Peterborough Campus

The perfect backdrop for you to live, learn and be inspired.

Trent's Symons Campus in Peterborough Ontario has been called "a sensory feast." From the moment you arrive on campus, you will discover why. Our picturesque natural environment is matched only by leading academic programs and nearly limitless opportunities to get involved and gain career experience.

Located on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Trent’s Symons Campus offers an impressive range of academically rigorous programs across the arts and sciences, as well as professional programs in business, law, medicine, the environment and more. Here, academic excellence combines with state-of-the-art research facilities and exemplary teaching within a personal, close-knit community that provides a transformative student experience.

Surrounded by award-winning architecture and dynamic student spaces, you will connect and interact with other students and your professors and become part of the Trent family. 

Trent University respectfully acknowledges it is located on the treaty and traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg. We offer our gratitude to First Peoples for their care for, and teachings about, our earth and our relations.

Peterborough Campus Quick Facts


Peterborough - Canada's Electric City

The City of Peterborough blends a thriving arts, culture, and entertainment scene with the breathtaking natural landscapes of the famed Kawartha Lakes region. This relaxed and friendly community offers the perfect backdrop for students who want both an ideal place to study and a chance to make lasting memories with new friends at the city’s trendy restaurants, cafés, pubs, and festivals. Whether you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker, foodie, or all of the above, Peterborough is a wonderful place to live, study, and gain valuable work experience.

Peterborough Quick Facts

Did You know

  • An abundance of biking, paddling and indoor rock climbing options make Peterborough one of the 21 most active cities in Canada
  • Aroma from the Quaker Oats factory makes Peterborough smell like freshly-baked cookies
  • Peterborough was voted #12 friendliest communities in Canada