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Durham Greater Toronto Area

New Student Orientation

Upcoming TrentU Durham Orientation Events:

Summer Academic Kickstart New Students &
Transfer Student Orientation

June 2019 - Date To Be Determined

Trent University Durham will be hosting New Student Orientation for all new students in June. All new students are expected to attend the orientation. Parents/guardians are also welcome to attend a Parent/Guardian Information Session during this June Orientation.

The main focus of the June orientation is to get students registered in courses for the upcoming year with the help of your academic advisors! Some other topics that will be covered include academics, involvement opportunities, campus services, student life, parent information and money matters. 

Fall Start-Up (All New & Transfer Students)

September 2019 - Date To Be Determined

The purpose of Fall Start-up is to become familiar with the campus, your peers, staff and faculty, and life at TrentU Durham.  It will also prepare you for the dynamics of university academics and to familiarize yourself with the various supports and services on campus to help you in your journey.  Orientation is an engaging event filled with fun experiences as you transition into your first days of university life!

If you have any questions regarding orientation, please contact Chris Nelan, Student Life Coordinator at christophernelan@trentu.ca.

Important Information

Academic Kickstart Summer Guidebook (PDF)

Note: If you will be studying on the Peterborough campus, please use the following link:  Peterborough Orientation

Course Registration


*Course registration for Summer 2019 is open for all undergraduate students until May 2nd, 2019.

Step 1

Review the following documents:

Step 2

Watch this video:

Step 3

Watch the following video on how to build your schedule:

Step 4

Watch the following video on how to register for courses:

Alternatively, read this document on How to Register for Courses:

Other Helpful Videos:

Student Accessibility Services


  • If you are seeking to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) for disability-related accommodations you can find information here about how to schedule an appointment.

Tuition & Fees Payment


What Else Do I Need To Know


If you will be studying on the Peterborough campus, please visit the Peterborough Orientation website