We are excited to welcome you back!
In-person campus tours are now being offered. Please read our campus visit guidelines.
Campus tours are booked by request and are offered:
Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays)
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
What’s in a campus tour?
Our student recruiter–advisors are excited to be able to welcome people back to our campus and are 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 hear about some of our amazing amenities on campus. As you walk around, you’ll learn about our history, programs, services and more.
Tours take about one hour and include stops at some of our buildings such as: The Arts and Education Building, Campus Activity Centre, House of Learning, our new Nursing and Population Health Building, Ken Lepin Building, Gymnasium, Culinary Arts Training Centre and Trades and Technology Building.
Please know, currently the tour does not include the inside of buildings. As restrictions lift, we can resume our full campus tour.
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 and are not currently offering in person tours. Contact them directly to arrange a virtual tour:
North Tower: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-852-6296
McGill Residence: email@example.com or 250-852-6330
East Village: firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-471-8530
What happens after the tour?
After the tour, the Qelmúcw Recruiter–Advisor or Student Recruiter–Advisor will be available to answer general questions. Currently, we are unable to offer in-person student appointments with our Qelmúcw Recruiter-Advisors or Student Recruiter–Advisors. We encourage you to book a virtual appointment to connect with us before or after your tour.
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.
If you have a large group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate a private tour. At this time there are restrictions on the number of people we are permitted to host on campus at one time, so please connect with the Future Students Office to discuss possible arrangements.
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 TRU Parking.
We suggest taking public transit as a great, stress-free mode to get to campus. For a detailed schedule, check BC Transit.
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kamloops
$129/night + 16 % taxes when booking 1 night. Additional consecutive nights, $109/night.
Preferred rate code: TRU CAMPUS TOUR, valid from June 15 - September 30, 2021
Hampton Inn by Hilton includes complimentary hot breakfast, free access to Wi-Fi and free parking.
Best Western Plus Kamloops Hotel
15% off (four room options to choose from)
Call 250-374-7878 to book and ask for the TRU Student or TRU Family rate.
Accent Inn Kamloops
$99 a night + tax (two queen beds or one king).
To book, call either 1-800-663-0298 or the hotel directly at 250-374-8877 and ask for the Thompson Rivers University rate.
Visit Tourism Kamloops for other accommodations in Kamloops, British Columbia.