Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University
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Residence Life

We work together with you to help you develop skills needed to become an independent and strong individual. It’s more than just a place to sleep — residence provides you with the opportunity to build friendships, gain your independence and experience life on campus to its fullest potential.

Enjoy a convenient, fun, comfortable, and safe living and learning environment. You're just steps away from class, campus labs, libraries, athletics and student services all while living among your classmates, making it easy to get together to work on projects. Take advantage of residence study rooms, lounges, cooking and laundry facilities and more. You never know where a day at Residence will take you!


Our community

The main goal is to provide a social and supportive community, with a strong emphasis on self-growth and development. We implement quality programming and promote a safe environment with high community standards which reflects our diverse community.

By promoting your personal and academic growth we extend the educational experience beyond the classroom and lecture halls. You choose how you wish to be involved!

We have students from around the globe, allowing for an opportunity to learn more about different cultures, languages, and histories, and gain a strong sense of how you fit into it all! Residence is an unique way of expanding your horizons all from the comfort of your home away from home.


Our programs and events

Please note that programs vary between different buildings.

RA programming

Resident Advisors (RAs) use programming to help build community within the Residence. Everything from teaching you how to cook your own meals, movie nights, community challenges, to learning more about different cultures and traditions. These programs are designed to make your residence experience as fun and engaging as possible.

RC programming

The Residents’ Council uses programming to meet student interests and requests. Everything from residence forums, which allow students to express concerns and make suggestions, to socials and sports. The main focus of these programs is what the residents want to do during their time here.


Our standards

Our standards are the policies and procedures set for students who live in residence. They are detailed in the TRU Residence Student Residence Agreement, the McGill Housing Student Residence Agreement, the TRU UCH Residence Agreement, the Residence Community Living Standards and the TRU Student Conduct.

These standards relate to an individual’s status as a student, and their behaviour on campus, which includes all residence buildings. It is through these standards that residence can ensure all students have a safe, secure, responsible and respectful community.

Our overall objective is that this inclusive environment promotes not only academic success of all our residents, but that the community creates an environment conducive to personal growth and development.