Student Affairs

COVID-19 Update: VIU transitioning to alternate course delivery and assessment.

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Student Affairs will continue to support students in a hybrid model.

Keeping Student Record Info Up-to-date: As correspondence between VIU employees and students is increasing, we ask all students to ensure that their email, mailing address and security passwords are up to date. For some specific services, students will need to know their security information. For example, Financial Aid will ask students to answer their security question to verify identity before conducting a phone meeting with them. To update, please log into My Student Record.

New! Information for Parents, Guardians and Family Members  

Please see some important information below for contacting Student Affairs areas

In Nanaimo

General inquiries please email

Building 200, 900 Fifth Street

In Duncan

Building 700, 2011 University Way
Phone: 250-746-3509
Website: Cowichan Campus Student Affairs

During the COVID-19 situation, services are available by telephone, email, and online. The department number 250-746-3509 is monitored for messages during office hours.

We invite you email for an Educational Advisor/Counsellor to contact you by email, phone or Zoom meeting.  Please provide your full name, phone number, student number (if applicable), best times to reach you during our regularly scheduled work week and your preferred way for us to contact you.

Educational Advisor/Counsellors will be available Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Until further notice, we will not be offering face-to-face service at VIU.

In Powell River

Building 610, Room 118, 100-7085 Nootka Street
Phone: 604-485-2878
Website: Powell River Campus Student Affairs

VIU Student Affairs provides a wide range of services and supports to prospective and enrolled students and plays a critical role in supporting successful student engagement and learning. Historically, Student Affairs in higher education has focused on the holistic development of students through the provision of programs and services that extend learning beyond the classroom. VIU Student Affairs, through a responsive, student-focused approach accepts this responsibility and is committed to its achievement.