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VIU Student Residences

Academic Year 2022/23, Fall 2022 and Summer 2022 Terms are all Open Now!

Room Offers for Academic Year 2022/23 and Fall 2022 will begin to go out on May 9, 2022.

Are you ready to join VIU Student Residences? Register, Apply or Log back into the Student Housing Portal.

Our Current Active Term is:  Summer 2022 (Term Dates are May 1-August 18, 2022)

We are currently offering rooms to Summer 2022 applicants.  There are a few spaces left so apply now!

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Who Lives on Residences?

Our facilities house over 500 students on VIU’s Nanaimo campus each year. Residents come to our community from across Canada and the world, each bringing different life experiences and perspectives to VIU. This is what makes living in a residence community so interesting and dynamic. Residences abide by the guidelines of our Community Standards Handbook, so we can create a respectful, enjoyable, and safe experience for every student and staff member. 

Students in residence talking in a shared kitchen
    

Where We Live & Work

There are 10 Residence buildings located in the western area of the Nanaimo campus at 4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC offering a variety of accommodation. The different building styles include : Traditional/Dorm, Townhouse, and Apartment. 

The Cedar Centre building is the administration hub of the residence buildings where you will find a 24-hour front desk, the Residence Life office, mailboxes, and laundry facilities.

Also, find out how to get to Vancouver Island University via your preferred transportation option

the residence are located on the top north side of the Nanaimo campus

The Staff & Community  

The VIU Residence Life Program is supported by a 24 hour front desk staff, two professional staff members and fifteen Community Leaders. Your Community Leader will probably be the first person you meet on campus. These dedicated upper year student leaders plan programming and build community in every area of the residence. These programs are in support of "ResLife" and creating a positive community space on residence. There are many staff members that contribute to the quality of life on residence you can learn more about their roles at our "Meet the Staff" page.

Resident assistants welcoming new students to the campus

Please Note: To fill out your application for Residence we recommend using these web browsers : Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge

A Rainy Day Residence Tour

Want to know what buildings and rooms look like? Check out this quick rainy day tour of our VIU Residence site!

COVID-19: How We Are Adapting to Be Safe  

 
Learn how VIU and VIU Residences is combating COVID-19

 How we are adapting to be safe