You should never be afraid to ask for advice, whether it’s a personal health struggle or a tough course load at VIU. Advisors are there to help you through every step of your university career, from choosing a program, to solving problems, enriching your experience, and preparing you for graduation.

As an incoming student, advisors will help you navigate the VIU website. They will research post-secondary education and training with you, as well as career options. Your advisors will take the time to get to know you, and work with you to determine your goals and create a plan that complements your needs. You will be informed of VIU policies, and student rights and responsibilities.

As a continuing student, advisors will help show you opportunities available to you on campus. As you come across problems, they will be there to help you work through them and stay on track. It’s their goal to lead you to becoming self-regulated and self-directed, and to support you on that journey.

If you are a student looking for advice, consider browsing the Advising tab on the VIU website or, even better, making an appointment with an advisor on campus.

On the VIU website in the Advising area, you can find links to self-assessments, career possibilities, plan-makers, financial aid and awards, degree and diploma information, study skill tips, and more.

Degree advisors are available for each program. A list of degree advisors can be found on the VIU website.

The Advising Centre is located in bldg. 200 on the top floor. Advisors are available for drop-in appointments Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the exception of Wednesday, when advisors are available from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.