a proud Trent family gathering under the alumni photo frame a couple holding the Proud Trent Alumni sign a group of individuals holding the proud Trent Alumni sign

 


Celebrate Alumni Homecoming 2020

A Week of Virtual Events Monday, September 28 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

 

Head of the Trent Rowing regatta cancelled.

In light of the impacts of the global pandemic, Trent University and the Peterborough Rowing Club have made a decision to cancel the 2020 Head of the Trent Regatta, and postpone the 50th-anniversary regatta Trent University Alumni Homecoming 2020celebration until 2021.

 

October 1, 2020, a message to Trent alumni from Lee Hays, Director of Alumni Engagement & Services:

This coming weekend, we would normally be gathering on campus to celebrate Head of the Trent and Homecoming. While we can’t get together in person this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of online reunions have been organized and we hope you will participate.

Some alumni have asked if they can come to campus this weekend or at other times. Individual visits are permitted, however, please do not organize group gatherings on campus. Trent University is prioritizing the health and safety of students and staff and have taken many precautions in this regard. We ask that you keep this in mind if you are planning a visit.

Trent Nature Area trails, green spaces and campus walkways at Trent University remain open to the community for walkthrough access and users are encouraged to follow Public Health guidelines for group size and social distancing while on campus and on Trent's trails. Please wear a mask if you are visiting campus and will be in the vicinity of others.

All outdoor sports fields and traditional areas are currently prioritized for student access: students can inquire about and book the Justin Chiu Stadium and beach volleyball courts through the Athletics website; the tipis and traditional areas are closed to the public, as is the Trent Childcare playground equipment.

I very much look forward to seeing everyone on our beautiful campus again in the near future! For this week, I hope to see you at some of the virtual Homecoming events. Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions or just to say hello.

Trent Radio Alumni Homecoming Broadcast - Seeking Submissions  

A special edition of Trent Radio featuring the creative endeavours of the Trent community is seeking submissions. The broadcast will be aired on Saturday, October 3rd and will be produced and hosted by Jess Grover ’02, Trent University Alumni Association President and long-time host on Trent Radio. Host Jess Grover is quoted as saying she “hopes the day will be as eclectic as our alumni community!” For more information on how to tune in and submission guidelines, please click on the events taking place on Saturday, October 3rd below. 


Merchandise
Trent University hoodie
Trent U and Alumni Swag - Campus Store Online:
Did you know you can purchase Trent U and Alumni swag online? Alumni receive 25% off regularly priced gear and swag. When placing your order, indicate that you are a Trent alumni in your order and the discount will be applied before your order is processed. Visit our online store.


Rowers Head of the Trent Swag:

This time-limited offer for rowing swag in support of the Trent University Rowing Club is now closed. If you ordered merchandise, the Trent University Rowing Club will contact you when the order has arrived.

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

 

Homecoming 30 Minute Wellness Challenge

During these challenging times of COVID-19, we are encouraging all alumni and friends to do one wellness activity, anytime during our Homecoming Celebration Week. Pick an activity you like that fosters wellness! Whether it is walking, singing, knitting, painting, dancing or calling a friend - we encourage you to spend some time doing what makes you happy and fosters wellness.

Share You Wellness Challenge:

If you are comfortable doing so, share your wellness activity online by tagging us: @TrentAlumni on Twitter or @Trent_Alumni on Instagram. Participants will be entered into a draw for prizes.

 

 

Special Messages From Trent University

 

Jess Grover,  President, Trent University Alumni Association  Lee Hays, Director, Alumni Engagement & Services  Leo Groarke, President & Vice-Chancellor

 

2020 Event Schedule

Trent Virtual Tours:
Haven’t been on campus recently? Curious about the developments on both our Peterborough Symons Campus and the Trent Durham GTA Campus? Grab a coffee and click on the links below to take a virtual tour right now.
Trent University Peterborough Symons Campus Virtual Tour
Trent University Durham – GTA Campus Virtual Tour


Trent Voices Podcast:
Tune in to hear what your fellow alumni are up to as host and editor of TRENT magazine, Donald Fraser '91 catches up with some interesting and accomplished alumni.
Listen here.


Trent Talks Webinar Series:
Did you know that Trent started an exciting new online webinar series? We encourage all alumni who have not yet done so, to take 30 minutes of your time and check out one of our Trent Talks at your convenience. Pick one of the webinars that interests you and tune in! Each episode will challenge the way we think, offering captivating insights from faculty and alumni experts hosted by Trent chancellor, Dr. Stephen Stohn ’66, featuring viewer-submitted questions.
Visit https://mycommunity.trentu.ca/trenttalks and tune in today.

Alumni Virtual Homecoming Begins 2020
Alumni virtual events run from September 28 - Saturday, October 3. We encourage alumni to stay home, and stay safe and help to keep our on-campus community and the greater Peterborough community healthy and safe. We hope you will participate in our weeklong celebration.


Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '60's alumni
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Margie Lightbody '64, Sharon McCue McClellan '66 and Harvey McCue '66.


Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '70's alumni
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Professor John Wadland, Liz Fleming '77 and Jamie Fleming '76.

Alumni Coffee Break with Lee & Jess
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grab a cup of java and join Alumni Director, Lee Hays '91 and Trent Alumni Association President Jess Grover '02. Hear more about campus and alumni developments. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and find out how to stay connected to Trent.
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Lee Hays '91 & Jess Grover '02


Ceilie Night Skool: Virtual Reunion for Trent Pub Staff & Friends
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pull up a stool and join us for the 2020 Virtual Homecoming edition of Ceilie Night Skool, a virtual pub social. Former staff and regulars from all campus pubs are welcome to join. Do you still have your staff t-shirt? A Commoner mug? An old photo to share? Bring them to the party. In a year where all pubs remain closed, this is the perfect time to get together, share memories, and keep the spirit of the Trent Campus Pubs alive!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Host: Danielle Britton, Trent Pub Manager (2006-2020)


Otonabee College Homecoming at the Virtual Cat's Ass Pub
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gather your college friends and join Stephanie Muehlethaler, Otonabee College Principal, for a virtual cocktail hour with OC Students and Alumni. Hosted on Zoom, this social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. Homecoming 2020 will be one for the ages!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts & Special Guests: Event host Principal Stephanie Muehlethaler with special guests Tony Storey '71, Martha Wilder '74, Mikayla Peasey '12 and Devan Kernaghan '13.
Musical Guests: Performance by I, The Mountain.


Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '80's alumni
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Maile Loweth Reeves '79, Derrick Farnham '83 and Professor Gordon Johnston.

Why Your Child Should Consider Trent!
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Do you have kids or grandkids interested in learning about Trent University? The recruitment team invites you and your family to a virtual Introduction to Trent. Learn about academic programs, scholarships, experiential learning opportunities and so much more. Hear from current students and have all your questions answered. There is even a chance to win great Trent swag!
Registration: Please register in advance for this online session. Use this link to register.
Presenter: Trent alumnus, Jonathan Semugaza '13


Gzowski College Homecoming at the Virtual Moose and Loon Pub
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gather your college friends and join Melanie Buddle, Gzowski College Principal, for a virtual cocktail hour with GC students and alumni. Hosted on Zoom, this social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. Homecoming 2020 will be one for the ages!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts & special guests: Event host Principal Melanie Buddle with Special guests Brittany Lutes '10, Haddon Rabb '13, Professor Ray Dart '82 and Taylor Mallory '13.


Lady Eaton College Homecoming at the Virtual Crawpaddies Pub
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Gather your college friends and join Christine Freeman-Roth, Lady Eaton College Principal, for a virtual cocktail hour with LEC students and alumni. Hosted on Zoom, this social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. Homecoming 2020 will be one for the ages!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts & Special Guests: Event host Principal Christine Freeman-Roth with special guest Greg Mountenay '07.

Alumni Coffee Break with Lee & Jess
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grab a cup of java and join Alumni Director, Lee Hays '91 and Trent Alumni Association President Jess Grover '02. Hear more about campus and alumni developments. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and find out how to stay connected to Trent.
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Lee Hays '91 & Jess Grover '02


Trent International Global Hangout
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
In honour of Homecoming, Trent International is inviting Alumni to join their weekly Global Hangout with current International students. Hosted on Zoom, this casual social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. No matter where in the world you are, hang-out with us online!
Registration in Zoom: Attend using this link.
Password hangout


Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '90's alumni
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, these one-hour Zoom events will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into the draws for alumni swag!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Athena Flak '93, Steve Robertson '93 and Caleb Smith '93.


Trent Durham GTA Alumni Gathering
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hosted by fellow Trent Durham-GTA alumni, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other Trent Durham alumni, hear about recent Durham Campus developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Hosts: Nick Ryan '15, Roderic Southwell '09, Sarah Gallen '09 and Selina Bavlnka '16.


Champlain College Homecoming at the Virtual Ceilie
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Gather your college friends and join Tina Fridgen '95, Champlain College Principal, for a virtual cocktail hour with Champlain College Students and Alumni. Hosted on Zoom, this social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. Homecoming 2020 will be one for the ages!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts: Principal Tina Fridgen '95.
Special GuestsStephen Stohn '66, Bob Taylor-Vaisey '66, Francois Senecal '83, Athena Flak '93 and Steve Robertson '93.

Traill & Peter Robinson Colleges Homecoming at the Virtual Trend / Jolly Hangman Pub
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Gather your college friends and join Michael Eamon, Traill College Principal, for a virtual cocktail hour with TC students and alumni from both downtown colleges. Re-live warm Traill memories as you listen to music provided by students from the Trent University Music Society (TUMS). Hosted on Zoom, this social will bring friends from around the globe together for an hour of new and rekindled connections, Trent Trivia, and draws for prizes. Homecoming 2020 will be one for the ages!
Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
Event Hosts & Special Guests: Event host Principal Michael Eamon with special guests Greg Piasetzki '72 and Tom Miller '82.


Men’s Rugby Reunion
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join past and present members of the Excalibur Men’s Rugby program for a one-hour Zoom event, as we reflect on the history of our rugby program and check in with teammates from across the decades!
To Participate:To take part in this event, click on the provided link below to enter the Zoom Event. You will need to provide a password (764555).
Click here to join the Rugby Zoom Reunion
Event Hosts: The event will be hosted by Trent Men's Rugby Booster Club President, alumnus Caleb Smith '93.


Excalibur Insights
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Keep up to date with Trent Excalibur by visiting their website

Trent Radio Alumni Homecoming Broadcast-

This special edition of Trent Radio featuring the creative endeavours of Tent alumni and students. It will be produced and hosted by Jess Grover ’02, Trent University Alumni Association President and long-time host on Trent Radio. Host Jess Grover is quoted as saying she “hopes the day will be as eclectic as our alumni community!”
Tune In: Airs locally on Trent Radio FM 92.7 or online at Trent Radio’s website http://lcmp.trentradio.ca/

Trent Alumni Homecoming on Trent Radio:
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ponderings with the President - Jess Grover.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch with President Leo Groarke - Leo Groarke.
  • 1:00 p.m. - Chance Encounters - Stephen Stohn & Christopher Ward
  • 1:30 p.m. - We The East - Stephanie Muelethaler & Melanie Buddle.
  • 2:00 p.m. - Letters of Thanks - Julie Davis.
  • 2:10 p.m. - Alumni Directions - Lee Hays and Tony Storey.
  • 2:50 p.m. - The musical stylings of alumnus DOmenico Amatucci '87.
  • 3:00 p.m. - Trent Voices: School of Education Alumni During the COVID-19 Crisis.
  • 3:45 p.m. - Trent Voices: Jason "Human Kebab" Parsons.
  • 4:00 p.m. - Trent Voices: Nursing Alumni During the COVID-19 Crisis.
  • 5:00 p.m. onwards - Rebroadcast of the 50th anniversary reunion weekend live broadcast.

  • Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '00's alumni
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
    Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
    Event Hosts: Sako Khederlarian '05 and Jonathan Pinto '06.


    Alumni By the Decade Gatherings - for '10's alumni
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Hosted by fellow Trent alumni/faculty, this one-hour Zoom event will provide the opportunity to connect with other alumni from your decade, hear about recent Trent developments, and participate in fun Trent trivia. All participating alumni will be entered into a draw for alumni swag!
    Registration: Registration is required. The link to the Zoom event will be shared by email when you register. Register using this link.
    Event Hosts: Dane Shumak '11, Alaine Spiwak '13 and Dorcas Mensah '13.


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