Campus Kick Off 2020

What is Campus Kick Off?

Welcome to campus, UVic students!.

Campus Kick Off is a welcome week for UVic students. It’s an opportunity to get to know people and the UVic environment. The start of this year might look a little different from years in the past, but the University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) is excited to connect with you.

We are taking measures to ensure our favourite events can still happen safely. This Campus Kick Off features a series of events, both on-campus AND online where we can come together and have fun.

Check out our program, from Wednesday, September 9th to Friday, September 11th, 2020. Follow us on social media for all the updates, and use the hashtag #CKO2020 to post your own.


Wednesday September 9th

  • Online Instagram Challenges: 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram 
  • Vendor Fair: 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram
  • Online Trivia Night: 7:30pm – 9:30pm — Online

Thursday September 10th

  • Online Instagram Challenges 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram 
  • Vendor Fair: 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram
  • Movie Night: 10:00pm — Cinecenta

Friday September 11th

  • Online Instagram Challenges: 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram 
  • Vendor Fair: 10:00am – 4:00pm — Instagram
  • Bands on the Roof: 12:00pm – 5:00pm — Live-Stream on Facebook
  • E-Sports Tournament: 7:00pm – End — Online

Online Trivia Night:

  • Time: Wednesday September 9th, 2020 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Sign up here

Our regular trivia nights, a partnership with Felicita’s and IQ 2000, have gone online to keep bringing you the trivia fun we know and love! Bring your quick thinking and treasure trove of info in your brain, and we’ll provide the rest. You can sign up as a team with friends (4-6 people), go it alone, or ask to be put in teams with other people for a chance to meet and have fun with others! The events will consist of four rounds of fun general pub style trivia, ranging from short music clips, guessing celebrity faces, and quick fire general trivia questions!

Join in, have fun, win prizes!

Online Instagram Challenges:

  • Time: Wednesday-Friday (September 9th – September 11th, 2020) – 10am – 4pm
  • Location: @uvss

Stay tuned for our daily Instagram challenges for your chance to win prizes! We’ll be posting challenges each day of CKO — Sept 9, 10, and 11 — at 10am. Tag #CKO2020 #CKOchallenge and @UVSS to make your submission. Our judges will award their favorite(s) with some awesome prizes!

Join in, have fun, win prizes!

Vendor Fair:

  • Time: Wednesday-Friday (September 9th – September 11th, 2020) – 10am – 4pm
  • Location: Instagram

We’ll be bringing our vendor fair online this year (to Instagram) and making it more participatory. We know UVic students are talented and creative, and we want to showcase that! Do you make jewelry, teach taekwondo, provide IT services, or what else it might be? We’re inviting you to help us create a hub to share students’ products, services, and talents.

During all 3 days of CKO, we will be sharing the @ of student-run businesses and initiatives, recommended by students! Join us to let us know what student businesses and talents you want to share and support! 

*Our traditional vendor fair with in-person interaction will happen as soon we are all safe to gather again! 

Movie Night:

  • Time: Thursday September 10th, 2020 – 10pm
  • Location: Cinecenta (in the Student Union Building) 
  • Sign-up here

The CKO Movie Night will now take place at Cinecenta, rather than in the Quad — a change made due to the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19. Thanks to Cinecenta and SUB staff for working to ensure we can create a safe environment for this movie screening. We’re excited to bring you LEGO Batman at the amazing movie theatre we have within our very own building! 

We appreciate your cooperation to ensure this event can run safely and smoothly. We will ask that all participants register prior to the event (you and anyone you might be attending with), as we will be capping attendance below the provincial guidelines. Please keep in mind that when registering you are agreeing the following safety protocols: 

  • If you are no longer able to attend, please let us know so that we may offer the seats to others on the waitlist! 
  • When registering you are agreeing to wearing masks at entrance and exit of the venue. 
  • You also agree to not congregate in large groups at any point in time, and must maintain 6ft distance from any other groups of viewers! 

Bands on the Roof

  • Time: Friday September 11th, 2020 – 12-5pm
  • Location: Live-streamed on Facebook 

Missing live music in your life since clubs are closed? We feel you, and we’ve got you covered! Great local/student bands will be playing for you from a COVID-safe distance: all the way from the roof of the Student Union Building (SUB)!

So come tune in, play it in the background while you get first week studying in, settling in to your new accommodations, and listen to some amazing local talent!
Band Schedule:
12pm-1pm: San-Pow
1pm-2pm: Ken Kosmic
2pm-3pm: Shepard
3pm-4pm: Geyst
4pm-5pm: Rob Wood Quartet

E-Sport Tournament

Campus Kick Off usually ends with the ThunderFest Soccer Game. This year, we’re still going to end with sports — e-sports, a.k.a. video games! In partnership with UVic Intramural and the E-Sports Committee, who are going to be bringing you an e-sports league in October, we’ll be presenting an e-sports tournament as the finale for our campus kick off!

The UVSS would like to acknowledge the UVic campus is located on the unceded, unsurrendered territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.