The University of Victoria opened a new student housing facility, as well as its upgraded transit exchange, at the end of August (2022) in time for the Fall semester. The eight-storey residence will provide 398 beds to meet student housing needs, primarily for first-year students, and includes a 715-seat dining hall with a passive house kitchen.

“On-campus housing helps students transition to post-secondary studies and creates a sense of community and connection,” said UVic President Kevin Hall. “These new student-housing buildings will also help to alleviate pressure on the rental market in the surrounding community.”