Open House Events

One of the best ways to find out if Trent is the right fit for you is to attend an open house event.

Peterborough Campus: Friday, November 8, 2019

Peterborough Campus Open House 

Peterborough Fall Open House, Friday, November 8, 2019, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Register.

What can I do at the Peterborough campus Open House? We look forward to welcoming you to Ontario's #1 Undergraduate University. This page has all the information you need to have a successful day at Fall Open House.


Welcome Stations

Start your day at one of our welcome areas at the Athletic Centre, Bata Library Gzowski College or Otonabee College. We will help answer your questions about Trent and direct you to the activities that interest you the most! Here you will get a programme of events to help you navigate your way around campus.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours take place all day and depart from the Athletic Centre and Gzowski College. Our campus tours are walking tours of our main campus and are approximately 1 hour in length. Look for the white "Campus Tour" tent. 

Residence Tours 

Our Peterborough Campus has a variety of different styles of residence accommodations to meet your needs; everything from single, double, triple and suite style. During Open House you will be able to visit Gzowski College, Otonabee College, Champlain College, Lady Eaton Annex, Lady Eaton College and Traill College residences. 

Residence Tours are guided by a current first year student living in residence and depart from their respective colleges on a drop-in basis. Each tour will last approximately 10 - 15 minutes. 

Academic & Student Services Fair 

Have questions about our programs or the wide variety of student services that we offer? Visit our Faculty and Staff in the Academic & Student Services Fair in the Atheltic Centre Gymnasium to get all your questions answered. Speak with representatives from Admissions, Career Space, Housing & Food Services, the Colleges, so many more!

Science Labs

Interested in studying the Sciences while you are here at Trent? Get a hands on feeling of what its like to work in a lab by exploring some of our labs during Open House! Our Science Labs are open for Drop-In throughout the entire day. Each tour will last approximately 5 - 15 minutes. 

Lab Building Room
Biology DNA & Life Health Science Building 
Rooms D103, D105, D106 & D108
Chemistry Chemical Science Building 
Tours Depart from Room D105
School of the Environment Environmental Science Building

Room A202​
*Open 12 - 2

Forensic Science DNA & LIfe Health Sciences Building
Room B112
School of Nursing Simulations

DNA & Life Health Sciences Building

Race Your Ambulance, C157
Simulated Bith, C240
Orientation to Hi-Fidelity Mannequins, C141 & C142
Physics & Astronomy Science Complex
Room 305

Academic Mini Lectures & Information Sessions

Ever wonder what a university lecture is really like? We have a number of academic program mini lectures and information sessions about our amazing services that we offer our students here at Trent for you to take part in during Open House! Many sessions are only offered once throughout the day. We encourage you to review the list of mini lectures and sessions offered so you can plan your day on campus. 

Session Time Building Room
Admissions 10:15 - 10:45 Student Centre Room 1.22
Ancient Greek & Roman Studies 12:15 - 12:45 Gzowski College Room 112
Biology 12:15 - 12:45 Gzowski College Room 114
Biomedical Science 11:35 - 12:05 Gzowski College Room 112
Bridge Program 1:35 - 2:00 Gzowski College Room 108
School of Business 12:15 - 12:45 Gzowski College Room 117
School for the Study of Canada 12:35 - 1:00 Gzowski College Room 111
CareerSpace 12:55 - 1:25 Gzowski College Room 115
Chemistry 10:55 - 11:25 Student Centre Room 2.02
Trent/Swansea Dual Chemical Engineering Degree 11:35 - 12:05 Student Centre Room 2.02
Cultural StudiesMedia Studies 12:15 - 12:45 Gzowski College Room 115
Computing & Information Systems 1:35 - 2:00 Gzowski College Room 117
Criminology & Socio-legal Studies 1:35 - 2:00 Gzowski College Room 114
English Literature 1:00 - 1:30 Gzowski College Room 108
School of the Environment 12:55 - 1:25 Gzowski College Room 114
Financial Analytics 10:55 - 11:25 Gzowski College Room 115
Forensic Science 10:55 - 11:25  Student Centre Room 1.22
French & Francophone Studies 12:00 - 12:30 Gzowski College Room 111
Gender & Women's Studies 10:15 - 10:45 Gzowski College Room 112
History 10:15 - 10:45 Student Centre Room 1.20
Housing & Dining Plans 12:15 - 12:45 Student Centre Room 1.22
Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies 10:15 - 10:45 Gzowski College Room 117
International Development Studies 11:00 - 11:30 Gzowski College Room 108
Kinesiology 10:55 - 11:25 Gzowski College Room 114
Trent/Swansea Dual Law Degree 11:35 - 12:05 Gzowski College Room 117
Mathematics 10:15 - 10:45 Gzowski College Room 115
Trent/Fleming School of Nursing 12:55 - 1:25 Student Centre Room 1.22
Philosophy 10:55 - 11:25 Gzowski College Room 112
Physics & Astronomy 12:55 - 1:25 Gzowski College Room 112
Political Studies 1:35 - 2:00 Gzowski College Room 115
Psychology 11:35 - 12:05 Gzowski College Room 114
Study Abroad 1:35 - 2:00 Gzowski College Room 112
Social Work 10:55 - 11:25 Gzowski College Room 117
Sociology 12:55 - 1:25 Gzowski College Room 117
Teacher Education Stream 10:15 - 10:45 Gzowski College Room 114
Varsity Athletics 10:15 - 10:45 Gzowski College Room 105
Welcome to Trent U 10:55 - 11:25 Student Centre Room 1.20

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change.

Parking & Directions 

Complimentary parking is available on campus during Open House. Once on campus, simply follow the parking personnel to direct you to the closest available lot. 

Click here for directions to campus!


Not everyone can make the drive to campus so we are inviting you to travel to Open House on us. For more information and to register for a bus near you, please click here.


By registering for our Open House events, you are automatically entered into our contest to win first-year tuition

Come back and visit us again! Each time you attend one of Trent’s many events between September 2019 and May 2020, you will receive one entry into a draw for free tuition.

Can't make it to open house? Book a campus tour at Peterborough or Durham-GTA anytime Monday to Saturday.

Mark Your Calendars for Other Events:​​

  • Durham GTA Fall ToursPlus - Friday, November 15, 2019 
  • Peteroborugh Fall ToursPlus - Saturday, November 30, 2019 
  • Peterborough Winter ToursPlus - Saturday, February 1, 2020 
  • Durham GTA Winter ToursPlus - Friday, February 14, 2020 
  • Peterborough Grade 10&11 Information Night - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 
  • Durham GTA Grade 10&11 Information Night - Thursday, February 20, 2020 
  • Durham GTA March Open House - Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Peterborough March Open House - Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Durham GTA Transfer Event - Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Peterborough Transfer Event - Friday, March 27, 2020 
  • Ottawa Applicant Reception - Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • Toronto Applicant Reception - Wednesday, April 22, 2020 
  • Durham GTA Spring ToursPlus - Friday, April 3, 2020
  • Peterborough Spring ToursPlus - Saturday, May 9, 2020 

Discover Peterborough and Oshawa

Make the most of your trip by exploring the larger community that will become your home away from home. Grab breakfast before the event, or dinner after, and immerse yourself in these vibrant student-friendly cities.

» Find more information about Peterborough

» Find more information about The City of Oshawa

Directions and Parking

Peterborough campus: 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON K9L 0G2
Durham GTA campus: 55 Thornton Road South, Oshawa, ON, L1J 5Y1

Follow parking signage once on campus. Parking on campus is free for guests attending Open House or Discover events.

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