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

Find us in the Advising Centre on the 3rd floor of Building 200. Phone calls and emails will be answered as quickly as possible.  See the campus map.

Phone: Toll Free at 1-888-920-2221, Ext. 6410 or 250-740-6410 

Email: advising@viu.ca

Jennifer Merner Lorna MillardMichelle SteelShawn O'Toole and Jamie Wood

"After meeting with an Advisor I felt like I have people I can lean on to help me navigate my degree."  VIU Student October 2017

Academic and Career Preparation - Adult Basic Education

To plan upgrading or completion of a BC Adult Dogwood, please contact the Adult Basic Education Student Success Advisor in person: Building 205, email: acp@viu.ca, or phone: 250-740-6425.


Upper Level Degree Advisors

For Degree Advising (declaring your major or minors, upper level course planning, specific program and graduation information) please contact and/or meet with your Degree Advisor.


Please sign in at least one hour prior to the closing time listed below.

August 26 - 30, 2019

Monday to Thursday - Drop In 8:30am-3:30pm

Friday - Drop In 8:30am-2:30pm

September 3 - 6, 2019

Tuesday - Drop In 8:15am-5:00pm

Wednesday - Drop In 8:15am-5:00pm

Thursday - Drop In 8:15am-5:00pm

Friday - Drop In 8:30am-2:30pm

September 9 - December 20 - regular hours

Monday - Drop In 8:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday - Drop In 8:30am-3:30pm

Wednesday:- Drop In 10:30am-3:30pm

Thursday - Drop In 8:30am-3:30pm

Friday - Drop In 8:30am-2:30pm

July 2 - August 23 - summer hours

Monday to Friday - Drop In 10:00am - 2:00pm

Emails and phone calls will be answered as quickly as time permits.  Thank you for your patience during these holiday months.

Educational Advisors are also available at the Cowichan and Powell River campusesWhere to find.

International Students should contact an International Advisor by email: advising.international@viu.ca, or by phone: 250-740-6315 or by visiting the International Education main reception in Building 255.

Aboriginal Students may wish to see a Services for Aboriginal Students Educational Counsellor.  Find Jen in Shq'apthut (Building 170) or Dale in the Advising Centre in Building 200.  Connect by email at sas@viu.ca or phone 250-740-6510.

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