International Student Welcome

Two international students attending International Student Welcome

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

International Student Welcome is open to all new international students (including American students and off-shore Canadians). This program introduces you to UVic staff, faculty and current students who will provide advice on immigration documents, health insurance, academic resources, health and safety programs, Canadian culture and much more.

This program complements the main orientation programs: New Student Welcome; Transfer, Mature and Distance Student Welcome; and Graduate Student Orientation. International students are encouraged to attend both International Student Welcome and their main orientation program.

Students will:

  • Be introduced to academic services, programs and resources
  • Learn about the Canadian post-secondary classroom and expectations
  • Meet international and domestic students


International Student Welcome runs from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a tentative schedule. Please check back later in the summer for updates.

Start time Activity
9:15 a.m. Check-in at University Centre
10:00 a.m. Opening presentation
11:15 a.m. Lunch at the Student Union Building
12:15 p.m. Information sessions 
1:30 p.m. Student scavenger hunt
3:00 p.m. Closing activity


Registration is now closed. Students can late register on August 31 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. in the University Centre.