Thompson Rivers University

Open House

Saturday, October 22, 2022

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

At Thompson Rivers University, be empowered to reach your goals. Be involved through hands-on learning and research opportunities. Be supported with individualized student services. Be welcome in our inclusive environment. Join us at Open House to discover all you can be at TRU!

We know it’s called an Open House, but please join us for the whole day!

What to expect

Featuring over 50 booths, displays, information sessions and tours, you’ll get everything you need to know about TRU at Open House. Not a future TRU student? We’d still love to show you around campus.

9 a.m.
Begins at Open House headquarters
9:30 a.m.
Open House Kickoff
Open House is meant to be informative, but also fun! What better way to start the day than music, TRU merch, and free coffee and treats?
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Resource Fair
Your chance to meet TRU faculty and staff, ask your questions, and learn about different programs and services.
Need a lunch break? Choose from a variety of food trucks that are on-campus for the day.
Info Sessions
Unique information sessions run throughout the day across campus! Interested in a particular program? Curious about opportunities available to TRU students? There’s an information session (or several!) for everyone.
Campus Tours
Explore our beautiful campus on a guided tour led by a current TRU student.
2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Student Panel
Hear from our current students as they answer your questions about life at TRU! Ensure you’ve registered for your opportunity to submit your questions.

Map, directions and parking

Open House starts on Student Street in Old Main on the TRU Kamloops campus. Check-in at Open House Headquarters begins at 9 a.m. outside of Old Main near the Campus Courts. This will also be the same locations for the Open House Kickoff starting at 9:30 a.m.


Parking is FREE on campus for Open House. Since it’s a Saturday, you’re welcome to park anywhere you want (except for reserved parking spots), but we suggest parking in Lot P, Lot Q, Lot C, V1 and A1. Check out the TRU Parking Map and watch for signs and volunteers when you arrive on campus.

Where to stay and things to do in Kamloops

Where to stay

If you’re traveling from afar for Open House and looking for a place to stay while you’re in Kamloops, there are a number of great hotels located with walking or a short drive from campus. The following hotels will provide a special rate for Open House participants:

DoubleTree by Hilton: $129 plus tax for single/double occupancy with complimentary parking if you book before Oct. 9.
Please ask for the “TOH (TRU Open House)” rate when you call to book, 250-851-0026.

Best Western Kamloops: $149.99 plus tax with complimentary breakfast if you book by Oct. 9.
Please ask for the “TRU Open House 2022” rate when you call to book, 250-374-7878.

Accent Inns: $99 plus tax for a Standard Room with two Queen Beds.
Please quote the group ID “6174711 TRU Fall Open House” when you call to book, 1-800-663-0298.

Things to do

Come share the experience and play like a local. Learn more about local activities, events and attractions here at Tourism Kamloops.

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