Many Open Learning students will never see the bricks-and-mortar TRU. That’s the beauty of a flexible education, but we’re also quite proud of our spectacular campus. So if you’re a graduate travelling to Kamloops on October 11 to participate in convocation, we hope you will take some time to explore your alma mater. We’ve compiled a list of activities that can all be done in an afternoon and at your own pace – because we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Enjoy a Coffee
One of the best places on campus to see the city of Kamloops is from the Campus Activity Centre (CAC). Common Grounds, a coffee shop owned and operated by the TRU Student Union, serves great coffee here along with great views. While you’re there, you may like to head up the stairs behind the coffee shop and play ping pong or foosball on the upper level.
Find a Souvenir
While you’re in the CAC, check out the TRU bookstore. It’s the place to go to find TRU memorabilia to celebrate this milestone.
Go Treasure Hunting
There are several places on campus where you can get your modern pirate on and try geocaching. There are a few hidden caches right on campus and can all be found at at www.geocaching.com.
Visit the Living Wall
The Brown Family House of Learning is a beautiful new building in the centre of campus. Just inside the east entrance, a living wall of plants stretches four stories high.
The Culinary Arts Cafeteria showcases the work of the TRU Culinary students. The food is made from scratch and features local products whenever possible. The cafeteria is open until 1 p.m.
Tour the Horticulture Gardens
The gardens are a beautiful place to take your grad photos and, located by the Trades and Technology building, it’s an easy walk from the ceremony. You can print a copy of the campus map before you visit. You can also find a online tours and other resources on the TRU website. Find directions, maps, parking and more.