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VIU Student Residences

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. 


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. There are an array of different building styles that 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 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.

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!

Academic Year 2022/23 and Fall 2022 Applications are Open January 2022!

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

Our Current Open Term is:  Spring 2022 (January- April 2022)

We currently have a waitlist for the Spring 2022 semester.  We will continue to offer rooms on a rolling basis, as space becomes available.

Register / Apply / Log in - Residence Portal

COVID-19: How We Are Adapting to Be Safe  

We are still have rooms and are accepting applications for Spring 2021. 
Learn how VIU and VIU Residences is combating COVID-19