University of Victoria student housing

Student housing at the University of Victoria

At UVic, student housing is more than just a place to live — it’s where you can find support, build community and make friends. If you are beginning your studies in September of your graduating year, apply for housing by the deadline, and have not attended any post-secondary studies, you are eligible for UVic’s first-year residence guarantee.

There are a limited number of residence spaces for upper-year undergraduate and graduate students. Accommodation for these students will be determined by UVic’s undergraduate and graduate housing lotteries.

Enjoy the benefits of on-campus housing at UVic

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    Easy access to classrooms, library, and UVic’s Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA)

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    Meet and make friends with other students in residence

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    Rooms furnished with bed, desk, chair and wardrobe

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    Programs and events for academic, personal and community development

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    Access to University Wi-Fi 

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    Residence Services staff to help you settle in and offer support 

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    Specialized living learning communities

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Living on campus 

It’s important to note that the style of housing and the types of amenities available will vary among residences. Your on-campus housing options will vary based on your academic year and degree level.

For students living in single or double dormitory rooms, a residence meal plan is required. Students living in Cluster housing, Pod-style housing or dormitory apartments may purchase a meal plan from University Food Services.

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Single bed

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Private or shared washrooms 

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Closet or wardrobe with drawers 

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Access to shared laundry facilities 

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Desk chair

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Lounges with social spaces

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Utilities included 

A closer look at UVic student housing 

Residences are grouped into neighbourhoods, each with its own social activities and events for wellness, academics and leadership.

UVic Residence Tour

Want to see what UVic housing looks like? 

Join a student-led UVic residence tour of the different housing options available on campus. 

UVic What to bring to residence

What should you bring to residence at UVic?

Housing and meal costs per academic year 

Housing Type Price range*
Single bedroom CAD$13,660–CAD$13,935 
Shared “double” bedroom (2 people) CAD$11,697
*Rates are for a dormitory room and standard meal plan for undergraduate students are based on September to April 2023-2024 rates. On-campus apartments for graduate students are CAD$8,353–CAD$10,872.

Living off campus 

For students who wish to live off campus, UVic connects students to rental properties through its rental partners.

Discover your student housing options