On-campus housing

On-campus housing available January 2, 2022

We are now accepting reservations for in-person residencies and temporary short-term accommodations for stays from January 2, 2022 onwards. It is a requirement of the BC government that students living in on-campus student housing are vaccinated.

Email Student Services for support if you're a student entering self-isolation. We can help you find accommodations and food services, too, if you're self-isolating outside of Victoria.

Room in the Nixon building with double bed and desk.

You can book on-campus rooms for your short-term residencies or temporary housing needs.

Off-campus housing and international homestay options are also available for your long term needs.

Rooms and amenities

You can choose from two types of rooms in the Nixon building:

  • private single occupancy rooms with ensuite washroom, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker (available for short-term residency stays only)
  • dormitory-style single occupancy rooms with shared washrooms

We have 59 dorm rooms and 33 ensuite single occupancy rooms.

You're invited to make yourself at home during your stay. Student lounges include fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, toasters, kettles and cutlery.

You can also purchase healthy, fresh meals at the nearby Habitat Café seven days a week. You'll receive a bonus if you prepay for meals on a Value Card.

Book a short-term room for your residency

For short-term residencies your program area will email you a code two months before your residency starts. Use this program room block code to book your stay online. You can stay the night before the first day of your residency until the day after your residency ends.

If you need to make changes once you've booked, you can edit your reservation.

Book a temporary room while you look for long-term housing

You can also request a room on campus for up to two weeks while you get settled and look for long-term housing.

Send your request up to three months before your program's start date. Decisions will be made on a first come, first served basis. If we have space for you, we'll send you confirmation one month before your program starts.

Accessible rooms

If you need a room with ensuite bathroom because of a medical condition or other accessibility needs, you can reserve your room through Accessibility Services. You can also request accessible parking for your stay.


Register for your room booking, pay and collect your room key from the Campus Welcome Desk. It's open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the main floor of the Learning and Innovation Centre.

You'll find parking right out front. If you arrive by taxi, you can drop off your luggage at Campus Security on the ground floor of the Millward Building and walk to the Learning and Innovation Centre to check in.

After-hours check-in

If you arrive between 7:30 p.m. and 8 a.m., you can check in by visiting Campus Security on the ground floor of the Millward Building. Complete the check-in process at the Campus Welcome Desk at 8 a.m. the next day.

Secure storage

When you check out on your last day of classes, you can leave your luggage in a secure storage area with Campus Security.


After you check in, move your vehicle to the P3 overnight parking lot. You are welcome to leave your luggage with Campus Security in the Millward Building while you do.

Pay parking is in effect in all campus parking lots. Buy your parking pass online. 

Campus map

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