Outdoors Outdoors

Outdoors

Our campus is beautiful. Bordered by farmland and within sight of mountains, yet within 10 minutes of Langley City Centre, it provides the perfect environment for staying active while focusing on your studies.

On sunny days, the lawns around campus become scattered with students studying on blankets, playing guitar, and pulling together spontaneous matches of barefoot soccer.

Related Videos

Christian talks about his experience at TWU.

Christian

Arby talks about her experience at TWU.

Arby

A sneak a peek into all the crazy, fun activities and events happening on campus.

Arby

Fun Facts

  • Fishing in the TWU pond is encouraged because of the bass that currently occupy it are an invasive species and threaten local salmon populations.
  • The back 40 acres of TWU is an ecosystem study area with trails perfect for a relaxing walk or jog through nature.
  • Visit the campus and see it for yourself: twu.ca/visit
Dorms Dorms

Dorms

Dorms are more than a place to sleep at night—they’re an incredible way to make life-long friends from around the world. With the 700 other students who live on campus, you’ll always be at the centre of activity. And, on TWU’s small campus, your classes, workouts, study dates, and social life are always close by.

Related Videos

TWUSA President, Cody Friesen, gives you a glimpse into TWU's dorms.

Dorms

Jennifer talks about her experience at TWU.

Jennifer

James shares his experience at TWU.

Jennifer

Fun Facts

  • Dorm meetings, which involve anything from bowling to Bible studies, happen weekly and are organized by your Resident Assistant.
  • There are three types of on-campus living at TWU: traditional dorms, shared-kitchen community living, and apartments.
  • Bond with your dorm mates during Fort Week—an entire week of fierce competition that puts dorm against dorm with after-dark activities.
  • Every fall, guy dorms compete for the title of Dorm Football Champions.
  • Dorm Dates are organized by your RA as a fun and casual way for a guys dorm and a girls dorm to get to know each other outside of classes.
Classrooms Classrooms

Classrooms

Small class sizes allow you to build lasting relationships with your classmates and learn directly from professors who are experts in their fields—and who care about you and your future. TWU profs are always happy to talk with you, share advice, and listen to your ideas.

Related Videos

Faculty Spotlight - Matthew Etherington

Matthew Etherington

TWU is a liberal arts university, but what does that mean?

The Liberal Arts

Fun Facts

  • Average undergraduate class size: 15
  • Undergraduate Degree Programs: 42
  • Graduate Degrees: 17
  • Lectures are always taught by the professor or instructor (not a TA)
Library Library

Library

When midterms hit, paper deadlines approach, and finals loom, the Norma Marion Alloway Library becomes your best friend. It’s not only a quiet study location—it’s a major resource for research and learning.

Fun Facts

  • Small study rooms are available to use for group projects or an isolated study environment.
  • Friendly library staff are always available to help you find the research resources you need.
  • The Library is open seven days a week, with special extended hours on weekdays and during finals.
Labs Labs

Labs

Earn rare, hands-on experience in our research labs. Senior science students at TWU have opportunities to work one-on-one with their professors and be hired as lab instructors for first-year labs. There are also biology, chemistry, and nursing instructional labs.

Related Videos

Faculty Spotlight - Chad Friesen

Chad Friesen

TWU professors and students are making a difference in cancer and diabetes research.

Impact Disease

Fun Facts

  • Undergrads have access to advanced research equipment that includes Gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer and an NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer).
  • Science students have the opportunity to be awarded a scholarship to allow them to complete research at Trinity during the summer—a valuable experience for students wanting to continue on to graduate programs.
  • On warm spring days, the chemistry club can be found outside on the steps of the Neufeld Science Centre making fresh ice cream from liquid-nitrogen.
Studios Studios

Studios

Expand your creativity in the art studios, theatre, and instrumental practice rooms. The studios are home to the School of the Arts, Media, and Culture (SAMC)—an academic school dedicated to pushing your talents while engaging with the culture in which we live.

Related Videos

Tara shares about the importance of studying art at a Christian University.

Tara

Charlotte shares her SAMC experience at TWU.

Charlotte

A day in the life of SAMC.

SAMC

Fun Facts

  • Studios include: music hall, instrument practice rooms, digital recording studio, painting studio, drawing studio, photography darkroom, theatre, theatre green room, costume shop, and production workshop.
  • Become a member of one of the music ensembles or choirs, including Jazz Combo, Orchestra, Chamber Choir, or Vocal Jazz.
  • Join one of our worship teams and lead students in worship at chapel every weekday at 11am.
  • Unwind from the week and have some fun as part of the audience or a performer at 11:07 Comedy Improv every second Friday at 11:07pm.
  • twu.ca/samc
Dining Dining

Dining

Never go hungry. TWU’s food provider, Sodexo, operates a full cafeteria in the student centre, as well as smaller café options in two other campus locations.

Fun Facts

  • The main cafeteria offers a full menu, including grill specials, daily full meal menus, salad bar, sushi bar, and a sandwich and wrap bar.
  • The “lower caf” in Douglas Centre is a favourite hang-out spot, with a Jugo Juice, Ethical Addictions Coffeeshop and Sub Connection.
  • The “Cog Café” in The Northwest Building provides Starbucks espresso drinks and a light meal option to residents and students.
  • Open Mic Nights in the Lower Caf are an opportunity for you to show off your hidden musical talents and hang out with your friends.
  • The Sodexo Lounge is a cozy area of the main cafeteria that features a fireplace and comfortable couches for gathering to watch the hockey game or meeting a friend for coffee.
  • Three types of meal plans are offered for resident students with different levels of appetite: light, regular, and Spartan.
Collegiums Collegiums

Collegiums

Not living on campus? You won’t be lost in the crowd. In TWU’s collegiums—special lounges for commuters—you’ll connect with other students and make new friends. It’s your perfect home away from home.

Related Videos

TWUSA President, Cody Friesen, gives you a glimpse into TWU's collegiums.

Collegiums

Merry Christmas, Commuter!

Merry Christmas, Commuter

Fun Facts

  • Collegiums offer a relaxing atmosphere, comfy couches, microwaves, computers, fireplace, coffee, snacks, and more.
  • There are three collegiums on campus, including one specifically for graduate students.
  • twu.ca/collegium
Langley Events Centre Langley Events Centre

Athletics

The Langley Events Centre is home to the TWU Spartans basketball, volleyball, and hockey teams. Located 12 minutes from campus, it’s a place for you to join the ranks of some of the loudest, most loyal fans in the country.

Back on campus, cheer on our soccer teams at the Spartans soccer field and make use of our fitness centre and gymnasium.

Related Videos

Human Kinetics - 10 year anniversary!

HKIN 10th Anniversary

Women's Soccer coach, Graham Roxburgh produces champions and changes lives.

Impact Athletes

Men's Volleyball wins gold!

Volleyball Championship

Fun Facts

  • The Spartans men’s volleyball team has won 2 CIS National Championships.
  • The Spartans women’s soccer team has won 5 National Championships.
  • The Spartans Track and Field team won 12 Canada West Championship medals and 3 CIS Championship medals in 2013.
  • You don’t have to be a Spartan to love sports and be on a team.
    • Intermural teams: basketball, volleyball, flag football and indoor soccer
    • Club teams: Titans athletics and Bombers hockey
    • Other features, like group fitness classes, the fitness centre, tennis courts, indoor climbing wall, and on-campus trails, are available to all TWU students.
  • gospartans.ca
Fort Langley Fort Langley

Nearby

Located in Langley, BC, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of outdoor life while at TWU—hiking, snowboarding, the beach—and all the benefits of city living, like concerts, food, and culture.

Related Videos

Dinner with the Tapps!

Dinner with the Tapps!

Fun Facts

  • Want to try surfing, rock climbing, or even snow camping? The Outdoors Club organizes weekly activities with discounted group rates.
  • TWU is 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes from the US border.
  • TWU owns protected land for environmental study in Glenn Valley and on Salt Spring Island.
  • Every fall, students in leadership positions get to board a ferry and participate in a weekend leadership retreat at Camp Qwanoes on Vancouver Island.
  • Get involved in the community through student ministries that spread love to the elderly, imprisoned, homeless, and troubled.
  • The local Denny’s is a known hotspot for all-night paper writing and a special TWU student discount.
  • twu.ca/visit
Laurentian Leadership Centre - Ottawa Laurentian Leadership Centre - Ottawa

Laurentian Leadership Centre

TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) is a historic mansion in Ottawa, just a few blocks from Parliament Hill, where you can live and study for a semester together with a small group of other students. This unique space allows you to study leadership, ethics, public policy, culture, and faith first hand while gaining significant practical experience and completing your degree.

Related Videos

LLC alum, Scott Forsyth, shares his experience.

Scott Forsyth - LLC Dance

Fun Facts

  • Past LLC students have interned for Members of Parliament, the Office of the Prime Minister, Rogers Television, the Red Cross, foreign embassies, the National Art Centre, Ottawa Life Magazine, local sports teams, and many more.
  • The one hundred-year-old LLC mansion features a fully equipped kitchen, meeting rooms, classroom, dorm rooms, grand staircase, and hidden passages.
  • If you have already completed your bachelor’s degree, you can attend the LLC to earn a graduate certificate in applied leadership and public affairs.
  • Though originally focused towards International Studies and Political Studies majors, students from any discipline can apply to the LLC program and earn meaningful experience and credit towards their degree.
  • The LLC can also be experienced through the summer Business-focused travel study.
  • twu.ca/llc