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. Our Community Service Learning Program offers students engagement and leadership opportunities while they give back to their surrounding community. To connect with friends, University resources, and the City of Victoria, you can look forward to our ongoing and Residence Wide Programs held throughout the year.
Our Residence Orientation has 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. Residence Orientation begins August 31, 2014 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. All students in Residence are automatically registered for Residence Orientation.
You can find out more Orientation information on the Weeks Of Welcome Page.
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!
For ongoing Health & Wellness and Academic programs, please see our Residence Resource Hub calendars.
Community Service Learning
Are you interested in making a positive impact on your community? Gaining valuable experience and learning while helping others? The University of Victoria’s Residence Life and Education Department (RLE) is pleased to offer a variety of Community Service Learning opportunities for students living in residence. The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning defines Community Service-Learning (CSL) as “an educational approach that integrates service in the community with intentional learning activities. Within effective CSL efforts, members of both educational institutions and community organizations work together toward outcomes that are mutually beneficial.” Get involved locally in Project Serve Day on September 27, 2014, or join us on one of our other CSL opportunities!
Keep checking this website for details regarding CSL opportunities as they arise.
Check out our last two Project Serve Days on March 16th, 2013 and September 28, 2013: