January Orientation Programs

Students lining up for food at January Orientation

New Student Campus Tours 

Get ready for your first week of classes with a UVic campus tour! All new students starting in January are encouraged to sign up for one of the tour slots on January 7, 8 or 9, 2024. You’ll be given your tour by current UVic students who will show you the campus services and resources UVic offers. You'll also get to learn about some of the favourite campus hangouts, including faculty buildings, athletic facilities, dining services, and more. 

Registration for campus tours is now closed.

Student Life Welcome Event 

Start your first term off by connecting with other new January students at the Student Life Welcome Event. Come hangout with other students, eat some delicious and nourishing food and watch some student performances. You'll also be able to enter to win some amazing door prizes featuring UVic and local vendors! The event will take place from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, in Vertigo in the Student Union Building (SUB).

Registration for the Student Life Welcome event is now closed. If you have not registered and would still like to attend the event, late registration is available at 4:30 p.m. on January 10 in Vertigo in the Student Union Building.

UVic health guidelines

During cold and flu season, it's important we all do our part to keep each other healthy. If you're feeling sick on the day of the event, please stay home. Masks are optional but encouraged when in public indoor spaces on campus.

Additional Orientation programs

You are encouraged to register for and attend any of the following programs that are applicable to you. 

Residence Orientation

Three women rolling suitcases towards residence


For students living in residence, Residence Orientation will help you get to know your neighbours, introduce you to your residence community and help you learn your way around your new home. 


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International Student Welcome


Our International Student Welcome program introduces you to UVic staff, faculty and current students who will provide advice on living and learning in Canada. 


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Three students walking on campus

Indigenous Week of Welcome

Participants entering the Ceremonial Hall for an Indigenous ceremony


Self-identified Indigenous students are encouraged to come learn more about tailored campus supports, meet other Indigenous students and get answers to your questions about Indigenous programs and services. 


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