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Prospective Students



If you have not yet applied to VIU:

Please Contact a Recruiter.

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Gina, Dakota, Rob and Joanna are available to assist you in making your decisions, application and transition to VIU. Check out the VIU New Students Website, VIU YouTube or VIU on Facebook.

If you have already applied to VIU:

VIU Educational Advisors are found in Building 200 Student Affairs. They will support you in planning and preparing for your academic transition to VIU and through a positive and rewarding educational experience.

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Michelle, Jamie, Lorna, Jennifer, and Shawn and are available to help you with educational planning and throughout your educational journey at VIU. We are your partners in learning. Connect early and often.

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    New applicants should consider attending a You@VIU Advising Welcome Session on campus or online! These sessions are intended to support you in your transition to VIU and ensure that you know the steps you will be taking as you begin your academic planning and work toward your educational goals.

    • Tuesday, December 6 – 6:00–7:30 pm – VIU Nanaimo B250 R120– Register
    • Tuesday, January 24webinar – 4:30–6:00 pm PST – Register
    • Tuesday, February 28 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – VIU Nanaimo B180 R138- Register
    • Tuesday, March 28webinar – 4:30–6:00 pm PST – Register


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After you have applied

Getting Ready for the First Day of Classes

Things to know about when you are a VIU student


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Where to find Services for New Students at VIU

Building 200 Services for Students