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Update on Wednesday's tragic crash near TRU

Dear TRU Community,

It is with profound sadness that I must inform you that three TRU students, who were also members of the WolfPack men’s volleyball team, were involved in a motor vehicle accident on McGill Road at University Drive near the East Gate entrance to our Kamloops campus Wednesday afternoon. The crash took the life of one of them and critically injured the two others. TRU has been in contact with the students' families.

It is hard to find words that express how we feel in these moments, in the face of such inexplicable tragedy. Our most sincere thoughts are with their families and loved ones, and on behalf of TRU, I offer our deepest condolences. We grieve with them, along with others, including their friends, classmates, and professors. This is a loss for the TRU community that will be felt for a long time.

In respecting the privacy of families during this time, the university will not disclose personal information about the individuals involved in the accident.

Students, I encourage you to focus on taking care of yourselves and each other at this time. There are excellent on-line resources for TRU students at keep.meSAFE. All TRU students have access to this online and app-based site where you can text or speak with a counsellor 24/7.

We have resources on campus available to support you as well. Connect with the Faculty of Student Development in Old Main 1631 or by calling 250-828-5023.

During this difficult time, please remember to support one another.

Brett Fairbairn
President and Vice-Chancellor

Service outage in Old Main Dec. 2–3

IT Services will be upgrading network equipment on the second floor of Old Main. During this work, offices, classrooms and wireless services will not be available. On Saturday, Dec. 2, work is scheduled 8 a.m. to noon and will impact offices and classrooms in OM2600, OM2700 and OM2800 blocks. On Sunday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon, work will affect offices and classrooms in the OM2200 to OM2500 blocks. During the outages at Old Main, please take advantage of the other study spaces on campus, including the House of Learning, Independent Centre and Campus Activity Centre.

Service outage: myTRU services offline Dec. 1-2

Self-service functions in myTRU and related systems, including registration, payments, timesheets, tax forms and applications to TRU, will be offline from approximately 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1 to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Share your TRU experience. Enter to win. Three easy steps.

Step 1: Check your email for your survey invitation from

Step 2: Click on the link to fill out the survey, which should take about 15 minutes.

Step 3: By completing this survey, you will automatically be entered into a draw for three prizes of $100 in cash.

This is your chance to have your opinion be heard.

Results from this all-student census will be used to help determine how to address identified issues, build on TRU’s successes and assist specific areas on campus with development in their processes.

Initial invitations went out on Nov. 6, with reminders to follow on Nov. 14, 22 and 30. The survey will close on Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information on the 2023 Fall Student Census survey, visit the IPE Surveys page.

Fall 2023 exam schedule

The Fall 2023 Final Exam Schedule is posted; exams take place Dec 4-16.


Personal, academic and social supports

There is a network to help you navigate campus life!

Student Services Quick Guide


Think of Student Services as your support network on campus.
Access this network to make the most of your university experience.

Student Services Quick Guide PDF

Student Life

Academic Supports

Health & Wellness

Diversity & Equity

Career & Experiential Learning

Create conditions for success

Contact Student Affairs to learn about your rights and responsibilities, or if you are in crisis. Student Case Managers can help you navigate and get connected.

Student Case Managers
Old Main 1631

Academic integrity matters

Gain support to understand your rights and responsibilities as a student. Connect with a Learning Strategist to learn about resources and for assistance navigating the process.

Academic Integrity
Old Main 1231

Build connections

From the beginning of your student experience, the Orientation & Transitions team is here to support you academically, personally and socially. Take part in orientation activities, visit our weekly outreach table, read the bi-weekly newsletters, and meet with peers to support your transition to university.

Orientation & Transitions
Old Main 1468

tru orientation

Start on the right foot

Choosing your courses sets you on the path to your degree. Academic advisors (domestic and international) are here to help you choose wisely. Get answers about your program one-on-one, take a workshop or online tutorial, and learn about timetabling and registration.

Academic Advising
Old Main 1100

Focus on education, not finances

Get assistance in financing your education and living costs. Be recognized and rewarded for your academic excellence. Talk to a Student Awards Advisor at the Student Awards & Financial Aid office about your funding options, as well as awards available throughout your program.

Student Awards & Financial Aid
Old Main 1629

Evolve as a leader

Develop your skills while supporting your peers. Access valuable training, partake in professional development, gain hands-on experience, and give back to your peers and campus community.

Student Mentorship and Leadership
Old Main 1468

Get set for success

Student Success (STSS) courses prepare you for student life by introducing essential academic skills for university students, including studying, writing, research, citation, and intercultural communication. Gain elective credits in any discipline and set yourself up for academic success with STSS!

Student Success Courses
Old Main 1631

Study smart

Forget cramming—master challenging introductory courses with the help of your peers. Stay on track with skills and strategies for learning course content in Supplemental Learning (SL) study sessions led by students experienced in the target course and trained in strategic learning. Attend on a weekly basis or whenever you need support. Watch for special exam review sessions.

Supplemental Learning
Old Main 2699

Access accommodations

Gain equal access to learning opportunities through Accessibility Services. If you are living with a disability or health condition, you may be eligible for supports such as exam accommodation, alternate format text material, sign language interpretation, access to adaptive technology, the facilitation of in-class note-taking, and more.

Accessibility Services
Old Main 1631

Add to your skills

Visit the Writing Centre to become a better writer! We provide face-to-face and online tutoring, as well as writing, citation, and research-related resources. Tutors can help improve your writing skills, facilitate group projects, provide feedback on presentations, and connect you with other services.

Writing Centre
Old Main 1411

Bring your class notes and textbook to the Science Help Centre, where students can work alone or together in an informal environment, with help readily available from upper-year and faculty tutors.

Science Help Centre

Here to Listen

Counsellors offer academic, career and personal counselling in a safe and affirming atmosphere. Drop in, book an appointment, or use online resources.

Old Main 1631

Give yourself a break

Your well-being is key to achieving your academic and personal goals. The Wellness Centre offers free health and wellness classes, workshops and resources, fun stress-busting events and a quiet place to relax, nap or ask questions about your health and wellness. Connect with a Student Wellness Ambassador via our live chat online.

Wellness Centre
Old Main 1479

Find spiritual resources

Religious and spiritual support is available from a variety of community faith leaders. Ask questions and engage in thoughtful reflection and dialogue.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
Old Main 1421

person meditating

You are not alone

Access support for victims and survivors of sexualized violence including emotional support, safety planning, on and off campus referrals, academic and/or housing accommodations, and reporting options. Learn more about education and prevention initiatives.

Sexualized Violence Prevention & Response
Old Main 1631

Get active

Throughout the year, TRU Recreation organizes and implements a variety of special events, Intramural sports, and fitness classes for the university community. Many activities are free, while others require a minimal fee. Grab your friends, roommates, instructors — even the random person sitting next to you in class — and get in the game!

TRU Gym 303

Engage diversity

Enrich your learning through intercultural engagement. Faculty, staff and students represent a diverse range of Indigenous, regional, national and global communities. Intercultural Learning provides you with skills and opportunities to work towards inclusion and equity. A variety of intercultural learning opportunities are available through campus events, course work and co-curricular programs.

Intercultural Learning
House 4

Find community

Cplul’kw’ten is a home away from home for Indigenous students. Speak with an Elder, mentor or other members of our Cplul’kw’ten team. Take a study skills workshop, access community resources, find assistance with papers or funding, come study, socialize, share a meal or use the computers.

Indigenous Student Development
House 5

students in circle

Plan your career

Career & Experiential Learning
Old Main 1712

Experiential learning

Discover learning through your experiences whether on-campus or in the community (co-curricular and extra-curricular).

Career services

Professional career planning and job search support from first-year to graduation.

Co-operative education

Co-operative education blends on-campus learning with practical applied learning. Enhance your education with career-related work experience before graduation.

co-op student
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