All work and no play is just no fun! Vancouver Island University and the Student Union host annual celebratory events for new and returning students as well as providing countless sports and leisure activity opportunities right here on campus!

The Velvet Underground:

Student Union - Building 193

250-716-9211

This is VIU's very own student lounge and pub, open Monday to Friday from 11am. Featuring daily food specials, live entertainment and (naturally) liquid refreshment. It is a fun place to meet, relax and get to know your fellow students. The Velvet Underground is located on the lower floor of the Student Union Builidng. Check VIU's student newspaper, "The Navigator" for weekly info on pub events check out the Schedule of Events on the VIU Students' Union website.

Gym, Recreation, Lifestyle, Club or Sports Activities:

Gymnasium- Building 190

250-740-6407

FREE Gym memberships are available with your Student ID card.

The Gym houses a large gym floor, weight room, squash/racquetball court, fitness center, multipurpose activity room, lockers and showers.

Recreational sports programs are a great way to get fit and to meet people. Indoor and outdoor sports programs, lifestyle and fitness programs as well as outdoor activities are all part of campus life.

Athletic sports showcase our VIU Mariner teams in Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Badminton, Golf and Baseball. Show your VIU Spirit - Attend a game and support our athletes!

Events at VIU

Be sure to stay tuned to the many varied activities and events offered by the VIU community.

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