Winter Welcome

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January 5 - 7, 2022

Welcome back! Winter Welcome will help you reconnect with the UVic community after the winter break, and help you start the new year and new term off on the right foot. The 3-day program will offer you opportunities to: 

  • Meet other students and participate in social activities
  • Participate in workshops related to academics and wellness
  • Learn about campus resources and supports that can help you succeed
  • Connect (and reconnect) with the UVic community

Winter Welcome is an event for all UVic students. However, where noted, some events are only open to certain audiences. 

Winter Welcome is an initiative run by the Office of Student Life, in partnership with the International Centre for Students


The full schedule of Back-to-school programming events can be found on our new student engagement platform, UVic Engage. You must sign in to the platform with your netlink ID and password to view available events. If this is the first time you are signing into Engage, you will be asked to take 30-seconds to complete your profile first. 

Using the Engage platform, you can view all available events, filter events by category, RSVP to events of interest and find the Zoom links for all events. To view only Winter Welcome events, select "Winter Welcome" as your category. 

Access the schedule

Sample activities

15+ events on a wide variety of topics are currently scheduled to take place as part of Winter Welcome.

  • Social activities including speed friending, games drop-ins, trivia and social hangouts. 
  • Academic workshops on topics including academic writing, time management, academic integrity and learning strategies
  • Wellness workshops including meditation, introductions to CARSA and the Student Wellness Centre and conversations about the return to campus
  • International student specific programming such as workshops on navigating health insurance, immigration and more, an introduction to Canadian culture and a variety of Global Community events. 

Recordings and slides

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The Office of Student Life is committed to making our events as accessible and barrier-free as possible. If you have any accessibility needs in order to participate in our events, please provide details when you register and/or contact us at