Return to Campus

Thompson Rivers University is glad to have students, faculty and staff back on campus. We are following the guidance of provincial health experts who support a full return to on campus teaching, learning and research, supported by measures to keep everyone safe.

Vaccines are the most effective way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 on campus. As such, we expect everyone, as able, will get vaccinated. It’s how we will get back to a normal campus life.

What's the latest?


Oct. 1, 2021

Our new interactive Return to Class Decision Tree helps you navigate notifications and next steps if you or someone you know has COVID-19 or symptoms.

Sept. 23, 2021

See our community’s declaration results to date and learn about the future of this newsletter in our latest Return to Campus Update.

Sept. 8, 2021

Learn more about safety during the fall term in our latest Return to Campus Update.

Welcome back to campus
We are in Step 3
  • Before coming to campus, please assess yourself and stay home if sick.
  • As of Aug. 21, masks are required indoors.
  • Continue to wash and sanitize your hands.
  • All faculty and staff and some students need to take training. » Learn more
  • Educational spaces, public spaces and high-touch areas are cleaned daily and routinely.
  • Vaccinations are expected of those who are able to support a safe campus environment. » Learn more
  • Ventilation has been improved to mitigate the spread of communicable diseases.
  • During smoky conditions, ventilation is adjusted daily as needed.

For more details on what Step 3 looks like see the TRU Return to Campus Plan.

Campus Safety Procedures

Everyone coming to campus must assess their health each day before arriving. If you are unwell, please stay home and we’ll see you when you’re healthy.

What if there is a confirmed case?

Interior Health is responsible for contact tracing

If you are a close contact of a confirmed case of a highly transmissible communicable disease, Interior Health is responsible for informing other parties as required to assist with contact tracing. As a precaution, everyone coming to campus is encouraged to monitor when they are on campus.

What is TRU's return-to-campus plan?

Following the advice of the Provincial Health Office, we are excited to plan a full return to campus this fall. The safety of students, faculty and staff is our top priority.

For our current and returning on-campus community, we have an Exposure Control Plan - Communicable Diseases to protect the health and safety of our university community.

What about detailed campus information?

Where can I get accurate information about COVID-19?

BC HealthHelp in other languages and translated content is found here

To talk to a registered nurse about non-emergency health concerns, call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1

To talk to a registered nurse about non-emergency health concerns, call HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1

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