Together we support students on Trent Day


Trent Day is celebrated each year by the Trent University community on or around April 3rd - the anniversary of the signing of the Trent University Act and founding in 1963.

Missed out on this year’s festivities? Catch up on all the #TrentDay fun below.

Trent University’s first-ever Trent Day has exceeded expectations. The occasion was marked with two well-received online events and a fundraising campaign that more than doubled University goals - raising over $165,000 in a 24-hour period for Trent Colleges, the Trent Fund, and a variety of other designations, surpassing the Trent Day goal of $80,000. The celebration, created to commemorate the April 1963 signing of the Trent Act, which formalized the incorporation of University as a degree-granting institution, sets the stage for years to come.

Watch Trent Day Live

Trent Day celebrations kicked off with an exclusive opportunity to enjoy performances and Q&A hosted by culinary TV personalities and alumni, Maddie and Kiki, as well as alumni musicians from JUNO award-nominated group The Jerry Cans and I, the Mountain.

Watch The Last Lecture

An annual event that features an address by a graduating student, a distinguished alumnus, a staff member, and a faculty member who will offer their words of inspiration. This year’s lecture features four amazing speakers: Natalie Nelson, LEC academic skills instructor, Professor Bill Smale from the School of Education, Ryan Palaro, OC student, and Melissa Law, OC Alumni.

It’s not too late to support a student in honour of #TrentDay

Trent University students need your support all year long. Please consider contributing to one of the following challenge funds in honour of #TrentDay.

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Trent Fund Challenge– Help support the Trent University greatest student experience needs through becoming a monthly donor. $20 per month will help provide on-campus employment, financial aid bursaries, access to a mental health nurse and more for students who need it most.

I'm with Champlain College

Champlain College Challenge- Champlain alumnus François Senécal '83 has stepped forward with a $25,000 gift to Champlain College and challenges all Champlain alum to join him in supporting the fund as generously as they can.

I'm with Gzowski

Gzowski College Challenge – Join lead donor Alan Harman '80 and Gzowski alumni, staff and faculty by directing your gift to Gzowski College. Help grow the circle of giving by adding ten new members in honour of Trent Day.

I'm with Traill

Traill College Challenge – Help Traill raise $30,000 to achieve their next milestone goal of $500,000. Traill alumni can join lead donor, Greg Piasetzki ’72, and other supporters, by making a gift to Traill College.

I'm with Otonabee

Otonabee College Challenge- Otonabee alumna Martha Wilder ’74 has pledged $50,000 towards Otonabee College and challenges other OC alum to support the fund as generously as they can.

I'm with LEC

Lady Eaton College Challenge – LEC alumna Krista (Hutchinson) Scaldwell '86 has established the Hutchinson Alumni Challenge with a $10,000 gift to Lady Eaton College. LEC alumni, especially new donors and younger alumni, are encouraged to support the fund as generously as they can.


I'm with Trent Durham GTA

Trent Durham GTA Challenge – Join lead donor, Doug Kirk ’70 in supporting Trent Durham. All funds raised for will support student financial needs.

I'm with Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson College Challenge - Join lead donor, Tom Miller ’82 in honouring PRC's legacy. All funds raised will support Sadleir House student-led initiatives.