Welcome to Vancouver Island University Residences
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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!

April 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.

april Important Information

April 25, 2014 – The first round of fall room offers will go out for all students. This includes new and returning students.


May 11, 2014 – Cutoff date for all first round room offers. Anyone who has not submitted their paperwork AND their room deposit will lose their space in residence. Their reservation will be canceled and they will be placed at the end of the waitlist.


May 23, 2014 – Second round of fall room offers will go out.


June 8th – Cutoff date for the second round of offers. After this date we assume most of our rooms will be filled. Any remaining rooms will be filled in waitlist order as spaces become available.


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.


* Western Student Housing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vancouver Island University