising Centre supports undergraduate students enrolled in the Faculities of Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. If you're studying in a different faculty, connect with the advising centre for your program. 

New first-year & transfer students
In addition to using our program planning worksheets, we encourage you to view Registration 101, for tips and tricks for program planning and course registration. For the month of June, special weekday late afternoon and Saturday appointments have been set aside for newly admitted students.

Upper-year students
If you have declared your program and can access your own CAPP report, you can meet with an academic advisor to help with CAPP interpretation or a graduation check.

Requests for Program Declarations
Student appointments are a priority over the summer. As such, request for program declarations submitted in May will be processed by the end of August.


Appointments are available throughout the summer. We can meet by phone, in-person or through MS Teams. To book an appointment, call us at 250-721-7567 ext. 6.

Academic Advising Centre
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Food on campus

The Cove
Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
General Store (in Mystic Market)
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Closed

All other University Food Services outlets are closed for the summer months. Food Services outlet hours may change throughout the summer. Stay up to date on the UVic Food website.

Food outlets in the Student Union Building will be open Mon-Fri 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sports & recreation

Burn off a little steam at CARSA and McKinnon this summer.

Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Study rooms are available for online booking in our libraries. Quieter study spaces can be found on the Lower Level and Third Floor of Mearns-McPherson Library.

And don’t forget, there are many other quiet places to study and computer labs across campus so you can focus on your learning.

McPherson Library
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Priestly Law Library

To support ongoing instruction at the Fraser Building, the Priestly Law Library will be closed to the public for a 3-month period beginning June 1, 2023. Students, staff and faculty can still access the library, but we encourage you to use the McPherson library as an alternate study space.

Safety & security

Campus Security remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the summer to help keep our campus safe. In addition to patrolling campus and responding to incidents, the team offers Safe Haven, Safewalk, Campus Alone Programs, and personal safety coordination

Events and activities

There are so many ways to get out there, explore and get involved this summer. Check out the UVic events calendar to see what’s happening around campus, including some great concerts and performances. Or get out to see what Greater Victoria has to offer.


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