Orientation Information

Welcome to Vancouver Island University! We are excited for you to join us on your education journey. 

Before you begin your classes we encourage you to participate in your orientation sessions.

Academic Orientation - Smooth Sailing

International Student Orientation
For students starting their academic studies at VIU for the first time, in Undergraduate & Graduate Programs.
This includes students on exchange, study abroad, as well as graduates of the VIU English Language Centre's Academic Preparation Program (AP5 and/or Grad Prep)

International Orientation

English Language Orientation - Smooth Sailing

For students starting their studies in the English Language Centre (ELC).
This includes students with conditional acceptance to undergraduate and graduate programs, who are starting studies at VIU in the English Language Centre.

English Language Centre Orientation