Connect With Us at Orientation
Wish there was a crash course your student could take to prepare for the transition to university life? There is! That’s what Trent’s orientation programs are all about. Here’s a quick snapshot of each of these programs, including our one-of-a-kind summer orientation workshop for parents and supporters.
Did you know?
80 percent of students and their parents attend at least one orientation event at Trent
Peterborough Campus Orientation
- Parent and Supporter Orientation: You have an important role to play in the success of your student's journey at Trent. That’s why Trent is welcoming you (a parent or student supporter) to participate in a specific information session with our Associate Vice President of Students, Dr. Nona Robinson. Moderators from various departments will be available off-screen to answer your questions. This webinar is designed to provide important information to support the transition of your student into life at Trent. To register for the Parent & Supporter Information Session, ask your student to check their email for details from firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics will include:
- Common anxieties
- Student and families transitions
- Student strengths and development
- Challenges, resources and referrals
- Talking with your student
- When things go wrong …
Summer Orientation: This one-day session is designed to introduce students to life at Trent. Featuring workshops delivered by student life professionals, academic advisors, and student leaders, the day includes a services fair, residence tours, course registration assistance, and a practical and informative session for parents/supporters of Trent students.
Bring It On!: This fun and interactive weekend event gives incoming students the opportunity to connect with peers, upper-year student leaders, staff, and faculty while challenging themselves to try a variety of skill- and relationships-building activities. If you don’t think an online orientation session could possibly include meeting new students, connecting with upper-year leaders, and learning how to get involved with campus life, that’s only because you’ve never had the chance to Bring It On! You’ll definitely want to encourage your student to be part of this very special late-summer event.
Orientation Week: Orientation Week is a milestone event in the life of your student—their very first week at Trent. Your student will have the opportunity to explore the campus, tap into services and supports, meet other students, and discover everything that Trent has to offer in this far-reaching introduction to the world of academics and beyond. Orientation will have both in-person and online components, so no matter where you are in the world, we will connect you to your new community.
Is your student the first member of the family to attend college or university?
If the answer to that question is yes, then your student is a First-Generation student. That entitles your student (and you) to some additional support. In particular, you’ll want to plan to take in the Student Experience Panel at Summer Orientation. It’s your chance to connect with upper-year First Generation students and their families to tap into their wisdom and experience.
Durham Campus Orientation
- Summer Academic Kickstart: This half-day session is designed to introduce students and their parents/supporters to life at Trent. Featuring workshops delivered by student life professionals, academic advisors, and student leaders, the day includes information on academics, campus services, student life, money matters, course registration assistance, and an optional practical and informative session for parents/supporters of Trent students.
- Fall Start-Up Orientation: Trent University Durham’s orientation program is the first step in providing your student with the tools and information they need to start their University career off strong. Your student will have the opportunity to tap into supports, meet other students, explore the campus and services, and discover everything that Trent University Durham has to offer.
- First-Year Experience Certificate: The First Year Experience Certificate Program is a six-week developmental program designed to provide students an opportunity to strengthen skills to increase academic success. Each session is interactive in nature and covers topics such as life skills, social development, career exploration, goal setting, and more.
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