Community Leaders welcoming in student on move in day

What to Expect - Moving In

Onboarding week is full of loud music, games, and activities that can be overstimulating to some people, especially on our typical move-in days. There are loud onboarding activities happening on residence and on VIU’s campus from 8AM-11PM every day. If you are someone who can be overstimulated by crowded spaces, loud noises and loud music, but want to attend welcome week, we recommend that you utilize our “Quiet Move-In” times. If you have any questions about what to expect during orientation, please contact us at 


Fall 2023 Move-In Options 

Wednesday, August 30th - 9 AM - 3 PM 

  • Storm the Shore: Residence Onboarding Move in Day  

Sunday, September 3rd - 9 AM - 3 PM 

  • Second Move-In Day (If you are NOT attending Storm the Shore) 


Move-In Exceptions  

  • If you are attending the International and/or the MBA Onboarding Day on Tuesday August 29th, you can request to move in on Monday August 28th 

  • If you want a low stimulus move-in day, you can request to move in on our Quiet Move-In Days:

    • Tuesday August 29th -  10 AM - 2PM 

    • Monday September 4th (If you are NOT attending Welcome Week) 


Quiet move-in times of 8 AM - 9 AM, and after 3 PM  

  • On either Wednesday August 30th, 2023

  • On Sunday September 3rd, 2023

How to Get Here

How to get to Vancouver Island University.  


During VIU Student Orientation: Move In parking is free anywhere on Residence so you can unpack without worry!