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. 

Campus-wide calendar of events

View the full calendar of events for September 2023, including UVic, UVic Undergraduate Student Society (UVSS) and Graduate Student Society (GSS) events.

View the calendar

New Student campus tours

Sign up for a campus tour! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a tour from current students who will show you the campus services and resources UVic has to offer.

You'll also get to learn about some of the favourite campus hangouts, including faculty buildings, athletic facilities, dining services, and more.

Registration is now closed.

For questions about New Student campus tours, please contact .

Undergraduate student faculty sessions 

Get ready to attend your first class by attending your faculty's academic session. You'll learn a bit about what you can expect academically, what is expected of you, and have a chance to meet some of the professors you may be seeing at the front of the classroom.

View the schedule for your faculty session

New Student Welcome

This September, start the year off in a good way at the New Student Welcome to campus. Join students, staff and faculty as we celebrate a new academic year and welcome new students to UVic.

Learn more about New Student Welcome

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. 


Learn more

Three students walking on campus

Indigenous Week of Welcome

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. 


Learn more