About – Thompson River University 2020-05-12T06:42:18+00:00

About Thompson Rivers University

At Thompson Rivers University, student success is our priority. The university empower the students to reach their goals with flexible learning options, individualized student services, hands-on learning opportunities, and a diverse, inclusive environment.

For 45 years TRU has taken pride in providing an excellent education to every student that comes to TRU —from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, at various stages of the learning journey. Nearly 26,000 students study on TRU campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning.

From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers over 140 on-campus programs and 60 Open Learning programs to choose from. TRU students apply what they learn in co-op work terms, study abroad, undergraduate research, field schools and practicums, service learning and other opportunities — with guidance and mentorship by our accessible faculty. Research, creation and innovation thrive in our open, flexible learning environment. And so do the students.

About Collaboration

The focus was to give international exposure to students studying mass media program. Collaboration with Thompson River University will give students chance to major in communication and Public Relations.

Students Association

TRU has TRUSU – a dedicated student union who specifically works towards

Commencement Ceremony

TRU holds convocation ceremonies in June and October each year in the Tournament Capital Centre. Students who have completed all requirements for graduation in an undergraduate, graduate, or university preparation program are eligible to participate.


Our beautiful Kamloops campus offers a one-of-a-kind university community in the heart of the city, a place to live, work, learn and play. Living on campus means being minutes away from your classes, enjoying easy access to campus and nearby city recreational facilities and belonging to an active community of students from across Canada and around the world.