Thompson Rivers University

New and improved Enrolment Services space

  Posted on: November 9, 2016

What was once a cramped area with long line-ups known as the Registrar, has been torn down and transformed into a floor to ceiling glass service-centre renamed Enrolment Services.

The new and improved space located on Student Street has been renamed and redesigned to reflect a significant move towards supporting the institutional strategic priority of increasing student success. The new layout includes increased floor space to cut down on line-ups, more advising offices and greater access to services.

“The greatest impact of our new space has been the increased exposure and awareness that we are here and available to serve students,” said Associate Vice-President Strategic Enrolment and University Registrar, Michael Bluhm. “Our previous space was enclosed and uninviting.  Now, our space is brightly lit and highly visible from Student Street. With a more open configuration, it allows us to rethink how we couple together the services that students are seeking, and how best to provide those services going forward.”

In September, Advising was able to assist close to 3500 students while Admission and Registration served 2500. October saw similar numbers as students continue to utillze the services available throughout the semester.

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“The new space is awesome. You go in and someone asks you what you need—then they send you to the right person. It is so fast,” said second-year student, Rachel Kimori.  

To celebrate the new space, a grand opening and ribbon cutting will take place on Monday, November 14 on Student Street, in front of Enrolment Services.

The event will take place from 10 – 11 a.m., with free cupcakes and refreshments.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to come and check out the space and celebrate.

More information

Michael Bluhm
Associate Vice-President Strategic Enrolment and University Registrar
mbluhm@tru.ca
250-828-5019