Back-to-school programming

August 15 - 26, 2022

Back-to-school programming will bring together the entire UVic community to prepare for the start of classes and will help you kick-off your UVic experience in a good way. The two-week long program will offer you opportunities to:

  • Meet other students and participate in social activities
  • Participate in workshops related to academics, wellness and social justice
  • Learn about campus resources and supports that can help you succeed
  • Connect with the UVic community

While back-to-school programming is for all UVic students, some events will only be open to certain audiences. All events will be virtual. 

Back-to-school programming is an initiative run by the Office of Student Life, in partnership with International Centre for Students.


The full Back-to-school programming schedule will be available in mid-July.

Sample activities

Over 50 events on a wide variety of topics are currently scheduled to take place as part of Back-to-school programming.

  • Social activities including speed friending, games drop-ins, trivia and social hangouts. 
  • Academic workshops on topics including academic writing, time management, academic integrity and learning strategies
  • Wellness workshops including meditation, introductions to CARSA and the Student Wellness Centre and conversations about health and well-being
  • Social justice workshops on topics including preventing sexualized violence, equity and anti-racism, and more
  • Community-minded events including introductions to the University of Victoria Students' Society (UVSS) and Graduate Students' Society (GSS), sessions with UVic Pride and the Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) and a residence ask-me-anything. 
  • International student specific programming such as workshops on navigating health insurance, immigration and more, an introduction to Canadian culture and a variety of Global Community events.