Trent University to Welcome 1000 Visitors Expected at Fall Open House Saturday, November, 6


Showcase of Symons Campus includes topical lectures, campus tours, and student life exhibits

November 2, 2010, Peterborough

Trent University is pleased to invite prospective and interested students, friends and families to the Fall Open House on Symons campus in Peterborough, Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning about what Trent has to offer is welcome to join a variety of campus tours, attend free lectures, chat with faculty and staff, and attend academic and student life fairs. An  open house welcome video and information about registration are available at .
Dr. Steven E. Franklin, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University, will be in attendance to welcome visitors. Dr. Gary Boire, Trent’s new provost and vice-president academic encourages students and their families to attend and find out about Trent’s more than 60 programs, specializations and emphases.

"Trent's Open House gives students an opportunity to explore both our excellent academic programs and our extraordinarily beautiful campus," remarks Dr Boire.  "Here students are able to choose from cutting-edge science and social science programs as well as from a superb gallery of liberal arts and sciences courses.  At Trent students really can make a world of difference after studying with some of the best faculty in Canada."
Open House Highlights:

  • TAKE IN A MEMORABLE LECTURE: Sample lectures include Chemistry professor Dr. Andrew Vreugdenhil’s talk entitled “The Myth of Bio Power: Why a Lemon Won't Drive Your I-Pod;” and Physics & Astronomy professor Dr. Bill Atkinson’s “100 Years of Superconductivity:  Where are the flying cars?” Dr. Stephen Bocking, chair of Trent’s Eco-Canada accredited Environmental Resource Science program will deliver his talk “Where did that salmon come from?” Check the schedule for the times of over ten, 45-minute talks that will be available.
  • TOUR THE CAMPUS: Full campus tours, including the newly-renovated Athletic Complex, will depart from Otonabee College Room 211 every fifteen minutes starting at 11 a.m.
  • VISIT THE CRIME SCENE HOUSE: Tours of the Forensic Science Crime Scene House will depart every 15 min from the lobby of the new Life and Health Sciences Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • CHECK OUT RESIDENCES: Residence tours are available any time throughout the day at Champlain College, Gzowski College, Lady Eaton College, and Otonabee College
  • LOOK AT STATE-OF-THE-ART LABS: Visit the Trent website for a full listing and schedule of a variety of lab tours including the Trent-Fleming Nursing Skills Centre and Archaeology and Human Osteology labs.
  • MEET TRENT STUDENTS: Student groups will be greeting visitors at the Athletics Complex from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Throughout the day, information sessions and displays will be available for academic programs and the Departments of Financial Aid, Athletics, Residence & Housing, Academic Skills Centre, Student Affairs, Disability Services, Career Centre, Counselling Services, Indigenous Student Services, Health Services, International and Study Abroad Programs, and Campus Security.

The Robinson Dining Hall at Peter Gzowski College will be open for guests who want to sample the on-campus culinary experience.


For more information, please contact:
Meri Kim Oliver, Associate Vice President, Student Services, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 ext 7122, or to RSVP, please visit or call 1-888-739-8885.