Welcome to Trent!
We know the transition to university isn't easy, so we're here to help.
Fall 2023 Orientation Week Workshops
The Ultimate Guide for Managing the University Reading Load
Monday, September 4th @ 12pm in CCS 307
Many students find their reading in university takes more time than they expect. University readings are usually densely packed with ideas that need to be thought out and considered. The result is that your reading will take time and require that you read actively and critically. Join this session for an ultimate guide to managing your readings effectively and efficiently!
Should a robot write my paper? How to Avoid Plagiarism and Cheating in University
Monday, September 4th @ 3:30pm in ENW 117
The ever-evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) means there is a constant stream of tools and content generators (like ChatGPT) targeted towards you as students. However, it can be challenging to know which tools are acceptable for use in your classes, tools that are not permitted, and those that fall in between. Join this session to learn about potential challenges of using different AI tools and guidance on best practices you can follow as a student to protect your academic integrity and avoid plagiarism and cheating.
Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Time in University
Tuesday, September 5th @ 1pm in Wenjack Theatre
At university, you get to be in control of how you use your time, making strong time management skills essential. Join this session to discover tips and tools for long and short term planning, reliable routines, and helpful habits to manage your time at university!
Intro to Your Undergrad
Tuesday, September 5th @ 2pm: Sciences (Wenjack Theatre), Social Sciences (ENW 114), Humanities (TSC 1.22)
Join the Sciences, Humanities, or Social Sciences session, based on your planned major. Q and A with faculty and staff to help orient you to your undergrad experience. Meet others in your program and get answers to some key questions! What will my workload be like? How do I read my syllabus (What IS a syllabus?) How big will my classes be? What can I expect from my Major? What if I don't like my classes or my Major? What can I do with my degree? How do I get help with my work? We'll unpack your first-year experience and provide helpful information to help you prepare.
A Mock University Lecture
Wednesday, September 6th @ 2pm in Wenjack Theatre
Are you new to university lectures? Not sure what to expect when attending classes at Trent? Attend this mock university lecture! This session will begin with an Academic Skills instructor sharing tips and strategies for listening and taking good notes. Then, you’ll get the chance to test out some notetaking strategies during a mini lecture presented by a Trent professor!
Online Guide to University Transition
The Arrive and Thrive Guide is designed to help incoming Trent students learn how to be successful through their first term at university.