What is Re-Orientation?
Wondering what you’ve missed and planning your return to campus? Need some reminders on the help and supports available? Re-Orientation provides an opportunity for you to access programming and experiences you may have missed due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic. Here, you’ll find college-specific and university-wide resources and events, including social events, workshops, introductions to Trent services and supports, and even some help with finding your way around campus. All upper-year/returning students are welcome to attend Re-Orientation events!
- Campus-Wide Re-Orientation Events
- College Re-Orientation Events
- Resources and Supports for Returning Students
- Wayfinding: Spaces, Places, and Tours for Returning Students
The events listed below are open to students in all colleges.
Those marked with a * are orientation week events that are open to both first and second-year students.
Building a Consent Culture on Campus
Did you miss the mandatory “Consent at Trent” training in your first year?
If you cannot complete the Blackboard training please watch the Consent at Trent video, below:
Trent Athletics Rise and Shine program (during Orientation Week)*
September 8, we are planning an outdoor activity (details coming soon, check our online portal at the above link).
September 8, "Zumba" 7am-8am (registration required).
September 9, "Meditation" 7am-8am (registration required).
September 10, "Yoga" 7am-8am (registration required).
Trent Athletic Centre - Ask us Anything (in-person drop-in)
September 8, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
September 10, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Students will have an opportunity to ask questions about the Athletic Centre. This will take place just outside the Athletic Centre, in conjunction with other O-Week activities taking place at the Justin Chiu Stadium.
September 6-10, online and in-person, with daily sessions running Monday to Friday
Do you identify with a marginalized group? If so, your transition into university may come with some unique challenges. Bravespace is here to provide you with a fun, interactive, and inclusive dialogue and a connection to relevant resources on campus. Come with a friend or make a new one here! Sessions include People of Colour, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, Mental Health, and Accessibility.
Dates and sessions:
|Online (12:00 pm- 1:00 pm) See below for links||Active minds||BSS/TABS||TUNA||CRRC||SAS|
|In Person (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm) in the Gathering Space, Room 102, Enwayaang building||Out on Campus||TUNA||Active Minds||BSS/TABS||SAS|
How to Make Friends *
Monday September 6, 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm. Held on Zoom. Click here to register/join
Hosted by: Peer Support
Relatively new to Trent and looking for tips to make friends on campus? Nervous about talking to people in person again? Just want to hang out? Join Peer Support for an interactive online workshop on how to make friends. Come to this workshop to connect with others on campus and chat about what's fun and challenging about making new friends. Raffle and chance to win prizes included! Email email@example.com for more information.
Mock Lecture *
Tuesday September 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Not sure what to expect from a university lecture? We will be tuning in to a lecture by Professor Kate Norlock from the Department of Philosophy. Professor Norlock will share a "mock" lecture, some tips and tricks for note-taking, and ideas for how you can engage with an online lecture! We will also have some Trent U Teaching Assistants on hand to take you through what to expect from a seminar or workshop. Join us and kickstart your first year at Trent. You don’t want to miss this event!
Time Management 101 *
Wednesday September 8, 10:00 am -11:00 am. Online: click here to join our interactive online classroom!
Learning how to manage one's time is something every student needs to do. It can be intimidating to try and organize course codes with social activities, navigate a new campus, all while being expected to manage countless assignments and submit them on time. This event is designed to ease some of the anxiety associated with managing your time at university. It will focus solely on time management and will be facilitated by upper-year Online Learning Student Assistants (OLSAs) and academic skills instructors. You will gain some great time management tips and meet our academic skills instructors. Asking for help is key to your success!
Flavours of Peterborough Food Festival
Thursday September 9, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm (Location: Lady Eaton College Lawn)
The colleges of Trent welcome you home! Accepting both Cash and Trent Cash.
Faculty Meet & Greet *
Thursday September 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Want to get to know Trent’s faculty and staff? Want to meet with your professors and boost your connections? You are not alone! Join our student and faculty meet up and connect with Trent faculty and staff. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, listen to faculty and staff recount their unique experiences, hear how they navigated the nuances of university life, and learn how they can help you reach your academic goals! Join our meet-up by registering on Linktree (we'll post that link here, before September). We can’t wait to see you there!
Grand opening of the Freedom Lounge
September 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. The Student Centre Atrium and Freedom Lounge (TSC 2.09)
The Freedom Lounge is a new space for BIPOC and Racialized students on campus. This lounge is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Masks are mandatory inside and all COVID-19 protocols must be followed.
No registration is necessary, all are welcome. Cultural attire/dress is encouraged! Catering from various Nogojiwanong restaurants will be available.
TCSA Welcome Home BBQ
September 10, 2:00 - 6:00 pm at the Trent Student Centre
This charity BBQ event is for students of all years. Burgers will be available for purchase along with a side and a drink ($3). All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Discover Peterborough Bingo
- Trent University has partnered with the Peterborough & the Kawartha Economic Development and the Downtown Business Improvement Area to bring you an exclusive scavenger hunt designed to encourage students to discover the best of campus life and the downtown. Through the game, students will be encouraged to visit downtown businesses and campus locations ranging from the Bata Library to the Trent Athletics Centre. As they explore, students will complete activities outlined on the card, such as playing a round of pool, conquering a local escape room or learning fun facts about the colleges at Trent. Once two rows are completed, students will be entered in a draw to win one of ten prize packs, which include a $200 Downtown Boro gift card as well as prizes from Trent University, PKED and local businesses.
- To take part in this adventure either receive your bingo card from your residence package or pick it up from your College office. The drop off location once you have completed your bingo card will also be the College office.
- As well, come stop by the office while you are filling out the bingo card to learn about the services we offer. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces!
- Share your favourite spots in Peterborough on social using #TrentPtboBingo. You can also visit www.trentu.ca/ptbobingo to see a full list of rules and participating locations.
Monday, Sept. 6th:Colleges Day with Otonabee College- Curious about meeting the College office and all the amazing resources that are available to you? Join the College office team on Zoom to hear more about OC, learning about advising and skills and particpate in some awesome Trivia! Link will be provided soon!
Monday, September 6th: OC Jamboree from 4-6:30pm- YEEHAW its time for the Otonabee Jamboree! Dust off your boots and finest plaid and come down to the OC class corner for the finest lawn games, food, music, and much more!
Wednesday, Sept. 29th: OC Community Lunch from 11:30 to 1- Join the amazing OC community for a free lunch in the OC commons!
Friday, October 29th to Sunday October 31st: Fall College Weekend- Join OC and OC cabinet for a jam packed weekend of events, food and lots of fun! More info to come!
Scarf Ceremoney- Missed out on your scarf ceremony last year? No worries we will be hosting a SECOND scarf ceremony during fall college weekend. Stay tuned for more details!
Supports in your College office
Academic advisors are located in each of the Colleges. They help you understand university-level degree requirements and your departmental requirements across any/all academic disciplines. They also help you understand university rules and academic standing and guide you with the completion and submission of university petitions.
Academic Advising is offering same-day appointments between September 7th – 17th. To book an appointment, call your College Office on the day you wish to have your appointment.
Academic skills instructors are located in each of the Colleges. They offer online resources, workshops, and individual appointments to support your efforts to improve and refine your skills for success at university. Visit their website to explore online resources on writing, citation, study skills, time management.
Your College Office
If you are still feeling a little bit lost or you need a bit more assistance with re-orienting to on-campus life, please get in touch. The College office is open and staff is available to help you find your way around, join an event, or even purchase some swag to show your collegiate pride! We are located in Otonabee college, in W102.
Have you been studying online for the past year, and need a bit of help getting re-acquainted with our campus?
In-Person Campus Tours
You can take a guided in-person tour of campus, on a tour set up just for returning students! The tours will start in front of the Trent Student Centre. These tours are designed for returning students to have a brief refresher on how to navigate the Peterborough campus.
Participants must wear a face mask at all time while on the tour. Remember to complete the Covid-19 screening tool prior to coming on campus which can be found here on your MyTrent portal.
Here are the registration links for the tours: (Max 20 people per tour. If your preferred timeslot is full, you can add yourself to a waitlist)
Virtual Tours and Campus Maps
Getting around Peterborough: Transit Information