Connect with an Educational Advisor

Return to Campus Update: Educational Advisors are now available for face-to-face drop-in appointments in building 200 on a first-come first-serve basis.  Virtual Advising on Zoom, email connections and phone appointments made by email continue.

Advising Centre

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

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

Advising In-Person Drop In

3rd floor of Building 200

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

Advising Zoom Drop In 

Monday and Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 12:00 pm-3:00 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 

Services for Aboriginal Students (SAS) Advising

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

Website: Services for Aboriginal Students

SAS In-Person Drop In

Building 170 - A Gathering Place

Monday to Friday from 8:30 am-3:00 pm

SAS Zoom Drop In

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

Zoom appointments or phone calls can be arranged outside of the scheduled hours

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

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 

International numbers available

It's free and easy to download Zoom.

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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