The Trent Colleges
Welcome to the Trent Colleges
Trent’s Collegiate System offers a unique opportunity for the creation of engaging and meaningful experiences for students outside the classroom, whether they choose to live locally or participate remotely. The realities of COVID-19 challenge us to re-imagine what it means to be a part of a collegiate community, invite us to collaborate creatively with our Peterborough and our campus partners, and inspire us to innovate in our engagement with students, fellows, and alumni. The Trent Colleges are up to the challenge.
- College COVID-19 Updates for new and current students
- Learn more about our five Trent Colleges
Re-orientation: Welcome BACK!
- Wondering what you’ve missed and planning your return to campus? Haven't been in a university classroom recently (or ever)?
- Need some reminders on the help and supports available? The Colleges of Trent University are here for you!
- Re-Orientation provides an opportunity for you to access programming and experiences you may have missed due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic.
All upper-year/returning students are welcome to attend Re-Orientation events! From campus-wide BBQs and tours for all returning students to college-specific resources and supports, we are here to help.
Updates about a safe return to campus for fall 2021, including FAQs, masking and vaccination updates, can be found at www.trentu.ca/forward
The Colleges of Trent University
Every student is affiliated with a college at Trent University; residence students will be affiliated with the college where they live, while off-campus students can choose their college learn more on our New to Trent webpage. We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions about coming to Trent, learning about colleges, helping with course selection and registration and how to connect you to academic supports. Call us at 705-748-1011 ext 7333 to talk with our staff or check out our websites to learn about each colleges contact info. Watch the Trent Colleges Webinar for more information about what you can find in a college.
Current Trent students: we are here for you!
Learn how to connect with academic supports in the colleges by contacting your College office.
If you are looking to speak with an Academic Advisor or Academic Skills Instructor please refer to the online booking system and log in with your Trent account, or check out the Academic Advising website or Academic Skills website for more information.
You can also call any college office for more information.
The colleges at Trent are communities that create intellectually and socially meaningful experiences.
Choose a college based on what speaks to your interests, and feel free to switch affiliation if you make a connection in a different college. The point is to find a place where you belong and that inspires you.
Regardless of your academic program, you can choose to affiliate with any College - everyone is affiliated somewhere. Residence students are automatically affiliated with the College where they live. Learn more about colleges and how to choose your college and visit our college websites listed below.
Catharine Parr Traill College
When visiting Traill, one thing comes to mind: “wow!” Traill is a student oasis situated five minutes away from the centre of Peterborough. It feels like a small university within the larger university and that’s the point. Traill students may lose themselves in their books, but they will never be lost in the crowd!
Welcome to Otonabee College, a community that offers transformational learning experiences that embrace multi-disciplinary collaborations. It is our nature to innovate and, by respecting our diverse yet connected perspectives, we can effect change for a better world.