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VIU Student Residences

Are you ready to join VIU Student Residences? Academic Year 2022-23, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 are all Open Now

Spring 2023 Term is Open Now on the Residence portal !

Important Application Dates:

  • Fall 2022 (Sept. 4 - Dec. 22) - Open Until Dec. 1
  • Academic Year 2022-23 (Sept. 4 - April 27) - Open Until Dec. 1
  • Spring 2023 (Jan. 4 - April 27, 2023) - Open
  • Academic Year 2023-24 (Sept. 4, 2023 - April 25, 2024) - Opens January 4, 2023
  • Summer 2023 (May 1 - August 18, 2023) - Opens February 15, 2023

Room offers for Spring 2023 have started and will continue throughout the Spring 2023 until spaces are filled.

Register, Apply or Log back into the Student Residence Portal.

Our Current Active Term is: Fall 2022 and Academic Year 2022/23.  We now have Modern Double Rooms!  Apply now in the portal.

Register / Apply / Log in - Residence Portal

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. Meet the Staff.

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

Learn how COVID-19 is impacting VIU Residence