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What is New Student Orientation?

The program is designed to take care of details like placement exams, advising, and registration, but is also geared around acquainting you with campus life, assisting you with the transition to the academic rigor of Trinity, and of course, building community among your fellow classmates. Come prepared to participate in key Trinity traditions from the start. Families are also welcomed into the Trinity community during the first day of New Student Orientation, and several local hotels offer Trinity rates for their stay. We believe that you should actively seek opportunities to learn about yourself, develop, and engage in our vibrant campus life.

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Preparing for NSO

New Student Orientation begins with residence hall move-in on Friday, August 16, 2019 and continues until the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Parents and families are encouraged to attend activities on August 16-18, 2019. No prior registration is required and there is no cost to attend.

Placement Exams (Prior to NSO)

Depending on their courses of study, some students may need to take placement exams to ensure they are placed in the appropriate course level for a variety of subjects. All first-year students should take the digital literacy placement exam.

All online assessments are available at tlearn.trinity.edu

Digital literacy placement exam: All students should take this exam by August 18, 2019 so that their academic advisers may help them determine the best way to fulfill the digital literacy requirement of the Pathways curriculum. The exam is available online.

Chemistry placement exam: All entering students interested in taking chemistry at any point in their college career must take this exam online by August 14, 2019. 

Math skills assessment: Incoming students should participate in an online mathematics skills assessment by August 9, 2019. Because students have the opportunity to learn from this assessment, we recommend that they engage with the platform several weeks before the due date. Instructions on how to access this exam are included in the materials sent to admitted students.

Music theory course sequence placement exam: All students seeking enrollment in the music theory course sequence must take this exam onlineby August 21, 2019.

Language placement exams: These exams will be administered on Saturday, August 17, 2019 on campus during New Student Orientation. Students wanting to satisfy the Trinity language requirement by means of exam should take the placement exam. Exams are available in Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, German, Latin, Spanish, and Russian. 

Students interested in taking Ancient Greek should contact Dr. Tim O'Sullivan (tosulliv [at] trinity.edu).