Back to school

Welcome. Need a little help to find your way around? Maybe a little motivation? Whether this is the first week of your first semester or your fifth year, we’re glad you’re here. Find the information and services you need to get back-to-school with this handy reference. Have a great semester!


Life Online

TRU Bookstore
The bookstore is located in the Campus Activity Centre, but call it the CAC.

TRU Students’ Union
Also in the CAC is TRUSU, the TRU Students’ Union, which offers many services to students including room bookings, uPass, the tutor registry and health and dental benefits. Are you starting to notice how many acronyms we use?

Campus Map
Here’s a useful campus map—check it out if you’re having trouble finding your classroom.

Student Parking
Get your semester parking pass online.

Course Calendar
Fall and winter course schedules.

Staff Directory
Look up email addresses, office and phone numbers with our staff directory.

Tuition & Fees
If you’re looking to pay your fees, login to myTRU and pay online.

Student Employment
Our Career Education department can help you find part-time positions, information on co-op and they feature online job postings.

Homepage
This is where you will most likely start your online exploration of TRU.
The Services page has most of the information you’ll need as a student.

Search it out
If you can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, try our Search, located in the upper right-hand corner of every page. It indexes our website (over 30,000 pages and documents) every night.


What’s Going On

News and Events
On TRU’s Newsroom you’ll find useful information and stories about student and faculty activities, campus events listings, photos, videos and social media.

The Omega is your student newspaper.

92.5FM The X
Our campus and community radio station broadcasts from House 8. You can listen live online or host your own show.

TRU is on flickr and Instagram
If you have a cool photo tag it #mytru and you might see your photo on one of our social media sites.


Being a Student

Looking for Financial Aid?
If you have qualified for a government loan, think about the workstudy program.

Take advantage of the many awards available to current students. The deadline for most scholarships, bursaries and awards is the third week in September.

Library
Get beyond Wikipedia and check out the TRU Library’s extensive website.

Student Success Courses
Prepare for student life with five flexible, one-credit courses offered throughout the semester.

Cplul’kw’ten (the Gathering Place)
A home away from home for Aboriginal students. Speak with an Elder or mentor, study, socialize or share a meal.

Important Dates
Keep track of the dates and deadlines that will make a difference to your success. Know when to drop a course or withdraw to maintain your GPA.

Beyond the Classroom
Like learning hands-on? Choose from dozens of ways to get involved outside the books, from study abroad to undergraduate researchCommittees, mentoring (search mentoring on tru.ca), ambassadorships… Wouldn’t that look good on your resumé or better yet, your ePortfolio?

Student Clubs
Your students’ union has the most up-to-date list of TRU clubs.

Technical Support
Visit IT Services for information on wireless, network accounts, computer lab availability, equipment loan-outs and much more.

All Official TRU Policies
Learn how things work, like attendance, dean’s list, course conflicts, course cancellations and many more.