The VIU Student Residences are located on the Nanaimo campus and are within walking distance of amenities such as the Nanaimo Aquatic Center, the Nanaimo Ice Rinks, University Village Mall, the Old City Quarter and downtown Nanaimo. Living in VIU Student Residences is about more than the convenient location, it is about building lasting relationships with other students from around the world, regular activities and events, mentorship and support through the Resident Advisor program, and so much more. ResLife provides free weekly grocery shuttle service to north Nanaimo and a wide variety of leisure and recreation opportunities to ensure you are connected to the residence, the campus and the Nanaimo community.
Three styles of housing are available, traditional dormitories, 20 bed style houses and shared apartments. Every room is single occupancy with a bathroom shared with one other person of the same gender. All styles of housing offer fully equipped kitchens, lounges, free cable, free Wi-Fi and include utilities. For more information on fees, to take a look at what we have to offer, or to apply to live in residence, please use the menu on the left of the screen.