Campus Advisories

Parking and Walkway Advisories​

Gates Quad
There may be excavation work happening on Gates Quad near the Austin Arts Center. Please be alert: walkways in the area may be affected.​

Course and Registrar Info

Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions – Spring 2020
In preparation for the Spring 2020 semester, please read the Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions. Consider printing it and saving it for future reference. Please pay special attention to the section that describes your obligation to provide the College with updated Emergency Contact and off-campus address information.

  • Check-in begins on Saturday, January 18, and ends on Friday, January 24, 2020.
  • Completing the Check-in process verifies that you are on campus this semester, have reviewed your spring 2020 schedule as it currently exists, and have updated your personal information such as home address, emergency contacts, etc.

Please note: IDP students and students currently studying abroad do not need to complete check-in.

Add/Drop and last day to declare a class Pass/Low Pass/Fail ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, for full semester or third-quarter classes.

Add/Drop ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, for fourth-quarter classes.

Read the full Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions​ (PDF).

Coll 215 Economic Organizations Internship Seminar - Spring 2020
Prof. Cindy Jacobs; Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m. This seminar meets once a week to discuss students’ internship experiences and to integrate these experiences with assigned readings. Students will critically analyze the organizations in which they are interning and the industry in which their work takes place. Topics include the organizational structure of the workplace, interpersonal problems faced by various groups of workers, and the role of profit and shareholder value in economic organizations. These issues are analyzed with a focus on the financial sector. The course also includes issues in environmental sustainability: the business case for sustainability, market trends and opportunities, and financial products that address sustainability. Students need to submit a completed internship contract form to the Career Development Center. Students will not be enrolled until the contract has been approved. Email Cindy Jacobs​ for more information.

Formal Organizations Course Open to All
Formal Organizations and Market Behavior, FORG 201, is the core course for the Formal Organizations minor, but it is open to all. To enroll for spring 2020, please contact Patricia Maisch​ for a pin number.

New Theater and Dance Course – Spring 2020
Modern Dance Partnering THDN-209-42 taught by Professor Peter Kyle. This is a studio-based course in physical partnering. Learn more​.

Music Performance Courses - Spring 2020

You can take a music performance class and earn credit. Most enrollments are done at the beginning of the semester. If an audition or orientation meeting is required it is noted below. Bring your instrument to school!

  • MUSC-105 Instrumental Ensembles (audition required Jan. 24 or 27)
  • MUSC-107 Private Music Lessons (orientation required Jan. 23 or 24)
  • MUSC-108 Steel Pan Ensemble 
  • MUSC-109 Jazz Ensemble (audition required) 
  • MUSC-111 Samba Ensemble

Learn more​. (Updated 1/21/20)

Spring Math Course Added
MATH - 207 - 04, Spring 2020. Professor Kreinbihl, MWF, 8:00-8:50 a.m. Learn more​.

Human Resources

Position Openings
Check for new position openings​ at the College​.​

Employee Discount on TheaterWorks Tickets

Trinity faculty and staff may purchase TheaterWorks tickets at a discounted rate. More information 


Human Resources Events

More information on upcoming HR events​.



Student Campus Jobs Now Available in Handshake

Visit Handshake​ to find open campus jobs.



Recreation, Fitness, and Well-being

Jan. 24 | Faculty/Staff Yoga
12:15–1:00 p.m., 70 Vernon St. All-Levels Flow + Stretch Class free and open to all Trinity faculty and staff. Fridays 1/24–4/24. No class 3/6 or 4/17. Mats are available for use, or bring your own.

Fitness Classes and Recreation Activities are Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff
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Campus Events Calendar

Visit http://events.trincoll.edu​/campus​ to see the college's campus events calendar.

Submit an Announcement
To have your announcement published on this site, send us an email with the text of the announcement, your contact information, and the dates you'd like the an​nouncement to be published. 

Deadline for Weekly Announcements Email
To have your announcement published in the weekly email digest on Wednesday mornings, it must be received by Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Submit your announcement​.

All-Campus Announcements

Seeking Students, Faculty, Staff for The Vagina Monologues: Join the Global Movement to Stop Violence Against All Women & Girls
The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensler, produced by Vday.org, and hosted by WGRAC, will be performed at Trinity on Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Vernon Social Center. A fundraiser for the Interval House, the Hartford region’s battered women’s shelter, The Vagina Monologues explores topics related to body image, nonconsensual and consensual sex, reproduction, and sex work: an often funny, powerful, provocative and poignant play. Participants don’t need to memorize lines nor have acting experience. Any female-identifying or non-binary identifying student, faculty, or staff can perform The Vagina Monologues. All students, faculty, and staff can help out with off-stage performance needs.  Please fill out the Google form below to indicate your preference for involvement in the show and off stage. For more info Clare Donohoe​, Gisselle Hernandez, or Laura Lockwood​
Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame: Submit Your Nomination for the 2020 Class
The Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame was founded in 2019 to commemorate the achievements of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and staff who have distinguished themselves at Trinity through excellence in athletic performance and service. On October 25, 2019, 11 honorees were inducted into the hall of fame’s inaugural class. Nominations for the 2020 class can be submitted online.

Public Skate through March 28
12:00–1:30 p.m., Koeppel Community Sports Center. Public Skate is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Not available January 11, January 25, and February 1. Trinity faculty/staff/student admission: $3 with ID. (Public admission: $5.) Skate rentals: $3 per pair. Subject to change due to college events. Call 860-297-4230 to confirm schedule. ​

Trinity College 2020 Sports Schedule
View the sports schedule.

On display through Jan. 31 | Watkinson Library Exhibit
The Raether Center, Watkinson Library Reading Room (Level A). Explore some of The Watkinson Library’s Connecticut-related materials and collections in this new exhibit.

Jan. 22 | Flip It: John James Audubon's Birds of America
Please join us every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Watkinson Library to see what new bird will be revealed when we turn the page of Audubon’s Birds of America! ​​

Jan. 22 | Weekly SMART Meetings
SMART Meeting: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. 
SMART Family and Friends Meeting: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 
SMART offers mutual support groups for anyone trying to change a harmful habit or who is seeking support for family or friends with harmful habits. Self-management groups, friends and family support meetings, and personal empowerment meetings are offered weekly. More information​.

Jan. 24 | She’s the Man
10:00 p.m., Cinestudio. This month's Moonlight Movie is the classic comedy She's the Man​. Enjoy the film and some snacks to celebrate the first week of the semester. Free for students with Trinity ID. 

Jan. 25 | Uncut Gems at Cinestudio
10:00 p.m., Cinestudio. Enjoy this special screening of Uncut Gems​, a crime thriller about Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score. Free for students with Trinity ID.

Jan. 26 | ​Who Will Write Our History to air on Discovery Channel
3:00 p.m. EST. Premiering to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Who Will Write Our History, a documentary film based on the book by Prof. Samuel Kassow, debuts on Discovery Channel and on Discovery Go.​ Read more​.

Jan. 27 | “Coloniality and the Racial Ontopolitics of Law”
12:15-1:15 p.m., Mather Hall, Wean Terrace BC. The Department of Philosophy presents Ann Plato candidate Sabeen Ahmed, Vanderbilt University. “Coloniality and the Racial Ontopolitics of Law: Rethinking Foucault’s Juridical Power.” Lunch will be provided.

Jan. 29 | Faculty/Staff Wednesday Lunch Series
Noon–1:30 p.m., Hamlin Hall. Cost: $5. Recommended form of payment: Cash or Trinity ID card. (Credit card processing is slow and is not recommended due to the large number of attendees.)

Feb. 1 | TrinCycle for Science
1:00–3:00 p.m., Crescent 76H. Join us for a special TrinCycle class to help Tri Beta send local students to science camp this summer. Sign up for a half-hour cycling slot at any TrinCycle class (Monday–Friday at 5 p.m.) or find us at Mather Hall. $15 per half hour for individuals $10/person per half hour for teams.​

Feb. 4 | Land of People: Photographs from Israel and Palestine - Opening Reception
4:30–6:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Second Floor. The exhibit will be photographs from Israel and Palestine by Eric Zhang '22. Zhang was one of 17 students who participated on a 10-day multicultural experience last summer through Israel and the Palestinian territories. The exhibit is open February 1–22. Read more​.

Feb. 6 | "Change in America" Opening Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m. Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery. "Change in America" features photographs by prominent photographers who documented transformation in U.S. society from 1940 through 1980 and engaged with many of America’s most compelling social, economic, and racial issues. Exhibit open through March 9, 2020. Read more​.

Feb. 13 | Herb Childress: Institutional Habits, Strategies, and Values in Higher Education | Common Hour
12:15–1:30 p.m., Hallden Hall, Dangremond Family Commons 104. If we examine the patterns of any organization—or, in fact, of any individual—we can see some actions that align with deeply held values; some actions that are strategic responses to shifting conditions and shorter-term ends; and some actions that we do just because "that's what we do." During this lunch hour presentation, we will have a chance to talk about what role values play in an organization, and how they intersect with strategies and habits. Using the specific example of higher education's shift toward contingent faculty, we'll ask whether our core values are well expressed by employing so many tenuous scholars, and what our individual collegiality and organizational structure might look like if our values took precedence. This event is co-sponsored with Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Feb. 23 & 24 | Admissions 101
Admissions 101 provides an insider’s look at the college search process. The program takes place on campus on February 23 and 24, and is open to all Trinity alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff with high school students preparing to apply to college. Read more​.

Feb. 27 | Fireflies, Power Grids, and Parkinson’s Disease: What Mathematical Modeling and Coupled Oscillators Tell Us About the Science of Synchronization | Common Hour
12:15-1:30 p.m., Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall. Lecture with Sebastian Skardal, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Many natural and man-made systems rely on robust synchronization of many smaller parts, including firefly mating patterns, cardiac pacemakers, and the power grid. On the other hand, excessive synchronization can be pathological, like in the human brain where Parkinson’s disease is linked with stronger-than-normal synchronization. In this talk we’ll explore a wide range of systems that exhibit synchronization and describe how to model these systems mathematically. This gives us a tool for studying large scale-behavior in such systems, allowing us to answer questions and explain behaviors in the original systems using properties such connectivity patterns between individuals. A light lunch will be served.

Discounted Hartford Athletic Tickets for Trinity Students, Faculty, and Staff
All games are $10.00. More information​.

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DINING HOURS

Hours of Operation

Steve's Bagels in Vernon Social

  • Monday–Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., 8:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

View the Steve's Bagel's menu​.

BUILDING HOURS

Career Studio—Career Development Drop-in Hours

  • Monday–​Friday, noon​–​4:00 p.m. at Center for Student Success and Career Development 
  • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Peter B’s 
See the website for more information on Career Studio topics and making a scheduled appointment in Handshake​.​

Center for Student Success and Career Development
Monday–​Friday, 8:30 a.m.–​5:00 p.m.

Ferris Athletic Center and Fitness Center

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.–​11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–​8:00 p.m.​
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–​9:00 p.m.

Q-Center

The Q-Center will reopen the second week of spring semester.
  • Monday–Thursday: 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:00–10:00 p.m.

See the website​ for full schedule and to book appointments.

Writing Center

The Writing Center opens Monday, January 27
Hours:
  • Sundays, 7:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Monday–Thursday, 3:00–10:00 p.m.
See the website​ for details and to schedule an appointment.​
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Resources

For Students

WGRAC Friday Discussions and Pizza
Fridays, 12:30–2:00 p.m., WGRAC Lounge, 2nd floor Mather Hall. Information: Laura Lockwood or  Monique Daley​.
  
Study Away Deadlines for Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21
  • February 15: External Program Request
  • March 1: All program application deadlines 

Jan. 23 | Language Proficiency Exams 
The Language Proficiency Exams will be held in the United Technologies Computing Lab B-03 located in the Library during the following days and times. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: LIB United Technologies Computing Lab B03
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30–1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00–1:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Location: LIB United Technologies Computing Lab B03
  • 4:30–5:00 p.m.
  • 5:00–5:30 p.m.
  • 5:30–6:00 p.m.
We recommend registering in advance. If you stop by and the labs are full, you will be asked to come back for the next available session. Register online​.

Jan. 29 | Spring Involvement Fair
Table registration deadline: Noon, Jan. 27
Event: Jan. 29, 4:306:30 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room

Each semester, the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L.) organizes an involvement fair for new and returning students as a way of showcasing the various opportunities for involvement on/off campus. Groups range from student organizations, community organizations, sports teams (intramural, club, and NCAA), departments, and more. It is a great opportunity for both new and incoming students to connect with current students and learn about how to engage in activities and leadership opportunities. 

To request a table at the Involvement Fair, please fill out the Google form​ by noon on Monday, January 27. Late requests will be not be reviewed.

Jan. 30 | Urban & Global Student Research Grants Info Session
12:15–1:15 p.m., 70 Vernon Street. Learn about available summer research grants offered by the Center for Urban and Global Studies and get tips for a strong application. Pizza served. 

Jan. 31 | Davis Projects for Peace Applications Due
This $10,000 grant provides the opportunity for students to design a project for peace anywhere in the world to execute during summer 2020. Learn more​.

Feb. 1 | “Color Our Collections” submissions due
Trinity College students are invited to submit an original print or digital line drawing suitable to be included in our Trinity wellness coloring book! Sponsored by Information Services in support of Bantams in Balance. Submissions due by February 1, 2020. Winners will receive Amazon gift cards! Digital works & questions may be sent to trinitywellness@trincoll.edu​. Physical works may be left at Raether LITC 184 or 109 to be scanned and returned. Students will retain rights.

Feb. 15 | Technos International Week Student Applications Due
Technos International Week is an opportunity for two Trinity students and one faculty member to experience an all-expenses paid trip to Japan, made possible by the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust. Learn more​​.

Health and Counseling Centers Seek Student Volunteers
Are you interested in promoting more awareness of mental health issues on campus? The Health Center and Counseling Center are looking for interested student volunteers to help create a student-led advocacy and education group. If you are interested in helping to create this please contact Pam Mulready in the Health Center or Saleha Chaudhry​ from the Counseling and Wellness Center.

Cinestudio Volunteers Wanted
Volunteer at Cinestudio, the non-profit art house cinema located in the Clement Chemistry building. Volunteering gets you free access to all showings, a say in what movies we show, and a community of other film lovers to share it with. Find us at the involvement fair or email cinestudio.staff@gmail.com​ to join.

Seeking Student Survey Participants for Research Study About College Student Food Insecurity
My name is Morgan Bragdon and I am a nutrition graduate student at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT under the guidance of Dr. Melissa Brown, RD, CSSD, LD.  As part of my graduate coursework, I am required to complete a research study and I have chosen to focus on food insecurity in college students enrolled in colleges and Universities withinConnecticut.The information collected aims to provide insight on the prevalence of food insecurity on college campuses to bring awareness and possible solution to this issue. This is an anonymous and confidential 28 question multiple choice survey and is completely voluntary. You may skip questions at any time. By accessing the link you acknowledge that you are over the age of 18 years old and are an enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a Connecticut College/University. By agreeing you are providing informed consent to participate in the study. Learn more or take the survey​.

24/7 access to Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Stations
We are excited to announce our Oculus Rift virtual reality stations are now available to students 24/7. We have 2 Oculus rift headsets located in the Center for Educational Technology in the Raether Library, room 114. Students can use their ID to access the room and explore VR 24/7. We have many applications and games installed from relaxation and meditation apps to help you get through finals to exciting games such as Beat Saber, Spider Man, and SuperHotVR! If you have any questions contact David Tatem​ or the Student Technology Assistants.