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TRU Orientation

Kick off your first year at TRU by attending TRU Orientation events. You will build connections to people, places and supports that will be a part of your university experience. TRU Orientation is strongly recommended for all new-to-TRU students.

For incoming Fall 2024 students, the TRU Orientation team will be organizing a day of activities for you on the holiday Monday, September 2 from 10am-2pm. You'll learn about supports, services, and classroom expectations while enjoying food, games, prizes, and various opportunities to connect with your fellow first- years. Register today!

The Orientation team is also offering several campus tours throughout July and August. You can find a list of Campus Tour dates. There will also be tours offered on TRU Orientation Day if you are unable to attend a tour in July or August.

All new-to-TRU students who have registered for classes are enrolled in the TRU Student Survival Guide in Moodle. Make sure to check out that course on your Moodle dashboard to ensure you have everything you need before classes start and supports, tips, and tricks once you start the semester. 

If you have any questions regarding orientation or transitions to University please email us at

Orientation FAQ

  Do I have to register for TRU Orientation?

There are many different orientation experiences for students to take part in this year. This year registration for TRU Orientation will be required. Check out the full orientation schedule above to see how and where the sessions will be delievered.

 I am nervous about TRU Orientation because I don’t know anyone.

Don’t worry most new-to-TRU students will be nervous! But we have tried to offer several different type of sessions during the first week that will allow for students to interact, connect, ask questions and hopefully make some new friends.

 If I attend International Orientation, do I have to attend TRU Orientation?

This is up to each individual as both experiences have very different schedules and allow students to partake in both. Attending both events would be great for any student. TRU Orientation is a campus wide orientation that gives students opportunities to meet Deans, faculty, staff and students as well as explore our campus while having fun.

 I am a student who has previously attended a post-secondary institution and I am not interested in attending another orientation. Why should I come to TRU Orientation?

The TRU Orientation team is mindful that every student experience is unique so we have planned our program to meet students' needs. We believe it is important that all new-to-TRU students be oriented because your new program will require resources, supports and networking opportunities to create a successful transition to TRU.

 I may require accessibility related accomodations to ensure that I can fully participate in the activities throughout TRU Orientation.

Please contact us at to discuss potential accomodations. We will work with you and our Accessibility Services team to ensure you have equitable access to the learning and activities.

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