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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.

Attend in-person

6:30 pm VIU Nanaimo campus
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March 16, 2023

Attend virtually

6:30­­–7:30 pm Pacific Time
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February 15, 2023

March 14, 2023

Student life sessions

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

Attend in-person

6:30 pm VIU Nanaimo campus

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February 2, 2023

March 30, 2023

Attend virtually

6:30­­–7:30 pm Pacific Time

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January 31, 2023

February 28, 2023

March 28, 2023

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.

Attend in-person

6:30 pm VIU Nanaimo campus

March 23, 2023

Attend Virtually

6:30­­–7:30 pm Pacific Time
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January 24, 2023

February 21, 2023

March 21, 2023

Mature Students Pub Night

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

Pub Nights

7–9 pm

Students’ Union Pub, VIU Nanaimo campus
Select the date to sign up.

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

Events

In the past two years many of our events have been virtual. We are back to in-person events, and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus.

Discovery Day

Discovery Day is a chance for high school students to experience the VIU campus. The event includes faculty open houses, fun hands-on activities for students and a market where you can learn about student life. Local students visit campus with their high school. Schools that are too far away to attend the in-person event can take part virtually

This year, we’re adding a Discovery Night. This event is an opportunity for students to visit on their own outside of school hours. The Discovery Night also includes sessions for parents and a pub night for mature students.

Accessibility

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 Connect@viu.ca.

Enter to win!

Sign up for VIU emails and be entered to win a grand prize Vancouver Island Stay and Play valued at $2500.

You’ll also be entered to win monthly draws for VIU swag prize packs valued at $150.