Residence Move-In & Orientation

Parents helping student move in to residence

January 2023 

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

Residence Move-In Day (January 6, 2023)

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 weekend of January 6-8 (exact date to be confirmed).  

    • Meet your community leader and other students living in your community 
    • Learn about community living standards and your rights and responsibilities as a residence community member
    • 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 community leader 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