Residence Fees & Dates

2019/2020 Academic Year

All Room Styles

$250 Damage Deposit
$500 Room Deposit
Due Upon Acceptance

2019/2020 Academic Year*

*Sunday September 1, 2019 to April 25, 2020

*Does not include winter closure in December (between Fall and Spring Semester) or Orientation (prior to commencement of Fall Semester)

2019/2020 Academic Year Dates


Semesters & Terms

SemesterMove-In Day (9:00 am)Move-Out Day (11:00 am)Total Days in Term
Academic Year 2019-2020 (Fall and Spring)September 1, 2019April 25, 2020237
Fall Semester 2019September 1, 2019December 19, 2019109
Spring Semester 2020January 5, 2020April 25, 2020111
Summer Semester 2020May 3, 2020August 8, 202097

Term & Break Extensions

Term & Break ExtensionStartEndFeesDays in Term
Academic Year 2019-2020 Winter BreakDecember 19, 2019January 5, 2020$200 flat fee17
Residence Orientation ProgramAugust 28, 2019September 2, 2019$250 flat fee5
Before Move-In Day or After Move-Out DayAs agreed with VIUAs agreed with VIU$30/day or portionAs agreed with VIU

Meal Plan

Students in all room styles have the option of accessing the VIU Food Services Meal Plan.

Important Notes

  • Currently residence only offers rooms based on the above dates and term sessions.  Partial terms are not available.  Students may apply for the fall term only but preference will be given to students who apply for the full academic year.  If you require special accommodation please contact us at
  • Students will be given the opportunity to give room preferences.  However, all students will be assigned to a room based on availability.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accomodate everyone's room preferences.
  • Residence fees vary by residence area and room type.  All fees are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the student residence agreement.  Rates may be subject to change without notice.
  • Failure to pay any residence fee by any posted or emailed deadline will result in the forfeiture of your room assignment.
  • All Resident fees do not include early move-in, early move out, orientation programs or winter break.
  • Student’s will be allowed to store their belongings in their room over the winter break but will not have occupancy of the room.  Student’s wishing to occupy the room must submit the Winter Break Application form and pay a $200 fee.
  • Charges will continue until all assigned keys are returned to the Front Desk.  All cancellations or early-move out’s will be subject to the cancellation charges outlined in the Student Residence Agreement.
  • There is a $38 service charge on returned cheques and a $50 late payment fee assessed on all late payments.