VIU’s Cowichan campus to host open house

Prospective students are invited to attend an "Open House/Discover Trades Day" at VIU's Cowichan campus May 23.

Vancouver Island University’s Cowichan campus will open its doors to prospective students Thursday, May 23, for an “Open House/Discover Trades Day.”

High school students, parents and members of the community are invited to visit the Duncan campus to explore VIU’s programs, a VIU press release states.

Students and faculty from VIU will be on hand to greet visitors and share information on the school’s skilled trades and university credit programs.

Through its Cowichan campus, VIU offers “a growing number of university degree courses” alongside skilled trades training in fields like carpentry, culinary arts, hairdressing and information technology.

In addition to exhibits on VIU programs, the event will feature prizes, music and food.

The open house runs from noon to 6 p.m., Thursday, May 23, at 2011 University Way, Duncan.

Call VIU’s Cowichan campus at 250-746-3500 or visit for more information.