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Parents & Families

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.

View Academic Calendar

Our Commitment To You

Trinity University Parent and Family Programs partners with families to promote and cultivate student learning, development, and success.


Parent Engagement




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

Volunteer Programs

Student life, academic, personal, social, emotional issues, and concerns

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

Dean of Students



Supporting Student Success

A community in the best sense of the word, Trinity offers many services for supporting and enhancing life outside the classroom. Trinity staff members, working in several offices, look forward to making your student's Trinity experience a positive one.

Visit the Student Success Center

A Blog Written For Parents, By Parents

The Trinity Parent Perspective shares experiences and offers tips for parents of students searching for the right college or those who already have chosen Trinity. Visit the blog or if you would like to contribute an article, contact Susie Gonzalez, sgonzale@trinity.edu.


New students moving on campus

The Tug - How One Mom Feels When Sending Her Daughter to College

by Barrie Page Hill
One mom makes peace with the struggles of letting go of her daughter as she enters college.

College student with his parents and grandparents

Reflections of a Successful First Year at Trinity

by John Meredith
A father reflects on the highs and lows of his son’s first year at Trinity.

Students, parents, and employees at summer send-off

How Can Trinity Parents Help Students Form Networks That Lead To Jobs?

by Tim Moore
One parent outlines the advice students should receive during their attempts to build a network of career contacts.