Open: All VIU campuses and locations – January 18, 2024

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January 18, 2024 - 6:15am

January 18: All Vancouver Island University campuses and locations are open. Please use caution when navigating our campuses and wear appropriate footwear for slippery conditions.

Reminders about processes when campuses re-open after a snowfall


If your campus re-opens and you are unable to report to work or will be late to work because of ongoing inclement weather conditions and/or you have dependents affected by lack of childcare and alternative arrangements cannot be made, please contact your manager/department lead. We encourage you to use your discretion and work with your manager to make alternate work arrangements. People with mobility challenges or known medical conditions that may be exacerbated by a fall due to slippery conditions/weather conditions on campus may wish to evaluate their individual circumstance with their manager prior to coming to campus. 


We know our region has many micro-climates and snow accumulation can vary dramatically. Students are asked to use their best judgment when deciding if they are able to travel if your campus is open. If you are not able to safely travel to campus, students are asked to let their instructors know and work with your instructor for accommodations for missed work and exams due to severe weather.  

More information

See VIU’s Severe Weather Procedures.  

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