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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.

  • IMPACT leadership program offers students opportunities to learn different leadership strategies and communication.

First Year Experience Certificate

The First Year Experience Certificate Program is open to all new students at Trent University Durham.  This certificate is a developmental program designed to provide students an opportunity to strengthen skills in many different areas throughout the sessions to increase academic success.

Each session is interactive in nature and allows students to learn through directed discussion and activities under themes such as: life skills, social development, career exploration, goal setting, and more.  All sessions are both fun and informative.

The sessions will run for 1.5 hours each week.  You must be available to attend all 6 sessions (one per week) in order to obtain the certificate.  Sessions will be facilitated by staff, faculty, and peers. 

All students who complete the certificate will receive co-curricular recognition and will be able to move directly into the Trent Durham Leadership Program upon completion.

To register for the program, or if you have any questions or comments, please email christophernelan@trentu.ca.