Let Your Student Take The Lead In Their Educational Experience.
The Office of Student and Community Life view parents and families, as collaborative partners in the student experience. In this partnership, our role is to provide you with knowledge that will help you guide your student. This includes familiarizing you with campus resources and opportunities, as well as with our campus policies and practices.
Our office promotes an inclusive community built on respect, care, and integrity, one that encourages students to take ownership of their experience. We challenge your students to be reflective and to practice self-advocacy. As they navigate their way through Trinity, we do our best to provide them with a healthy balance of guidance and support. By combining our efforts, we can help nurture your student’s intellectual and emotional growth. Like you, our goal is to help your student remain on the path to graduation.
As you learn more about our campus, encourage your student to sought out the resources on campus. Help them make decisions that best align with their personal and educational goals, as well as with our community values. Above all, before your student gets to campus, speak with them about their needs and the role they would like you to play. In other words, when do they need you to provide a listening ear, a supportive shoulder, or serve as a sounding board? Let your student take the lead. This will help foster their transition to independent adulthood.
Thank your for entrusting us with your student. We look forward to working with you!
Help Us Improve Your Students’ Trinity Experience
The most successful Trinity student, is one who builds relationships with various individuals on campus – ultimately building a network of care for themselves. Encourage your student to build a connection with a Dean, Professor, Counselor, Coach, Chaplin, or Staff member here on campus. Empower them so they feel comfortable enough to engage in self-advocacy and self-reflection. Encourage them to be proactive in their search and use of resources and services on campus.
To help you guide your student, please refer to the Parent-and-Family-Referral-Guide-2019-2020. This guide will help you direct your student to the right office
How You Can Be A Helper
- Learn as much as you can about the opportunities and resources offered on campus.
- Share what you learn with your students and encourage them to sought out these resources and opportunities on their own.
- Encourage your students to share their experiences with you – maintain an open line of communication with your student throughout their time at Trinity.
- Ask probing questions and listen for things that may indicate your student is struggling or, they are not carrying out their responsibilities.
- Encourage your students to take full ownership of their academic and personal experiences. Encourage them to take advantage of all Trinity has to offer!
If your student needs help or is in crisis, we listen, provide them with guidance and help them connect to the appropriate resources if needed. Please call Campus Safety at (860) 297-2222, if you believe your student is experiencing an emergency, or if you have reason to believe that a student is at risk of harming her/himself or others.
|Aug. 9||DUE: All bills for Fall 2019 Semester must be paid in full|
|Aug. 29||New students arrive. Residential communities open to first-year and new transfer students for move-in|
|Aug. 31||Upper-year students arrive. Residential communities open to returning students for move-in|
|Sept. 2||HOLIDAY: Labor Day – College offices are closed|
|Sept. 3||Fall 2019 classes begin|
|Sept. 10||Last day to Add/Drop or to declare a class Pass/Low Pass/Fail for the fall 2019 semester|
|Sept. 12||DUE: Fall term internship for credit form must be submitted to Career Development|
|Oct. 4-5||Family Weekend|
|Oct. 14-15||Trinity Days – College is open but regular classes are not in session|
|Oct. 21||Last Day to withdraw from a class for fall 2019|
|Oct. 25||Last day to withdraw from Spring 2020 Study Away without penalty|
|Oct. 25||DUE: Home school tuition must be paid for spring 2020 study away|
|Oct. 25-26||Homecoming Weekend|
|Nov. 1||Open enrollment for automatic monthly payment plan on Nelnet for spring 2020|
|Nov. 4||Student Accounts Office posts spring 2020 bills (E-Billing) – paper bills will not be mailed home|
|Nov. 4-8||Advising week – course selection for spring 2020 semester|
|Nov. 6||DUE: Seniors must submit degree applications to the Registrar’s Office for May 2020 graduation|
|Nov. 19||Add/Drop for spring 2020 semester begins|
|Nov. 27-Dec. 1||HOLIDAY: Thanksgiving break – college offices are closed|
|Dec. 9||Last day of classes – last day to submit request to change Pass/Low Pass/Fail to a letter grade. Request must be submitted in writing to the Registrar’s Office NOT online|
|Dec. 12||Last day to enroll in automatic monthly payment plan for spring 2020 on Nelnet|
|Dec. 13||DUE: All bills for spring 2020 must be paid in full|
|Dec. 12-18||Final Exams – Dinner on December 18th is the last meal on the meal plan|
|Dec. 19-Jan. 17||WINTER BREAK: Residential communities close at 12:00 p.m. for winter break|
|Dec. 24/25, 31 & Jan. 1||HOLIDAY: College offices are closed|
|Jan. 3||DUE: Request to Study Away for fall 2020 and the 2020-2021 academic year|
|Jan. 6-17||J-Term classes are in session|
|Jan. 18||Residential communities open after 12:00 noon – meal plan resumes with evening meal on January 19th|
|Jan. 20||HOLIDAY: Martin Luther King Day – college offices are closed|
|Jan. 21||Spring 2020 classes begin|
|Jan. 28||Last day to Add/Drop or to declare a class Pass/Low Pass/Fail for the spring 2020 semester|
|Jan. 30||DUE: Spring term internship for credit form must be submitted to Career Development|
|Feb. 20-21||Trinity Days – College is open but regular classes are not in session|
|Mar. 9||Last Day to withdraw from a class for spring 2020|
|Mar. 13-22||SPRING BREAK: Break begins after the last class on March 13th|
|Mar. 23||Classes resume|
|Mar. 27||DUE: Major declaration forms are due to the Registrar’s Office from students in the class of 2022|
|Apr. 1||Deadline to withdraw from Study Away for fall 2020 or the 2020-2021 academic year without penalty|
|Apr. 6-10||Advising week – course selection for fall 2020 semester|
|Apr. 21||Add/Drop for fall 2020 semester begins|
|Apr. 29||Last day of classes – last day to submit request to change Pass/Low Pass/Fail to a letter grade. Request must be submitted in writing to the Registrar’s Office NOT online|
|May 1||Honors Day Ceremony|
|May 1||Open enrollment for automatic monthly payment plan for fall 2020|
|May 4-8||Final Exams – Dinner on May 8th is the last meal on the meal plan|
|May 9||Residential communities close at 12:00 noon for all students except those participating in commencement|
|May 18||Residential communities close at 12:00 noon for all student|
|May 25||DUE: Home school tuition deadline for fall 2020 Study Away|
|May 25||HOLIDAY: Memorial Day – college offices are closed|
|June 3||DUE: 1st Automatic monthly payment plan payment|
|June 29||Last day to change housing status without incurring a financial penalty|
|July 1||Student Accounts Office issues E-Bill on TrinBillPay system for fall 2020|
|July 3||HOLIDAY: Independence Day observed – college offices closed|
Classes scheduled to meet on religious holidays will be held as usual. Students should refer to the Student Handbook for the College’s policy on class absences resulting from participation in religious observances.
All students are required to follow the Residential Guidelines as set forth in the Student Handbook.