Winter Session 2021/22 timetable now live

The Winter Session 2021/22 timetable is now live. It lists all UVic courses offered in the upcoming fall and spring terms and includes information about how each course will be delivered (face to face or online).

Following direction from BC’s provincial health officer, UVic is returning to in-person learning this September. Planning for our return to campus is well underway and will continue throughout the summer.

The majority of our undergraduate and graduate courses starting this September are face to face. To ensure equitable access to UVic programming, some online courses are also available for students who are unable to be on campus due to challenges like study permit processing delays.

We will offer approximately 100 online courses this fall, in addition to the courses normally taught online pre-pandemic. These online options include many of our most popular first- and second-year courses. There are some great elective options for students in any program, as well as several online courses that satisfy the academic and technical writing requirement. Learn how to find online courses in the timetable.

The spring 2022 term is expected to be entirely in person, as it was before the pandemic. However, we are exploring opportunities to offer more online courses going forward, building on successes and learnings from the past year.

Registration and advising

Registration begins in mid-June. We'll email you with your assigned registration date and time, and you'll be able to see this information in online tools. Not all students are given the same registration date and time. Your registration period depends on several factors, including your program and year of study. We try to make this as fair as possible while also avoiding overloading the online registration system.

If you feel you are unable to learn with us online or be here in person this fall, please contact academic advising. Advisers can help you plan your program, choose courses, and provide you with information to determine your next steps.

Students with a disability

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is here to support students with disabilities and health issues through academic accommodation programming. CAL can work with you to ensure an equitable and inclusive learning environment. You must register with CAL to access services. Register by July 1 to ensure your accommodation plan is in place for the start of fall courses.

The university’s policy on Academic Accommodation and Access for Students with Disabilities sets out UVic’s responsibilities for meetings students’ needs for academic accommodation.

International students

We know it’s a complex and stressful time for international students as you navigate study permits, travel restrictions and self-isolation requirements. International Student Services and the Gustavson School of Business have teams of advisers to help you with immigration and settlement questions as well as a Self-Isolation Program for current students.

What to expect on campus this September

On April 30, the province released a COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer to assist universities with their fall planning. We expect further guidance from the province in June that outlines key health and safety measures for universities to follow. We expect some measures to remain in place for September including handwashing, cleaning, daily health self-assessments, not attending campus when ill, and masks.

We’ll share more about what to expect on campus as soon as we can—including welcome events, student services and classroom, lab and studio spaces. In the meantime, learn about our current plans for fall 2021, including information about vaccinations and on-campus housing.