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March Break Open House: Trent's Time to Shine

Come see all that Trent has to offer, March 15 & 16

Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Peterborough

Opportunities to talk to professors, find out about residence and tour the campus are all part of March Break at Trent University. The March Break Open House on March 15 and 16 will see prospective students and their families come to campus to learn about the University, its 27 academic departments, state-of-the-art facilities, array of academic programs and wealth of student services.

For the hundreds of visitors to Trent, faculty, staff members and students will be on hand to provide tours and share their perspectives on the Trent University experience - high quality programs, faculty who connect with students and a campus of unparalleled beauty. New to this year's Open House agenda is the Student Voice Forum, from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. both days in the Athletic Complex. Prospective students will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current students on an array of topics including athletics, residence, student government and study abroad.

Each day is scheduled to kick off with an Information Forum and Academic Fair in the Athletics Complex at 9 a.m. There, representatives from departments and academic services will be on-hand. Specific information sessions for some academic departments are also scheduled (see agenda). Later on, at the Clubs and Groups Fair, prospective students will be able to meet representatives from campus clubs and groups and learn about their activities.

"In just one day, prospective students and their families can get a good sense of what the Trent experience is all about," says Registrar Susan Salusbury. "The March Break Open House provides opportunities to learn about what Trent really has to offer and to meet the students, staff and faculty who make it so uniquely special."

Those planning to attend the Open House are asked to RSVP to or 748-1332.


Guided Walking Tours of Trent University's campus will also be offered on March Break Tour Day, to take place March 18, 2005from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours will depart from Wenjack Theatre in Otonabee College. Those planning to attend the Tour Day are asked to RSVP to or 748-1332.

March Break Open House Schedule of Events

  • 9:30 - 10:30 -- Information Forum and Academic Fair (Athletics Complex)
    Tour the Athletics Complex
  • 10:30 - 11:00 -- Opening Remarks (Athletics Complex)
  • 11:00 - 1:30 -- Lunch (Champlain College Great Hall)
  • 11:00 - 2:00 -- Clubs and Groups Fair (Peter Gzowski College)
  • 1:30 - 2:15 -- Student Voice Forum (Athletics Complex)


  • 11:00-3:00 Campus Tours
  • 11:00-2:00 Science Complex Tours
  • 11:00-5:00 Traill College Tours (downtown)

Information Sessions and Student Services Open Houses

  • 11:00 - 11:30 -- Forensic Science Information Session (Athletics Complex)
  • 11:30 - 12:15 -- Financial Aid Information Session (Athletics Complex)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 -- Academic Skills Drop-in (Academic Skills Office)
  • 12:15 - 1:00 -- Education Information Session (Athletics Complex)
  • 1:00 - 1:30 -- Housing Information Session (Athletics Complex)
  • 1:00 - 3:00 -- Start Smart: Disability Services Drop-in Visits (Bata Library Basement)
  • 1:00 - 3:00 -- TIP Open House (TIP Office)

Nursing Students' Reception

All activities take place at Peter Gzowski College at Argyle St. (downtown)

This reception will feature a tour of the Nursing facilities, as well as a chance to meet with current nursing students, faculty members and clinical instructors. Students are also invited to sit in on nursing lectures and have an opportunity to participate in hands-on clinical skills and demonstrations at our Argyle Skills Practice Lab.

1:30 - 2:00 -- Welcome

2:00 - 4:00 -- Nursing Lectures

2:00 - 4:00 -- Practice Lab demonstrations

Please Note: Shuttle buses will stop running at 3:00 so it is recommended that visitors drive to the Argyle St. Campus in their own vehicles.


For further information, please contact:

Susan Salusbury, Registrar, 748-1677

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