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 dedicated campus allows students to continue to experience the Trent difference closer to home.

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.

Areas of Expertise

Trent University Durham students can pursue Bachelor of Arts and Science 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.

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.

Career Planning

Trying to decide on a career path that's right for you? Career advising can assist you with the career planning process. You will have the chance to learn more about opportunities that are available.


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


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 website for more details.

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

Trent’s Collegiate System offers a unique opportunity for the creation of engaging and meaningful experiences for students outside the classroom, whether they choose to live locally or participate remotely. The realities of 2020 challenge us to re-imagine what it means to be a part of a collegiate community, invite us to collaborate creatively with our Peterborough and our campus partners, and inspire us to innovate in our engagement with students, fellows, and alumni. The Trent Colleges are up to the challenge. These colleges include Catherine Parr Trail College, Champlain College, Lady Eaton College, Otonabee College, and Peter Gzowski College.

Campus Tour

Virtual Tours are currently available.


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 November 19, 2021

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