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Student sitting at her desk in her Lady Eaton College residence room. Other students lounge on her bed in the background.

Future Students

Student sitting at her desk in her Lady Eaton College residence room. Other students lounge on her bed in the background.



The Trent College system aren’t just buildings. They are supportive environments for you to live, connect and grow.


Eager to make your mark in this world? Determined to leave the planet a better place than you found it? Lady Eaton may be just right for you. Nestled at the foot of a tree-covered drumlin, the college has a proud tradition of producing graduates who go on to pursue meaningful careers as writers, artists, performers, diplomats, civil servants, political activists, teachers, and community leaders.
Living-Learning Communities
Leadership & Civic Engagement:
Opportunity for students to
develop their abilities to motivate
and influence others within the
broader perspective of education.

A vibrant community of
students who share a passion
for visual and performing arts.

Housing - Lady Eaton College
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Named in honour of 17th century explorer and cartographer Samuel de Champlain, Champlain College has established itself as the college of choice for those who are passionate about adventure, discovery, and global citizenship. The college’s motto says it all: continuer mes decouvertes (continue my discoveries). And, of course, those discoveries take place in an architecturally inspiring setting. Champlain College was designed by legendary Canadian architect Ron Thom—an architect renowned for using natural materials in new and unexpected ways.
Living-Learning Communities
Trent Global Living Community:
Students who share a common
interest in global citizenship, and
Active Living: Bringing together
students with an interest in holistic
well-being, personal development,
physical activity and connecting to
our natural environment.


Named in honour of Peter Gzowski (a much-loved Canadian journalist and broadcaster who was renowned for sparking important conversations about Canada), Gzowski College is all about continuing the dialogue about who we are as Canadians and who we wish to become. Gzowski College is housed in an eye-catching ocre building called Enwayaang (which translates from Nishnaabewin as "The way we speak together").
Living-Learning Communities
Environmental Sustainability:
An eco-conscious community where
students who share a strong
interest in “thinking globally and
acting locally” participate.


In Ojibwe, Otonabee means “river that beats like a heart.” It’s a fitting name for a college that both honours tradition and embraces change. Situated on the east bank of the river from which it takes its name, Otonabee College is the largest of the four undergraduate colleges at Trent. But don’t let that intimidate you. Our residences are divided into eight different houses—our way of ensuring that every student becomes part of a warm and welcoming community.
Living-Learning Communities
Nursing: A community for students
enrolled in the Nursing program to
connect with peers and faculty by
exploring nursing in depth and
participating in community outreach initiatives.


Prefer the idea of suite-style living? The Champlain College Annex, Lady Eaton Annex, or Peter Gzowski College Annex may be the ideal residence option for you. Nestled on the edge of the campus on Water Street, the three Annexes deliver the full residence experience—think residence life staff and programming plus safety and security features—in a just-barely-off-campus location.


Located in downtown Peterborough, Catharine Parr Traill is one of Trent’s original colleges and is particularly suitable for students interested in English, Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies, as well as students seeking closer Peterborough community connections. This close-knit campus community is also home to many graduate students.  Undergraduate students reside in our newly renovated spaces at Crawford House and Wallis Hall.