Welcome to Otonabee


Single Rooms: 185
Double Rooms: 44

Triple Rooms: 33
Meal Plan:  Students with a single, double or triple room will have a 3600 Residence Dining Plan.

This meal plan will include 3400 Dining Dollars (to be used in dining halls) and 200 Dining Plus Dollars (to be used at designated university outlets such as The Seasoned Spoon, The Planet North and the Ceilie).

Students living in apartments on Symons Campus will have 1700 Dining Dollars and 100 Dining Plus Dollars = 1800 Residence Dining Plan.

Each dining plan will allow for unused portions of the dollars to be carried over to the following year. Those returning to residence in the next year will be required to purchase a meal plan again.

Bathrooms: co-ed; traditional stall style

Click here to view a 3D drawing of a Single room in Otonabee College!

Cost 2014-2015:


Room Type Meal Plan Cost










Single Apartment 


Double Apartment


Common Rooms

Each of the 8 houses in OC have a common room of their very own.  This common room is shared by the 35-45 students in the house, and is fully furnished with tables, chairs, a flatscreen television and at least one couch. 

Residence Life Coordinator:

Cory Coletta
Phone: (705) 748-1011, ext. 6176
E-mail: corycoletta@trentu.ca

College Office

Head of College: Ashley Wall
Phone: 705-748-7660
E-mail: otonabee@trentu.ca

Location: OC 301

Academic Advisor: Christy Carlson

Mailing Address

Otonabee College
Trent University
2151 East Bank Drive
Peterborough, ON
K9L 1Z8

About the College

The college's distinctive buildings range along a cedar ridge overlooking the river from which the college derives its name ('fast, flowing water'). To the east, an uninterrupted vista of rolling rural landscapes; to the west, the newly-constructed Peter Gzowski College and the Science buildings, the Faryon pedestrian bridge, providing easy access to the Bata Library, the Athletic Complex and the other Symons Campus colleges.

Eight "houses" of residence, all of them connected by an interior walkway called "the Street", make up Otonabee's residence. Each house contains single and double bedrooms with desks and closets, a kitchenette and a commons area. There is a laundry room for the college as well. Adjacent to the residence is the College Office where the Principal, College Assistant, and Senior Tutor have their offices. Past "the Link", a set of faculty offices, is located the academic wing.

Room & Furnishings and Dimensions

(The layout of furnishings varies depending on room type and design)

Single Room

One twin bed (storage room underneath)
One chair, desk lamp and desk
One storage table with two drawers (1 small, 1 large)
Two bookshelves (approximately 8 shelves)
Walk-In closet (contains a towel rack, small mirror)
One set of garbage/recycling bins
Wireless internet
Carpeted floor
Fluorescent lighting

Double Room
Two twin beds (storage room underneath)
Two chairs, desk lamps and desks
Two storage tables with two drawers each(1 small, 1 large)
Three bookshelves (approximately 12 shelves)
Two closet wardrobes (contain a towel rack, small mirror, one shelf)
Two bureau's with 4 shelves each
Two sets of garbage/recycling bins
Wireless internet
Carpeted floor
Fluorescent lighting

Triple Room
(For additional information regarding triple rooms, please read the Triple Room FAQ found below)
Three beds (combination of 'Bunk' and 'Loft' style layouts)
Three chairs, desk lamps and desks
In-room storage to accommodate three individuals
Three sets of garbage/recycling bins
Wireless internet
Carpet floors
Fluorescent lighting

Telephone & Internet

The cost of internet is included in residence fees.  Phone service is not provided but is available through Nexicom. 

There are competitive pricing structures for rates that vary depending on the country. For more information please visit nexicom.net/trent.

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