New Student Orientation

Whether you are online or on-campus, we're ready to welcome you and help you make the most of your life-changing education.

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International Student Orientation

Our International Student Orientation is designed to provide you with critical international student-specific information prior to your arrival and program start.

All new international students in degree programs are expected to attend an online orientation session prior to their program start. Join us on Friday, August 4 or Friday, August 18. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at

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On-Campus Student Orientation

Our On-Campus Student Orientation is designed to connect new students and the RRU community through interactive workshops and campus tours.

All new on-campus students in degree programs are expected to attend our on-campus orientation prior to their program start. Join us on Friday, September 1 or Thursday, September 7. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at

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Housing: Where to stay while studying at RRU?

Whether it’s the bustling community of Langford, the fast-growing city of Colwood, or the beautiful city of Victoria, several housing opportunities are available to you.

Join us online on Wednesday, August 9 or Thursday, August 24, to learn more about housing options and hear from fellow students about their experience finding a place to call home here in Greater Victoria.

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Campus Connect

Campus Connect is the place to explore life at RRU, meet the campus community and challenge our Campus Ambassadors to fun and games! Join us on Wednesday, September 20.

We are thrilled to host RRU's 2nd "New to Me" Clothing Rally at this season’s Campus Connect. Did you recently arrive in Victoria with just a couple of suitcases, tons of dreams, and the courage to start anew? Does living on a “student budget” make shopping for new clothes a challenge? RRU's 2nd “New to Me” Clothing Rally is just for you.

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Indigenous Student Orientation

If your ancestors are Indigenous Peoples of the Lands we now call Canada or you’re Indigenous to other regions of the world, we are grateful that you have chosen to study at Royal Roads. We are committed to supporting your success.

We encourage you to connect with Candice Cook, our Indigenous Student Services Coordinator, to get oriented to RRU.



When your student account is activated, you'll be automatically registered for LaunchPad. LaunchPad is our online site built to help you understand what to expect and how to succeed at RRU.

In addition, we offer LaunchPad Live! to connect in real time. We host LaunchPad Live twice a month, so visit our Events page to check out our upcoming sessions. Possible conversation topics include Student Life, Funding Your Education, Digital Literacy, Time Management & Study Skills and Stress Management & Building Resilience.