Fall 2020 (ALL PROGRAMS) - Saturday August 29th through Friday September 11th (two weeks)

In fall 2020 we are excited to launch the inaugural VIU Graduate Student Orientation starting on Monday, 31 August, through Friday, 11 September! The first week —August 31 to September 04 — includes a range of sessions designed specifically for graduate students, as well as community sessions that include all incoming VIU students. For example, our first community session is a “Welcome to VIU”, featuring President Deborah Saucier, VIU Elders, and Blake Fly! That evening, the session titled “Ready, Set, Go!” will host graduate students from the various VIU graduate programs: Master of Arts in Sustainability Leisure Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Community Planning, Master of Educational Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Business, and Graduate Diploma in Project Management. The week includes “Make an Avatar” session for a “Graduate Student Second Life Party” and a range of sessions intended to equip students for a successful start to their graduate studies. Sessions for graduate students are scheduled in the morning and evening, so to accommodate work schedules and international students in different time zones. 

 In the second week — September 8 to 11 — graduate students from all programs will participate in a virtual escape room, as well as attend program-specific sessions to engage with their cohort peers. The programming for these two weeks is hosted through the Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning through their new online app ‘Involvio’.

Spring 2021 (ALL PROGRAMS) - Saturday January 2 through Friday January 14th (two weeks)

  • More information to come.