VIU Educational Advising

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.

* It is, ultimately, the student’s responsibility to choose courses and programs to meet his or her own career or educational objectives.

Meeting with advisors is currently taking place in person and on zoom on a drop in basis.  Please see below for schedules.

Advising In-Person Drop In

3rd floor of Building 200

Please check in with the Registration desk upon arrival.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Wednesday from 10:30 am-3:00 pm

Advising Zoom Drop In 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 am-3:30 pm  
Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Join via Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

Meeting ID: 628 4701 3104
Password: 096305

Or join by telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1-204-272-7920 or +1-438-809-7799 or +1-587-328-1099 or +1-613-209-3054 or +1-647-374-4685 or +1-647-375-2970 or +1 647-375-2971 or +1-778-907-2071
Password: 096305

Advising Centre

Nanaimo Campus Building 200 3rd Floor

Phone: 250-740-6410
Toll-Free: 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6410
Email: Advising@viu.ca

For voicemail and email, please provide your full name, student number, phone number and your question.  Emails and voicemails will be answered as quickly as time permits Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00am to 3:30pm.  Thank you for your patience at busy times.

Cowichan Campus

Cowichan Support Services

Powell River Campus

Powell River Support Services

VIU Advising Services

New, transfer and continuing domestic students contact VIU General Education Advising in the Advising Centre, 3rd Floor of Building 200 or Services for Aboriginal Students, Building 170 Shq'uapthutWe are excited to support students in their current term and work with new and continuing students as they prepare for the next academic year.

International Students contact International Advising for best advice.

Academic and Career Preparation (ACP) - Adult Basic Education, Upgrading, High School Completion contact an ACP Student Success Advisor.

Current students needing Degree/Diploma Advising (declaring your major or minors, upper level course planning, specific program and graduation information) can contact their Degree Advisor.

Educational Advisors are also available at the Cowichan and Powell River campuses.