Indigenous students


Indigenous housing guarantee for Fall 2022

Each academic year, we offer a limited number of guaranteed spots in on-campus housing for eligible Indigenous students.

To be considered for on-campus housing, students must submit a residence application in the housing portal.

Plus, we've launched a new Indigenous Living Learning Community for the fall of 2022. Undergraduate applicants from any faculty who self-identify as Indigenous may apply for this LLC. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in a community that connects students while away from home, sharing culture and traditions together.

Please note: If you qualify for the first-year guarantee, you are already guaranteed a placement on campus. Students who qualify for the first-year guarantee do not need to contact us separately regarding the Indigenous Housing Guarantee. Once a residence application is submitted, no further action is required. Reminder: The first-year guarantee application deadline is May 1.

The Indigenous Housing Guarantee is dedicated to upper-year undergraduate students (those who do not qualify for the first-year guarantee) and graduate students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The applicant must be registered as a full-time upper-year undergraduate student or full-time graduate student at the University of Victoria.
    For undergraduate students, full-time academic criteria is defined as at least 4.5 units per term, in a degree-granting program, during the 2022-2023 Winter Session.
    For graduate students, full-time academic criteria is defined as enrolled for a single term (Fall, Spring or Summer) in courses totaling 3.0 or more units, OR enrolled in dissertation (699), thesis (599), project (598 or 596), or co‐op work term (800+).
  • Upper-year undergraduate and graduate applicants must apply for the full academic year (Winter Session: September to April) and submit their housing application by May 15, to be considered for Fall housing. 
  • The student has opted to self-identify as an Indigenous student in their housing application.

If the above criteria is met, please email with your full name, UVic Student ID (V#) and indicate your interest in the Indigenous housing program. 

To learn more about this program please contact Residence Admissions at or 250-472-4534.