Information for First-Year Students

Trinity’s integrated first-year experience begins with pre-matriculation advising, a process known as Starting Out. Incoming students visit campus during June Days, when they are advised about course selection and academic planning.

Some students will participate in our popular pre-orientation programs, establishing longstanding bonds—whether participating in a wilderness adventure (Quest), leadership conference for women (Venture Trinity), program on inclusive diversity (P.R.I.D.E), or series exploring the campus and city (Bantam Beginnings).

Once classes begin, our landmark First-Year Seminar Program and Gateway Programs introduce students to the academic life of the College. The seminars allow first-year students to learn in a small community of peers, supported by an academic adviser and a dedicated network of campus resources. Spring-semester honors seminars offer first-year students a further layer of academic experiences, including an opportunity to conduct independent research during the first year.

Important Dates 2015

June 11, 12, 15, or 16, 2015


June Advising Days
(select one day to attend) 
Online registration opens
in early May 2015 


September 3, 2015
First-year students
arrive for check-in day and
the beginning of first-year

 September 8, 2015            

October 23-24, 2015

First day of fall classes

Family Weekend 

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