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Future Students Invited to Discover Trent University at March Break Open House


Attendees offered free transportation and the chance to enter to win first-year tuition

Monday, March 13, 2017

Exploring campus, chatting with future professors, and getting a real sense of what it’s like to be a student at Trent University – future students will have the opportunity to do all of this and more at the upcoming March Break Open House events, taking place Tuesday, March 14 at Trent University Durham – GTA and Thursday, March 16 in Peterborough.

Prospective students and their friends and family are invited to attend events at both campuses to learn about life at Trent University during Open House, which runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on March 14 in Durham and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 16 in Peterborough. These events are open to all high school, mature, and transfer students.

“For the second year in a row, Trent is leading the province for the largest percentage increase in applications, and the number of students who made Trent their first choice is up more than 27%,” said Marilyn Burns, associate vice-president, Marketing & Recruitment. “Touring our stunning campus and chatting with current students and professors is the best way for students to see if Trent is the right fit. We look forward to showing future students all that Trent’s two campuses have to offer.”

Following the success of the bus-to-us program at the fall Open House, Trent University will continue to offer students throughout the GTA, Kingston, Ottawa, and Bellville free pick-up and drop-off to the Peterborough Open House. Students attending Open House at the Durham campus can show their GO Transit receipt and receive a pre-loaded Presto Card reimbursement. All students who attend Open House will also be entered in a draw to win their first-year tuition.

While at the Open House events, attendees will have the opportunity to tour Trent’s campuses, residences and classrooms, attend information sessions about scholarships and student life, experience mini-lectures and speak with professors and students about their program of interest. Students will also have the chance to either apply to Trent on the spot, or accept their offer and celebrate with an official commemorative photo.

»Find out more about the events, including registration information and details on free transportation.  

About Trent University

One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. 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. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham – Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.


Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 extension: 6180 or

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