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RockVIU 2021: Welcome to Campus



RockVIU 2021

What is RockVIU?

RockVIU: Welcome to Campus is Vancouver Island University's annual new student orientation facilitated by the Office of Co-Curricular Engagement & Learning. RockVIU presents an opportunity for new students to explore their campuses, meet their faculty, and form new connections with their peers. This year's hybrid orientation will consist of a full week of onboarding activities followed by a week of student orientation events aimed to explore the theme of Connect, Engage, Discover.

Thank you to our RockVIU 2021 Presenting Partner: Panago




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Event Schedule

This year’s event will be jam-packed with exciting activities designed to orient students with VIU campuses, resources, and services while connecting students with their faculty and peers. Register today and check out the links below!


Here is the overview schedule of all events. All timings are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

RockVIU 2021: Overview Schedule

Detailed Schedule

Click on Week One and Week Two to learn more about all the events happening throughout RockVIU. Be sure to register using the button above!

Week One

RockVIU: Week One

August 23, 2021 - August 27, 2021

Come to the first week of RockVIU 2021: "Onboarding New Students" happening from August 23 to August 27. Students will connect over Beach Fire Chats sessions and in-person Campus Excursions.

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RockVIU: Week Two

RockVIU: Week Two

August 30, 2021 - September 3, 2021

Join us for our second week of RockVIU 2021: "Welcome to Campus" happening from August 30 to September 3. Engage in the Opening Ceremony, Virtual Campus Adventures, Connect Fair, VIU’s Got Talent, Interactive Art Exhibition, Block Party Evening Socials, a Drive-in Movie and Pizza!

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More Event Details

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Don't forget to download VIU's Co-Curricular Involvement App to access all RockVIU and other VIU events.

Connect with other VIU students and community members, utilize your personalized agenda, and access a variety of campus resources, services, and events while gaining Rewards Points to trade in for fabulous prizes.

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Get Involved at Orientation!

Are you interested in welcoming new students as they start their university journey? RockVIU 2021 is looking for diverse volunteers to bring a variety of abilities, personalities, backgrounds and expertise between August 23 and September 3.

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Connect. Engage. Discover.

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