Thompson Rivers University

UPDATE: Open Learning building first floor under repair

  Posted on: January 11, 2019

The Open Learning building (floors 2-4) will re-open on January 14.

January 11, 2019 – 4:19 p.m.

Majority of BC Centre for Open Learning building to re-open on Monday

As a result of the water pipe failure and associated flooding in the BC Centre for Open Learning building, it will remain closed this weekend. The building is expected to re-open on Monday, January 14, allowing access to the second, third and fourth floors. The first floor will remain closed indefinitely for water damage repair.

As a result, meetings booked in OL 127 will need to be rescheduled.

IT Services

There is no ongoing impact to IT systems and our network is expected to return to normal imminently. While the first floor is closed, front counter assistance for IT Services will be located at OM 1320.

Fire alarms resolved

The fire alarms heard throughout buildings across campus were related to this incident and we do not anticipate any further issues.

Transit to return to normal

Access to the road network and the transit exchange outside BC Centre for Open Learning is expected to return to normal shortly.

We appreciate your patience during this time.


January 11, 2019 – 1:39 p.m.

Kamloops campus students are advised the BC Centre for Open Learning building is closed indefinitely due to an undetermined water pipe failure. Everyone is advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Changes to transit

The transit exchange outside the Open Learning building has been re-routed to the West Gate exchange across from the Trades building.

IT systems shut down

Due to the water pipe failure and associated effects in the Open Learning building, we anticipate many of our key IT systems will be shut down beginning in the next half hour. This will potentially affect everything from web services and computer labs to telephone systems and key fobs in Kamloops, Williams Lake, regional centres and Open Learning.

Please monitor TRU IT Services on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

Thank you for your patience.