School of Music Student Handbook

Welcome to the UVic School of Music community!

This handbook addresses important policies and procedures at the School of Music. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with and abide by the guidelines and regulations outlined here as well as other UVic policies. We encourage you to review these materials and use it as a resource throughout your degree program. Familiarity with all aspects of this handbook will aid you in your musical and academic experience at the School of Music.

If you have questions that have not been answered in this handbook, please contact your advisor. For further guidance on academic policies, please consult the current UVic Calendar.



How do we contact you? What's the best way to get in touch with us? Where can you find information about the School of Music? Find answers to all of your questions about department communications.

First Week Activities

Timetables, meetings, auditions, keys. Here’s what you need to know in order to survive your first week.

Academic Information

From faculty advisors to plagiarism, degree requirements to graduation, here you'll find information about your studies at the School of Music. Learn more about academic information.

Performing Opportunities & Concerts

Ensembles, graduating recitals, noon concerts, faculty and guest performances–these are some of the numerous opportunities to perform or take in a concert as an audience member. Learn more about performing and concert opportunities.

Building Information & Policies

Many facilities and resources are available to School of Music students. Please respect the guidelines and policies regarding their use. Learn more about facilities and resources.

Scholarships & Work Study

Attending the School of Music is an exciting opportunity to invest in your future and we are proud to award more than $250,000 each year in scholarships, bursaries, and teaching assistantships. Work Study provides additional financial assistance through on-campus part-time employment. Learn more!

Additional Resources

UVic offers many services to students. Here is a quick reference guide of useful links to some campus resources.

Important Documents & Forms

Your shortcut to some of the School of Music’s important documents and forms: