Academic Advising offers a variety of events throughout the year, including workshops and drop-in appointments. These events are intended for students planning programs in the Faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. Check back regularly to see new, upcoming events.

Drop-in appointments

Advising at the Learning Commons

Have a quick question for an academic adviser but you don't think it warrants a full advising appointment? All students are welcome to visit us at our drop-in times. 

When: Starting September 25th

  • Mondays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm*
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Where: The McPherson Library Learning Commons, room 135h.

How to sign up: There will be a sign-up sheet on the office door where you can add your name. When it is your turn, the adviser will invite you into the office, so be sure to stay nearby.

*This drop-in time coincides with Career Services's career educator drop-in sessions, located next door in room 135g. If you're looking for help from both a career educator and an academic adviser, this is a great opportunity for a 2-for-1 drop in. 

A Word of Advice workshop series

A series of short presentations hosted by academic advisers focused on common advising topics. Students will be able to ask questions and receive answers on the spot.

Guest speaker: Career Services

Learn more about the services available through Career Services and how they can help you succeed at work during your time at UVic and beyond.

Wednesday, September 27

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre


Guest speaker: Academic Coaching

It’s almost midterm time! Learn more about the services offered through the CAC's Academic Coaching and hear their best tips for how to prepare and be successful in your midterms.

Wednesday, October 4

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre


Certificates and minors

Want to maximize your degree? Find out more about minor and certificate options and how they could fit into your current degree program.  

Wednesday, October 11

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)


Psychology streams

In this session, you’ll learn how to plan to meet the Streams within the BA and BSc Psychology major, and how these courses fit into your overall major requirements.

Wednesday, October 18

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)


Tips for reading your CAPP report

A CAPP report is a degree evaluation tool that helps students keep track of their degree requirementsIn this session, we will go over the key components of a CAPP report, tips for reviewing requirements and how to calculate electives. 

Wednesday, October 25

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)

Declaring your major

Declaring your program is an important step in your academic journey. In this session, we will focus on why it is important to declare your program, how this process is flexible and how to declare and make changes to your program.

Wednesday, November 1

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)


Guest speaker: ICS Exchange team

Interested in taking your studies abroad and immersing yourself in another culture? Learn about the International Centre for Students’ Exchange Program and find out how you can have a transformative academic experience at one of our 70+ partner universities around the globe, while earning UVic credit and paying UVic tuition.

Wednesday, November 8

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)


Academic standing

Is this term not quite going according to plan? Learn more about how Academic Standing works at UVic. We will review how and when it is evaluated and what this means for your academic planning and provide some resources to help you get back on track!

Wednesday, November 22

Register for 11:30am in person at the Welcome Centre

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)


Maximizing Your Degree workshops

Exploring your UVic journey with Career Counselling and Academic Advising

Join us for an interactive workshop designed to help you maximize your time at UVic by exploring options related to career and academic planning. During the session students will participate in group activities, facilitated discussions, and personal reflection. Our goal is that you will leave the workshop having discovered new possibilities for your degree and career.  We will focus on building dynamic goal setting skills that will allow you to explore your academic and career paths in meaningful ways throughout your time at UVic.

This workshop is intended for undergraduate students. New students and returning students are welcome.  

Thursday, November 2nd

Register for 1:30-3:00pm in person in HWB room 230