Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are important parts of university life.

Trent gives you information to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you will also get information about public transportation options and parking services to help you with your commute.


On Campus

Trent residences are not just buildings. They are supportive environments where you can learn, connect and grow. At the Peterborough campus they are colleges – complete living and learning environments with:

  • Classrooms
  • Faculty offices
  • Student services
  • Dining halls
  • Lounges

Trent Peterborough is structured on the college system, which means that every student belongs to a college within the broader university community. Like each student, each college has its own unique personality, so you will want to spend some time deciding which college is likely to be the best fit for you. Learn more about Trent Peterborough’s residences.

At the Durham campus, Trent has constructed a brand-new, 6-story residence and academic building. The building provides new spaces and greater opportunities for the whole community to socialize, learn, study and engage in life on campus. Learn more about Trent Durham’s residences.

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

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community.

With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you are learning inside the classroom while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about residence life at Trent.

Off Campus

Trent has partnered with Places4students.com to offer students an off-campus housing service in Peterborough. You can search rentals, sublets, roommate listings and more.

Meal Plans

Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with the University’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.

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Public Transportation

The Trent Central Student Association provides all full-time undergraduate students with a 12-month transit pass – your TrentU Card – that allows you access to either Peterborough or Durham public transit.

Parking Services

There are parking services on both campuses for various rates, with bike racks, carpooling and alternative transportation options.

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