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We’re happy you’re here

We’re happy you’re here

Making TRU your home away from home is a breeze with the help of orientation and back-to-school activities

September orientation

Your university experience starts with orientation. Kick off your first year at orientation and meet new friends, build connections and explore campus and supports available to you.

Orientation is the Labour Day holiday — Monday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Overview for Monday, Sept. 4
Time Event
9:45 a.m. Registration and free T-shirt at the TRU Gym
10 a.m. Welcome ceremony at the TRU Gym
11 a.m. Barbecue at Campus Commons
11 a.m. TRU’sa Palooza at Campus Commons

International student orientation

Welcome! You have travelled great distances to be here, and we can’t wait to see you.

Mandatory in-person orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 to Friday, Sept. 1, 2023.

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Overview for Wednesday, Aug. 30
Time Event
8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. Orientation Grand Opening Ceremony
10 a.m. Get to know your International Student Advisor
11:30 a.m. Sustainable TRU
Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Info Session for Parents
1 p.m. Housing Info Session – Living on and off Campus and in Homestay
2:30 p.m. Health, Wellness and Medical Insurance
3:30 p.m. TRU WolfPack Teams – Welcome to TRU
3:35 p.m. Student Services Presentation
7 p.m. Music at Riverside Park

Back-to-School BBQ

Join us Friday Sept. 8 for one of our biggest events of the year, the TRU Students’ Union (TRUSU) Back-to-School BBQ. Students, staff, faculty and members from the community get together for the afternoon as the campus turns into a barbecue bash.

Enjoy free giveaways, prizes, music, entertainment and games. Of course, we can’t forget the free burgers, hot dogs and non-alcoholic beverages.

Explore resources and services available to you as a TRUSU member, meet new friends, and have fun!

Learn more and see photos from past events

Upcoming events

The fun doesn’t stop after your first week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., discover our vibrant club community at TRUSU Clubs Day at the Old Main basketball courts.

Join TRUSU for a spectacular event as the Equity Committee extends a warm welcome to all 2SLGBTQIA+ students. The event takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m., start your morning with free breakfast, music and games at the TRU Old Main basketball courts. TRUSU is looking forward to welcoming you with delicious food from pancakes to fresh fruit and coffee.

There is also a Chef’s Package giveaway, Pride Parade Sign Making and Outdoor Movie Night planned in September.

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Getting involved and participating in fun activities continues into the semester.

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