Celebrate the 50th Trent Alumni Homecoming!

Tuesday, September 27 – Sunday, October 2, 2022

2022 Alumni Homecoming Logo imageJoin us as we celebrate the 50th Trent Alumni Homecoming!

In 1972 the Trent University Alumni Association held the first homecoming event during the Head of the Trent regatta, marking the beginning of a beautiful partnership and Trent tradition. 

50 years later, we’re celebrating with a return to campus. 

Grab your Trent gear and get ready! We've got a full line-up of events for you to enjoy, including: College socials, live music, varsity games, and entertainment.

EVENT LINEUP

2nd Annual College Challenge!
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET

Alumni Homecoming Welcome Area and Festival Stage  
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Otonabee College 50th Anniversary Kick-Off!
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Champlain College Memories in the Great Hall
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

The Novice Film Screening
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. ET

Traill College Scarving Ceremony and Peter Robinson College Alumni Social
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Alumni Pub Gathering
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Lady Eaton College Prendiville Music Room Dedication and Celebration
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Peter Gzowski College Open House and Anishinaabe Art Tour
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Trent Rugby Booster Club Coffee House Social
Saturday, October 1, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET

Trent Rugby Alumni Flag Rugby Game
Sunday October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Head of the Trent Regatta
see details below

Varsity Sport Schedule
see details below


2nd Annual College Challenge!  
Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Meetings

College bannersThe Trent University Alumni Association and the Colleges invite all alumni to join the 2nd Annual virtual College Challenge, part of the 2022 Alumni Homecoming lineup of events.

Grab your Trent gear, dig out your mementos from your days at Trent and sign up for a reunion with a twist - a virtual scavenger hunt of classic Trent paraphernalia! Together with others from your college, show off and tell stories of your favourite photos and keepsakes… HOTT mugs, pub t-shirts, varsity gear, and more. The College with the most complete scavenger hunt list wins the ultimate prize… bragging rights! 

Don’t miss this chance to see friends and familiar faces and re-ignite some good old-fashioned College rivalry. 

Participation is FREE. Register now!


Alumni Homecoming Welcome Area and Festival Stage  
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
Bata Library Podium

Alumni posing for the welcome stage at Homecoming eventThis Homecoming, be sure to visit the Alumni Welcome Tent and enjoy the perks available for Trent grads. Giveaways, alumni merchandise, photo booth, children's activities, and of course the Homecoming Alumni Wristband*, good for exclusive access to the Ceilie Alumni Pub and Fast-Track line at the Rowers’ Beer Garden.

*Valid Trent Alumni Card or alumni verification with photo ID required to receive a wristband. Need an alumni card? Visit the alumni benefits page to request a new card.

We’re celebrating the 50th Alumni Homecoming with live entertainment on the Alumni Festival Stage, proudly presented by our partners, TD Insurance. Performances by alumni and friends: 

Washboard Hank and Reverend Ken 
I, the Mountain 
Shahrazi 
Michelle Prins 
Peterborough Academy of Circus Arts


Otonabee College 50th Anniversary Kick-Off!
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Bata Library Podium

Otonabee College Logo imageOtonabee College will kick off their 50th Anniversary Celebrations during the 2022 Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Visit the OC tent, located on the Bata Podium, to find out about anniversary events planned for the coming year, learn about how you can participate, and pick up your OC merch.

OC staff, students, and alumni volunteers will be on-site gathering myOC Stories as part of a special 50th Anniversary project. Don’t miss this chance to make your mark on OC history! 

Start the day at OC’s Bleed Green Brunch and Pep Rally. Enjoy breakfast with students and alumni, get painted-up in green and white, and practice some cheers before heading out for a day of Homecoming fun! Stay tuned for details.


Champlain College Memories in the Great Hall
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Great Hall

Champlain College welcomes alumni and friends to a drop-in social in the Great Hall. Enjoy some snacks, music, and a display of Champlain memorabilia. If you’ve got Champlain mementos you’d like to share, you’re welcome to bring them along for a little show-and-tell!


The Novice Film Screening
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. ET
Champlain Lecture Hall, CC 307

Champlain College hosts three screenings of The Novice, a full-length feature film shot on Symons Campus in 2019. Staring Isabelle Fuhrman, this film showcases the highly competitive world of varsity rowing, making Trent the perfect backdrop for the film – featuring academic spaces alongside the University’s state-of-the-art and second-to-none indoor and outdoor rowing facilities. The film even features a few members of the Trent Excalibur Women’s Rowing team!


Traill College Scarving Ceremony and Peter Robinson College Alumni Social
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
Scott House

Traill College Scarfing Ceremony imageAlumni and friends are invited to visit Catharine Parr Traill College for the 2022 Scarf Ceremony, an annual tradition where matriculating students are officially welcomed or ‘scarved’ into their College community.

Did you miss your scarf ceremony? Perhaps you attended Traill before this tradition began? Alumni are encouraged to join Principal Michael Eamon and members of the Traill Community in bestowing this proud symbol of college affiliation to the Class of 2022. As in past years, PR alumni are also welcome in this celebration. 

While visiting Traill Campus, be sure to check out the progress on the exciting Jalynn Bennett Amphitheatre project, stop by The Trend, and tour the recent renovations to Scott House, including the stunning Senior Common Room.


Alumni Pub Gathering
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET
the Ceilie

The Ceilie Pub LogoPull up a stool and meet some old (and new) friends at the Ceilie Alumni Pub Gathering. Exclusive to Alumni* (plus 1 guest), the Ceilie pub and patio will be open for an afternoon of live music and good times. 

12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Rod MacDonald and Lorinda Frudd ’93  
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. Michael Martyn ’90 and friends


Lady Eaton College Prendiville Music Room Dedication and Celebration
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Crawpaddies

Lady Eaton College CrestLady Eaton College is excited to invite alumni and friends to the dedication and unveiling of the Prendiville Music Room. Celebrate the continued contributions of our alumni to the LEC community and the ‘creative, curious, warm’ culture of Lady Eaton College with a live performance and meet’n’greet with I, the Mountain, a Canadian Indie-Folk band founded in LEC over a decade ago by members Matt Lamers ’10 and Matt Rappolt ’11. 

Enjoy performances by student musicians, refreshments, and a catch up with College Principal Christine Freeman-Roth. All are welcome to this drop-in event.


Peter Gzowski College Open House and Anishinaabe Art Tour
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Peter Robinson Dining Hall

Peter Gzowski College CrestPeter Gzowski College welcomes Gzowski and Peter Robinson alumni to an Open House in the Robinson Dining Hall, followed by a walking tour of Trent’s Indigenous art, hosted by College Principal, Melanie Buddle.

"On the Shores of Odoonabii-Ziibi: Anishinaabe Art from the Trent University Art Collection” was a self-guided tour first curated and exhibited in 2015 by Jonathon Lockyer ʼ04, former director of Artspace. Since then, new pieces, installations, and murals have been welcomed to the College.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to learn about these valuable pieces, their artists, and how they came to be part of the Trent University collection.


Trent Rugby Booster Club Coffee House Social
Saturday, October 1, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET
Riverside Classroom, Trent Athletic Centre

Rugby Image from Trent University ArchivesRugby alumni, family, and friends are invited to gather before heading to the Justin Chiu Stadium to cheer on the Excalibur Men's Rugby as they face-off against Laurier.

Trent Rugby Alumni Flag Rugby Game
Sunday October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
East Bank Field, corner of Nassau Mills Road and Pioneer Road

Alumni, family, and supporters are welcome to participate. No sign-up required, just arrive and enjoy!


Head of the Trent Regatta

The Peterborough Rowing Club hosts the 2022 Head of the Trent Regatta. Spectators can enjoy excellent views of the race from along the canal, at the Peterborough Rowing Club Boathouse, on the Faryon Bridge, and at the Student Centre. 

Visit the Head of the Trent Regatta website for complete race information and online race day results.


Varsity Sport Schedule

Varsity Game Schedule (times in Eastern Daylight Time):  

Friday, September 30        7:00 p.m.    Excalibur Women's Rugby vs. Wilfrid Laurier 
Saturday, October 1          12:00 p.m.   Excalibur Women's Soccer vs. Nipissing 
Saturday, October 1          2:15 p.m.      Excalibur Men's Soccer vs. Nipissing 
Saturday, October 1          7:30 p.m.      Excalibur Men's Rugby vs. Guelph 
Sunday, October 2            1:00 p.m.      Excalibur Men's Soccer vs. Laurentian 

For the full schedule and event details, visit the Trent Excalibur Varsity Website.


Merchandise

Trent Gear, available from the online Campus Store:
Did you know that Alumni receive 25% off regularly priced gear at the Campus Store, both in person and online? Before submitting your order, indicate your Alumni Year (year you started at Trent University), as well as your last name in the ‘Special Instructions’ section - The Bookstore staff will apply your discount when processing the transaction. Shop online or visit the Campus Store during extended hours, Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. 

Head of the Trent merchandise, available from the Trent University Rowing Club: 
The HOTT mug… a quintessential Homecoming tradition. Mugs and TURC merch will be available for purchase at the Alumni Welcome Tent and Peterborough Rowing Club House. 

Any questions should be directed to the Trent University Rowing Club Executive. Email to: turcexec@gmail.com.

Questions?  Please contact us by email at alumni@trentu.ca