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Alumni Events and General/Community Events

For a complete list of Trent University Peterborough public events, visit the public calendar.
For a complete listing of the Trent University Durham - GTA public events, visit Durham events.

Did you know that we have a lot of Trent and Alumni Swag? Here for more info on discounts and online ordering

Quicklinks to upcoming events:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Film Screening of NFB Film, Frontrunners

Monday, June 4, 2018 Alumni Gathering in Halifax, Nova Scotia

June (all dates listed below) 2018: Trent Convocation in Peterborough and Durham

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Alumni Gathering in London, England

Saturday, September 11, 2018 Re-creation of The Great Walk, Trent in Peterborough to Curve Lake

Friday - Sunday, September 28 - 30, 2018: Alumni Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta Weekend 

Saturday, September 29, 2018: Celebrating the first 50 Years of Geography at Trent

Saturday, September 29, 2018: Lady Eaton College 50th Anniversary

Saturday, September 29, 2018: Nantes Study Abroad 40th Anniversary

Saturday, November 3, 2018: Trent University Alumni Association (TUAA) Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Event

March 2019: (dates TBD) - Team Trend 43rd Annual Hockey Reunion

October 4 - 6, 2019: Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta

October 2 - 4, 2020: Homecoming & Head of Trent Regatta


Date and Times

Event & Details


Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Free Community Screening of the NFB Film, Frontrunners, directed by Lori Lewis

All members of the Trent Community, along with family and friends are invited to the free film screening of Niigaanibatowaad: Frontrunners.  Special guests Charlie Nelson, Bill Chippeway and Patrick Bruyere, three of the original long-distance runners from the 1967 Winnipeg Pan-Am Games Torch Relay, will be present for a post-screening conversation. This is a story of survival, hope, and a dream for a new beginning that transcends stereotypes and racism.

Doors open 6:30 pm, film at 7:00 pm

Reserved seats for Elders: Contact

For more information: Contact 705.741.4271

Trent University Wenjack Theatre, 2131 East Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 East Coast Alumni gathering in Halifax

watch for detailed info coming soon!



Date: June 5, 6, 7, 8 & 12,  2018

Two convocations are held daily, morning and afternoon on each of the dates above.

2018 Trent University Peterborough and Durham Convocation Ceremonies

  • All the information about Convocation can be found here.

  • Complete Convocation schedule here

  • Accessibility information here.

  • Volunteers are needed for Convocation -one day, two days, all days? We would be happy to hear from you as soon as possible. Contact our Convocation Manager, Joanne Sokolowski by email.

Trent University Symons Campus, Peterborough (Peterborough ceremonies are held outdoors)

Trent University Durham Ceremony, Ajax Convention Centre 

Date: June 28, 2018

 2018 British Isles Chapter Gathering in London

 watch for detailed info coming soon!


Date: September 11, 2018

The Great Walk - re-creation of the Hike for Hundreds

The Hike for Hundreds originally took place in January 1968, a partnership of Trent University and Curve Lake First Nation. The purpose of the walk was to raise funds for a new Community Centre in Curve Lake.

Now, 50 years later - Champlain College is celebrating the 50th anniversary with a re-creation of the Great Walk.  

As our country contunes on the journey towards reconciliation, this walk is meant to be a symbol of the friendship that continues between Trent University and Curve Lake to this day, and is an opportunity for all members of the Trent community to affirm their personal commitment to engage with reconciliation.

Students, staff, faculty and alumni are invited to participate by walking, volunteering or donating to the Curve Lake Community Centre.  

Complete details about the Great Walk and how to register can be found on the website: click here


Walk begins at the Champlain College Great Hall.

Complete timeline on the website.

Date: Friday - Sunday September 28-30, 2018

2018 Trent Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta Weekend

We look forward to welcoming back alumni, along with their family and friends to Homecoming! 


There is a full weekend of festivities including Alumni Homecoming, Head of the Trent Rowing Regatta (HOTR), and a full slate of varsity games in the Trent gymnasium and the Justin Chiu Stadium. Special Homecoming anniversary celebrations taking place this year are 50 Years of Geography at Trent, Lady Eaton College 50th Anniversary and the 40th Anniversary of Nantes Study Abroad.


Homecoming is a great time to return to Peterborough to connect with friends, participate in special reunions, tour campus, get free alumni swag, pick up Trent swag, enjoy the alumni party in the Ceilie, check out the bands in the beer garden, watch the rowing, take in varsity games in the Justin Chiu Stadium and much more!


Full details for all Homecoming events and special Homecoming Anniversary Events will be posted at



Trent's Symons Campus, Peterborough

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Celebrating the first 50 Years of Geography at Trent 

Calling all Trent alumni, students, staff, faculty and retirees who were involved in Geography at Trent in any way! Come celebrate Geography at Trent!

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Open house in the Environmental Sciences building. 

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Official marking of 50 years of Geography at Trent. Crypt Area 1st Floor of the Environmental Science Building. Refreshments and light food provided. 

Special Anniversary Gift: An updated 50-year history of the Geography Department, along with every departmental field trip movie ever made will be available on a special Geography 50th USB, to those who register as attending!

TO REGISTER: Please email Miles Ecclestone at 

Trent's Symons Campus, Peterborough

Environmental Sciences Building, East Bank Drive

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 

Celebration of Lady Eaton College (LEC) 50th Anniversary  

Calling all Trent alumni, students, staff, faculty and retirees who were, or are  involved with or connected to LEC at Trent in any way! LEC 50th Anniversary events will be taking place throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.

The first event will be during Homecoming 2018, on Saturday, September 29th in the LEC Pit.  Please join us to celebrate and reminisce the 50th anniversary.  

Speeches and the unveiling of a special art piece by Trent alumnus Ryan Lamoureux at 2:45 pm.  

Trent's Symons Campus, Peterborough

LEC Pit, in Lady Eaton College

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

2018 Celebration of Nantes Study Abroad 40th Anniversary

Nantes Study Abroad is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2018! Celebration will take place on Homecoming weekend. 

Contact Kate Logan at to get involved or learn more.

Trent University Symons Campus, Peterborough, ON

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trent University Alumni Association (TUAA) Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Event

Details to be posted here closer to the event.

Location to be confirmed

Date: January 2019

Lady Eaton College Founders Dinner

Details to be posted here as they become available.

Lady Eaton College Dining Hall

Dates: Friday and Saturday, March 2019. Dates and times to be announced. 

Team Trend's 43rd Annual Hockey Reunion Weekend 

The Reunion taking place on a Friday and Saturday in March 2019. Dates to be announced when ice time is secured, early winter 2019.  

Weekend details will be posted here when available.


Traill College Trend Pub, City of Peterborough arenas

Accommodation info will be posted on the  registration page.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

2nd Annual Trent University Alumni Day of Service

  • Thank you to all participants in the first annual Trent University Alumni Day of Service. 

  • We wil be adding photos and information from our 2018 events to the Alumni Day of Service Website in the spring.

  • Details for the 2019 Day of Service will also be posted on the Day of Service website listed above.

Global Initiative - taking place everywhere our alumni reside and work!

Date: October 4-6, 2019

 Alumni Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta (HOTR) - save the date!


Date: October 2-4, 2020

 Alumni Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta (HOTR) - save the date!

This is a special anniversary year at the Head of the Trent Regatta as the regatta celebrates 50 years! Special celebrations will be held. Details will be posted here as they become available.