200 Stories

Through the collective experiences of this extraordinary community, we define the spirit that makes us distinctly Trinity. Over the course of the Bicentennial year, we will collect 200 stories of our people, places, and this liberal arts education—some personal, some from existing publications. We invite you to join and share this communal storytelling project.

Raether Library, 1978.

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Taking the Ice

Women’s ice hockey began as a club team in 1995 and won its first game 3-2 against the Connecticut Lady Lightning.

Trinity College Women’s Ice Hockey Through Time

Eye on the Ball

The women’s basketball team had its best-ever record in 2022-23 , winning 25 games and losing just  6.

Trinity College Women’s Basketball Through Time

Skating to Success

The men’s ice hockey debuted their first varsity team in 1974-75, earning 5th place in the divisional rankings.

Trinity College Men’s Ice Hockey Through Time

Holding Court

After an unconventional and start pitted Trinity against the Hartford Public High School, the men’s basketball team went on to handily beat Wesleyan University and become an official athletic organization.

Trinity College Men’s Basketball Through Time
Eric Stoykovich, College Archivist and Manuscript Librarian, Watkinson Library

The College Archives

Trinity College Archivist Eric Stoykovich learned a lot about his own great-grandfather in the files at work. As we mark the Bicentennial, Stoykovich discusses the value of archival information to preserving the institution’s past and informing our collective future. 

The College Archives: Committed to Trinity’s Past and Future

Deion Kelly ’23

Being yourself can allow cultural shifts for the better. Let all Trinity College students continue to be social change agents! 

Deion Kelly ’23 

Thomas Smith M’98 

On a cloistered south wall at Trinity is my granddad’s name along with his co-worker, Mr. Lumpkin. Two Black men included among a most diverse listing of those skilled in building a most sacred space. 

Thomas Smith M’98 

Carlo Marchetti IDP’05, P’25 

Trinity is like an oasis for students who want to go to school inside a city but want the comfort and safety of a secure home base. The curriculum is extremely challenging, but the professors are all in.

Carlo Marchetti IDP’05, P’25 

Lily Mellitz ’26

My friends and I were eating dinner in Mather when someone shouted that it was snowing. We grabbed our coats and hats and rushed outside to see the first snowflakes of the season.

Lily Mellitz ’26

Jennifer Reagan McCleery ’94 

Part of the reason I’m a minister today is because of the foundation laid for me at Trinity College by professors like Leslie Desmangles and classmates like Jim Reed.

Jennifer Reagan McCleery ’94