Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Student Parking

Parking on campus this summer? Economy, general and a limited number of premium permits for summer 2019 (May 1 to Aug. 31) are available now.

Prepare for fall—applications for annual reserved permits close on Monday, April 15, for the 2019/20 year starting Sept. 1. Premium applications for the 2019/20 year will open in May, and will use a lottery system (similar to sales in 2017).

Note, winter semester permits expire on April 30. Current annual permits expire on Aug. 31.

Four types of parking permits

Availability
First-come first-served, Lot N, NT, XT 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 April 1 for summer, on-going

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 April 1 for summer, 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) Apply now for summer

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

Applications
Summer semester (May 1 to Aug. 31) premium permit sales open April 1 for a limited number of spaces. (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.) Apply early to get your permit by May 1.

Complete the TRU application form to select your first and second lot choice. The Parking Office will process applications in the order received and advise by email if you are successful, at which point you will need to provide payment to confirm your permit.

Premium applications for the 2019/20 year will open in May, and will use a lottery system (similar to sales in 2017).

Availability
Guaranteed, one specific numbered stall in a selected lot

Daily permits
None

Long-term permits
Annual ($1,225)

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If you park 5 days/week, the annual permit is $4.79/day

Applications
Reserved applications for Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020 permits are open from April 1 to 15, 2019.

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. Applications for the discount on winter semester permits are due Jan. 31, 2019.

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