VIU's Campuses and Facilities Closed February 14 and 15, 2021

snow day at VIU

February 13, 2021 - 5:45pm

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 6 pm update: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus will remain closed Sunday, February 14 and Monday, February 15, 2021, due to severe weather conditions. The Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, Powell River campus, Parksville/Qualicum centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, Milner Gardens and Woodland and Deep Bay Marine Field Station are closed February 14 and 15 as regularly scheduled and due to the holiday Monday.

Any classes or exams that are on campus are cancelled. Classes or exams that are not on campus are running.  

The next update will be at 6 pm on Monday, February 15, 2021, for the status of all campuses and facilities on Tuesday, February 16. Please do not start to travel to VIU until you receive this update. 

PLEASE NOTE: A campus closure day is a regular workday/learning day unless the work/learning performed is on campus and cannot be performed remotely. As many of us are working remotely and many students are taking classes online, the majority of us will continue to work and study when our campuses and facilities need to close due to severe weather. 

If you are unable to continue to work or study remotely on a snow closure day due to other obligations (for example your children are home because the schools are closed) please contact your supervisor or your instructor to discuss options. 

Some on-campus areas that will be maintained on the Nanaimo campus during the closure include: 

  • The Library Commons (card ID access only) 
  • VIU Residences  

The next update will be by Monday, February 15, 2021, at 6 pm and the first announcement will be sent out through VIU’s Safety App. After that information will be posted to:  

For more information on what happens when it snows, visit VIU’s Severe Weather Procedures page.


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