How to Join VIU ElderCollege

Purchasing your Membership

An active VIU ElderCollege membership is required before registration in all ElderCollege courses. Memberships run from June 1 (of the current year) to May 31 (of the following year). The annual membership fee is $20 (non-refundable) and offers many benefits.

In preparation for course registration, memberships can be purchased starting June 1 for the upcoming VIU ElderCollege season.

Memberships can be purchased on the phone with a credit card, or with cash, debit or credit card in person at either the Nanaimo or Parksville campus.

Benefits of Membership

Registering for Courses

VIU ElderCollege produces two Course Calendars per year. Registration for the Fall Session starts in early July and in late November for the Spring/Summer Session. Emails will be sent to current and past members indicating when registration will start.

On the phone:

Using a credit card.
Call toll free 1-866-734-6252 or

  • 250-248-2096 (Parksville)
  • 250-740-6400 (Nanaimo)
In person:

Using a credit card, cash or debit.

Nanaimo Campus
Registration Centre, Building 200
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

Parksville Campus
Parksville Civic & Technology Centre
100 Jensen Avenue East, 2nd Floor
Parksville, BC V9P 2G3

Do course fees fit your budget?  If not, there's help.

Do you want to attend an ElderCollege course but find the fee problematic?  Whether it's your first course, or your third this year, please indicate at the time of registration that you require financial assistance. Thanks to generous local patrons, course fees will be covered. Membership fee is not included. Limited availability so register soon!

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