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Orientation FAQ

 Can I still attend TRU Orientation if I didn’t register?

Of course! All new-to-TRU students are welcome to attend TRU Orientation on September 5, 2017.

 If I arrive late for Orientation day, where do I go?

Look for a "Welcome Booth" located outside the Campus Activity Center (on TRU campus commons). There will be several volunteers at the booth that will be able to direct and walk you to where you need to go to meet up with your group. 

 I am nervous about TRU Orientation because I don’t know anyone.

Don’t worry most new-to-TRU students will be nervous! In the morning you will be grouped with a student leader and several peers that are in the same faculty as you. This will be a fun opportunity to connect, ask questions and hopefully make some new friends.

 I am a student who has previously attended a post-secondary institution and I am not interested in attending another orientation. Why should I come to TRU Orientation?

The TRU Orientation team is mindful that every student experience is unique so we have planned our program to meet students' needs. We believe it is important that all new-to-TRU students be oriented because your new program will require resources, supports and networking opportunities to create a successful transition to TRU.

 If it is pouring rain on September 5 will TRU Orientation still happen?

Yes! The day will be just  as fun rain or shine. Please be mindful of weather and wear appropriate clothing. 

 How will I know what group to meet the morning of TRU Orientation?

The TRU Orientation team will email all new-to-TRU students the name of their orientation leader along with a group number the week prior to orientation. The morning of orientation you will pick up your faculty t-shirt at the main table and then go seek out your orientation leader. If you are unable to find your group leader the main "Welcome Booth" will be able to assist you or look for an orientation volunteer (they have orange "volunteer" written on the back of their shirts).

 I am concerned that my disability might inhibit me from participating in activities throughout the TRU Orientation day.

Please contact us at orientation@tru.ca with any questions or concerns you may have and we will do our best to make accommodations to make your experience enjoyable.

 I registered late for my classes and missed the orientation team’s emails. Can I access them somewhere to get the information?

Yes. Every week after the emails go out we will post them right here so you don’t miss any information.