Students

This page provides information for TRU students. For information that applies to everyone, be sure to go to the COVID-19 response page.

If you have any questions, please email us at covid19info@tru.ca.

All students

On campus September 2021

Safety is our priority. All BC public universities and colleges are preparing for a safe return to on-campus education in September. TRU is working with provincial authorities to plan a return to campus with as many services up and running as possible. More information will be available as guidelines develop.

The Province of B.C. has stated that everyone living in the province will have the opportunity to get the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021. TRU is confident the combination of immunization and Go-Forward Guidelines will support a safe return to campus. These guidelines will inform our campus safety plan.

Visiting campus

Before accessing TRU property, all students must assess themselves daily for COVID-19 symptoms, using the BC COVID-19 self-assessment tool. Do not visit campus if you have symptoms, have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19, have been told to isolate by Public Health or if you are returning from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days.

If you are coming to campus as a student employee, you must also confirm you have completed your daily health check with your supervisor.

When you are indoors on campus, you are required to wear a mask. This includes in classrooms when seated. Everyone on campus must maintain a physical distance of two metres (six feet) from others, wash hands regularly and use hand sanitizer.

All students attending face-to-face instruction and those participating in athletic training are required to take these three mandatory courses.

Courses over the summer

We are delivering most of our courses virtually until September 2021, when we return to campus and face-to-face classes.

Most courses delivered virtually are a blend of scheduled virtual meetings (synchronous) and assigned work that does not require specific meeting times (asynchronous). These courses appear in the course schedule as virtual delivery and may require students to participate during the scheduled days and times indicated.

TRU offers Student Success 0600, a free online course that helps students make the most of programs with alternative delivery.

Health and wellness

If you feel sick, please see our Health Screening page for more information or call 811 (HealthLinkBC).

HealthLinkBC offers mental health services. And the TRU Wellness Centre is currently offering virtual support, including a student wellness ambassador team.

Student technology support

Please go to Technical Requirements for Alternative Delivery for instruction on what you need to take courses online.

Residences

Our residences are open. Students in residence should practise the same precautions related to COVID-19 as they would in their own home – wash hands regularly, practise proper sneeze and cough etiquette, and keep surfaces clean. Those who share accommodations with others MUST self-isolate if they, or others who share the accommodations, become symptomatic or are confirmed to have COVID-19; have travelled to BC from outside of Canada; have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19; live in a household in which at least one prson has COVID-19; or are providing care for or are living with someone who is a close contact.

Students in residence who think they have COVID-19, have symptoms or a diagnosis, have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or have been instructed to self-isolate must notify Campus Living Centre’s Housing Administrator Kaylee Butler (admin@truresidence.ca) who will advise the university’s manager, Community Safety and Emergency Management.

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