Residence Move-In Day & Residence Orientation

Parents helping student move in to residence

Sunday, September 1 to Monday, September 2, 2019

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

Residence Move-In Day

It's finally time to move in to your new home! UVic staff and students will be on hand all day to help you get your keys, get settled and answer any questions you may have. Move-In runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For students:

    • Pick up your keys and gain access to your new home
    • Get your ONECard, which acts as your meal card and more
    • Move in your belongings and begin to unpack
    • Purchase lunch at the Food Services BBQ

For parents and families:

    • Attend a 30-minute info session to learn more about residence life and meal plans (10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.)
    • Visit the information fair to get answers to all your questions from university staff
    • Participate in a 75-minute campus tour and get to know campus (10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m.) >> Register for a tour
    • Purchase lunch at the Food Services BBQ (11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
    • Attend a Faculty Parent Reception (for parents and families of Humanities and BCom students only)
      • Humanities Parent Reception: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building (SUB) Upper Lounge >> Email to RSVP
      • BCom 101- Gustavson Parent Welcome: 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. in the David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building >> RSVP here


  • Be sure to check your email throughout the summer 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.

    Note: If you are registered for International Student Welcome, Graduate Student Orientation or are participating in varsity tryouts, you may be eligible for an early move-in date. Applications for early move-in will be available on the Residence Services website in July.

    Residence Orientation

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

    Residence Orientation begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 1 and will continue through Monday, September 2. 

      • Meet your Community Leader and floormates and begin to form lasting friendships
      • Learn about community living standards and your rights and responsibilities as a residence community member
      • Find your way to the cafeteria, laundry room, lounges and other need-to-know residence locations
      • Engage in group social activities, including games night and a beach trip


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

UVic Residence is committed to making events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. If you have any accessibility needs in order to participate in our events, please email