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May orientation programs

Join us for our May orientation programs. We can't wait to meet you!

May orientation
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Pre-Arrival Program

Undergraduate students should complete the Pre-Arrival Program prior to the first day of classes. 

Pre-Arrival Program

Welcome to UVic

Whether you're joining us 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 our community!

Orientation events

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Our 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 online pre-arrival program before the start of classes 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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