VIU Invites People to Experience University Life in Live Virtual Events

Experience VIU

January 4, 2021 - 2:30pm

Experience VIU 2021 takes place January 16, 20 and 21

While the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that much of the teaching and learning activities at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are happening online this year, that isn’t stopping the University from hosting its open house events for prospective students.

This January, VIU is rolling Discovery Days, the University’s biggest on-campus event for high school students, and Experience VIU, an event for anyone in the community interested in checking out campus life, into three interactive, virtual days of exploration and discovery. These informative and fun drop-in events will include chances to chat one-on-one with recruiters and educational advisors who can answer your questions about programs, student resources and how to pay for school; videos (including our Chemistry department’s explosive experiments video); downloadable resources; and fun games to help you get to know VIU. Participants can enter to win a range of prizes and VIU swag, including three $1,000 tuition credit prizes for domestic students.

Hosting the event online allows people to participate from wherever they are in the world, while the live chats allow prospective students to get their specific questions answered. The three events take place at different times of the day so people can attend from school, on a break at work, on the weekend or in the evening. Drop in anytime on the following days, between these times:

  • Saturday, January 16 from 9 am to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, January 20 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 21 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm

These informal events are for anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary and how VIU can help you achieve your career goals, from high school students and their parents, to those who have been out of school for a while and are ready to explore their options.

International students will be able to learn more about what it’s like to live on Vancouver Island, accommodation options, immigration, admission requirements and more. Our Services for Aboriginal Students staff will be there as well for those who want to learn more about the Indigenous community at VIU and supports for Indigenous students.

Check out this video featuring VIU Recruiter Dylan Ewen to learn more, or visit the Experience VIU registration page to sign up.



Jenn McGarrigle, External Communications Advisor, Vancouver Island University

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