Federated Identity Management

VIUcard services

The FIM project introduced the new VIU student cards (VIUcards) in July 2020 with the goal to simplify student access to a multitude of services and facilities. Since that time, FIM has been adding access to new facilities and will soon add access to services such as printing and copying throughout the VIU campuses. Of course, the new VIUcards continue to provide access to existing services such as Dining Dollars and Meal Plan. Here is a complete list of services supported (and soon to be supported) by the new VIUcards:

Service Details
Library resources

Access Library resources and services

Facility access

Library Commons (B305)

International Building (B255) - NOT ACCESSIBLE SINCE OCT. 2, 2020

Shq'apthut (B170)

Gated Bicycle Compound (B190)

Cowichan main campus (B700)

Science, Culinary, HHS laboratories and other protected facilities

Most Nanaimo campus buildings - Coming soon

Residences - Coming soon

Food services

Dining Dollars

Meal Plan


All campuses - Coming soon

Identity services

VIU job practicum programmes - Coming soon