Starbucks coming to campus in fall 2019

UVic will open and operate a licensed Starbucks in fall 2019 within the UVic Bookstore in the location occupied by Finnerty Express.

Surveys with students, staff and faculty have identified Starbucks as a desired brand that they are seeking to experience on campus. Starbucks will bring more food and drink variety, a full offering of Fairtrade certified coffees and teas and their mobile technology to UVic’s customer base.

“The new licensed store has the brand power to support and contribute to a more vibrant campus environment through extended hours on nights and weekends,” says Jim Forbes, director of campus services.

The UVic Bookstore thanks Salt Spring Coffee for all its support over the years.

The current staff will transition to the Starbucks location and all employees will continue to be members of CUPE 951.