May Orientation

Students lining up for food at January Orientation

Monday, May 3, 2021

May Orientation is UVic's official orientation event for all UVic students starting in May, including first-year, international, exchange, graduate, mature and transfer students. The program will introduce you to campus, academic expectations, support services and your fellow students. 

    • Meet other new students and begin developing friendships
    • Get tips for success inside and outside the classroom
    • Learn about campus resources and supports
    • Become a part of Vikes Nation


May Orientation will take place entirely online in May 2021, with the exception of optional campus tours on May 4. Please note that all times are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Time zone converter

View the schedule

This schedule includes Zoom links to all sessions. 



10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. #ThisIsUVic Opening Celebration Join the entire incoming class at our opening ceremony to celebrate this major milestone-you're now a UVic student! You'll learn about the UVic community, participate in UVic traditions, meet Thunder and leave feeling like you're a part of Vikes Nation.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshops Learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a student and explore opportunities to build community on campus. Workshops will be offered for first-year students, transfer students and graduate students. 
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break Take a break! There will be no programming offered during this time. 
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speed Friending Participate in an interactive, small group meet & greet session to get to know your fellow new students. For students interested in participating in the New Student Connect program, this will be an opportunity to learn more! 

Prepare your technology: All sessions throughout the event will be facilitated virtually using Zoom. Please ensure you have logged in to your UVic Zoom account ( at least once prior to the event to ensure that you can. More information on using Zoom can be found in the Technology instructions section of the schedule. Contact the Computer Help Desk at if you encounter any issues. Since all sessions are being hosted online, we also recommend ensuring you have a strong internet connection when participating. 

Campus tours

May 4, 2021

For students who will be living or taking classes on campus during the spring/summer term, we will be offering campus tours the afternoon of May 4. Campus tours will be led by current UVic students, and proper protocols will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all particpants. 

You can register for a campus tour timeslot when registering for May Orientation. 


Registration for May Orientation is now closed. 

UVic Orientation is committed to making our events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. If you have any accessibility needs in order to participate in our events, please provide details when you register and/or contact us at