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House of Learning eastside late spring
Brown Family House of Learning

An environmental icon with a green roof, water efficient landscaping and most of its lightning provided by natural light. The architecture was inspired by First Nations traditions.

Campus Commons bird's eye — 2011 Welcome Back BBQ
Back to School Barbeque

A campus tradition for more than 25 years, all students, faculty and staff are invited to the barbeque held Friday during the first week of classes.

Abrams Brothers
Live at TRU

Enjoy a free live performance on the third Thursday of each month during the Fall and Winter semesters. The acts start at 12:30 pm in the Alumni Theatre at Clock Tower.

Old Main exterior | May 27, 2013
(New) Old Main

Mt. Peter and Paul inspired the new undulating roof atop Old Main. Set to open in December of 2013, the additional space on the third floor will house the Faculty of Law.

Therapy kiss
Puppy Love

St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs are on campus every other Thursday from 10am - 2pm starting in October as part of the stress-reduction efforts by TRU Wellness.

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Student Clubs

There are over 80 student clubs on campus. From Chess and Poker to Philosophy and Chinese Culture, there is a club out there for everyone. For more information online, check out the TRUSU website

Showcase — International Days 2012
International Days

The Showcase is the signature event for International Days and serves as a celebration of the diversity of world cultures and perspectives through the use of music, dance, and performances. Look for it during the first weeks of February.

Fall leaves by the CAC
Fall Colour

The silver maples ringing the Campus Common ignite in spectacular crimson each fall. Grab a coffee, sit under a tree and watch the leaves fall.

Pride Parade 2012 — 20
TRU Pride

We are pretty proud of our students for organizing Kamloops’ first pride parade. Upwards of 400 people attended and peacefully paraded through the campus in celebration of diversity, equality, and unity.

Signs of Spring at TRU — Gwen Schaffer 1
Dear Deer

We share our campus. Watch for deer, often seen with fawns in the summer, squirrels, owls with owlets and blue birds.

TRU Culinary Arts
Culinary

The Culinary Arts cafeteria serves breakfast and lunches most days during the Fall and Winter semester. Take a carton of soup home for dinner, or maybe a pie …

2 Joes to Go
Common Grounds

Universities are fuelled by caffeine and great place to get the joe at TRU is Common Grounds. Owned and operated by the TRU Student Union in the Independent Centre in the CAC.

Hangin out — Welcome Back BBQ ’07
Campus Common

Affectionately known as the teletubbie hills, these grassy berms are landscape features designed to evoke the rolling, gentle hills of the Thompson Okanagan region. When the weather is right, which it often is here in Kamloops, it’s a great place to relax with friends or to catch up on reading or in the winter they make great tiny toboggan hills.

Beautiful poser
Horticulture Gardens

Tucked below the Trades and Technology Centre, behind the row of houses, is a shaded oasis bursting with bloom. Whatever the season these beautiful gardens are a delight to visit.