Campus Services and Spaces

Many NIC spaces and services are operating with reduced hours or different delivery methods during the pandemic. The following study spaces, computer labs and services are available at NIC this fall.

Please remember not to attend campus if you are ill. When onsite, always adhere to physical distancing guidelines by keeping between two metres between yourself and the next person, follow safety signage and specific instructions provided by your instructor or the administrator at each location.

This page is subject to change. Check back frequently as hours and delivery methods change.


While NIC campuses are closed to the public, specific buildings are open to students and employees who require access to services and spaces. NIC ambassadors will be available during the first few weeks of the Fall term near key building entrances in Campbell River, Comox Valley and Port Alberni campuses to direct students. Several common areas, such as student lounges have limited access. Always follow safety signage, and do not congregate in large groups or small spaces, where physical distancing can not be maintained.


Last updated: August 21, 2020

The following links and information provide the most current updates on how services are being provided.

If you are unsure about specific services, please email or call 1-800-715-0914.

Campus Services and Spaces Delivery

Services Delivery

Academic Advising

Available online and by phone. Book an appointment

Academic Honesty & Integrity

Available online.

Accessibility Learning Services

Available online and by phone.


Available online and by phone.

Assessment Services

Available online and limited face to face services. Call / email for details. Proctoring of in-person external exams is not being offered at this time.


Opening in Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses Aug. 24 from 10 am to 2 pm.


Available by phone, email and video appointments only. Appointments can be booked online.

Computer Labs

In addition to computers in the Library & Learning Commons, you can book computer lab spaces in advance through the Library and Learning Commons computer bookings. The following computer labs will be open starting September 8.

Comox Valley
Tyee 114 and 121
Monday to Friday, 12 to 4 pm

Campbell River
C225 and C235
Monday to Friday, 12 to 4 pm

No additional labs, other than library computers, will be open in Port Alberni.

Digital Learning Resources

Available online.

Food Services

Limited menus and take out only in the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses, starting the week of September 8.

Library & Learning Commons

The Library & Learning Commons will be open for computer/space bookings from 8am-4pm, starting November 1. Please check the LLC webpage to pre-book your library time or academic support appointments as well as to check your local campus hours.


Students will be able to access Research Help through online appointment, by email at and by phone at 250-334-5293.

AskAway, a live chat reference service, supports students evenings and weekends. The Citation & Style page provides additional research support including APA, MLA, Chicago style, Academic Integrity/Plagiarism and Annotated Bibliographies guides.


Available online. Book an appointment through the Library & Learning Commons home page.


Digital articles, ebooks, streaming videos and other materials are available remotely by logging in with a myNIC credential. Printed books are available for check out using curbside pick up.


Open by appointment for payments only starting August 17. Please call 1-800-715-0914 for information.

Office of Global Engagement –
International Students

Available online and by phone. International students can email or call 250-334-5021 with questions.

North Island Students’ Union (NISU)

Available online and by text or voice at 778-585-6478. Download NISU’s Campus App to learn more.

Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response

Available online and by phone.

Student ID

Available via email and mail. Email for details.

Student Life

Services and supports available online and by appointment. Email with questions or to schedule an appointment. Students will also receive a weekly newsletter with various Student Life opportunities.

Student Awards and Financial Aid

Available by phone, with appointments booked online. Book an appointment

Student Employment Services

Available by phone or Skype. Appointments and resources available online.

Student Records

Available online or by phone.