Your Path to Trent: Next Steps
Congratulations, a world-class education awaits!
You’re officially a Trent student and part of our community. Your Trent education will challenge the way you think and lead you to unimaginable possibilities where you will be inspired, and supported to achieve your dreams.
There are several very important next steps now that you’ve accepted your Offer of Admission:
1. KNOW YOUR STUDENT NUMBER
Your Trent identification number – the number that has appeared on all Trent admissions communications – is your official Trent student number. We also emailed your number to you. Keep it handy; memorize it. You’ll need it for all future communications and interactions at Trent.
2. SET UP YOUR TRENT EMAIL
Your Trent email will be activated in mid-June, and an “email” tab will appear in your account on the myTrent portal at trentu.ca/mytrent . Once your email is active, you’ll start to receive all of your Trent info at this email. Your profs will email you here as well.
WHAT IS MYTRENT? The myTrent portal is your one-stop shop for accessing your email, important course and academic information, news and other financial and support services that are available to you at Trent. Get set up and get started by visiting trentu.ca/mytrent
3. CHOOSE YOUR COLLEGE
At Trent, “colleges” are smaller communities of living and learning. At our Peterborough campus, everyone is a part of a college, regardless of whether you commute to campus or live in residence. It’s your home away from home: a place to make friends, participate in events that will inspire and motivate you, get support and academic advice, connect with faculty outside of the classroom, and a whole lot more. If you will be living in residence, your college is where you live. Living off campus? You will receive an email to choose your college affiliation at the end of June.
THERE’S A COLLEGE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU
Champlain? Otonabee? Gzowski? Lady Eaton? Traill? What will you choose?
Learn more about each college at trentu.ca/colleges
4. EXPLORE YOUR COURSE OPTIONS
You can register for courses beginning in late June through the Academics Tab in your myTrent account. Start reviewing course descriptions and learn how to build a timetable. Videos are available online to guide you. It’s easier than you think.
The Academic Advising Website provides resources to help you through this process including how to:
- Select courses
- Make a timetable that works for you
- Register your course selection
- What you can do to prepare
If you would like help learning how to register for your courses you can get one-on-one help from your College Office team (call 705-748-1011 ext 7333). Remember, selecting and registering for your first-year courses will/can/should take some time. Be patient and consider your options.
5. REGISTER FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION
Get a head start on fall. Join us for a one-day summer orientation session or our full-weekend Bring It On! program where you can experience life on campus. You’ll learn about Trent’s support services, how to build a timetable and register for courses, and discover tips for adjusting to your new student life at Trent. Find out more and how to register at trentu.ca/orientation
Visit campus for a day – bring family or a friend – attend information sessions, tour your college, register for courses and get ready for September.
- Friday June 23
- Friday July 14
- Saturday July 15 (Special session for Nursing students)
- Friday July 21
- Saturday August 19
BRING IT ON!
A full weekend of interactive and fun activities with other first year students new to Trent. Workshops, information sessions, canoeing, rock climbing and more!
- August 12-13, 2017
6. ORDER YOUR STUDENT CARD
Your TrentU Card provides access to on-campus services such as printing, photocopying, the library and Athletics Centre trentu.ca/trentucard/. Avoid lineups in September and upload your picture ahead of time. Log in to myTrent to submit your favourite passport-style photo online. Click on myAccount and then TrentU Card. Your card will be processed and ready for pick-up when you arrive.
7. CHECK YOUR DEADLINES – DON’T MISS OUT!
Now that you are officially a Trent student, there are a few deadlines you need to be aware of:
- June 24: Course registration opens online for new students
- June 30: Deadline to apply for entrance bursaries
- July 26: Deadline to register for Bring It On!
- September 1: Fall term fee due
- September 3: Residence move-in day and Fall Orientation Week begins
- September 8: Classes begin