Dear Trinity Community,

The countdown has begun to Trinity College’s Bicentennial year! We are delighted to announce the initial calendar. We know that many, especially those in our alumni community, have been eager to hear more. This initial calendar will continue to evolve with new events and programs added throughout the year. You can expect to receive a printed invitation by mail and find updated information on the webpage:

The below are highlighted events:

Bicentennial Kickoff – Friday, May 5, 2023

To launch the celebration when students are still on campus, the campus community will cap off Honors Day by launching a festive celebration.

Charter Day – Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Mark Trinity’s official birthday—Charter Day—with a new tradition on campus and a digital celebration around the world.

Alumni Bicentennial Celebration – Friday-Saturday, June 9 – 10, 2023

All alumni are invited to return to campus for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration over the course of our traditional Reunion Weekend. Reconnect with classmates, and find friends from cultural houses, athletic teams, fraternities and sororities, academic groups, and student clubs. Attend talks and the first Bicentennial symposium. Join in the biggest birthday bash—music, cake, and fireworks included!

Bicentennial Symposia

Friday-Saturday, June 9 – 10, 2023
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
The Bicentennial Symposia are designed by faculty, staff, students, and alumni to create intergenerational reflection and dialogue about our history, our identity, and our future.

Bicentennial Fall Weekend – Friday – Sunday, October 13 – 15, 2023

All are invited to campus for a combined Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration. See your favorite team compete, enjoy a special performing arts event, spend time with friends, or watch student groups in action.

Bicentennial Gala – Saturday, May 11, 2024

To close the year, we are hosting a fundraising gala at the Connecticut Convention Center to honor the Trinity–Hartford connection and celebrate our commitments to the future.

There will also be a number of free and open events for all. These events, the 1823 Series, will include movies and talks at Cinestudio, athletic events, the July carillon series, and arts events. Dates will be announced shortly.

To create space for memories and communal storytelling, the Bicentennial website will include a project called “200 Stories.” Plans and details are forthcoming.

Participation is key to the success of the upcoming year—whether attending an event or engaging digitally. Our goal for the Bicentennial is to create space for everyone in the Trinity community to celebrate, to reflect on the past and future through inter-generational dialogue, to highlight our community’s relevance today, and to welcome and involve as many people as we can.

The story of Trinity College is that of your community. We are excited to see how you’ll participate.


Philip S. Khoury ’71, H’21 and Kelli Harrington Tomlinson ’94