Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Guest Information

Parents, family, and friends are welcome to celebrate the accomplishments of TRU's graduands at their Convocation ceremony.


On Campus Accommodation is available at a special convocation rate. To make a reservation, contact the TRU Residence and Conference CentreEnter Promotion Code GRAD for a special, discounted rate.

Feel like calling? Dial 250.852.6296 to speak to one of our representatives who will be happy to help you.

On Campus Accommodation is available at a special Convocation rate at the TRU Residence and Conference Centre. View this document for rates, or contact the Conference Centre directly.

Off Campus Accommodations are also available, many close to the University. For a listing of accommodations in the area, visit Tourism Kamloops.


There is FREE parking in Lot N and shuttles will be going back and forth every 10-15 minutes. See map for parking locations.

Ceremony Duration

The ceremony is approximately 1.5 hours in length.

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.


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.


Graduands and guests are welcome to light refreshments immediately following the ceremony. There is no charge for the reception.

Memorabilia & 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 & 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

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.

Live Video

All Convocation ceremonies are broadcast live online for those unable to attend.

  • Broadcasts normally begin 5 or 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • We list all times in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
  • Recordings of the live broadcast are available shortly after each ceremony.
  • The live broadcasts and recordings can be viewed at