Business and Management Programs - New Student Orientation Day

Your Continuing Studies at UVic experience is just around the corner and you may have questions about your program, the campus or the city of Victoria. Continuing Studies is pleased to offer a New Student Orientation Day with a variety of sessions to set you up for success. Sessions will be held each September, January and May at the start of each term. Information is provided for both domestic and international students. Please review the details below for upcoming sessions and other helpful information.

As the Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) and the Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) programs are non-credit, students are not eligible to attend the University of Victoria general orientation. This is why Continuing Studies is happy to offer our own Orientation Day with information and events catered to our students’ needs.

Before your program starts, please review this information: 

What the Orientation Day covers

 Program Orientation

Familiarize yourself with your program details and the University of Victoria including: 

  • Program completion requirements
  • Program policies
  • Student resources
  • Course registration and deadlines
  • How to obtain a NetLink ID and ONECard
  • Life on the UVic campus
  • Who to contact with questions

  Brightspace Training

All Business and Management courses, both face-to-face and online, use a learning management system called Brightspace. This session will introduce you to Brightspace and how to navigate through your course content.

  Student Services Information

As a student, it is important that you prioritize your wellbeing and feel connected and engaged. Meet Student Services Team and learn more about the services and supports available to you during your program:

  Campus tour

Volunteers from the UVic Philippine Community Club are happy to provide a campus tour for new program students. The tour will be provided in English, and all new domestic and international students are welcome to attend.

Upcoming program orientation sessions

In order to attend a program orientation session, students must be registered to begin the CBA or DBA program in May 2024. Students only need to register for one program orientation session. All content will be covered in both of the sessions below. 

On-Campus (Group A)

Friday, May 3, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST)

Register for Group A

On-Campus (Group B)

Friday, May 3, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (PST)

Register for Group B

Digital Package

If you are unable to come to campus, please register for the "Digital Package". You will receive a recorded version of the Program Orientation Session, a guided video tour of the UVic Campus, links to Brightspace video tutorials, and the Student Services presentation slides. This will be sent to you at the end of the day on orientation day.

Register for Digital Package


If you have any questions before the start of your program, please do not hesitate to contact our office at