J-Start Orientation

We are very excited to welcome the Class of 2021 January Start students to campus on January 7!

Your two-week J-Start Orientation will begin with arrival and check-in on Sunday, January 7, 2018. You should plan on arriving to campus between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. and proceed directly to your first-year residence hall, Funston Hall. 

Your two-week New Student Orientation will be concurrent with your 0.5 credit J-Term course, "Doing College" taught by co-instructors, Erin Valentino and Jason Jones, described as follows:

You’re getting ready to start your college education—but what do you really know about college? This course will give you some conceptual and practical tools for reflecting on your (academic) life, a tradition as old as Socrates and as up-to-date as Tumblr kids. We will explore the following questions: what makes a college education distinctive? What is unique about a Trinity College education? How can you make your education yours? 

A typical day during the two weeks will comprise of the 2 hour J-Term class, a tour to important offices on campus such as the Registrar, the Writing Center and the Liberal Arts Action Center (LAAL) in Downtown Hartford etc., where you will learn how the office can be useful to you during your time at Trinity. The rest of the day involves class preparation/reflection time, mandatory orientation programs such as Sexual Assault Awareness Training, and to top it all off social activity time. Social activities will be on or off campus. You don’t want to miss watching a movie at our local on-campus movie theatre (Cinestudio), attending a Trinity athletic game and boosting your school pride, ‘Go Bantams!’, enjoying an international dinner/game night with upper-year international students, and a 2-day trip to discover Hartford’s best hidden secrets based on a book called ‘100 Things To Do In Hartford Before You Die’ by Chip McCabe.

 The detailed schedule will be available in November.