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Campus Tours

TRU is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we are following the direction of the provincial and federal governments. Effective Monday, March 16, TRU has temporarily suspended all face-to-face classes, meaning there will be no classes in session. With this in mind, we are going to suspend any further bookings for campus tours until further notice. Please inform us if you would like to postpone your campus tour to a later date. As an alternative, see our virtual campus tour is available here.

What’s in a campus tour?

Our student recruiter–advisors are excited and eager to show you an insider’s view of TRU. We begin the tour with introductions and a chance to learn more about the key interests of those in the group. During the tour, you will get a first-hand look into some of our amazing amenities on campus. As you walk around, you’ll learn about our history, programs, services and more.

Tours are booked by request Monday to Friday, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. They take about one hour and include visits to some of our buildings such as: The Arts and Education Building, Campus Activity Centre, Brown Family House of Learning, Ken Lepin Building, Gymnasium, Culinary Arts Training Centre and Trades and Technology Building.

Depending on interests and the number of people, the itinerary can be customized to focus on other areas on campus.

Please note: Residences are not included in the campus tour.

What happens after the tour?

After the tour, the student recruiter–advisor will be available to answer general questions. Once you are accepted to TRU, an academic advisor will help you fine-tune your schedule.

If you would like to visit other areas of campus, we suggest taking a self-guided option.

Specialized tours

Campus tours are also offered during Open House events which happen twice a year. This is a great opportunity to visit campus, attend information sessions, meet faculty and see your future at TRU.

If you have a large group, please contact us to book a private tour.

Getting here

There are a few ways to get to campus. Parking is limited but available at a few all-day lots for $5, or in metered spaces for $1 for 30 minutes. For more information, please check out TRU's parking site.

We suggest taking public transit as a great, stress-free mode to get to campus. For a detailed schedule, check out BC Transit.

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