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Summer 2018

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, our Trinity family celebrates the campus and community. Mark your calendars for our annual events.

Aug 17

Move-In Day

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

 

June 1

New student information form due
This form should have been submitted when new students submitted their deposits. If not, they should log into the applicant status page and complete the form.

June 1

Academic interest survey
This survey helps determine which First-Year Experience course students will be enrolled in. Students complete this survey using the applicant status page.

June 1

Housing survey
This survey helps match students with compatible roommates and suitemates by taking into account student lifestyle preferences, such as sleep habits and degrees of neatness. Students complete this survey using the applicant status page.

June 12 - July 29

Summer send-offs
Parents and alumni around the country will hold going-away parties for new and returning Trinity students in their cities.

June 15

Financial aid packages received
Returning students will receive an offer of financial aid mailed to their home residential address.

July 1

Health record form due
New students must submit a health record form to Health Services that includes a recent physical exam, immunization records, and tuberculosis screening. This form is available on the applicant status page and online.

July 1

Final high school transcript due
Students must submit an official final copy of their high school transcript to the Office of Admissions. They submit the form using the applicant status page.

July 9

Sports medicine packet due
All student-athletes must complete a packet of pre-participation and sports medicine forms. This packet is separate from the health record form. Information will be emailed to student-athletes in early June.

July 10- Aug 29

Submit Tuition Refund Plan waiver
Semester charges will include an elective tuition reimbursement insurance. All students may decline the coverage annually by completing an online waiver or through the applicant status page.

July 10- Aug 29

Submit Student Health Insurance Plan waiver
Students have the option of remaining on family health insurance or receiving coverage through Trinity. All students must submit this form annually to indicate whether they are waiving or enrolling in University health insurance. Find the form online or on the applicant status page.

July 15

Housing assignments distributed
New students will receive roommate and residence hall assignments sent to their Tmail accounts.

July 16

Fall semester statement and bill available online
Students can access the Student Account Suite online. They may authorize parents and others to access their accounts.

Aug 1

Educational loan paperwork completed
If students or parents plan to use loan funds to address student account charges, all loan paperwork should be completed and loan funds secured for disbursement.

Aug 3

Reading TUgether assignment due
New students will complete an online research assignment in conjunction with the Reading TUgether book. Information will be emailed in early June to students.

Aug 5

Fall semester tuition payment due
Semester e-bill statements will be available in mid-July and include tuition and other semester charges. Payment can be made through the Student Account Suite.

 

Aug 6

Move-in day for student athletic trainers
Reach out to the athletics training staff for more information.

Aug 8

Move-in day for football student-athletes
Reach out to the football coaches for more information.

Aug 14

Move-In Day for International Students
New international students will move into residence halls and begin orientation for more information.

Aug 14-16

New International Student Orientation
New international students will familiarize themselves with Trinity during this mandatory orientation for more information.

Aug 15

"Think About It" course due
During New Student Orientation, new students will attend a session on sexual assault and bystander action. The sexual assault program is supplemented with an online course titled "Think About It" that students are required to complete before they register for courses. Instructions will be emailed to new students in mid-June.

Aug 15

Chemistry placement exam due
All new students interested in taking chemistry at any point in their college career must take this exam online.

Aug 15

Math placement exam due
New students who are interested in majoring in STEM or business, or who are interested in the pre-med track, should take this placement exam. The exam is administered online.

Aug 17

Move-In Day
Most new students will move onto campus. Fall student-athletes and student athletics trainers will have an earlier move-in day for more information.

Aug 17-19

Parent and Family Orientation
Parents of new students should attend PFO to immerse themselves in the Trinity experience with information sessions, a Welcome Picnic, expert panels, and other helpful activities. View a full schedule online.

International parents and families will have a community luncheon and information session during PFO, for more information.

Aug 17-22

New Student Orientation
First-year and transfer students will be welcomed to Trinity with five days of fun activities, helpful sessions, adviser meetings, and course registration.

Aug 18

Digital literacy placement exam due
All new students should take the digital literacy placement exam.

Aug 18

Language placement exams administeredhese exams will take place on campus during New Student Orientation. New students wanting to satisfy the Trinity language requirement by means of exam should take the placement exam. Find which languages are offered and more online

Aug 18-21

Move-in for returning students
Returning students may move into their residence halls beginning Aug. 18.

Aug 20-21

New student course registration
New students will register for courses during New Student Orientation in Coates Library.

Aug 21

Music theory placement exam due
All students seeking enrollment in the music theory course sequence must take this exam online.

 

 

View Academic Calendar

 

Fall 2018

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, our Trinity family celebrates the campus and community. Mark your calendars for our annual events.




Important Dates & Deadlines


Aug 22-25

Welcome Week
All students are welcomed back to campus with a slew of fun activities, such as a comedy show and a live concert.

Aug 22-29

Add/drop period
Students may add and remove courses to their schedules during this time frame.

Aug 29

Last day to change meal plan selection
Students may change their meal plan through the add/drop period.

Sept 3

Labor day
Offices closed, residence halls open, no class.

Sept 28-30

Fall Family Weekend
Schedule will be posted by early September online.

Oct 12

Class recess
Offices open, residence halls open, no class.

Oct 19-21

Alumni Weekend
View the schedule online.

Nov 21-23

Thanksgiving holiday
Offices closed, residence halls open, no class.

Dec 5-6

Reading days

Dec 7-13

Final exams
Final exam schedule varies by student.

Dec 13

Spring semester statement and bill available online
Students can access the Student Account Suite online. They may authorize parents and others to access their accounts.

Dec 15

Residence halls close at noon
Students must leave within 24 hours of their last final exam. Students graduating in December 2018 may remain until Dec. 16 at noon.

View Academic Calendar

Spring 2019

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, our Trinity family celebrates the campus and community. Mark your calendars for our annual events.




Important Dates & Deadlines


Jan 5

Spring semester tuition payment due
Semester e-bill statements will be available in mid-December and include tuition and other semester charges. Payment can be made through the Student Account Suite.

Jan 13

Residence halls open
Students may return to residence halls starting at noon.

Jan 16-24

Add/drop period
Students may add and remove courses to their schedules during this time frame.

Jan 21

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Offices closed, residence halls open, no class.

Jan 24

Last day to change meal plan selection
Students may change their meal plan option.

Mar 9-17

Spring Break
Offices open, residence halls open, no class.

Mar 29-31

Spring Family Showcase
Schedule will be posted in February online.

April 19

Good Friday
Offices closed, residence halls open, no class.

May 1

FAFSA preferred filing deadline
Students should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if applying for financial aid.

May 6-7

Reading days

May 8-14

Final exams
Final exam schedule varies by student.

May 16

Residence halls close at noon
Non-graduating students must move out within 48 hours of their last final exam. Graduating students may remain until May 19 at noon. Students living at City Vista may remain until May 31.

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Parent giving and engagement programs

Aliza Holzman-Cantu
Director of Parent Giving and Engagement
aholzman@trinity.edu
210-999-7410


Giving Programs

Parent ambassador and volunteer opportunities

Nicole Fratto-Oyler
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
nfrattoo@trinity.edu
210-999-7275

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David Tuttle
Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
dtuttle@trinity.edu
210-999-8843

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