Housing

  • Apply now for West Gate Dormitories
  • 2022 summer applications open February 2022
  • 2022-2023 fall applications open February 2022
  • First-year student acceptance guarantee — you must apply by March 31, 2022.
Vaccination requirement
West Gate Dormitories
West Gate Dormitories

Starting in January 2022, our on-campus housing will also include West Gate Dormitories, temporary dorm-style housing that includes 114 self-contained private units. Until the dormitories are in place, tours will not be possible.


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Our beautiful Kamloops campus offers a one-of-a-kind university community in the heart of the city, a place to live, work, learn and play.

Living on campus means being minutes away from your classes, enjoying easy access to campus and nearby city recreational facilities and belonging to an active community of students from across Canada and around the world. Do keep in mind that an application for campus housing is separate from an application to a TRU program.

Note: We are not accepting applications for North Tower, McGill and East Village but students can remain on the waitlist for these buildings.

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COVID-19 safety and security

Vaccination requirement

To comply with the Provincial Health Order, all students living in on-campus housing are required to be fully vaccinated with World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccines. Students must show proof of having received their WHO-approved vaccine(s) or a valid Provincial Health Office exemption.

In accordance with provincial guidelines, we have updated cleaning and sanitization measures as well as implemented physical distancing protocols to protect students and staff.

Residence services

We have adapted residence policies and procedures to protect residents and staff, while providing a safe and secure living/learning environment.

  • Deadlines — maximized flexibility on payment options
  • Front desk — minimized physical interactions
  • Housekeeping — increased cleaning of high-traffic touch points
  • Non-essential spaces — reviewed access to lounges, laundry rooms

For more details on the steps taken to minimize the spread of the virus and the expectations of all residents, please see the Special Provisions Related to COVID-19.

Student support

Residence offers a safe space for you to connect with your peers. Our Residence Life team works around the clock to support community-building while ensuring safety and security. Traditional residence events, such as move-in and orientation, have been adjusted to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. We are working tirelessly to develop new and innovative programs that will be delivered either in smaller groups or online platforms.

Our Residence Life team is collaborating with TRU's counselling department to promote and support the delivery of virtual counselling services.

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