Student calls on UVic to change bylaws regarding sleeping in vehicles on campus


A student from the University of Victoria is calling on the university to allow students to sleep overnight in vehicles in campus parking lots. Braedon Lowey transferred to UVic in 2022 and chose to live in a van, rather than rent an apartment due to the increasing housing costs. Lowey began to sleep in UVic parking lots because of the convenience and security, but was recently told by a security guard that he could no longer do this. Lowey said that he knows of other students who live in vans and is hoping that UVic will change its bylaws to allow people to sleep in vehicles in campus parking lots. A UVic spokesperson said that the university does not have infrastructure to support overnight camping, and that the university is working to expand housing options for its students.

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