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Keeping campus safe

Download our personal safety brochures or discover how we're constantly working to make the campus a safe and welcoming environment. 

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Be safe, be seen

The days are getting shorter and visibility can be poor. Be safe, be seen–remove your headphones and take a break from your phone while crossing the road. Wear bright clothes and reflective arm bands or carry a flashlight to make it easy for drivers to see you—especially during wet weather and at night. Drivers, take your time and watch for pedestrians and cyclists.

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UVic SafetyApp

Stay Safe. Get the UVic SafetyApp. The new UVic SafetyApp is now live!


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What to do in an emergency

Visit the Emergency Planning website and prepare yourself to handle emergencies ranging from threatening behaviour to medical emergencies, earthquakes to building fires—just in case.

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Parking on campus

Dispensers for day permits are conveniently located in all numbered lots outside Ring Road, including the Ian Stewart Complex lot. Read about our parking rates.

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Promoting a safe and welcoming environment

In Campus Security our four main areas of responsibility are:

As our security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are the first responders to all manner of emergencies.

We also monitor and respond to all campus fire, intrusion and mechanical alarms. Parking services manages parking permit sales, the issuance of citations and parking lot usage.

The operation of the university motor pool is designed to have a centralized fleet of vehicles available to meet the needs of University departments.

Emergency planning at UVic focuses on developing teams to help our campus respond to major emergencies and to recover quickly form unexpected disruptions.

Mission statement

To promote a safe and welcoming environment to enhance the well-being of students, staff, faculty and visitors, and protect all university property.