Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

TRU Orientation

TRU Orientation will take place onTuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, 9 a.m. at the Campus Commons. Registration for orientation has now closed. If you did not register for orientation do not worry you can still attend. Please find a volunteer in a "Just Ask" shirt and they will direct you to the appropriate place.

You will learn about the people, places, supports and resources available on campus. You will meet lots of other students, staff and faculty — some new and some not-so-new — as you explore your university.  Throw in some food and prizes and you've got a fun-filled, jam-packed day to remember.

TRU Orientation is not just for first-year students — it is for all new-to-TRU students. If you are a graduate, mature or transfer student, you are welcome to join.

General information for the day of TRU Orientation

New-to-TRU students are asked to arrive on campus on Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Campus Commons (front side of the Campus Activity Center), go grab an orientation t-shirt and then join your group number (you will recieve an email with the number). If you are lost look for a volunteer (bright orange shirts) or a staff member in a JUST ASK! T-shirt and they can direct you on where to go.


Planning to drive to campus? Applications for semester and annual permits are available August 1st for the economy, general and premium lots. Parking permits are available on the TRU Parking website, along with up to date information on campus construction that may impact your commute. Tip: from the TRU Go App you can see the number of spaces available in Lot N (the economy lot) before you even get to campus, by selecting "Lot N available" from the app's main menu.


TRU Orientation will happen, rain or shine! Please check the weather and dress appropriately!

9:00-9:30 Morning meeting - Pick up an orientation shirt
- Join a leader
- Meet other new-to-TRU students from your program
Campus Commons
9:45-11:15 Academic sessions - Meet your Dean, faculty and staff
- Learn about academic expectations from your faculty
Various locations around campus
11:30-12:30 TRU Welcome - Showcase TRU and school pride
- Celebrate the accomplishments and diversity of our incoming students
TRU Gymnasium
12:45-2:30 BBQ Lunch - Free food, games and booths
- Meet new people and engage on campus
Outside Old Main



Campus Tours (optional) - Ease the anxiety of navigating campus
- Learn more about resources available
Booth at the BBQ