Office of Student Life

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New Student Orientation

Starting at UVic can be a major transition as you adjust to new academic expectations, a new social scene and perhaps a new home! We offer lots of different supports to help you make that transition as smooth as possible.

New Student Orientation
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Student Life Grants

The UVic Student Life Grant and Anti-Racism Supplement (up to $1500 per applicant) seek to fund student-led initiatives that engage and positively impact the UVic campus community. Learn more and apply for a grant. 

Student Life Grants
Bringing In the Bystander

Sexualized violence prevention workshops

The Office of Student Life holds bystander intervention training workshops every month for students across campus. Learn how to become an active bystander and help foster a safer environment on campus.

Sexualized violence prevention workshops

What we do

The Office of Student Life (OSL) is part of UVic's Division of Student Affairs. We are dedicated to promoting a safe and inclusive campus community and supporting student engagement, development and well-being at UVic though the following areas:

  • student leadership
  • co-curricular education and experiential learning
  • awareness initiatives
  • first-year experience
  • student support
  • responding to at-risk student behavior and conduct

Get involved

Interested in developing your leadership skills? We offer a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved, grow their skills and stay connected to the UVic community.

Find out ways to get involved

Events & workshops

Together with many university offices and student groups, the OSL hosts engaging, student-focused and educational events and workshops on topics that are important to students.

Find an upcoming event

Student support

The Student Support Coordination (SSC) Program provides one-on-one support services to students experiencing crises or barriers to accessing support.

Learn more about SSCs

Student conduct

The OSL works directly with the university community to help resolve non-academic student conduct concerns.

Find out more about student conduct