Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Student Parking

Planning to park on campus this fall? You can still apply for economy and general permits for fall 2018/winter 2019. Premium and reserved applications are closed. Rates for 2018/19 remain the same as last year.

Did you purchase a premium permit? Pick up your permit from the TRU Parking Office desk in the Bookstore at the Campus Activity Centre (CAC), and display it in your vehicle starting Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Four types of parking permits

Availability
First-come first-served, Lot N, NT and UCH*

Daily permits
Half-day ($3, N only) or all-day ($4) from lot dispensers or PayByPhone

Long-term permits
10-week or 16-week semester ($200) e-Permit

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If you park 5 days/week, the semester permit is $2.50/day

Applications
Open Aug. 1 for fall/winter, on-going

*Lots NT and UCH (Upper College Heights) will be open for economy parking in September 2018.

Like being prepared? You can check Lot N Availability on the  TRU Go App before you head to campus.

Availability
First-come first-served, any general lot (A4, E, H, J, M, T1, T3 and W)

Daily permits
All-day ($5) from lot dispensers or PayByPhone

Long-term permits
Weekly ($25), 10-week ($200) or 16-week semester ($250) e-Permit

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If you park 5 days/week, the semester permit is $3.13/day

Applications
Open Aug. 1 for fall/winter, on-going

Availability
Guaranteed, specific lot only (A3, B, C, D2, L1, S, T2 or V1)

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
1 semester ($283), 2 semesters ($566), or annual ($850)
Applications closed

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If you park 5 days/week, the semester permit is $3.50/day

Applications
Fall/annual applications closed. Note, gated premium has been discontinued—those lots are now at the premium rate, and no lots are gated.

To guarantee parking space in a specific premium lot, TRU only offers semester or annual permits equal to the number of available spaces in that lot. All lots are full.

Availability
Guaranteed, one specific numbered stall in a selected lot

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
Annual ($1,150)
Applications closed

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If you park 5 days/week, the annual permit is $4.42/day

Applications
Fall/winter closed May 31. If you purchased a 2018/19 reserved permit and have not received it yet, please visit the Parking Office (in the Bookstore) in August.

Share the costs of commuting and parking—find a carpool buddy through TRU Rideshare, a free online app. Learn more

You can also register an additional vehicle on your long-term parking permit—whether it's economy, general, premium or reserved—so you and your carpool buddy can take turns driving if you wish. (Just make sure you transfer your permit between vehicles when you switch—and call the Parking Office if you leave it behind.) Email the Parking Office with the vehicle's licence plate and model to register.

Discount for students living outside Kamloops Transit service

If you live outside the Kamloops Transit area, and have opted out of the TRUSU UPASS, you may qualify for a 20 percent UPASS parking discount on semester and annual parking permits.

Once you’ve confirmed you are opted out of the UPASS, bring your receipt for your semester or annual parking permit to the TRU Parking Office in the Bookstore. The Parking Office will verify your UPASS status and give you the 20 percent discount for the permit you purchased.

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