Open House

Every February, more than 1,000 high school students from across the North Island discover and explore unique opportunities at our annual NIC Open House events in the Comox Valley and Port Alberni. You’ll discover our programs through interactive classroom experiences, lab and studio tours, meet faculty and ask questions.

2020 Open House

Port Alberni: Wednesday, February 19

Comox Valley: Thursday, February 20

What to Expect

You’ll spend a full day discovering and exploring opportunities at NIC and beyond as you:

  • Explore university arts & sciences, business, fine arts & design, health & human services, technology, trades, tourism & hospitality
  • Discover our programs through interactive classroom experience, where you’ll have a chance to meet the instructors, ask questions, and engage in unique presentations
  • Hear special keynote speakers from adventurers and authors to award winning teachers as they share their own journeys of exploration and discovery after high school

How to prepare for Open House: Comox Valley

Review the Open House Guide and note which sessions interest you. Use the Open House Planner to map your day. Open the sample planner to see an example.

Open House Guidebooks

2019 Comox Valley

2019 Port Alberni


Comox Valley Open House 2017

Port Alberni Open House 2017

Want more information? Contact our student recruiters at