Students enjoying Holi festival

Get involved in student life!

Students who take part in at least one extracurricular activity enjoy a more fulfilling university experience. Participating in campus life can lead to new friends and rewarding experiences. From student clubs to special events to working on campus, there are many options available at VIU. We encourage you to join an activity, event or student life program that interests you.

Campus Life

Discover VIU Students' Union clubs and events, cultural connections, campus recreation, outdoor recreation and the Navigator VIU Student Press.

Discover Campus Life

Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. When you live here, your options for fun and adventure are limited only by your imagination! You have easy access to outdoor activities like kayaking, rock climbing, hiking and beach trips. Ski and surf adventures are less than a day of travel away. You can also enjoy dining, live music, theater, museums, galleries, and Indigenous cultural experiences in the nearby communities.

Are any of these activities on your list of things to do in the next year?

Explore Vancouver Island

Student Life

Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning

The Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning (OCCEL) helps students build meaningful connections, develop leadership skills and achieve personal growth through activities and events on campus and in the community. OCCEL hosts many groups and programs including: