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Events and info sessions

Interested in learning about VIU? Join us for an info session or event.

Info sessions

When you attend an info session with a recruiter from the Office of Future Students you’ll get an overview of VIU. We’ll review the variety of programs VIU offers and the process for becoming a student. We will also give you a good picture of the services and supports for students.

We try to cover the wide range of supports and student life activities, which will include things like:

  • athletics
  • clubs
  • research
  • work integrated learning opportunities
  • student housing

We leave time in the presentation to answer your questions. We’ll also make sure you know how to connect with us for more information or help. Anyone can attend any of our info sessions, but our sessions focus on information for specific groups.

Sessions for international students

Thinking about moving to Canada for school? VIU hosts info sessions for international students to learn about coming here for school.

International info sessions

Future student sessions

At these sessions we cover all the basics and answer your questions. We will be joined by current VIU students who will share their experiences and insights about transitioning to university.

Student life sessions

At student life sessions we cover all the basics about student activities and resources. We'll also answer your questions.

Parent's nights

Learn how you can support your child on their post-secondary journey. We want to ensure you have the resources and knowledge you need to support and empower your child in their decisions about university.

We currently have no Future Student, Student Life or Parents' nights scheduled. To learn about the next sessions, sign up for our newsletter.

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Mature Students Night

Learn about the mature student experience at VIU. We’ll cover details important to you and we’ll answer all your questions.

Trivia Night

7–9 pm

Malaspina Theatre, VIU Nanaimo campus

Select the date to sign up. We'll email you location details. 

Program and department info sessions

VIU often hosts info sessions that focus on one program or department. These are a great opportunity to decide if a program is a good fit for you. 

Program and department info sessions


VIU is committed to making our events accessible and barrier-free. If you have any accessibility needs or require accommodations to participate in our events, please email the event organizers at