Trent University

Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.



Heritage Peterborough was first organized May 11, 1984 in the Board Room of Peterborough and Kawartha Tourist and Convention Bureau. Their aim was to encourage wide interest, research and awareness of 150 years of historical growth of the city and county.


Trent offers an impressive range of academically rigorous program across the arts and science as well professional and specialty programs , with all benefits of high-quality research and exemplary teaching within a personal, close-knit community.


Day or night, on campus and around the globe, researchers at Trent University are involved in studies of global significance. They emphasize interdisciplinary approaches drawing from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Research excellence at Trent helps to solve complex problems and enables the student in all of us to better understand the world.


The career development process involves:

  • discover yourself
  • explore your options
  • make choices
  • take action

It is a continual process where you will likely go back to revisit steps you've already taken because of new information you've discovered.

Career Guide Contents

  • The Career Guide provides an in-depth exploration of career and work search topics.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

Summer Orientation for New Students is a day-long event offered by Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at Trent. First-year students with disabilities and their parents are invited to join our staff for an all-you-need-to-know info session about SAS, what to expect when they arrive in September, and supports on campus.

Library services

In this plan, the Library and Archives has identified four main strategic directions with corresponding tactics

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Creating Spaces for Collaboration and Learning,
  • Enabling Research and Scholarship and
  • Building Partnerships.

ICT services

The dashboard below is intended to be a real-time indication of the status for key services.IT staff will update this dashboard as soon as a problem is detected and we encourage you to check here first before calling the Service Desk in the event you see an issue, which will enable Service Desk staff to concentrate on new issues rather than known issues.

Medical services

Trent Student Health Services is a team of caring, dedicated, multi-disciplinary professionals with expertise in university health issues.

As part of the Student Wellness Centre, we support a diverse student population through the provision of confidential primary health care, health promotion, disease prevention, and wellness education

Student Life

Campus life

  • Peterborough Campus
  • Durham Campus

Sports facilities

Homeschool Swim and Gym

  • Spaces are still available for our unique Homeschool Swim and Gym program. Contact us for more information.
Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons
  • The Athletics Centre can accommodate Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons at any point within a swim session. We offer a variety of lesson formats that suit an individual's swim background, schedule and iinterests.
Pool Rules
  • It is always a good idea to review the Athletics Centre Pool Rules before joining us for a swim. Do not hesiate to ask a lifeguard for clarification on any of the rules listed.

Student clubs

  • Close to 100 to choose from, including a student-driven co-operative café, Trent Radio, the Trent Film Society, the Trent Fashion Show, the Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty, Trent Meal Exchange, Trent International Students’ Association and more.