Student Life: Get Involved

Make friends and memories for life

At Trent University, academics are just the beginning of your university experience. Outside the lecture hall, Trent’s diverse, close-knit community makes it easy to get involved, meet new people and make a positive impact – on and off campus.

  • EXPAND your social circle by joining a campus club or group

  • ENHANCE your resumé by building your co-curricular record

  • DRIVE positive change by becoming a student leader

There’s no limit to your potential at Trent.

Orientation for New Students

Before you arrive on campus and after you’ve settled in, we’re with you every step of the way. Trent’s new student orientation programs are designed to prepare you for your new educational journey. Get a head start at our Summer Orientation, and don’t miss out on Orientation Week before classes kick off in September.

Starting in winter, summer, or fall? We offer a series of support programs to make your transition to Trent straightforward and easy, no matter when you start.

Sign up to the Peterborough campus orientation here.

Sign up to the Durham campus orientation here.

Academic, Personal & Social Support

Join (or Start) A Campus Club or Group

Meet new friends and explore your passions by joining one of the nearly 100 student clubs and groups at Trent. From archery and anime to science fiction and skiing – there’s something for everyone. Can’t find a club or group that matches your interests? Trent makes it easy to create your own, click here for Peterborough campus, and click here for Durham campus

Explore Student Government

Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) in Peterborough and Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA) provide a variety of pivotal services for students, by students. Our student unions help students share ideas and create change while also providing access to health and dental insurance and club sponsorship.

Stand Out from the Crowd: Co-Curricular Record

If you’ve taken the time to get involved, volunteer, and develop skills outside the classroom, showing your efforts to potential employers is a great way to get your foot in the door. Trent’s co-curricular record acts as an official “transcript,” tracking all of your non-academic activities and accomplishments while at Trent. It includes student leadership, awards, workshops, clubs, groups, and much more. You can get involved here.

Learn to Lead

Trent offers a wide range of skill building opportunities that help prepare you for a variety of leadership roles in your community and beyond. Become a peer mentor, orientation leader, or sign up for one of Trent’s leadership certificate programs.

Click here to read more about leadership events in Peterborough, and click here to read more about leadership events in Durham.

Access Student Supports & Services

Adjusting to university means developing new skills, independence, and self-awareness. At Trent, we challenge and support each other – in the classroom and beyond. Colleges, student services, and student associations each provide a range of personal connections and support. Here’s just a few services you can take advantage of:

Academic Advising

Academic Skills


Counselling Services

Health Services

Rebound Program

Student Accessibility Services


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