Thompson Rivers University
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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.

First-year students can receive guaranteed residence space

If you currently live outside of Kamloops and are attending TRU for the first time in a degree or diploma program of at least two years, you can live on campus in either the Tower or McGill housing — 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 February 1, and for the Winter semester on October 1.

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

Apply online for The Tower
Phone: 250-852-6296

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

Apply online for McGill Housing
Phone: 250-852-6330