Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Convocation Event Information


Due to construction, we suggest visitors use the WestGate entrance to TRU. (View map of campus)

All ceremonies are in the Tournament Capital Centre(TCC).

FREE parking is availiable in Lot N for graduates and guests on convocation day.  There will be shuttles running back and forth from Lot N to the TCC. See map for parking locations.

Ceremony Duration

The ceremony is approximately 1.5 hours in length.

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


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


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

Roses for Grads

During the June ceremony only 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.