On-Campus Student Residences
Vancouver Island Universitys residences offer comfortable and convenient campus living. The buildings are located near the heart of the Nanaimo campus, close to classrooms, cafeterias, Library, Bookstore, Gym, Centre for International Education, Students Union Building and Student Pub. The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, with a 50-metre swimming pool, gym and water slides, is adjacent to the student housing complex. The residences are managed by Western Student Housing Ltd.
The student residence village offers three types of housing:
- Traditional (single rooms with semi-private bathrooms);
- Residence houses (20 bed houses with single rooms and semi-private bathrooms);
- Apartment-style residences (four-bedroom, two bathroom apartments).
All of the residences and apartments are fully furnished. Traditional and residence houses offer shared lounges and kitchens. Heat, electricity, hot water, and restricted wireless Internet access are included in the rent. Specially designed suites for students with disabilities are available. In addition, a central student service building houses a coin-operated laundry and student lounges. The village also includes outdoor recreation and picnic areas, walking paths and basketball and volleyball courts.
Students should apply for residence at the same time they apply for admission to Vancouver Island University. Acceptance at VIU does not guarantee acceptance in residences. Residences are available on a first-come, first-served basis, except for the four-bedroom apartments, where priority is given to students returning to residence.
Parking permits for Student Residences can be obtained through the Parking office in building 315.
For further information or an application form, please contact Western Student Housing Ltd., 4 University Crescent, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6C5; tel 250-754-6338; fax 250-754-4291; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated May 9, 2013