First-Year Students

The First-Year Program at Trinity College is designed to integrate the academic and community life of first-year students. The program includes first-year seminars which are designed to train students to write, discuss, and think critically.

In the seminars, students explore an intellectually challenging topic with 14-15 of their classmates. Seminar instructors serve as the academic adviser to seminar participants until they declare a major, usually in the fourth semester at Trinity.

An upperclass peer mentor supports the students in each seminar, providing general academic assistance, including writing help, library access, and advising support. Beyond the classroom, the First-Year Program introduces students to the academic resources of the College and the Trinity community.

For more detailed information for first-year students, visit the Starting Out section of the site.

Important Dates 2014

June 16, 17, or 18, 2014


June Advising Days
(select one day to attend) 
Online registration opens
in early May 2014 


 August 28, 2014
First-year students
arrive for check-in day and
the beginning of first-year

 September 2, 2014            

October 24-25, 2014

First day of fall classes

Family Weekend