The Residence Life & Education department strives to create an environment that fosters learning, personal growth, and positive social interaction. Through programming, Residence Life Staff are able to achieve these goals and offer the best possible residence experience. To help support academic success, there will be programs like a Writing Centre in residence to provide study spaces and assist with academic writing. To connect with friends, University resources, and the City of Victoria, you can look forward to our outdoor Thunderfest event and the Amazing Race: Victoria Edition. The Residence Wide Program calendar can be found here.
Orientation and Campus Tours
Our Residence Orientation Programs have been created so that current and prospective students can learn first-hand what life is like on a university campus and get acquainted with the City of Victoria. Discover not only where you will eat and sleep but what kinds of activities you can participate in and who else will be living in your new community!
Participating in Orientation will make a difference to your experience at UVic. All new students are encouraged to attend the Orientation activities. Fall Residence Orientation begins in September during Move-In Weekend for all students living on campus and more residence orientation events will take place within the first six weeks of school. When you sign up for New Student Orientation you will automatically be registered for Residence Orientation (registration will be open on May 11, 2012).
You can find out more Orientation information on the Weeks Of Welcome Page.
We are pleased to announce our term one Residence Wide Program Calendar is now available. One of the best parts about living in residence are the great programs that you can take part in – be sure to mark these dates in your calendar! You can also follow us on Twitter or ‘like’ us on Facebook for more updates on our programs and events!
Ongoing Weekly Programs:
- Writing Centre, every Tuesday & Thursday in the South Tower (6-9 pm)
- Meditation, every Tuesday in the South Tower Boardroom (4:45-5:30 pm)
- Poetry In Res, every Wednesday in the South Tower Boardroom (6-7 pm)
Term Two Residence-Wide Programs:
- Vikes Basketball Home Opener (Friday January 18)
- Parfait Your Resume (February 4-6)
- Valentine’s and Sexual Health Program (February 11-14)
- Pink Shirt Day (February 27)
- Moving On, Moving Out (March 5 & 7)
- De-Stress Fest (March 11-15)
- Year End Event (April 5)