Starting Out

 The Starting Out materials tell students and families what they need to know to “start out” at Trinity College. We have created a communication system, using a variety of media, to bring you materials that you need to read, reflect, and act upon before you get to campus.

The information provided will enable you to select your classes; sign up for your First-Year Seminar; complete your health forms; complete your Residential Survey for your housing assignment; and, in general, sign up for campus services and first-year opportunities.

Ways that you will receive information: 
  • Via the Starting Out mailing sent in early May.
  • Via the Starting Out Updates page of the First-Year Student Web site. You must check this site regularly throughout the summer.
  • Via Trinity e-mail. All Trinity students are required to use their Trinity College e-mail account. Activate your e-mail and other Trinity accounts using confidential information sent separately from Information Technology Services. (You will need to activate your accounts before you can access all important Trinity sites.)
  • By accessing Trinity on-line resources, forms, and other required tasks at: (your “portal”).
    Locate the panel labeled “For First-Year Students”
    Click on the link: “Starting Out at Trinity College”
    Complete designated tasks online.