Summer students

Summer residence is available to current UVic students (undergraduate and graduate) who are registered in classes from May to August or have a co-op work term with a local employer. There is a 30-night minimum stay (charge) for summer student housing.

Academic eligibility

To be eligible for housing in the summer term, you must be enrolled as a student while you live in residence; which means you are either:

  • enrolled in at least 1.5 units for the duration of your stay, or
  • registered for a co-op work term in the Greater Victoria area for the duration of your stay

The application for Summer Session 2022 is available the first Monday in February.

Please note: Due to reduced food services during summer 2022, there will be no meal plan available and therefore no dormitory style housing offered.

Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for cluster housing.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for cluster housing or a bachelor apartment.

How and when to apply

Visit the Housing portal to submit your application. You'll need your NetLink ID and an email address that you will use for at least the next 12 months.

  • Apply for summer residence at any time during the application period (February 7 - July 11, 2022)
  • Your application must be submitted ten (10) days prior to your requested arrival date

After I apply

Summer room assignments will begin in April and will continue as applications are received. If you recieve a room assignment offer for summer session, you will have an individual payment deadline indicated in the room offer. To accept the offer, you are required to pay the $500 acceptance fee and $250 security deposit in the housing portal, and agree to the Summer Residence Contract terms.

Full payment of the balance of your residence fees is due seven (7) days before your arrival, using one of our approved payment methods.

Summer fees

Security deposit

All residents are required to pay a refundable $250 security deposit that is held by Residence Services for the duration of your stay.

  • The security deposit must be paid in order to accept your room offer.
  • If maintenance/cleaning services are required for your room after you move out, the costs will be deducted from your security deposit and the balance will be refunded to you. If the costs exceed $250, additional charges will be billed to your account.

Acceptance fee

In order to accept your room offer, you'll be required to pay a $500 acceptance fee. The acceptance fee counts as the first payment toward your summer residence fees. The remaining balance of your fees must be paid seven (7) days prior to your check-in date.

Residence fees - Summer 2022

 

Accommodation type First 30 nights Each additional night
Cluster room $995.00 $33.17

Bachelor apartment

(Graduate students)

$999.60 $33.32

Summer payment methods

The security deposit and acceptance fee must be paid through the application Portal by debit or credit card. The balance of your fees may be paid by any of the following options:

In person

Pay by cash, debit or cheque during office hours at the front desk of the Residence Services office.

Online or telephone banking

  • Set up "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees" as a bill payment company in your online or telephone banking.
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V#).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Please note that online payments may take 2-3 business days to process.

At the bank

  • Visit your local bank branch and request to pay a bill for either "University of Victoria - Housing Fees" or "University of Victoria - Residence Fees."
  • Your account number is your UVic Student ID number (V#).
  • Be sure to select Residence Services as the recipient. If your payment is sent to Tuition, it will not be applied to your residence account.

Western Union GlobalPay (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can use Western Union's GlobalPay service to arrange payments in your own currency. Since exchange rates are secured in advance and funds are transferred locally, you don't have to worry about currency fluctuations or international wire fees.

See our step-by-step instructions for using GlobalPay.

Bank wire transfer (international students only)

If you're an international student living outside of Canada, you can request a wire transfer at your bank.

Send the wire transfer to:

  • Royal Bank of Canada
    1079 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 2C5
    Canada
  • Beneficiary Name: University of Victoria
  • Transit: #08000
  • Institution: 003
  • Account: #000-009-1
  • SWIFT code: ROYCCAT2
  • IBAN: UVic does not have an IBAN

Ensure that the following information is included with the wire transfer:

  • Your full name
  • Your UVic Student ID number (V#)
  • That the payment is for residence fees (not tuition fees)

Meal plan

Due to reduced food services during summer 2022, there will be no meal plan available and therefore no dormitory style housing offered. 

Students living on campus during summer 2022 will have the option to purchase Flex dollars to be used at on campus facilities. 

Students will be able to make purchases using their Flex dollars at a 5% discount at open outlets within the Mystic Market area.

For additional information on food services, including summer hours of operation and other important details, please visit www.uvic.ca/services/food

For more information on the ONECard, including options for adding funds, terms of use, please visit www.uvic.ca/onecard for more information.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your summer housing application please do so in the Housing Portal or email

If your acceptance fee, security deposit or completed contract are not submitted by the deadline, your room offer will be cancelled. If your offer is cancelled, you must contact us to check on availability.

If you wish to cancel your confirmed booking, please email . Refunds are processed as follows:

  • If you cancel 7 days or more before the check-in date, a full refund is applicable
  • If you cancel fewer than 7 days before check-in, your $500 acceptance fee is not refundable
  • If you cancel on or after your check-in date:
    • 7 nights' stay will be charged after your notice of cancellation is received
    • We are required to charge you for at least 30 nights, even if you depart before then
  • If you do not arrive on your check-in date, your booking will be cancelled and the above charges will be applied

Refer to the Summer Residence Contract for more information about cancellations.