New Student Orientation

Wednesday, January 3 to Thursday, January 4, 2024

RockVIU is your chance to learn how to get the most out of your time at VIU.  Explore campus, meet faculty and connect with other students. 

You can attend a mix of online activities and info sessions. 

We also offer additional orientation events for graduate students and international students. 

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RockVIU schedule

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

9 am
Q&A Panel: Access your Student Services
Learn what services are available to you as a VIU student. This session will cover academic advising, financial aid and awards, accessibility services and more. It’s also your opportunity to ask any question about the support available to you as a student at VIU.

11 am
Q&A Panel: How to get Involved at VIU
Taking part in activities outside the classroom is a great way to get to know other students and strengthen your leadership skills. During this session, ask all the questions you have about getting involved at VIU!

12 pm
University Survival Guide: Setting up your Student Account
Learn how to create your student account, use the Co-Curricular Record Involvement App and the Experience Hub.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

10 am to 5 pm 

Campus Adventures
Take part in an interactive, guided tour of the campus led by RockVIU leaders. This is your opportunity to get familiar with the campus layout and learn about VIU facilities, services and student life on campus.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

5 to 8 pm
VIU's Got Talent
VIU’s Got Talent is an annual event held at Vancouver Island University where students and faculty can display their talents. Students will audition and selected contestants will be invited to compete on the VIU’s Got Talent stage. You can audition by sending in video clips of your talents, and selected contestants will be invited to compete in the finals. During the finals, contestants will have 8 to 10 minutes to perform their talent in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. The judges will then select the top three performances as winners of the top prizes.