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.
As of Tuesday, September 8th our college office is open from 9-4pm physically and virtually!
Intrigued about what this fall will look like? Click here to find out more!
New to Trent? Looking to register for some of our amazing orientation events? Click here for Orientation event registration
To see the Otonabeei College orientation schedule and get more information: Click here for the Otonabee O-Week schedule
Monday Sept 7: The Otonabee College Welcome video premieres on YouTube at 8:30 pm! Click here to watch
Established in 1972, Otonabee College (OC) is a vibrant and energetic community located on the East Bank of the Symons Campus, overlooking the river for which it is named. In Ojibwe, Odenabe or Otonabee, means "river that beats like a heart" which symbolizes the way this College looks to the horizon, and imagines how we can keep up with change in our fast-paced lives, while honouring our hearts. We honour this steady beat of the river and its impact on surrounding life with our vision for developing a sense of belonging, service, and innovation for the Trent community.
Proud to be Trent’s largest college, OC represents a diverse group of learners. Home to the Departments of Anthropology, Computing and Information Systems, Forensic Science, Psychology, Sociology, as well as the School of Education and the Trent-Fleming School of Nursing, Otonabee College members are learners, researchers, and practitioners. This vibrant academic and collegiate community embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to programming, which empowers the Otonabee community in active learning, knowledge mobilization, and service-leadership. Our motto, tempora mutantur nos et mutamur in illis (the times are changing and we change with them), reflects how the community is adaptable and impactful, like its namesake river.
- Holistic wellness
- Sustainable equity
- Scientific and technological innovation