Trent Day

Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and members of the worldwide Trent community are invited to join in the annual celebration of Trent Day!  

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, join as we mark the 1963 founding of Trent University, encourage philanthropic SUPPORT for student needs, reinforce the University’s founding value of SERVICE to the community, and raise Trent SPIRIT.  


Wednesday, April 3, 2024


Make a gift to the Trent Fund - At Trent University, we are driven to understand, activate, and steer momentous change for good. This Trent Day, make a gift to the Trent Fund, our most flexible fund that provides resources (such as emergency food and housing support) when and where our students need it most. For as little as $10 per month, you can support students in a powerful, easy, and affordable way. Make your gift before end of day April 3, 2024.

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Volunteer in your community - In celebration of Trent Day, alumni and community members will come together in a unified display of service by volunteering with organizations in their area. Participate in a Trent Day group volunteer opportunity or register for an activity that is meaningful to you. Service sites are available in Peterborough, Lakefield, Oshawa, Toronto, Uxbridge, and Edmonton. Register before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. 

Donate to the Trent Day Food Drive - On Wednesday, April 3, bring your non-perishable items to donation booths stationed on the Peterborough and Durham campuses between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Look for the Trent Day tent across from the Bata parking lot on Symons Campus, and outside of the new residence building on the Durham GTA campus. All food donations will support Kawartha Food Share in Peterborough and Feed the Need Durham in Oshawa. 

RAIN PLAN: In the event of inclement weather, the Peterborough Food Drive Tent will move into the Great Hall. In Durham, the Food Drive Tent will also move indoors. A little rain can’t dampen the Trent Spirit!

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Show your Trent pride
- Whether you’re on campus, out in the community, or heading to the office, Trent Day is the day to show off your Trent pride. Take a photo of you and your crew in your Trent gear and show your Trent Day spirit on social media - be sure to tag #TrentDay.  

Share your Trent story - No matter where our paths take us, our Trent stories always bring us together! Send us your Trent memories, stories, and photos, then tune in as we share them here on Trent Day.