Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

On Campus Housing

Living on campus means being minutes away from your classes, enjoying easy access to campus and nearby city recreational facilities and belonging to a great, active community of other students from Canada and around the world. Do keep in mind that an application for campus housing is separate from an application to a TRU program.

TRU Residence: The Tower

Home to 570 students, our modern, 11-storey student residence has some of the best views in the city. Each private bedroom includes a desk, chair, double bed, phone, TV and lamp. Floors are co-ed, but individual units are either all female or all male. Choose either a two- or four-bedroom suite.

TRU Residence
The Tower includes:
  • High-speed internet, local phone calling and cable TV
  • 24-hour front desk reception
  • Security card access
  • Regular, planned social activities
  • Common lounges and larger kitchen areas on alternate floors
  • Lobby, patio, games room and large common area on first floor
  • 24-hour fitness area
  • Storage and laundry facilities
Guaranteed residence space for first-year students

If you currently live outside of Kamloops and attend TRU for the first time in a degree or diploma program of at least two years, you can live on campus — but be sure to apply by March 1. After that date, applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Applications open for the Fall semester on Feb. 1, and for the Winter semester on Oct. 1.

Apply online for The Tower
Phone: 250-852-6296
Email: info@trurez.ca

McGill Housing

There are 300 self-contained rooms in housing units within three buildings on campus. Each unit contains a kitchenette, common area and shared washroom. All residents have access to a central building with study and recreation space. Each housing unit is assigned to four males or four females.

On Campus Housing Units
McGill Housing units include:
  • Rooms with private outside entrances, some with city views
  • A bed, desk, sink, kitchen with microwave, double burner element, and fridge in each room
  • A central building with card-operated laundry, bike storage, mail, big-screen TV, barbecue deck, pool tables, free wireless internet, and a study area
  • Regular, planned social activities
  • Fees include utilities (heat, hot water, electricity)
  • On-site management and 24-hour security
  • Easy access to shopping two blocks away
Guaranteed residence space for first-year students

If you currently live outside of Kamloops and attend TRU for the first time in a degree or diploma program of at least two years, you can live in ‘rez’ — but be sure to apply by March 1. After that date, applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. Applications open for the Fall semester on Feb. 1, and for the Winter semester on Oct. 1.

Apply online for McGill Housing
Phone: 250-852-6330
Email: mcgillhousing@trurez.ca