Campus experience

Irises and Rhododendrons grow outside the cement and glass library

See yourself here

Gardens. A lagoon. A castle. A national historic site.

Royal Roads University campus is located on 260 hectares of parkland on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) families.

As a student, you'll walk from building to building with classmates — and peacocks — passing by.

With a backdrop of the Juan de Fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains, your mind will be invigorated, your creativity switched on.

And, among the ancient firs, you'll find facilities and amenities to support your education.

It's an extraordinary place to learn.

Campus tours

Our campus map is a good place to start to see the lay of the land.

Next, watch a virtual tour of our campus. (Bonus: you can show your friends and family there's no place like Royal Roads!)

Once you arrive in Victoria, book a campus tour to walk the grounds and find everything you need. You can also join a heritage tour and enjoy free access to the gardens.

Student life

Royal Roads warmly welcomes all people and communities.

Diversity brings creativity, innovation and strength. You'll feel at home here.

Getting to know us

Once a month, we host a casual, online drop-in session about student life at Royal Roads. You'll learn about the campus, housing, activities and events, and what you'll experience when you're a student.

Clubs and activities

Connect with people who share your interests and values.

Learning resources

You'll find learning resources to support your education: the library, bookstore, writing centre, bookable study rooms and more.

Food

The Habitat Café in the Grant Building offers exceptional cuisine in a casual environment. You can buy a Value Card to use at the cafeteria and kiosk.

Accommodations

Students can stay on campus in our dorms for short periods, for example, to attend a residency at Royal Roads.

If you're taking a full-time program on campus, you'll need to find long-term housing off-campus.

Gym

Students receive a free gym membership at the Royal Roads Recreation Centre.

Multi-faith spaces

The Chapel and Interfaith Room are available for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer 24 hours a day.

Sneq’wa e’lun – Blue Heron House

Indigenous students will experience a home away from home at Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House). Inside, you’ll find a quiet place to study, a kitchen, lounge, resource library and gathering spaces.

Parking

Our parking lots have reasonable rates. For hourly and daily parking, purchase a ticket from the meters in each lot. For longer stays, buy a pass at the Welcome Desk of the Learning and Innovation Centre.

Campus Security

For serious injuries or emergencies call 911 first, then call Campus Security.

Call Campus Security if you feel unsafe, witness something concerning or need first aid.

Phone 250.391.2525 or dial 2525 from any campus phone.

Use a blue emergency phone with a direct line to Campus Security in the following locations:

  • at the entrance to parking lot #3 (P3)
  • at the east entrance to the Grant Building
  • between the Boat House and Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House)

Safe walk

You can ask Campus Security to walk with you between parking lots and buildings if you are working or studying late on campus.