Residence Move-In & Orientation

Parents helping student move in to residence

May 2022 

If you're living in residence at UVic this spring/summer, Residence Move-In Day and Residence Orientation are for you!

Residence Move-In Day (May 3, 2022)

It's finally time to move in to your new home! UVic staff will be on hand to help you get your keys, get settled and answer any questions you may have. 

    • Pick up your keys from the Residence Front Desk in the Craigdarroch Building and gain access to your new home
    • Move in your belongings and begin to unpack 

Be sure to check your email before you arrive for details on Residence Move-In and visit the Residence Services website for more information, including recommendations on what to bring and what to leave behind.

Residence Orientation

Once you've settled into your residence room and bid farewell to your parents and family, join other new residence students for the Residence Orientation program.

Residence Orientation will take place during the week of May 3 (exact date to be confirmed).  

    • Meet your Summer Community Assistant and other students living in your community 
    • Learn about community living standards and your rights and responsibilities as a residence community member
    • Find your way to the laundry room, lounges and other need-to-know residence locations, and learn about on-campus food options
    • Engage in group social activities


All students living in residence are automatically registered for Residence Orientation and will receive further information via email and from their Summer Community Assistant when they move in. 

UVic Orientation and Residence Services are 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