Trinity College Account
Information for New Students
Year and new incoming students have the ability to activate their accounts before they arrive on campus. By activating their
accounts, students will have access to their
Trinity e-mail, the campus portal, Moodle, and TCOnline.
All students are required to use their Trinity e-mail address for
correspondence during their entire tenure at Trinity.
students may forward their Trinity e-mail to another address if they wish.
Much of the communication between faculty, students, staff, departments
and programs occurs via Trinity e-mail addresses, in
particular, time-critical information. More information on
Trinity e-mail can be found at
The campus portal:
all of the information you need in one convenient location. Here you
can find links to:
online course management
system used by some faculty on campus
to post class materials, hold on-line discussions, conduct online
document exchange, and many other features. The instructor
determines what tools are utilized for any given
the official student record system which is used for registering for classes, viewing unofficial transcripts,
and other student data maintained by the Registrar's Office.
Instructions on how to use TCOnline can be found at
Activating your accounts before you arrive
activate their e-mail and other Trinity accounts generally two weeks
after the Admissions Office has received notification that the student
is attending Trinity. However, early decision candidates may
only begin activating their accounts in
April. Accounts can
be activated via the web. Students will need their Trinity Student ID
number in order to activate their accounts. First
Year Students' ID numbers can
be found in a letter e-mailed to you separately from the Computing Center
(it is not included in the First Year Starting Out packets), an example of which is available
If you have already arrived to Trinity, your Student ID number is the
7-digit number printed on the front of your Trinity ID card.
Trinity e-mail addresses are typically in the form of
NOTE: If the addressee's name contains apostrophes or hyphens, they
should be omitted. People are also listed by full legal name, so nicknames should also not be used.
For people with the same name a number may be added: email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org. For graduates of Trinity College, the
year of graduation is added: email@example.com,
To activate your accounts:
Accounts (Students Only)".
When prompted to
authenticate yourself, enter your
Student ID number and your last name exactly as they are printed in
your letter from the Computing Center.
Please note your Trinity account username and password during
If your Student ID number is not accepted,
or you have lost the letter you received from the Computing Center
providing your Student ID number, please e-mail
password is also your password for other systems on campus, such as
Moodle and TCOnline.
Please note changes may take up
the 24 hours to take effect on all campus systems.
If you'd like to change your
settings, you may run this activation script over again to select
different options. (Again, it may take up to 24 hours for your
changes to take effect.)
Having problems activating email? Try the following:
- Try resizing the window to activate your accounts so you can see
the Next and Back buttons on the bottom right of the screen (sometimes
if your window is too small you cannot see them).
- Be sure to capitalize the first letter of your last name when
- Some AOL browsers have had problems accessing the activate web
site. Using a clean version of a browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox,
Opera, etc.) generally works. If you cannot install another browser,
use another computer (a friend's, public library, etc.).
- Make sure you have cookies enabled on your browser. Most Trinity
online systems require cookies.
Trinity e-mail to a different e-mail address
If you prefer to use another e-mail account,
you can have
your Trinity e-mail sent to another address. When you activate your
Trinity accounts, you will be prompted to enter the forwarding address
where you would like you Trinity e-mail to be sent. If you decide to
change your forwarding address, you may run the account activation
script again to change the settings. (For security reasons, please
note that you will also be asked to change your password again.)
First Year Students can use
either Outlook (Win), Entourage (Mac) or Mac Mail e-mail programs to
check their e-mail. This will allow you to keep an unlimited amount of e-mail
and attachments which will be stored on your personal computer.
To check e-mail off-campus from home, (and in-between classes once you're at
Trinity), you may do so via the web.
To check your Trinity e-mail
via the web, go to
http://webmail.trincoll.edu. Login with your username and password. Instructions
for using webmail are available at
If you wish to change your
password, go to
http://password.trincoll.edu. Login with your username and
your password when prompted. Follow the instructions in choosing
a new password (note the conventions).
For questions contact the Helpdesk at (860) 297-2007