Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

TRU Orientation

TRU Orientation 2019 will take place on Tuesday, September 3rd, 9am at the Campus Commons! Register early and be entered for a chance to win a semester parking pass!

Register for Orientation!

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

When you get to campus on September 3/2019

New-to-TRU students are asked to arrive on campus at 9:00am at the Campus Commons (front side of the Campus Activity Center). Once on campus, go grab an orientation t-shirt and then join your group 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 and general 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!

TRU Orientation day events

Morning meeting

-Pick up an orientation shirt

-Join an Orientation Leader

-Meet other new-to-TRU students from your program

Campus Commons
TRU Welcome

-Formal welcome to the university

-Showcase TRU and school pride

-Celebrate the accomplishments and diversity of our  incoming students

TRU Gymnasium
Academic Sessions

-Meet your program Dean, faculty and staff

-Learn about academic expectations from your faculty

Various locations around campus
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
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