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: Resuming January 15th

  • 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 to attend 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.

The benefits of a BA with Career Services

Many of our most popular majors are Bachelor of Arts degrees. In this session, Career Services will explore some of the many skills and competencies that you will gain during your studies and will offer you strategies for articulating these strengths when applying for work

Wednesday, February 28

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

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom) 

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Preparing for summer registration

There are pros and cons to taking courses in the summer session. Learn about how summer courses run, how the summer session is different from the winter session and how taking courses during this session could impact your academic standing.

Wednesday, March 6

Register for 11:30am in person at Jamie Cassels Centre A183

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)

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Letters of Permission and studying elsewhere

Did you know that you may be able to take courses at other institutions to help you complete your degree at UVic? In this session you will learn about the Letter of Permission process and about some important considerations for studying elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 13

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)

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Minors and certificates

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

Wednesday, March 20

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

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom) 

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Declaring or changing your major

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

Wednesday, March 27

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

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)

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Academic standing

Are your grades not what you had hoped for? Learn more about how academic standing works at UVic. We will review how and when academic standing is evaluated and what this means for your academic planning, as well as some resources to help you get back on track.

Wednesday, April 3

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

Register for 1:30pm virtual (Zoom)

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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.

This session will be held in person at the Health and Wellness Building (HWB) room 230—come in the door off parking lot 7.

Capacity: 30 people

Thursday, February 15

Register for 2:00pm-4:00pm workshop