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Session and Tour Schedule

Open House features over 50 booths, displays, information sessions and tours. Whether you’re a high school student, a transfer student, a mature student or you’re just considering your options, you’ll get everything you need to know about TRU at Open House. Not a future TRU student? We’d still love to show you around campus.

Open House Overview
When you arrive for Open House, please check in at our registration table to pick up the full itinerary and your BBQ tickets. This schedule is subject to change.

TRU Open House Headquarters
Check-in & Information
Campus Activity Centre, 2nd Floor

8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Resource Fair
Faculty and Student Services Booths & Displays
Campus Activity Centre, Grand Hall

9:00 am – 12:45 pm

Campus Tours
Start from Open House Headquarters, Grand Hall entrance

9:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

TRU Residence
Main floor lobby

Drop in 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

McGill On-Campus Housing
Central Residence

Drop in 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Outside Campus Activity Centre

11:30 am - 1:30 pm


 Adventure Studies

Is your passion exploring outdoors? The mountains? The ocean? Find out why our adventure programs set the standard around the world for adventure and guiding careers.

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Adventure Gear Bay (Beside Print Shop), Old Main 1228

 Animal Health Technology

Are you interested in the exciting field of Animal Health Technology? Come for a building tour, meet with current Animal Health students and some of the program’s animals!

Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Animal Health Technology Building

 Early Childhood Education

Discover ECE through our unique space, which transforms from classroom to practical learning with a program for young children.

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Location: Arts & Education 300


Is teaching your dream job? Learn about the BEd program from admissions to teaching practicums in this interactive session.

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Arts & Education 366

 Faculty of Arts

Find endless opportunities with 12 majors in humanities, social sciences and fine arts.

Session 1: Theatre, Visual Arts and Creative Writing
Session 2: Geography, Anthropology and Communication/Professional Writing
Session 3: History, Politics and Police and Justice

Session 1: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Session 2: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sessions 3: 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Location: Arts & Education 108

 Faculty of Science

Come learn through a student panel about the range of programs within Science including: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math and Stats. Also learn about new programs in Computing, Natural Resource Sciences, Geology, and Architectural & Engineering Technology.

Time: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Location: Old Main 2422

 Faculty of Science Tour

Undergraduate research is a huge piece of the science experience at TRU. Discover ore through an in-depth tour of our labs and classrooms with the Dean of Science.

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Location: Ken Lepin Building S203

 Nursing & Health Care Assistant

Join our session to discover TRU School of Nursing and the programs we offer! Meet our students and professors as they enthuse you with their stories about our nursing programs, practice placements locally and globally, our new Simulation Lab, and student experiences. We end the session with a tour of our Learning Resource Centre (lab) and Simulation Lab.

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Ken Lepin Building S373

 Respiratory Therapy

Learn about BC’s only RT program and the variety of critical care or community career opportunities available.

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: Ken Lepin Building S337

 School of Business & Economics

Meet School of Business and Economics faculty to learn how our flexible business programs prepare you for the needs of today.

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: International Building 1015

 Social Work & Human Service

Join professors to learn more about a rewarding career as a generalist social work practitioner.

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: Arts & Education 104

 Tourism Management

Come and learn more about our tourism programs at TRU. We have a variety of programs that will help you build a career from your passions so that you can live a life that you’ll love! In this industry, you can have life changing experiences while building them for others, contribute to a greener planet and feel the exhilaration of meeting new people and challenges every day. Our industry needs future leaders, and we’re here to help you get there…come check us out.

Time: 11:15 am - 11:45 am

Location: House of Learning 269

 Trades Tour

Come uncover the variety of trades training opportunities at TRU's Trades & Technology Building. With 10 Foundation programs and 13 Apprenticeships, there are many paths to a trades career. Ask, absorb, be dazzled by our shops and leave feeling more aware of your options.

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Start from table at resource fair

 Women in Trades

Learn about the job satisfaction and good pay offered in a skilled trades career, TRU’s programs and in-demand trades, funding and supports.

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Location: Trades & Technology 219


 Aboriginal Student Services

Weytk! Welcome to TRU. Spend the morning with staff and student mentors at Cplul’kwten” –The Gathering Place and learn why TRU is the University of Choice for Aboriginal Students.

Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Location: Cplul'kw'ten, House 5

 Academic Advising

Attend a group academic advising session to learn more about course planning to meet your individual goals. Three sessions will run concurrently: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science.

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Bachelor of Arts: House of Learning 269
Bachelor of Business Administration: International Building 1015
Bachelor of Science: International Building 1020

 Campus Tours

Come join a campus tour where a current student will help you navigate everything from the multiple campus buildings, the bookstore, where to eat, TRU programs and faculties, student services and resources, and other amazing opportunities offered on campus. There is no better way to see all our beautiful campus has to offer!

9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: Start from entrance to Campus Activity Centre, Grand Hall

 Career Planning

Tired of hearing "what are you going to be when you grow up" and not having a clue? Take part in a personal assessment session to help determine how to apply your skills professionally.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Arts & Education 361

 I’ve Applied, What’s Next?

Now that you’ve applied there are a few more steps to becoming a TRU student. Join us to learn more about: paying your fees, preparing for course selection, how and when to connect with Academic Advising, scholarships, housing and important dates and deadlines.

Time: 11:15 am - 11:45 am
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Location: Campus Activity Centre, Alpine Room

 Living On Campus Tours

Come check out our two residences on campus: TRU Residence & McGill On Campus Housing. Drop by either residence and get a tour, learn everything you need to know about living on campus and how to apply! Visit their websites to help you find your Home away from Home.

TRU Residence | McGill On Campus Housing

Time: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: TRU Residence and McGill On Campus Housing

 Money Matters

Come join us at the “Financing Your Education” Presentation by Student Awards and Financial Support to gain valuable information on: Types of funding, Primary Sources of Funding, Other Income Sources and Where to Find Further Information.

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Location: Campus Activity Centre, Alpine Room

 Resource Fair

Have questions about university and campus life that only a student would be able to answer? This engaging session will prepare incoming students for their first year of university, and highlight what current TRU students wish they knew before starting classes.

Time: 9:00 am - 12:45 pm

Location: Campus Activity Centre, Grand Hall

 Study Abroad & Career Education

Travel? Education? YES they can go together! Come out and join TRU Study Abroad to learn how to make the most of your degree through traveling and furthering your education abroad without delaying your degree! Career Education will also be discussing the amazing co-op opportunities students can take part in while at TRU in order to gain valuable professional work experience while getting paid a competitive wage and earning credits.

Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: International Building 1020