LIVING IN RESIDENCE
APPLICATION / ACCEPTANCE PROCESS
You can apply for Residence by filling out the. You can also apply with the application form received in your acceptance package from Thompson Rivers University, in person at the Residence or contact us to send you an application via mail. Applications will be accepted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that you are required to pay a deposit when you apply to the Residence. Payments for your deposit can be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, certified cheque, or bank draft. Cash or Interac transaction can be made in person at the Residence.
A deposit is required with all applications for the Residence. Once you have moved into the Residence, your deposit is used as a damage deposit for your room. The deposit will be returned to you after your departure from Residence and by comparing the room condition after your departure with the Room Inspection form you will be filling out upon arrival to the Residence.
Academic Year Acceptance
Winter & Summer Semester Acceptance
In the acceptance email you will receive instructions on how to complete the rest of your acceptance details online. The acceptance details will need to be completed online and asks you important information related to contact and health information, payment information, emergency contact information and personality profile questions which will help you to select a roommate. You will also be asked to review and accept the Student Residence Agreement which is a legal document that serves as the contract between you and the Residence. Please ensure that you read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.
If you do not wish to complete your acceptance online, paper copies of the acceptance forms can be requested from the Residence.
If you are unable to meet the payment options as outlined please contact one of the Residence Managers to set up a Payment Plan.
It is strongly recommended that these contacts are the parents or legal guardians of the resident. As the Primary or Secondary Contact you will serve as an emergency contact and you may also be contacted if any other significant concerns or problems arise with the resident. In the case where the Primary contact is unavailable, the Secondary contact will be contacted. Once the Residence is provided with this contact information, the Manager will notify the Primary and Secondary contacts, via the supplied e-mail, that they have been identified as Primary/Secondary Contacts for the Resident. This e-mail will outline the role and responsibility of the Primary/Secondary Contact and provide the Primary/Secondary Contacts with the opportunity to opt-out of this role.
You are required to send your acceptance information back by the following dates in order to guarantee your space at the Residence:
If you are not completing your acceptance information online the same deadlines are applicable.
Please provide your details on the Medical, Accessibility, and Special Consideration section when completing your acceptance information to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence. Students requiring special accommodations on campus are encouraged to also contact the Disability Services office on campus.
If you are not completing your acceptance information online, please contact the Residence directly for the "Request for Special Consideration Form" to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence.
MOVE-IN / MOVE-OUT
The official move-in date(s) for Residence are as follows.
You may move-in early or move-out late however there are specific dates and fees that apply.
If you need to move-in earlier or move-out later than the above posted date(s), please contact the Residence directly
LIVING IN RESIDENCE
Everyone who is accepted into Residence must fill in "Profile Questions" which is available when completing the acceptance process online. Students are then given the opportunity to browse roommates online, send messages to potential roommates, and accept roommates. If a student does not want to select their own roommate, the Residence will select a roommate for you based on your answers to the "Profile Questions". You may request to live with your friends while in Residence, as long as you have both been accepted, you both request to live with each other, and you both have been accepted into the same room type. Please note that there are no co-ed suites available.
If you are not completing your acceptances details online, the Residence will pair students together.
Winter or Summer Semesters
We do not give out your room number prior to your arrival. You will be provided with your suite number and keys when you check into the Residence in late August or early September.
At this time the Thompson Rivers University Residence does not require or offer meal plan options.
The Residence offers light housekeeping services to all our residents. Housekeepers will access your suite to complete a regularly scheduled cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom. To prepare your suite for cleaning, please ensure that the floors, counters, sinks, shower, and cabinets are clear of any personal items. Housekeepers will not clean your bedroom, nor will they wash your dishes or remove your garbage. It is residents' responsibility to ensure that bedrooms and suites are clean. A limited supply of vacuum's, mops and brooms for cleaning can be signed out at the front desk.
If something breaks in your suite, you can come down to the Residence front desk and fill out a maintenance requisition form. This form authorizes our maintenance staff to enter your suite usually between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM unless there is an emergency. Plugged toilets and sinks are the responsibility of the Resident (each suite is equipped with a toilet plunger & sink plungers can be borrowed from the front desk).
The Residence front desk is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our Customer Service Representatives are there to help you with any questions and/or concerns at anytime. Other services provided from the front desk include; photocopying, faxing, sending stamped mail, and receiving parcels.
The Residence does not offer any family or co-ed accommodations.
Parking is offered through TRU for an additional cost. Please refer to the Parking section of the TRU website for more information.
The Residence offers great security from the moment you pass through the controlled access main entrance, until you slide your electronic card into your suite door. Video cameras are located in all common areas, hallways and entrances. The front desk is also staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
All cooking devices must have automatic shutoff, be approved by CSA, and must not have an open element (for example hot plates and indoor grills are not permitted). All appliances will be checked for approval by a Residence staff member.
Your Resident Advisor's (RA's) are always organizing events that are educational as well as events that are strictly for fun. These events allow you to meet people in your new community. Check out bulletin boards located on each floor throughout the building, attend floor meetings, and let your RA know what type of activities you would like to see in Residence.
If you are disturbed at anytime of the day or night, before contacting the front desk, please try to talk to the resident(s) who is/are causing the disturbance first. Get to know your neighbours and build a respectful community. If the disturbance continues notify the front desk and a manager or RA will help you reach an acceptable volume by speaking to the resident(s). At the same time, remember to be reasonable with the level of volume you produce as well.
TERMINATION & CANCELLATION
If you decide to cancel your Residence application you must submit a Cancellation/Withdrawal Request Form. Cancellations will not be accepted over the phone and we request that your cancellation letter comes to us via e-mail, fax, or mail. Please refer to the cancellation policy located here: Termination and Cancellation Policy
Please refer to the cancellation policy located here: Termination and Cancellation PolicyOTHER
We would be happy to have you visit the TRU Residence. Have a site tour, stay overnight and take advantage of our special rate starting at $59.95 per night (plus taxes, based on double occupancy). This rate is available to all Residence applicants and their families.
Residents can apply at the front desk to stay during the Winter Break. You must submit your application prior to December 1, 2013 if you plan on staying for either part of or the entire break.
The Residence is a "designated Residence" for property tax and rent purposes, meaning that Residence fees cannot be claimed on income tax returns.
There are 574 spaces in 262 suites at the Thompson Rivers University Residence.
The common area of your suite is furnished with a sink, kitchen table and chairs, fridge, microwave and a three piece washroom (sink, shower, and toilet). Each bedroom within the suite is furnished with a desk, a chair, a two drawer dresser, a bed, a telephone (local calls only) with voicemail, a television (48 satellite channels included), and two lamps.
Students also have the option of purchasing bedroom linens online, these purchases will be ready for you when you move in (provided you order by the set deadlines). One less thing to worry about when moving into Residence. For orders please go to www.residencelinens.com
RA applications are available from the front desk in the winter semester for the following academic year. Each applicant is required to attend an information session held in the Residence prior to the application deadline.
Residence Council applications are available in March. Successful applicants will be contacted by mail or telephone after the application deadline.