Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Guests

Accommodations

On campus accommodation is available at a special convocation rate. To make a reservation, visit the TRU Residence and Conference Centre. Enter promotion code GRAD for a special, discounted rate.

You can call 250-852-6296 to speak to one of our representatives, who will be happy to help you.

Off-campus accommodations are also available, many close to the university. For a listing of accommodations in the area, visit Tourism Kamloops.

Parking

There is free parking in Lot N, and shuttles will be going back and forth every 10-15 minutes.

Ceremony Duration

The ceremony is approximately 90 minutes.

Limited seating

We do not restrict the number of guests attending the ceremonies but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Arrive early to ensure you're seated.

Accessibility

There is reserved seating for disabled, elderly and other guests who have mobility impairments and one or two accompanying guests. Arrive early to find suitable parking and seating.

Reception

Students and guests are welcome to light refreshments after the ceremony. There is no charge for the reception.

Memorabilia and flowers

The Bookstore in the Campus Activity Centre carries rings, frames, and a wide array of memorabilia.

Flowers for grads

Only during the June ceremony, fresh roses are available for purchase on the day of the ceremony. The TRU Alumni and Friends Association uses the proceeds from the sale of roses for student programs, particularly mentorship programs for matching potential employers with students interested in their field. If you would prefer to pre-order roses, you may do so at online.

Convocation frames

Frames for credentials and convocation photos can be purchased online or at convocation. To browse and buy online, check out the convocation frames on the TRU Bookstore website.

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