Welcome to Vancouver Island University Residences
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Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting applications for September 2014. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but appreciate the overwhelming demand we have had for on campus student housing. The off campus housing registry can be found online at, https://isweb.viu.ca/housing_list/housing_list.asp.

If you have applied to residence but have not received an offer do not worry. We are continuing to process our waitlist and still expect to offer spaces to everyone on our waitlist. We will continue to update people on their application status by email.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Island University Residences and we look forward to serving you in the future.

VIU's student residences offer comfortable, convenient and cost-effective on-campus housing for students from all over the world.

Our residences are situated in a village-like environment near the heart of VIU's Nanaimo campus, close to classrooms, cafeterias and recreational facilities.

We believe that residence living is more than just a place to stay. Our goal is to enhance student's personal and academic growth.

Explore our website and learn more about living in residence. We look forward to meeting you in the future!

SEPTEMBER What’s Happening

Click here to view the Reslife Event Calender.


Accepting applications for 2014 terms. 


A+ Monday Academic support programs have begun for Spring semester! ResLife is sponsoring access to tutors, peer coaches, advising, career planning and more!


Friend or follow V.i. Louie on facebook to find out what is happening in residence and the community.


Order your books online at www.viubookstore.ca and have them delivered to residence for FREE!

Accepting applications for current and future semesters, online application available under the ‘future residents’ tab.

SEPTEMBER Important Information

Rooms are being offered as they come available, we are not currently accepting any new applications for fall 2014.


August 8th-15th – Students will be sent a final communication which will include their room number, roommate information and any other information about moving into residence.


For the Orientation Schedule in Student Housing which runs from August, 27, 2014 until September 1, 2014.
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* Western Student Housing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vancouver Island University