Thompson Rivers University

Support and services available throughout the summer semesters

April 25, 2017

Summertime in Kamloops is a highlight of the calendar year. The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the great outdoors are calling.  All things academic might just be the last thing on your mind.

While the summer season is certainly an ideal time to kick back and relax, it would be wise to keep an eye on the future.  Set goals, stay on top of your studies, support your health and well being; take advantage of the slower pace on campus.

Whether you are getting ahead by taking summer courses or programs, or you want to connect with resources to best prepare mentally and emotionally for the fall and winter semesters, there are a variety of support services available to summer students!

Early Alert

The school/work/life balance can be difficult; grades can suffer without appropriate support. Early Alert allows students to regain control and achieve academic success. By connecting with the appropriate resources and services, students have the means to improve his or her academic performance and successfully complete their course or program.

Writing Centre

Check out the Writing Centre for assistance and constructive feedback. Tutors can support you through any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, planning, and revising. Book an appointment to get help with any writing-related issue, from grammar to resource documentation.

The WC will be open from Monday, May 8 until Thursday, August 3.

Recreation classes

Break a sweat in between classes with the TRU Recreation Program.  Scheduling has been set until June; keep an eye on the website for the July and August schedule!


Create a game plan for dealing with the academic, emotional and mental challenges associated with student life that will sustain you throughout the entire year. Make an appointment with a counsellor to discuss academic or personal issues.

Disability Services

Through Disability Services, eligible TRU students can receive academic accommodations and specialized support. They can help facilitate equal access to educational opportunities by reducing physical, attitudinal and systemic barriers.

Career Education

The summer months are the perfect time to gain work experience. Make an appointment with Career Education about skill and resume-building opportunities.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Management

If you have been sexually assaulted, it is important to know and understand that you are not alone and that it is not your fault. If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you have done nothing wrong and you are not to blame. Whether an assault has occurred recently or previously, support is available to help you take the next step when dealing with trauma.

Financial Aid

Get a head start on financial planning over the summer months. Apply for scholarships, bursaries and awards.

Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs works collaboratively with students, staff, faculty and community partners to guide and support students on their learning journey towards student success. Through clear articulation and education of rights, responsibilities and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) policies, the Office promotes a safe and inclusive environment for the growth and development of TRU students.

Academic Advising

Save time and money with informed decision-making with professionals in the know.  Advisors assist both current students and prospective students with planning courses for first and second year university—as well as for all career, technology, trades and university preparation programs.

However you spend your summer, make fun and relaxation among your highest priorities—but be sure to carve time out for health, well being and academic planning!

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