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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the long walk in fall

A Conversation on the Main Quad

Brendan McGowan ’06 remembers a conversation on the Main Quad from the fall of his senior year.

Brendan McGowan
Dedication of the Ann and Thomas S. Johnson Boys and Girls Club at Trinity College, with speaker General Colin Powell, June 11, 1998

Public Schools, Spaces Developed Nearby 

A neighborhood revitalization effort spearheaded by Trinity and supported by local entities creates the Learning Corridor, which brings together the Trinity College Boys and Girls Club and four schools. Colin Powell, retired Four-Star General, speaks at the dedication. 

Community of Learning
Queer Resource Center 

Queer Resource Center 

The Queer Resource Center (QRC) inaugurated at 114 Crescent Street. The center serves as hub for LGBTQ+ student life.   

Queer Resource Center Is Campus Hub for LGBTQ+ Life
Two members of the Class of 1918 in graduation-style reunion gowns in golf cart at class reunion (Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut), 1968

Traveling in Style

Public transportation is a facet of urban living. But through the years, Trinity community members and visitors navigated the region in many other vehicles, too.

Explore Gallery

Activists Stage Sit-in for Scholarships  

Citing lack of financial aid for Black students, sit-in staged at Downes, Williams for 30+ hours. Scholarships for Black students increase. 

The Sit-in and its Aftermath
Coach Robin Sheppard speaks to her players Watch • 4:09

Robin Sheppard's IWLCA Hall of Fame Induction

Trinity College colleagues and alumni talk about the legacy of Robin L. Sheppard M’76.

A Muddy Main Quad

Allyn Magrino ’85 recalls the impact Hurricane Gloria made on her in the fall of 1985.

Allyn Magrino ’85

Main Quad memories: barbecues, walking along the Long Walk with friends, sledding down the hill with trays from the dining hall when the College was closed for a blizzard, clambakes during Reunion Weekend.

Jeffrey Coleman ’01

Trinity Families

Tasha Casey ’23, of Avon, Connecticut, is one of four sisters in her family to attend Trinity. She followed in the footsteps of Noelle Casey ’20, and was soon joined by twins Elise Casey ’25 and Kathleen Casey ’25.

The Casey Family

The Medusa Tapping

Scott Reynolds ’63 shares his favorite Main Quad memorythe Medusa tapping.

Scott Reynolds ’63