Accommodation at the University of Victoria

Accommodation for the Conference

What to Bring
While linens and towels are provided, you may wish to bring your favourite pillow or blanket. There is a small store on campus where you can buy items such as milk and snacks. Other items you may wish to pack include:

  • A kettle/coffee maker, tea/coffee, and a mug
  • A travel clock
  • A hair dryer
  • A small flashlight
  • Slippers and a robe to wear to the bathroom
  • Any other items you need to make yourself comfortable.

Bed and breakfast is provided with the Dorm Room option only. All other accommodation options DO NOT include any meals. There are a variety of places around the campus to eat and generally they offer gluten-free and vegetarian options on their menus. For more information see Meals at the Conference.


Arrival Details

The Conference is just around the corner. We hope that all of you have made your travel arrangements. The Conference is taking place on a holiday weekend and the roads and ferries will be busy. Check out Getting to the Island and Getting to the University for detailed information.

Checking In

Everyone must check in before attending any classes or events.  When you arrive at the University of Victoria (UVic), proceed to Parking Lot 5. Do not unpack your car yet, just lock it and pay for parking. Volunteers will be available in the parking lot to help you purchase your parking. Follow the signs and proceed directly to the check-in desk in the Cadboro Commons Building.

Staying On-campus

After you have checked in, go to the University of Victoria Residence Services area where you will pick up your key and be shown your room. Please be advised that you cannot check-in with Residence Services before 3 pm. Residence Services will store you luggage until Residence check-in opens if you are arriving by air.


If you have a vehicle, it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the parking rules at the University.

Check-in Times

Pre-Conference Three Day Workshops registrants

  • Tuesday June 27 – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday June 28th – 8:00 to 9:00 am

Conference registrants

  • Friday June 30th – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 to 9:00 am

A la Carte Registrants

  • As given above.


Accommodation for the Conference is booked separately from the Conference Registration.

All conference participants wishing to stay in on-campus residences will need to book their accommodation directly with Residence Services at the University of Victoria.

Please read the University of Victoria Residence Services Terms and Conditions before you book your accommodation.

Book Your University of Victoria Accommodation

News update – January 25, 2017

All available cluster units and apartments are now fully booked.

Options for Accommodation at the University of Victoria.

Please note all rates are quoted and payable in Canadian dollars only.
Be sure to read the University of Victoria Accommodation Terms and Conditions .

Option 1 – Dorm Rooms
Dorm rooms are single or twin with semi-private or group washrooms on each floor. Bed linens, pillows, towels, and WiFi access are provided. The rate includes vouchers for breakfast.

Rates per night:
Single dorm room and one breakfast voucher,  $58.95 + 15% tax CAD.

Twin dorm room and two breakfast vouchers,  $79.90 + 15% tax CAD.

Option 2 – Cluster UnitsAre now fully booked.

Option 3 – Apartments — Are now fully booked.