Connect with an Educational Advisor

COVID-19 Update: Educational Advising Services are available by telephone, email, or Zoom - Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.  Until further notice, Advisors are not in office on campus.

Emails and voicemails will be answered as quickly as time permits. Please leave your full name, student number (if applicable), phone number and your question.  Thank you for your patience at busy times.

Educational Advising

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

Advising Zoom Drop In:  Connect live and individually with an Educational advisor.  

  • Mondays 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30
  • Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30
  • Wednesdays 1:00-3:00
  • Thursdays 9:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30
  • Fridays 10:30-12:30

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://viu.zoom.us/j/62847013104?pwd=dCtCUVRGcmszRnpVcElkaWpReHN5Zz09  

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

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Services for Aboriginal Students Advising

Tel: 250-740-6510
Toll-Free: 1-888-920-2221 Ext. 6510
Email: sas@viu.ca

SAS Zoom Drop-In:  Chat with Jen or Krista and get your questions answered!

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 - 11:00 am

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://viu.zoom.us/j/69044214838?pwd=Y3V6ZnpVQVBKZkUra2FBNldHV2xEZz09

Meeting ID: 690 4421 4838
Password: 285660

Or join by telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 375 2970 or +1 647 375 2971 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099
Password: 285660

It's free and easy to download Zoom.

VIU Advising Zoom Group

We are your partners in learning.  Connect early and often.

Connect with Other VIU Advising Services

International Students contact International Advising.

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