Trent University - Durham Greater Toronto Area

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Building on a tradition of academic excellence spanning nearly four decades, Trent University Durham offers a dynamic and rigorous education experience grounded in the social sciences and humanities and unparalleled in the Durham Region and eastern GTA. The Thornton Road Campus, which opened in 2010, is the next evolution for Trent University Durham. As a hub of learning and innovation, the campus allows students to experience the Trent advantage in an urban environment. Providing students with a warm, friendly and welcoming environment, Trent University Durham boasts vibrant community connections that provide unique leadership and learning opportunities for all students, faculty and staff. Through involvement in research, course development, community-based projects, volunteer activities and events, Trent enables and encourages contributions to a better world.

For many Trent University Durham students, proximity to work or home is an important consideration; approximately 70 per cent of students commute to campus in less than 40 minutes. Trent University Durham is conveniently located minutes from the 401, and parking is free. GO Transit is also close with a direct link to the University and municipal transit stops nearby.

Areas of Expertise

Trent University Durham students can pursue Bachelor of Arts, Science, and Business Administration degrees full- or part-time in these areas: Anthropology, Business Administration, Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Child and Youth Studies, Communications, Computing Systems, Criminology, English Literature, Gender & Equity Studies, History, Law & Arts / Law & Business, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Media Studies, Philosophy, Policing & Community Well-being, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and in Teacher Education Stream.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:200 bedsLowest: $11,315Highest: $12,475

Continuing in the long-standing Trent tradition of collegiate communities, residence at Trent Durham GTA fully integrates both living and learning spaces, creating a transformational environment for students, faculty and staff to connect and learn from one another.

In our new building, 200 on-campus residence spaces (with all of the amenities) are housed under the same roof as state-of-the-art academic spaces, including modern lecture halls and classrooms. Go from waking up in your new modern room with a view of Lake Ontario to attending a riveting lecture with your favourite prof, all in minutes. This is just one of the many advantages to living and learning at Trent.

Incoming Students

There are a number of programs which provides students with an opportunity to learn more about their campus, the services and resources available to them, and provide an opportunity to meet students leaders and other new students. Some of the available services include, Academic Advising, Student Accessibility Services, and more!

Career Planning

Trying to decide on a career path that's right for you? Career Services can assist you with the career planning process. You will have the chance to learn more about opportunities that are available with regard to experiential learning, future education, and job ideas.


Trent University Durham GTA organizes a free intramural program. All levels of athletic experience welcome! Sports include Volleyball, Field Soccer, Basketball, and Flag Football.


At Trent University, academics are just the beginning of your university experience. Outside the lecture hall, Trent’s diverse, close-knit community makes it easy to get involved, meet new people and make a positive impact – on and off campus.

EXPAND your social circle by joining a campus club or group

ENHANCE your resumé by building your co-curricular record

DRIVE positive change by becoming a student leader

There’s no limit to your potential at Trent.


The Trent Durham Student Association (TDSA) provides students with a managed club system where students can either join an existing club or create a new club.

Information Technology

See for more details on information technology services at Trent.

Special Services

Durham Student Accessibility Services (SAS) offers individualized accommodation planning, referrals to on and off-campus services and supports, skill development in self-advocacy to promote autonomy and independence, support related to one's disability and disclosure, and consultation to students, faculty and staff on disability, accessibility and accommodation matters.

Affiliated Institutions

Durham College (Journalism and Creative Writing).

Campus Tour

The Trent Durham-GTA campus is open for on-campus or virtual tours.
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Peer Mentoring is students helping students transition into academic and social life at Trent University Durham GTA. There is also a pen pal program.

Modified on September 05, 2023

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