You’re about to embark on an exciting and important new chapter in your life. At Trent, you’ll prepare for your career, make lasting friendships and challenge the way you think and grow.
This handy guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions and important deadlines, helping you to be prepared and ready as a new student.
Have you noticed a 7-digit number on all the Trent admissions letters and emails you’ve received? That’s your official Trent student number. And while you won’t feel like just a number on our campus, your unique student ID number is what gives you access to important information about your degree, student services and campus events, and is also required for writing exams. So keep your number handy—and if you can—memorize it!
MyTrent is your student portal, giving you direct access to your academic records, email, information about coursework and more. You can activate your MyTrent account using your student number and personal email address.
A Gmail icon will appear in your account on the MyTrent portal (trentu.ca/mytrent) approx. 3-months prior to the start of your courses at Trent. Once your email is active, you’ll start to receive all your Trent info at this email. Your profs will email you here as well.Activate Your MyTrent Account
Whether you want to take advantage of our residence guarantee for first-year students or live off campus, Trent University Durham is dedicated to helping you build your home away from home.
A brand-new, six-story residence and academic building provides new spaces and greater opportunities for the whole community to socialize, learn, study and engage in life on campus.
Trent University Durham would like to help make the process of finding off-campus housing as easy as possible for you. Through our partnership with Places4Students, we provide an online collection of numerous housing opportunities.
Explore these services available to all students:
Think of your TrentU Card as your campus passport. With your new student ID card, you’ll get access to on-campus services, from printing and photocopying at the library to working out at various City of Oshawa recreational facilities. By loading money onto your TrentU student ID, you’ll also be able to use your card at a number of restaurants, cafes and shops on and off campus.
You can get your TrentU card when school starts, but why wait? Within a month of classes starting, submit a passport-style photo of yourself on MyTrent by clicking on Services and then TrentU Card Photo Submission. Once received, your card will be processed and ready for pick-up when you arrive. You can also visit trentu.ca/trentucard for TrentU card tips, photo requirements and more.
Full-time students are issued a separate transit card that provides unlimited access to Durham Region Transit during the academic year (September-April). Your DRT Pass will be available by the first week of school.Learn more about TrentU Card
Mark your calendar! Now that you’re officially a Trent student,
there’s a few deadlines you should be aware of:
Quickly becoming the campus of choice for top students seeking a uniquely personalized learning experience, Trent University Durham is conveniently located in the City of Oshawa, part of the Greater Toronto Area. Whether travelling by car or train, you’ll be in the heart of downtown Toronto in less than an hour. In Canada’s largest and most multicultural city, there’s no shortage of sites to see, places to eat and drink and festivals and events to enjoy.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Oshawa’s natural beauty, as you explore the extensive trails network or enjoy the picturesque surroundings at stunning Lakeview Park. Nearby, you can enjoy a vibrant greenbelt, parks and beaches—all minutes away from the Oshawa GO Station and Highway 401. For students who want to be close to the action while enjoying the charm of the country, Durham is a wonderful place to visit, explore and discover.Discover Durham Region
You’re well on your way to preparing for your first year as an official Trent University student! When school starts you’ll be busy finding your classrooms, getting to know the campus and working hard on homework and exams. But your time at University is also about trying new things, making new friends, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. But...where to start?
Below you’ll find two TrentU bucket lists filled with fun ideas to help make your first year memorable. See thow many items you can check off each list before the end of the semester!Download the PDFs Here
Meet new friends and explore your interests by joining one of the many student clubs and groups at Trent Durham GTA.
Can't find one that matches your interests? Trent Durham makes it easy to create your own.Get Involved
It’s never too early to show your school spirit! Be sure to stop by the Rack and Shelf in the Trent Durham Student Association office (room 122). The Rack and Shelf is where you’ll be able to get your Trent S spirit on with loads of Trent University Durham clothing and swag accessories to choose from—all at a reasonable price. You can even stop by the Rack and Shelf throughout the year to purchase event tickets and buy and sell used books.
Whether you’re moving a long distance or are commuting from home in Peterborough, becoming a Trent University student is an exciting new milestone in your life. It can also be a time of great transition, and for some students this can feel overwhelming. Having the support of your family, friends or other loved ones can help make all the difference when embarking on your new educational journey.
We encourage you to tell your parents or guardians about our Parents & Supporters website. That’s where they’ll find helpful tips on how best to support you as you head off to Trent!Parents & Supporters Website
Lots of our upper year international students would be happy to share their experience with you and tell you about Trent from a student’s point of view. If you wish to connect with current students from your country/region or your intended program at Trent, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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