Residence Fees & Dates

2018/2019 Academic Year

All Room Styles

$250 Damage Deposit
$500 Room Deposit
Due Upon Acceptance

2018/2019 Academic Year*

*Sunday September 2, 2018 to May 1, 2019

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

2018/2019 Academic Year Dates


Semesters & Terms

SemesterMove-In Day (9:00 am)Move-Out Day (11:00 am)Total Days in Term
Academic Year 2018-2019 (Fall and Spring)September 2, 2018May 1, 2019227
Fall Semester 2018September 2, 2018December 21, 2018111
Spring Semester 2019January 6, 2019May 1, 2019116
Summer Semester 2019May 5, 2019August 18, 2019106

Term & Break Extensions

Term & Break ExtensionStartEndFeesDays in Term
Academic Year 2018-2019 Winter BreakDecember 21, 2018January 6, 2019$200 flat fee17
Residence Orientation ProgramAugust 29, 2018September 3, 2018$250 flat fee6
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 $30 service charge on returned cheques and a $100 late payment fee assessed on all late payments.