VIU's Nanaimo, Cowichan – campus and Trades Centre – G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions.

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February 13, 2021 - 6:15am

Saturday, February 13: Vancouver Island University’s Nanaimo campus, Cowichan campus and Trades Centre, G.R. Paine Horticultural Centre, and Milner Gardens and Woodland are CLOSED today due to severe weather conditions. Powell River campus and the Parksville / Qualicum centre are closed as regularly scheduled.

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 tonight for the status of Sunday. Please do not start to travel to VIU until you receive this update. 
PLEASE NOTE: For employees and students who are regularly scheduled to work/learn on the weekend, campus closure days are regular workday/learning days unless the work/learning performed is on campus and cannot be performed remotely.
If you are unable to continue to work or study remotely on a snow closure day due to other obligations, 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 at today at 6 pmand 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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