Trent unveils new initiatives to expand, support student housing


Trent University has unveiled a series of initiatives to expand and improve its student housing offerings. The university recently entered a land lease with Residential Development Corporation (RDC), which is expected to lead to the construction and operation of a 324-bed residence for upper-year students in Peterborough. The residence will be completed in late 2024 and will be followed by the creation of another 500-700 beds on the Symons Campus by 2027. Trent has also introduced new supports for students, including the provision of moving trucks for students relocating off-campus this summer, additional rental emergency support funds for students facing unforeseen circumstances regarding their housing situations, and more staff on its off-campus housing team.