Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, or Zoom.

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. 

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 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday 9:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm 

Friday 10:30am-12:30pm 

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.

Where to Find an Advisor at VIU

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

Educational Advisors are available on the Nanaimo Campus in the Student Affairs Advising Centre (Building 200), International Education (Building 255), Services for Aboriginal Students (Shq'apthut - Building 170), Adult Basic Education Program (Building 205) and at the Cowichan and Powell River Campuses.


How to reach VIU's advisors for Fall 2020

How to reach VIU's advisors in the Fall 2020 semester

You are not alone

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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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