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New Student Welcome

If you're a new UVic undergraduate student, join us for New Student Welcome on Tuesday, September 3rd.

New Student Welcome
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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate students should attend Graduate Student Orientation to get helpful tips and resources for success.

Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to UVic

Whether you're coming from down the street or across the globe, we're thrilled you've chosen to take the next steps of your educational journey at UVic. The best way to succeed in university is to start from day one and we have a variety of programs, resources and orientation activities to help you have a successful beginning. We're committed to supporting you as you transition into this new chapter of your life and can't wait to welcome you to campus!

Orientation events

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Our in-person orientation events are the best way to start your UVic experience. Make sure to attend the events that are relevant to you!

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Online pre-arrival program

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Complete our new online pre-arrival program before arriving on-campus to ensure you're well prepared to succeed. 

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New student    handbook

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There can be a lot of new information to learn at university. Our online handbook for new students compiles this information in one place.

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