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RockVIU 2023: New Student Orientation



RockVIU 2023

New Student Orientation

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

This year the RockVIU team welcomes all new students to campus with a mix of in-person activities and online info sessions.

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

Events for all new students

Tuesday, January 3

How to get involved at VIU

1 pm | Virtual session

Learn how you can take your university experience to the next level by getting involved in all that VIU has to offer. Taking part in in activities outside that classroom is a great way to get to know other students and strengthen your leadership skills. This session is your chance to ask all the questions you have about how to get involved at VIU!

Join Zoom at 1 pm

Friday, January 6

Accessing your student services

9 am | Virtual session

Learn what services are available to you as a VIU student. This session will cover services like academic advising, financial aid and awards or accessibility services. It’s also your opportunity to ask any question about supports.

Join Zoom at 9 am

Intro to your VIU Students' Union

1 pm | In-person session
Building 200, Room 203

Learn about your Students' Union and what it means to be a member. There are plenty of ways to get involved, build skills and relationships, and make a big impact during your time at VIU.

Campus Adventure

2 pm | In-person session
Meet at the Welcome Centre

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

Sign up for Campus Adventure

Thursday, January 26

VIU's Got Talent

5:30 pm | in-person event
Malaspina Theatre at VIU

Watch VIU students, alumni and faculty compete on stage in this annual event. The performances will include variety of talents, and you can vote for your favourite on social media.

Sign up for VIU's Got Talent

RockVIU is hosted by VIU’s Office of Co-Curricular Engagement & Learning.