This week on the campus upgrade project


University Drive roadwork

Upgrades to campus core services (power, data, water, drainage, and lighting) continue at the top of campus. Repaving will be complete early next week. Flaggers are managing traffic flow to keep the disruption to staff, students and campus visitors minimal.

The second phase of the upgrade is also underway at the bottom of University Drive near the Boathouse and is expected to extend over the next four weeks.

If you are travelling to campus during peak periods, plan a few extra minutes into your schedule to allow for the possibility of brief traffic delays. Enjoy some fresh air and plan to park in one of the larger lots on campus (P4-upper track, P3-south of the castle, or P7-adjacent to the Sherman Jen Building) and walk to class or your office!

Safety First! Construction trucks are circulating frequently on campus. All staff, students and campus visitors are reminded to obey the posted speed limits and watch for flaggers  directing traffic. Safe driving on campus is essential to everyone’s wellbeing.

Hatley Castle walkways

In keeping with Royal Roads’ commitment to campus upgrades, restoration of the brick walkways around Hatley Castle and Italian Gardens will begin early February on the west side of the castle in the Italian Gardens. The walkways will be restored with careful consideration of the historical look and impact on the surrounding gardens. 

Campus space planning

Thank you to everyone on campus for welcoming the campus space planning team. They have been on campus throughout the fall preparing a comprehensive inventory of Royal Roads’ space and furniture.

This work will be completed over the coming weeks and will be important for updates to the long-term campus plan.

Upcoming: parking infrastructure

Improvements to campus parking infrastructure continue to move forward. Enhancements to the P7 lot adjacent the Sherman Jen building are underway. More information will be shared as soon as the work schedule is finalized.

Data Services


Additional data cabling work has been identified on floor 1 and 2, with completion expected by the end of January. The migration of the Grant building to the upgraded network is planned for February.   


Data cabling in the Learning & Innovation Centre (LIC) began this week, with completion expected by the end of January. The project team, academic scheduling and key stakeholders are working together to minimize disruption to LIC occupants as work progresses. The migration of the LIC Building to the upgraded network is planned for March.

Boathouse and Sneq'wa e'lun

The next buildings on the priority list for data cabling are the Boathouse and Sneq'wa e'lun (Blue Heron House).

More details to follow in the coming crossroads articles.