Life on Campus
IDP students quickly discover that they belong to two on-campus communities – the IDP community and the broader Trinity community.
Within IDP, you’ll meet a strikingly diverse group of about 100 people. IDP students range in age from their 20s to their 60s. Some are seeking to advance in their current careers, some to prepare for a career change, and still others to discover new life directions. Many students balance the demands of a family or a job (or both) with their studies. Some are recent graduates of two-year colleges, and some had their educations interrupted years ago. Often, IDP students form strong friendships that last long past graduation.
You’ll find it easy to get to know other IDP students in the IDP Transitional Seminar and other courses, through IDP events, and while studying or socializing in the IDP Lounge within the Mather Student Center. There is also the IDP Association, which provides a voice for those in the program and has reserved seats on the Trinity Student Government Association.
At the same time, you’ll have access to all that Trinity offers. IDP students enjoy taking classes with traditional-age undergraduates, where they bring perspectives and life experiences that enliven the discussion. Although they juggle their various commitments, many find it possible to participate in a student organization, work out at the Ferris Athletic Center , catch a film at the Cinestudio, engage in community service, or bring their kids to campus to see Trinity’s athletic teams in action.