Getting Your Card

New Students

Students Beginning January 2019:

PETERBOROUGH:  Students moving into Residence in January will receive their TrentU Card when they move in.  Please include a photo with your residence application or submit through the myTrent portal.  All Residence students must submit a photo prior to moving in or have one taken in the TrentU Card Office prior to their move-in date.

Students who are not living in Residence may pick up their TrentU Card and Transit Pass (if applicable) beginning on January 3, 2019.  You must be registered in at least one course and bring government issued photo ID to pick up your TrentU Card. 

DURHAM GTA Campus:  TrentU Cards can be picked up at the Information Desk at the Durham campus.  You must be registered in at least one course and bring government issued photo ID to pick up your card.  



If you are a new student entering Trent University and are visiting the campus prior to starting, please stop by the TrentU Card Office in Blackburn Hall in Peterborough or The Hub at the Durham campus and have your photo taken for your TrentU Card.  


Upload your photo ahead of time by submitting your portrait-style photo online through the myTrent portal.  Please click on Services and then TrentU Card Photo Submission. Once received, we will process your card and have it ready to be picked up when you arrive!

Guidelines for electronic pictures:

  • Your photo must be less than 500 KB.
  • Your face must be clearly visible and facing forward.
  • Your photo must show a clear image of your portrait including face and head.
  • We cannot accept photos with hats (unless worn for religious purposes) or sunglasses.
  • Students are encouraged to smile in their photos.

Special Circumstances: Women wearing a veil that partially covers their face can make arrangements for a photo without their veil to be taken in private by a female or appropriate staff person.  Please contact the TrentU Card Office at 705-748-1011 X 7431 or the Durham Administration Office at 905-435-5100 to make the necessary arrangements.

 To pick up your TrentU Card, you must come in person and bring government issued photo ID along with your Student ID number.
*Previous years student cards will not be accepted.

Questions? Email or call (705) 748-1011 ext. 7431 or toll free from Durham 905-435-5102 ext. 7431.