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Alumni Events and General /Community Events

For a complete listing of Trent University Peterborough public events - visit the public calendar.

For a complete listing of Trent University Durham public events - visit the Durham events page. 


Please note - This Conference has been post-poned until May 2018.

The new confirmed conference date will be posted here before end of June. 

Women in Leadership & Business and BORN 2 LEAD Youth Leadership Conference - Trent University Symons Campus - Peterborough

  • Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering at this conference, please contact Tammy Sweeney by email
  • Female leaders of all ages are invited to gather at Trent University this spring for an exciting new Women in Leadership & Business (WILB) Conference, marking the first time a conference of this kind has been hosted at a post-secondary institution.The two day conference, which offers a place for leaders and interested members of the public to come together to invest in their development and connect with other great leaders in a transformative experience, will be hosted at Trent's Peterborough campus, and will include speakers from a range of different industries such as: government, finance, insurance, technology, coaching, education, theatre and professional sports. 
  • The conference will integrate the Born2Lead Youth Leadership Conference, a national one-day conference for young leaders aged 16-26, providing a forum for leaders of all ages to share and grow together.

Full conference overview, including speaker bios, rates and registration - visit their website (links below) or to view video clips about the conference see the links below:

  • Youth Conference DETAILS HERE
  • Women in Leadership Conference DETAILS HERE   
  • Trent Alumni Discount:  A discount of $50.00 is available to alumni for the WILB conference.  Enter the promo code of "Trent VIP" when completing your online registration. 
  • To watch 2 videos about the conference:here and here.

Upcoming Alumni Events - Quick Links 

 Upcoming Alumni Events


Tuesday - Friday June 6 - 9, 2017 - Trent University Peterborough Convocation - Peterborough, ON

aerial shot of Trent University Convocation on the Bata Library Podium

  • Ceremonies will be held at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm daily Tuesday June 6th - Friday June 9th (Friday is a.m. only)
  • Academic Degree listing & Honorary Degree Presentation Schedule - details HERE
  • Graduates and their guests are invited to a reception in the Great Hall of Champlain College following each ceremony.  The Nursing reception will be held in Trent's Athletic Centre gymnasium.
  • Directions, parking, inclement weather plan, accessibilty and convocation photos - details HERE


Wednesday, June 14, 2017  - Trent University Durham Convocation - Ajax, ON

Durham Grad Email Pic

  • Wednesday June 14th 10:00 am 
  • Trent Durham Convocation details HERE





Thursday, June 15, 2017  - Vancouver Alumni Day of Service at Ronald McDonald House of BC 

image of Ronald McDonald House Charities Logo

  • Event Details: Bring your heart, bring your love and laughter for an evening of service, fun and fellowship! It's BBQ time at Ronald McDonald House of BC!  Following the success of the Vancouver Alumni Chapter's 2016 Day of Service at Ronald McDonald House, the Vancouver Chapter is sponsoring this event again for 2017, returning to Ronald McDonald House to prepare and serve a BBQ dinner to the residents. Ronald McDonald House of BC is a place of healing an comfort to families of children in treatment for critical illnesses. It is an inspiring dream home, away from home. If you missed this event last year, here is your chance to see this amazing state of the art building and to share your generous spirit with the families there.
  • Date and Time: Thursday June 15th from 4:00 - 7:30 pm  
  • Post Event Social: A post-event social is being organized for all alumni who participate and any other alumni who wish to join the gathering at 7:30 pm at Biercraft Bistro, in Cambie Village. 
  • Parking: Use the pay parking lot on Heather St. Just south of Ronald McDonald House.
  • Transit: Canada Line, King Edward Station 
  • Registration: Limited to 15 Trent alumni - REGISTER HERE.
  • Questions?: Please email any questions about this event to Lorraine Bennett, Vancouver Alumni Chapter President.




July 25, 2017 - New York Alumni Roof top Mixer - New York City, NY 

image of roof top patio for Trent in New York City event

  • Watch for further details to be posted here about the Tuesday July 25, 2017 New York City Alumni Mixer.









Summer 2017 - Ottawa and Toronto - Trent Men's Rugby Booster Club Social Events

Mens Rugby Team photo

 Ottawa - Wednesday July 19, 2017

  • The Rugby Booster Club will gather at 7:30 pm at the Fox and Feather pub on Elgin Street in Ottawa. Plan to come out for a beer and some stories with the Trent Rugby Family! 
  • It is a great opportunity to connect with your former teammates and do some great support work for the current varsity mens team.
  • Please contact Steve Lebrun, by email or phone (613.601.4611) to confirm your attendance.

Toronto Social - Summer 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Rugby Mens


  • For more information - contact the Rugby Booster Club President, Caleb Smith '93 by email  or by phone at 905-357-9233.
  • Congratulations to the Trent Men's Rugby program for reaching the 25 year milestone in 2016. Best wishes in the next 25 years of men's rugby. 










Friday September 29 - Sunday October 1, 2017 Peterborough - Trent Homecoming Reunion & Head of the Trent Regatta 

homecoming 2016 alumni shirt giveaway

  • Save the date, call your friends and plan to return to Peterborough for 2017 Homecoming and Head of the Trent!
  • Every year Homecoming grows - don't miss out on the chance to take in the rowing, a full slate of Varsity Excalibur home games in the Justin Chiu Stadium, pick up some Trent University swag or your College specific merchandise, spend time in the rowers beer garden to pick up your collector Head of the Trent stein, catch up with friends at the alumni Ceilie party (featuring live music!), enter to win one of many alumni draw prizes or arrive early at the alumni welcome tent to pick up one of the special Homecoming souvenirs (for the first 200 visitors), bring your kids for face painting & goody bags and so much more!    

Trent homecoming 2016

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Oshawa - Save the Date for an exciting event in partnership with the Oshawa Museum and their exciting new Canada 150 Exhibit
image of oshawa community museum sign at the museum
  • Details and a link to register for this free and exciting event to be posted here closer to October. 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Trent Alumni inaugural  'Alumni Day of Service' 
  • Planning is underway for the inaugural Trent Alumni Day of Service
  • A committee has been formed and planning is underway for the inaugural Trent Alumni Day of Service. We will be rolling out alumni volunteerism in 4 communities the first year - Peterborough, Oshawa-Durham, Vancouver and Malaysia.
  • Watch for more details coming to this webpage as plans evolve.
  • For more information - contact the Day of Service Committee Chair, Jess Grover (Trent University Alumni Association President) by email.