Start your college career at Trinity in the spring with Spring Start!

Students who, for a variety of reasons, want to start college in the spring semester, not the fall, are invited to join the  Spring Start program at Trinity. Spring Starts are motivated, high-achieving individuals who know what they want and want to get the most out of college. They’re looking for a top-notch liberal arts education and opportunities to connect it to the world outside the classroom. They seek a close-knit community of students, personalized advising, and support from faculty and other mentors.​

Students who plan to take a gap semester and enroll in the spring often use the fall to pursue a variety of opportunities. Some students choose to garner work experience, others travel, and many use the term break as time to volunteer or take advantage of special programs offered to gap semester students.

Even before you arrive on campus, you’ll be working with an advising team to customize your course of study and choose your classes. And once​ you do arrive on campus, your adviser will ensure a smooth transition into your academic life. But your life on campus is about more than academics; it’s about seeing the big picture and getting a jump start on your future. That’s why the Spring Start experience is designed—from day one—to pull together everything from your academics to your experiential learning through a supportive and personalized experience.

Students interested in applying to Spring Start 2023 must complete the application process. Find more helpful information about Spring Start on our FAQ page. If you have additional questions, please contact us at


Trinity College Admissions Office

300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.