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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 about attending VIU.

Upcoming sessions:

  • October 11, 2023 - webinar via Zoom
  • March 6, 2024 - in-person event on the Nanaimo campus

Sign up for the in-person Future Student Session

Sign up for the Future Student Zoom webinar 

Out of Province Student Session

At this session we cover all the basics and answer your questions, with a bit more information about the geographic region, provincial course equivalenices, and student housing. 

Upcoming sessions:

  • December 6, 2023 - webinar via Zoom

Sign up for the Out-of-Province Students webinar

Student Life Sessions

At the Student Life Sessions we cover all the basics about student activities and resources. We'll also answer your questions about what it's like to be a student at VIU.

Upcoming sessions:

  • November 8, 2023 - webinar via Zoom
  • March 27, 2024 - in-person event on the Nanaimo campus

Sign up for the in-person Student Life Session

Sign up for the Student Life Zoom webinar

Parent and Supporter Nights

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

Upcoming sessions:

  • September 20, 2023 - webinar via Zoom
  • February 7, 2024 - in-person event on the Nanaimo campus

Sign up for the in-person Parent's Night

Sign up for the Parent's Night Zoom webinar

School's Out, Counsellors In

Are you a new high school counsellor? Do you help students transitioning to post-secondary education? Let’s connect at Schools out, Counsellors in. Come learn how Vancouver Island University can help you support your students in becoming post-secondary students. Come for the connection, stay for the experience.

Register for School's Out, Counsellors In

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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