Together, let’s build something transformative

Providing a growing student population with the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and contribute




The Durham campus is growing—from our current 1,400 students, we have a projected enrollment of 2,250 by 2024 with a long-term plan to grow the campus to 2,500 students. This inspiring growth is driven by expansion in the region’s population combined with the introduction of new degree programs at Trent, such as our Masters of Management and new Policing & Community Well-Being degree programs.

To allow more students the opportunity to join the Trent community, we are planning a new six-storey multi-use space that will be a welcoming new gateway to the Durham campus. Integrating a 200-bed residence, a 100-seat tiered lecture hall, two 64-seat classrooms, research space, student common spaces, and faculty offices, this building will be a vibrant living/learning community built on the “college system” for which Trent is known. It will provide safe, supportive, and affordable housing for students across the Region of Durham and enable the campus to pursue its goal of increased international enrolment to bring a global perspective to the classroom. Additionally, it will provide much-needed prominence for the campus along Thornton Road.

This new $35.6 million building will be financed through a private partnership, a land donation from the City of Oshawa, contributions from the Regional Municipality of Durham, university financing and the generous philanthropic support of our community, friends, and alumni.

Our goal: $4 million by September 2020