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Session & Tour Schedule

Open House features over 50 booths, displays, information sessions and tours. Whether you’re a high school student, a transfer student, a mature student or you’re just considering your options, 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.


*This schedule is subject to change, please continue to monitor up until the event

When you arrive for Open House, please check in at our registration table to pick up the full itinerary and your BBQ tickets.

 Animal Health Technology
Explore the veterinary technician field in a tour with current students and some of our program’s four-legged friends!
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Animal Health Technology Building
 Early Childhood Education
Discover ECE through our unique space, which transforms from classroom to practical learning with a program for young children.
Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Arts & Education 300
Is teaching your dream job? Learn about the BEd program from admissions to teaching practicums in this interactive session.
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Arts & Education 366
 Faculty of Arts
Find endless opportunities with 12 majors in humanities, social sciences and fine arts.
Session 1: Visuals Arts and Theatre
Session 2: Creative Writing and Philosophy
Session 3: Journalism, Communications, New Media, and Psychology
Session 1: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Session 2: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sessions 3: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Location: Old Main 2621
 Faculty of Science
Learn about exciting opportunities in Science: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Natural Resource Science, Architectural & Engineering Technology Diploma, Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering Transfer Program.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building S373
 Faculty of Science Tour
Undergraduate research is a huge piece of the science experience at TRU. Discover ore through an in-depth tour of our labs and classrooms with the Dean of Science.
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building S373
 Nursing & Health Care Assistant
Join our session to discover TRU School of Nursing and the programs we offer! Meet our students and professors as they enthuse you with their stories about our nursing programs, practice placements locally and globally, our new Simulation Lab, and student experiences. We end the session with a tour of our Learning Resource Centre (lab) and Simulation Lab.
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building S330
 Open Learning
Trying to achieve life-study balance? Learn how Open Learning can offer you education on your terms.
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Old Main 2612
 Respiratory Therapy
Learn about BC’s only RT program and the variety of critical care or community career opportunities available.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building S337
 Social Work & Human Service
Join professors to learn more about a rewarding career as a generalist social work practitioner.
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Old Main 2622
 School of Business & Economics
Meet School of Business and Economics faculty to learn how our flexible business programs prepare you for the needs of today.
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Old Main 2622
 Tourism Management
Come and learn more about our tourism programs at TRU. We have a variety of programs that will help you build a career from your passions so that you can live a life that you’ll love! In this industry, you can have life changing experiences while building them for others, contribute to a greener planet and feel the exhilaration of meeting new people and challenges every day. Our industry needs future leaders, and we’re here to help you get there… come check us out.
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: House of Learning 269
 Trades & Technology and Women in Trades Tours
Come see first hand our state of the art facilities lead by trades faculty. With 13 Foundation Apprenticeships Programs, there are many paths to a trades career. Ask, absorb, and leaving feeling more aware of your options.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meet at Trades and Technology Booth (Resource Fair on Student Street)


 Aboriginal Student Services
Weytk! Welcome to TRU. Spend the morning with staff and student mentors at Cplul’kwten” – Drop in and learn why TRU is the University of Choice for Aboriginal Students.
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Cpul'kw'ten, House 5
Don’t forget lunch! Grab a bite to eat at our complimentary Open House BBQ. When you arrive for Open House, please check in at our registration table to pick up the full itinerary and your BBQ tickets.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Outside of Old Main
 Campus Tours
Come join a campus tour where a current student will help you navigate everything from the multiple campus buildings, the bookstore, where to eat, TRU programs and faculties, student services and resources, and other amazing opportunities offered on campus. There is no better way to see all our beautiful campus has to offer!
On the hour, every hour, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm
Location: Meet by the TRU Balloons
 Career Planning
Tired of hearing “what are you going to be when you grow up” and not having a clue? Take part in a personal assessment session to help determine how to apply your skills professionally.
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Old Main 2612
 Money Matters
Come join us at the “Financing Your Education” presentation by Student Awards & Financial Support to gain valuable information on: types of funding, primary sources of funding, other income sources and where to find further information.
Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Old Main 2612
 On Campus Housing Tours
Come check out our two residences on campus: TRU Residence & McGill On Campus Housing. Drop by either residence and get a tour, learn everything you need to know about living on campus and how to apply! Visit their websites to help you find your home away from home.
TRU Residence | McGill On Campus Housing
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: TRU Residence & McGill On Campus Housing
 Resource Fair
Speak to students and staff from the many programs and services TRU has to offer. Be prepared to walk away with a lot of great information – there may even be some free giveaways.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Old Main Student Street
 Study Abroad & Career Education (Co-op)
Travel? Education? YES they can go together! Come out and join TRU Study Abroad to learn how to make the most of your degree through traveling and furthering your education abroad without delaying your degree! Career Education will also be discussing the amazing co-op opportunities students can take part in while at TRU in order to gain valuable professional work experience while getting paid a competitive wage and earning credits.
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Old Main 2612