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How to Apply

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First Year Priority

VIU Residence is pleased to offer all first-year students priority. Please see below for first year student priority parameters. Students can now live on campus and benefit from the exceptional academic and social support offered through our residence life program.

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Get Ahead by Submitting Your Application 

It’s best to apply for residence when you apply for VIU. If you wait until you are admitted to VIU to apply for residence, you may not get a space.

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VIU provides first year priority in the residence for the full academic year (September through April) to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Not attended a Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university) prior to attending VIU.
  • Been admitted to VIU.
  • Applied to VIU Residence for accommodation from September to April of the application year.
  • Paid a $50 non-refundable application fee to VIU Residence.
  • Completed Residence Application and paid application fee on or before May 1 of the application year.
  • Met all form submission and payment deadlines.  If form submissions deadlines or payment deadlines are not met, the offer of residence will be revoked.
  • Once a room offer has been sent the room offer confriamton fee must be paid by the specified due date, or the application will be cancelled.
  • Please note, cancelled applicants can be reinstated by contacting Residence front desk, however the application will then be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.