Welcome to the UVic and the NSU
JÁN ÍY, ȻENS TÁĆEL HÁLE - It's so good that you've all arrived. This page outlines many topics that students should know about during their time at UVic, created with the input from current students. See also UVic's list of Indigenous Student Resources.
Study Spaces on Campus
Native Students Union
Here you'll find computers with printing, lounge space, a lunch room, books and snacks. Register here to enter with your OneCard.
Located in the Student Union Building B023
First Peoples House
The First Peoples House is a home-away-from-home for Indigenous students and provides a safe space for learning, sharing and community building. Acknowledging the teachings from these territories, one must enter the House with a good mind and good heart.
Human Social Development Indigenous Student Support Centre
Navigating through your university experience can be overwhelming at times. The ISSC is here to help you succeed by being available to provide that extra support you may need.
Located in the Human and Social Development Building, room B211
Students of Colour Collective
SOCC's office and lounge offers students a calm space to work on assignments or hang out. In our space you'll find free printing, iMacs, and a library of books by BIPOC authors.
We are located in the Student Union Building 120 & 122.
First Peoples House
Driven by the Office of Indigenous Academic & Community Engagement, (IACE) the First Peoples House (FPH) is a hub of Indigenous student services.
Here you'll find Elders in Residence, academic support, events, Campus Cousins, study space, a lunch room, and lots of good community vibes.
You can also find the First Peoples House Community Group on Facebook.
Stay in the loop
One of the best way to get info about events, student services, scholarships, resources, and job postings is on the various campus email lists. There's the IACE list, the CIRCLE list, and many more. Click here for the complete list.
Places of Interest
Here you'll see some student services on campus mapped out. Click each icon for more info and links.
Clubs & Course Unions
There's over 100 student run clubs and course unions, including the Outdoors Club, Indigenous Studies Course Union, and more. Learn more here.