Summer series

As you work your way through the Pre-Arrival Program, join us live for our Summer series webinars throughout the summer. Each webinar will provide you with a chance to discuss a topic in more depth and ask questions to current students and UVic staff. All sessions will be recorded. 

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Webinar schedule

Date and time Webinar


Ask me anything about living in residence

This webinar has been postponed, and will now take place as part of Back-to-School programming

Are you planning on living in UVic Residence this year and wondering what it will be like? Join current UVic students and residence leaders for an opportunity to ask any of your burning questions. Meet other first year residence students and learn about what you can expect in this interactive session!

July 21

7 p.m.

Finding housing in Greater Victoria

This session has been designed to provide you with an overview of housing in Victoria, tips and tricks to housing and key considerations. We will be covering the following topics: Victoria’s municipalities, housing sites, housing scams, housing considerations, transportation, tenancy agreements, living with roommates and getting support. This session will be most beneficial to those who have not lived in Victoria, or if this is your first time renting.

July 26

7 p.m.

Student budgeting 101

Tired of looking at an empty bank account? This workshop will introduce you to the basics of building a budget, from identifying your income and costs to making decisions about how you want to live your best life.

July 28 


August 4

7 p.m.

Strategies for effective learning

This session will cover helpful tips & tricks for having an academically successful semester. Learn how to read a course syllabus, how to communicate with your professors and TAs, how to navigate online learning resources, how to manage your time effectively, and more!

August 9

7 p.m.

Introduction to student health and wellness at UVic

Taking care of your health and wellness is an integral part of student success! Come find out how the Student Wellness Centre and Vikes Athletics & Recreation can support you throughout your time at UVic. This session will help set you up for a healthy start mentally, physically and spiritually.

August 10

10 a.m.

Ask me anything about first-year courses

This session provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about what it is like to be in a first-year course. The Q&A-style panel is facilitated by first-year course instructors across all faculties.


Recordings will be added to this page 24-48 hours after the webinar has concluded. 

Finding Housing in Greater Victoria

Transcript - Finding housing in Greater Victoria (175 KB)

Slide deck - Finding housing in Greater Victoria (2 MB)

Additional housing resources (120 KB)

Budgeting 101

First-Year Learning Strategies

Slide deck - First-Year Learning Strategies (1 MB)

Introduction to Student Health and Wellness

Transcript - Introduction to Student Health and Wellness (176 KB)

Ask Me Anything with Your First-Year Instructors

Session introduction and breakout room 2

This breakout room has instructors from math, anthropology, writing, and the academic and technical writing program. 

Note: This recording cuts off at the 51 minute mark, and does not capture the entirety of the session. Sorry!

Breakout room 1

With instructors from biology, math, psychology, earth and ocean sciences, and the academic and technical writing program