During the COVID-19 situation, Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, and online.

Educational Advisor are available Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm by:

PHONE: Call us at 250-740-6410 to request an Advisor call you back. We can also schedule a phone appointment.

EMAIL: Email us at Please provide your full name, phone number, student number and best times to reach you during our regularly scheduled hours. We can reply to your email with answers to your questions and continue a conversation in that format.

ZOOM: See our drop in hours.  It's free and easy to download from Zoom.

To talk live to an Educational advisor (individually) during our drop in hours click on the link below.

Click here to join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android 

Meeting ID: 628 4701 3104
Password: 096305

Monday 10:00am-12:00pm 

Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm 

Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday 1:00-3:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm 


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

Educational Advisors can help you to discover, plan and work toward your educational goals. You can achieve a more fulfilling educational experience through an advising relationship. While post secondary education can be one of life's most rewarding experiences, it can be a confusing adventure for some, and an intimidating process for others. We are available to answer your questions or steer you in the right direction when questions arise.


You are not alone

Student Affairs Resources - You are not alone

VIU Advising Centre - explore, make choices, problem solve, focus on goals, enrich the experience, advocacy, self-knowledge, action plan, decide.

VIU Nanaimo Campus Educational Advising Team

L-R: Michael, Jennifer, Shawn, Michelle and Jamie

3rd floor B200 - Student Affairs and Registration Services

We are excited to support students in their current term and work with new and continuing students as they prepare for the next academic year.

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