Indigenous students


Indigenous housing program for Fall 2024

Each academic year, we offer a limited number of guaranteed spots in on-campus housing for eligible Indigenous students. The Indigenous housing program is dedicated to upper-year undergraduate and graduate students (those who do not qualify for the first-year guarantee). 

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

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 2024-2025 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 applicants must apply for the full academic year (September to April) and submit their housing application by May 15, to be considered for the Indigenous housing program. 
  • Graduate applicants must apply for the full academic year (8 months: September to April) or full year (12 months: September to August) and submit their housing application by May 15, to be considered for the Indigenous housing program.
  • The applicant 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.


Student housing for First Year Indigenous Students

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 program. Please note that the first-year guarantee application deadline is May 1


Living Learning Community opportunity

The Indigenous Living Learning Community provides a supportive and welcoming home away from home for Indigenous students.

Designed with community connection and gathering in mind, the Indigenous LLC creates a culturally-safe space for Indigenous students to share experiences, support one another and navigate university life together. Residents will also have access to academic and cultural supports from Indigenous mentors and staff nearby. 

Undergraduate and graduate applicants from any faculty who self-identify as Indigenous may apply for this LLC. To apply for a LLC, select it as a preference in your housing application.