UVic students struggle to find housing

July 30, 2021
Times Colonist reports that first year University of Victoria students are struggling to find housing due to a shortage of on-campus housing. UVic is not guaranteeing first-year students on-campus housing due to factors such as increased admissions, previous commitments made to deferring students, and renovations which have resulted in fewer beds being available. First-year students told Times Colonist that they are facing challenges securing alternative rentals given that they have no credit rating or rental references, and that students and parents are considering options such as buying a condo after being waitlisted. UVic says it is supporting students through offering tools and tips for finding accommodations. Times Colonist (BC)