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 students can apply to live in residence at both our Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses. Residence is guaranteed to all incoming first-year students and students participate in room self-selection based on when they completed their residence application.
Located 90 minutes from the GTA, our Peterborough campus offers both traditional and suite style accommodations. Traditional residence consists of single and double occupancy rooms with access to shared washroom facilities. Limited semi-private washroom facilities are also available. Our suite-style residences include single and double occupancy rooms with access to shared living, kitchen, laundry, and washroom facilities.
Durham GTA Campus
In September 2020 a brand new residence facility was opened at the Durham campus. This building is traditional style with the option for both single and double rooms. Students in our Durham residence also have access to private study rooms, shared single-use washrooms, and common rooms with fully equipped kitchens.
All residence buildings include the following amenities:
- Furnishings (including a bed, desk, chair, lamp, and wardrobe)
- Common lounges
- Laundry Facilities
- 24/7 Security and access control
- 24/7 availability of housing services staff via our service desk or on-call rotation
Residence rates vary depending on room selection. All students living in residence are required to purchase a meal plan based on their room type.
Several barrier-free rooms are available for students with Accessibility & Unique Needs. Students requiring these rooms must complete the “Accessibility in Residence” section of the residence application and provide necessary medical documentation.
Trent University has a library of off-campus housing resources available for both our Peterborough and Durham GTA campuses. Students can use these resources to explore what vacancies exist in the local area, connect with landlords, and also see if other groups of students are looking to fill vacancies in their spaces.
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