See yourself here
Gardens. A lagoon. A castle. A national historic site.
Royal Roads University campus is located on 260 hectares of parkland on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) families.
As a student, you'll walk from building to building with classmates — and peacocks — passing by.
With a backdrop of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains, your mind will be invigorated, your creativity switched on.
And, among the ancient firs, you'll find facilities and amenities to support your education.
It's an extraordinary place to learn.
Take a virtual tour of campus
Our campus map is a good place to start to see the lay of the land.
To get a feel for what it's like to be on campus, watch one of our virtual tour videos (Bonus: you can show your friends and family there's no place like Royal Roads!). You can also watch the campus virtual tour in Spanish, Portuguese or Mandarin.
Once you arrive in Victoria, book a campus tour to walk the grounds and find everything you need. You can also join a heritage tour and enjoy free access to the gardens.
Royal Roads warmly welcomes all people and communities.
Diversity brings creativity, innovation and strength. You'll feel at home here.
Getting to know us
Once a month, we host a casual, online drop-in session about student life at Royal Roads. You'll learn about the campus, housing, activities and events, and what you'll experience when you're a student.
Clubs and activities
Connect with people who share your interests and values.
- Join a school club. Choose from student, Pride and diversity groups, or start your own.
- Volunteer in the community and pay it forward.
- Attend virtual and in-person events, like our coffee house chats, where you can meet people from different programs.
You'll find learning resources to support your education: the library, bookstore, writing centre, bookable study rooms and more.
The Habitat Café in the Grant Building offers exceptional cuisine in a casual environment. You can buy a Value Card to use at the cafeteria and kiosk.
Students can stay on campus in our dorms for short periods, for example, to attend a residency at Royal Roads.
If you're taking a full-time program on campus, you'll need to find long-term housing off-campus.
Students receive a free gym membership at the Royal Roads Recreation Centre.
The Chapel and Interfaith Room are available for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer 24 hours a day.
Sneq’wa e’lun – Blue Heron House
Indigenous students will experience a home away from home at Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House). Inside, you’ll find a quiet place to study, a kitchen, lounge, resource library and gathering spaces.
Our parking lots have reasonable rates. For hourly and daily parking, purchase a ticket from the meters in each lot. For longer stays, buy a pass at the Welcome Desk of the Sequoia Building.
For serious injuries or emergencies call 911 first, then call Campus Security.
Call Campus Security if you feel unsafe, witness something concerning or need first aid.
Phone 250.391.2525 or dial 2525 from any campus phone.
Use a blue emergency phone with a direct line to Campus Security in the following locations:
- at the entrance to the Central Parking lot
- at the east entrance to the Grant Building
- between the Boat House and Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House)
You can ask Campus Security to walk with you between parking lots and buildings if you are working or studying late on campus.