Learn about services for students at Trent University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Trent University serves over 7,000 full and part-time students at its campus in Peterborough, Ontario. It also has a campus in Oshawa, Ontario, called Durham GTA (Greater Toronto Area) that serves 1,000 students. Trent has a wide range of undergraduate degree and diploma programs available, as well as graduate programs.
The addresses for Trent University are:
1600 West Bank Drive
Peterborough, Ontario K9L 0G2
55 Thornton Road South
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 5Y1
At Trent University, the office providing accessibility services to students is called Student Accessibility Services (SAS), with locations at the SAS Peterborough campus and SAS Durham GTA. Student Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.
For more information about accessibility at Trent University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Trent University’s Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at Trent University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:
- A copy of your psycho-educational assessment completed by a registered psychologist within the last 5 years or conducted after the age of 18
- An IEP/IPRC may be submitted with a student’s psycho-educational assessment, however it is not sufficient documentation by itself
- A medical report completed by an appropriate medical professional within the last 5 years, or conducted after the age of 18
Physical, Mental Health, Sensory or Chronic Health Disabilities
- Students must provide a medical certificate or report that contains a diagnosis of a disability, and recommendations to address areas of need and academic challenges
- Students can also have an appropriate medical professional complete the Disability Documentation Form, available from Student Accessibility Services
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Trent University Student Accessibility Services directly.
Trent University offers medical services on the Peterborough campus at Student Health Services. To book an appointment students can call Student Health Services or stop by during office hours. At the Durham GTA, students can access health services through the Campus Health Centre.
The Counselling Centre at the Peterborough campus, and Counselling Services at the Durham GTA, offer counselling on an individual basis to help students with personal concerns that interfere with academic performance and emotional well-being.
Trent University's Academic Skills Centre on the Peterborough campus offers many resources for students, including academic skills workshops, online resources, and peer academic mentoring. On the Durham GTA, Learner Support Services provides individual and group academic consultations, assistance with written work, and students can also access the peer academic mentoring program.
Trent University has two libraries: the Thomas J. Bata Library at the Peterborough campus, and the Oshawa Campus Library at the Durham GTA. The libraries offer various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. Each campus library offers services for students such as borrowing services, interlibrary loans, library skills tutorials, and reference help.
Other Support Services
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
Trent University's Scholarships & Financial Aid office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Trent University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Trent University’s Housing Office offers traditional and suite style accommodations on the Peterborough campus. Residence is guaranteed to all first year students, however room selection occurs using a lottery system. Traditional residence consists of single, double and triple occupancy rooms with communal washrooms. Suite style accommodations consist of 2 private bedrooms and a shared washroom. All residence buildings are co-ed and many buildings have themed floors. All Apartment-Style residence buildings include:
- Common study rooms
- Common lounges
- Kitchens on each floor
- Access to a front desk
- Laundry facilities
All residence rooms come furnished and include internet and local phone service. Residence rates vary depending on room and building selection. Residence rates include a mandatory meal plan which include a set number of meals and additional “Trent Cash” which can be used at retail dining services on campus.
Housing Services at Trent University has residence spaces available which accommodate students with hearing loss, blindness, and those students requiring crutches or wheelchairs. There is a place on the residence application form for students to outline any disabilities or medical problems so that the department can be aware of them. Students are advised to follow up with the Residence Office to explain the accommodations, and they will be required to provide medical documentation.
University of Trent students at the Durham campus are able to live in the Durham College-UOIT residences. Trent University students live together in the same community, which is a 25-minute bus ride from campus (all students have a transit pass included in their tuition). Residence options include traditional and private style suites. Traditional style suites include 2 students to a room with a shared washroom and kitchenette. Private suite style residence includes 2 private bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and a shared washroom. All building amenities include:
- Common lounges
- Common study areas
- Access to a front desk
- Laundry facilities
Rooms come furnished and include internet access, local phone service, and cable television access. Residence rates vary depending on room selection and payment plans are available. Students accepted into South Village Residence are required to purchase a meal plan, while students accepted to Simcoe Village Residence have the option of purchasing a meal plan. Meal plans operate on a declining meal based system.
Several barrier-free rooms are available for students requiring special accommodations. Students requiring these rooms must complete the Medical, Accessibility and Special Consideration form online when applying to residence.
Trent University students can access off-campus housing information at Off-Campus Housing Peterborough, and Places4Students Oshawa. Students will find advertisements from landlords on available housing.
Trent offers campus maps for each campus.
Peterborough Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Trent University receive a bus pass included in their tuition, which provides unlimited access to Peterborough Transit. Bus routes and schedules are provided for every transit route that Peterborough Transit provides.
Peterborough Transit offers accessible services with such features such as low floors, priority and courtesy seating, and a ramp. If a person requires a support person to ride with them, they can apply for the support person pass which allows the support person to travel free of charge.
The Accessible Van Service is a door-to-door transit service for persons with mobility impairments, who due to their disability are unable to take the conventional transit system. More information about the Accessible Van Service and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.
The Durham Region Transit (DRT) is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Trent University receive a Universal Pass (U-Pass) providing unlimited access to DRT transit, included in their tuition. Schedules are provided for DTR buses. Transit maps are offered for each of the DRT different regions.
The DRT provides accessible conventional bus services, with features such as: kneeling features, extendable access ramps, and wheelchair and scooter securement areas. The DRT also offers the Support Person card which allows users of both the conventional and specialized transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons who require a support person must complete the application form.
The DRT also offers the Specialized Services which provides door-to-door transit services. More information about the Specialized Services eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.
Trent University offers a wide range of Academic Departments, Degrees & Programs. Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Trent University is available on their website.
Student Accessibility Service
Located in Blackburn Hall Suite 132
Student Health Services
Located in Blackburn Hall Suite 111
Located in Blackburn Hall Suite 113
Academic Skills Centre
(705) 748-1011 ext 7098
Thomas J. Bata Library
(705) 748-1011 ext 7423
Scholarships & Financial Aid
(705) 748-1011 ext 7127
Located in Blackburn Hall Suite 129
Durham GTA Campus
Student Accessibility Services
Located in Room 101
Durham GTA Library
(905) 435-5102 ext 5061