University of Victoria Grad Student Society

After a solid Reading Week break, we invite you to check out our events calendar for the rest of November!
Nov 18, 2017 @ 9:01am

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GSS Welcome Weekend

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GSS Welcome Weekend


Date and Time: September 8th - 10th

Information and Sign Up

The GSS has organized a series of social events as part of a Welcome Weekend for new students. The goal is to introduce you to one another, to UVic, and to the city of Victoria! As of September 4th, Welcome Weekend has officially reached maximum capacity! Students are not able to sign up for Welcome Weekend as of September 4th.

*IMPORTANT* Please note a change the schedule below: The Vinning St. Market event is now scheduled from 12-2pm and beach day will be scheduled from 2pm to 6pm!

Events include icebreakers, an evening social downtown (location tbd), a hike up Pkols (previously know as Mount Douglas) and a day by the beach in Cadboro Bay.

If you want the opportunity to meet new people and explore a bit of Victoria, sign up below!


Welcome Weekend Schedule

Registration is full!

 The total cost for the event comes to $25 (includes a t-shirt, supplies are limited) and goodie bag, access to Friday, Saturday and Sunday events hosted by the GSS, and some light snacks.  Payment must be made by September 8th at the GSS Office (located in the Halpern Centre).

For information on UVic's official orientation events, see UVic Orientation

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Events Coordinator Neil Barney at

*NOTE: We highly encourage all participants to ensure they have their UVic OneCard before the weekend. Get your photo taken at the University Centre, M-F 8:30am-4:30pm (