Trent University to Welcome 1000 Visitors Expected at Fall Open House, November 5


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

Friday, October 28, 2011, 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 5, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and in Oshawa on Saturday, November 19, 2011.

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 services 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. Franklin 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," remarked Dr. Franklin. "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: Mini sample lectures include: Evidence, Memory, Identity: a Cultural Studies Approach to the Photograph, Gender and the Witchcraze in Early Modern Europe and Forensic Science at Trent University: More than just CSI,  among others.
• TOUR THE CAMPUS: Full campus tours, including the newly-renovated Athletic Complex, will depart from Otonabee College Room 208 every fifteen minutes starting at 11 a.m.

• VISIT THE CRIME SCENE HOUSE: Tours of the Forensic Science Crime Scene House will depart from the lobby of the new Life and Health Sciences Building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• CHECK OUT RESIDENCES: Residence tours are available between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Champlain College, Gzowski College, Lady Eaton College, and Otonabee College

• LOOK AT STATE-OF-THE-ART LABS: Visit some of our state of the art labs, including Biology, Chemistry and the Trent-Fleming Nursing Skills Centre.

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.  All you can eat buffet lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. for $8 cash per person.

To RSVP, please visit or call 1-888-739-8885.


For more information, please contact: Melissa Joseph Hill, director, Recruitment & Admissions, 705-748-1011 ext. 6228,