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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.

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

 Adventure Studies
Is your passion exploring outdoors? The mountains? The ocean? Find out why our adventure programs set the standard around the world for adventure and guiding careers.
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1201
 Animal Health Technology
Explore the veterinary technician field in a tour with current students and some of our program’s four-legged friends!
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Animal Health Technology Building
 Early Childhood Education
Discover what makes studying Early Childhood Education at TRU unique. Meet faculty, hear about the student experience, and see our beautiful classrooms. We look forward to meeting you!
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Arts & Education Building 300
 Early Childhood Education Interactive Session:
‘Come Play With Me’
Come play in the Early Childhood Education classroom! We will have a variety of activities for you to explore: sensory activities, art, dramatic play, blocks and Lego. Hosted by faculty in the Early Childhood Education Diploma Program, this session is open to all ages!
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Arts & Education Building 300
Is teaching your dream job? Learn about the BEd Teacher Education program from admissions to teaching practicums in this interactive session.
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Arts & Education Building 366
 Faculty of Arts
What is the value of an Arts degree at TRU? Come and find out by chatting with current students and professors. We have endless opportunities with 12 majors in humanities. This year’s session will have a focus on Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Theatre, Psychology & Communications/New Media – interested in another subject? Make sure to ask questions and visit the resource fair booth.
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1762
 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, Engineering Transfer Program and the new Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering.
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building 373
 Faculty of Science Tour
Undergraduate research is a huge piece of the science experience at TRU. Discover more through an in-depth tour of our labs and classrooms.
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building 373
 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 Simulation Lab, and student experiences. We end the session with a tour of our Learning Resource Centre (lab) and Simulation Lab.
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building 201
 Respiratory Therapy
Learn about BC’s only RT program and the variety of critical care or community career opportunities available.
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Ken Lepin Science Building 337
 Robotics Race Competition
Hosted by faculty in the Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering program, the robotics race is a family fun and knowledge oriented competition. The goal is to provide an environment for knowledge transfer about robots, while having fun simultaneously. Participants will be divided into groups (of 5 people maximum). There is no prior knowledge of Robots required and winners will be awarded a prize. Spots are limited, so register NOW to secure your spot!!
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1741 & 1752
 Social Work & Human Service
Join professors to learn more about a rewarding career as a generalist social work practitioner.
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Old Main 1761
 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: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1751
 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: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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 20 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 & 1:00 pm
Location: Starting from the Old Main Trades Booth


 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!
Guided Tours leaving every half hour starting at 9:30 am
*Please note there will be no tours offered over the lunch hour (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Location: Campus Greens, outside the Old Main Building (look for the TOURS sign)
 On Campus Housing Tours
Come check out our three residences on campus: TRU Residence, McGill on Campus Housing and UCH Residence. Drop by any 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 | UCH Residence
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: TRU Residence, McGill Housing & UCH Residence
 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 Building, Student Street
 Indigenous 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 Indigenous Students.
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Cpul'kw'ten
 Career Planning
Career planning and selecting a career path can be an overwhelming experience for any student. Learn how to make informed choices by connecting your studies to career and experiential learning opportunities while attending TRU.
Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Old Main Building 1751
 I’ve Applied, What's Next?
Whether you have received an admissions offer and missed the TRU Applicant Reception or are still waiting on an admissions decision, this session is for you! This is your opportunity to connect with the Future Students office in person to have questions answered regarding student life, financial aid, course planning and what's next in the process of becoming a TRU student. This session also offers you an opportunity to connect with other TRU applicants who are also moving through this exciting time.
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1782
 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: 10:30 am - 11:30 am &
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1772
 Study Abroad & Career and Experiential Learning (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 and Experiential Learning 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 Building 1762
 TRU – Right. Here. For You.
Looking for an overview of TRU all in one session? Come hear from a Student Recruiter-Advisor and go over your diverse TRU opportunities. With over 140 TRU programs, choosing the right fit for you can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help!
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Old Main Building 1782
 University 101 Student Panel
Join our University 101 session to hear from current students about what it is it like to be a TRU Student. Learn about services, clubs & co-curricular activities, the hot spots on campus to study, favorite spots to eat and much more. Have questions about what our students love about TRU or want to get some tips on how to be successful your first year on campus? Make sure to attend one of the two sessions to get the scoop from some of our current TRU students!
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm &
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Old Main Building 1732
 St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs
The St John Ambulance Therapy Dogs will be at the Open House! Stop by, say hello and take a quiet moment with a furry friend. Time spent with dogs various physical and mental health benefits. The Therapy Dogs are on campus most Thursdays through the academic year.
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Free BBQ
Come and join us for a free BBQ over the lunch hour.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Campus Greens, Outside the Old Main Building

Note to Students: When you arrive for Open House, please check in at our registration table to pick up the full itinerary and for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

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