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Welcome Future Students

Considering a degree at Trent University? You’ve made a great choice. Trent University is a wonderful place to pursue your academic journey.

A Hub of Learning and Innovation

Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA.

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New Student Orientation

Whether you are a new student coming directly from high school, a transfer student, a mature student, or an international student, Trent University Durham’s orientation program is the first step in providing you with the tools and information you need to start your university degree.

The Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA) and Trent University Durham work together to create an orientation program that meets all your needs. Join us as we set you on the path to a successful educational journey.

Upcoming TrentU Durham Orientation Events:

Fall Start-Up Orientation
Tuesday, September 5th & Wednesday, September 6th


Our official Orientation runs on Tuesday and Wednesday in the first week of September.

We have provided a quick snapshot of the week's events below.  This year's orientation is to be our biggest one yet with our largest incoming class ever at the Durham Campus!

We have events throughout the week that will help you become familiar with the campus, your peers, staff and faculty, and life at TrentU Durham.  It will be an engaging week filled with fun experiences as you transition into your first days of university life!  We also hope to prepare you for the dynamics of university academics and also familiarize you with the various supports and services on campus to help you in your journey.

Things to look forward to on Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Icebreakers
  • Social Events
  • Team Competitions
  • Dodgeball
  • Refreshments
  • Dinner
  • Campus Fair
  • First Blast
  • Free Swag & T-Shirts
  • Academic Expectations
  • Academic Skills Workshops
  • Refreshments
  • Meet the Faculty Lunch
  • and a Special Guest!

We have our biggest orientation team yet with 60 orientation student leaders and an amazing community of staff and faculty support to welcome you to campus.  See you there!


Orientation Week
Sunday, September 3rd to Friday, September 8th

New this year, we have a full week of Orientation programming planned for incoming students, both new and transfer, to pick and choose from anything and everything that interests them.

There are events scheduled every day starting on Sunday, September 3rd and running until Saturday, September 9th.

Things to look forward to between Sunday and Friday:

  • Special Events
  • Wonderland Trip
  • Residence Welcome
  • Movie Night
  • Swag Giveaways
  • Campus Sleepover


Instructional Videos & Academic Advising for all Programs:

Academic Timetable Tutorial
Academic Timetable
Visual Schedule Builder
Navigating myTrent
Academic Calendar Tutorial
Academic Calendar
General Course Selection Advice
First Year Course Selection by Major
First Year Course Descriptions
Preparing for Course Registration
How to Register for Courses

Tuition & Finanical Aid

Fall Tuition & Fees Payment

Due: Friday, September 1, 2017

Payment due for Fall term tuition and fees. If you receiving OSAP you will need to complete the promissory note online on your MyTrent portal to have your Fall tuition due on Friday, September 29, 2017. This can be found under the academics tab on your myTrent portal.

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Additional Important Links for Trent University Durham Students:

Academic Skills

Academic Advising

Accessibility Services


Health & Dental Benefit Plan


Transit Pass

TrentU Student Card


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