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Undergraduate

Your Path to Trent: Next Steps

Congratulations, your world-class education awaits!

You're about to embark on an exciting and important new chapter in your life. At Trent, you'll prepare for your career, make lasting friendships and challenge the way you think and grow. So, what are your next steps?

This handy guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions and important deadlines, helping you to be prepared and ready as a new student.

1. KNOW YOUR STUDENT NUMBER

Have you noticed a 7-digit number on all the Trent admissions letters and emails you've received? That's your official Trent student number. And while you won't feel like just a number on our campus, your unique student ID number is what gives you access to important information about your degree, student services and campus events, and is also required for writing exams. So keep your number handy - and if you can - memorize it! 

2. SET UP YOUR TRENT EMAIL

MyTrent is your student portal, giving you direct access to your academic records, email, information about coursework and more. You can activate your MyTrent account using your student number and personal email address at trentu.ca/mytrent/activate

3. CHOOSE YOUR COLLEGE

Trent colleges are small local communities that promote learning, embrace diversity, and can lead to friendships that last a lifetime. Your college will serve as your "home away from home;" a place where you can connect with other students, faculty and staff in a fun and informal setting. 

Everyone is a part of a college at our Peterborough campus, regardless of whether you commute or live in residence. Choose a college based on what speaks to your interests, and feel free to switch affiliation if you make a connection in a different college. If you're living in residence, your college is where you live. Learn more at trentu.ca/colleges. Living off-campus? Choose your college today at trentu.ca/colleges/choose

4. EXPLORE YOUR COURSE OPTIONS

One of the most exciting parts of planning your postsecondary education is figuring out what classes you are going to take first!

Beginning in late June, you'll be able to log into your myTrent portal and register for fall courses under the Academics tab. We've also got plenty of helpful information and video tutorials online at trentu.ca/advising to get you started on course selection, creating your timetable and more. Building your schedule takes time, but don't worry - it's easier than you think! 

5. REGISTER FOR SUMMER ORIENTATION AND BRING IT ON!

Get a head start and 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/welcome.

SUMMER ORIENTATION
Visit campus for a day and attend information sessions, tour your college, register for courses and get ready for September. Bring family or a friend!

  • Thursday June 28
  • Saturday July 14
  • Friday July 20
  • Saturday August 18

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 11-12, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: FALL ORIENTATION
Can't make it to a summer orientation session? No problem! Our fall orientation will help you get prepped and ready before the school year starts. 

  • September 2-8, 2018

6. ORDER YOUR STUDENT CARD

Think of your TrentU Card as your campus passport.

With your new student ID card, you’ll get access to on-campus services, from printing and photocopying at the library to working out at the Trent Athletics Centre. By loading money onto your TrentU student ID, you’ll also be able to use your card at a number of restaurants, cafés and shops on and off campus.

You can get your TrentU Card when school starts in September, but why wait? Get ahead of the game and submit a passport-style photo of yourself on myTrent by clicking on Services and then TrentU Card Photo Submission. Once received, your card will be processed and ready for pick-up when you arrive. You can also visit trentu.ca/trentucard for TrentU Card tips, photo requirements and more.

 

7. CHECK YOUR DEADLINES – DON’T MISS OUT!

Mark your calendar! Now that you're officially a Trent student, there's a few deadlines you should be aware of:

  • June 1: Fall residence guarantee deadline
  • June 25: Course registration open online for new students *NOTE CHANGE IN DATE*
  • June 30: Deadline to apply for entrance bursaries
  • August 31: Fall term tuition and fees due *NOTE CHANGE IN DATE*
  • September 2: Residence move-in day and fall Orientation Week begins
  • September 6: Classes begin

8. EXPLORE YOUR NEW HOMETOWN

Whether you grew up nearby or are coming to Peterborough for the first time, there's plenty to explore and discover in your new home away from home. Known as "the gateway to the Kawarthas," Peterborough provides nature lovers with an abundance of outdoor activities, from a quiet canoe trip down the river to exploring ancient caves and Indigenous rock cravings. 

The City of Peterborough also offers students a rich arts and culture scene with plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and live music venues. For students who want all the conveniences of city living while enjoying the vibrancy of the great outdoors, Peterborough is a wonderful place to live, study and be inspired.