Royal Roads University

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You come to Royal Roads to learn, study and achieve. And you will.

But what you may not expect is how much you'll learn about yourself. How much your time at Royal Roads will transform your life.

Our goal is to make your Royal Roads education a valuable and fulfilling experience. Your distinct life experiences, academic background and personal history will enrich every class you’re part of.

Like us, you’re different, and that’s why we want you here. Our educational approach isn’t just about deep knowledge of subject matter, but an even deeper knowledge of self.

Areas of Expertise

Our programs meet you where you are, whether you're a first-year undergrad student or you're pursuing a second (or third!) degree. Your education, and your future, are in good hands at Royal Roads. Here's why:

  • You'll bring who you are and what background you have into the classroom. So will your classmates. You'll learn from each other, making your courses feel like a think tank of innovation.
  • Online or on campus, you'll feel like you're part of our community. Faculty, staff and students are on your side, supporting you as you learn.
  • We've been doing online education successfully for more than 25 years. The technology and methods we use have been carefully chosen to enhance your learning experience.
  • Your education at Royal Roads will help you take the next step, big or small, in your career. You'll have the skills and confidence to rise to the next level.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:151 bedsLowest: $6,000Highest: $6,000

You can choose from two types of rooms in the Nixon building:

  • private single occupancy rooms with ensuite washroom, mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker (available for short-term residency stays only)
  • dormitory-style single occupancy rooms with shared washrooms

Off Campus Housing

Royal Roads University partners with Canada Homestay Network to provide homestays for international students. Colwood and Langford are the closest municipalities to Royal Roads. They are the most convenient areas to live if you're studying on campus.

Career Planning

Your career goals are unique to you. Career Learning & Development is RRU's central resource for innovative career development and support. We enhance your classroom experience and support your career goals through career events, professional planning and preparation, strong networks, and specialized career advising.


You can hit the gym, on-campus or online. The Recreation Centre is free for Royal Roads students and open to the public. Relax and recharge with fitness equipment, a yoga studio and weight room. Or do a home workout to our videos. You can also get closer to nature with the many trails on our 260-acre campus. Old-growth forest, stunning views of the Olympic mountains and plenty of fresh air promise to clear and inspire your mind.


Drop-in fitness and yoga classes are included with membership to the Recreation Centre.


You never know where you'll find an opportunity to change the world. Joining a student club will bring you closer to people who share your interests and values. People who, like you, want to do creative and courageous things. To start a club or organization, contact Student Services or the Royal Roads University Student Association.

Information Technology

Visit the computer customer service hub for help with your technology questions. Our IT staff provide resources to support Royal Roads students with issues such as:

  • passphrase reset
  • account issues (MyAdmin and academic accounts)
  • accessing email
  • IT help
  • computer requirements for online learning
  • internet and network configuration
  • IT security
  • system maintenance

Special Services

At Royal Roads University we strive to support your mental health and wellbeing, so you can thrive as a student. Find services to help you manage the normal stresses of being a student and realize your own academic potential. Receive support as you work productively to fulfill your potential and achieve your educational goals. Get counselling and learning strategy, accessibility, health and wellness services to make the most of your student experience, whether you're learning online or on campus.

Campus Tour

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.


The impressive Hatley Castle, completed in 1909 for James Dunsmuir, is a designated federal heritage building.

Modified on April 21, 2022