September orientation events

An orientation tour leader and a new student

Every September, over 4500 students start their studies at UVic. In order to help our new students learn their way around campus, meet other new students and start the year off on the right foot, UVic Orientation runs a number of different orientation events. 

New Student Welcome

September 6, 2022

New Student Welcome is UVic's official orientation program for all new undergraduate students and exchange students. The two-day program will introduce you to your faculty, academic expectations, support services and your peers. 

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Orientation group participating in an icebreaker

Graduate Student Orientation

September 2, 2022

Students in a classroom setting

Graduate Student Orientation is the main orientation program for all new UVic graduate students and will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your degree. 

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Other orientation programs

In addition to the main orientation events listed above, several other events exist that are targeted to specific populations. You are encouraged to register for and attend any additional programs that may be 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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Indigenous Student Resources

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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