What are the dates of New Student Orientation?
As of May 2020, the details of Move-in Day and any on-campus orientation activities are being developed in accordance with Connecticut’s COVID-19 policies. New students will have the opportunity to participate in various orientation related activities, such as virtual orientation group meetings, over the summer.

How will I know my orientation group assignment and virtual activities schedule?
Each new student is assigned to a small group which is led by an Orientation Leader (OL). Your Orientation Leader will be in touch with you via your Trinity email and some may create additional spaces to communicate such as a GroupMe. They will be available to answer questions, provide advice and guidance, and help connect you to the students within your group so you can get to know each other. Your Orientation Leader and the S.A.I.L. office will provide information about virtual engagement opportunities throughout the summer.

When do I move into my residence hall?
Information pertaining to residence hall move-in will be emailed directly to students from the Bantam Network Residential Learning Community.

What is the difference between my orientation group, Bantam Network/Nest, and FY Seminar class?Your orientation group is designed to help you navigate the new student experience as you enter the Trinity community. Your group will be coordinated roughly according to your housing area and/or seminar and lead by an Orientation Leader. Orientation Leaders will facilitate small group meetings that can consist of icebreaker activities or more in-depth discussions related to campus resources, student involvement, or diversity.

The Bantam Network, established in Fall 2015, is designed to support you from your very first days on campus through a unique network of individuals and experiences. Designed by students for students, the Bantam Network is at the heart of Trinity’s first-year experience, helping you get to know other students and faculty and staff members, offering the ready support that new students want, providing dedicated spaces to work and relax with other first-year students, and allowing you to become more deeply acquainted with Trinity and Hartford.  The Bantam Network will give you the tools to succeed and will quickly make you feel at home at Trinity.

The foundation of the Bantam Network is the first-year seminar, which every traditional student takes.  Your first-year seminar classmates will be people you’ll get to know well.  You’ll live in neighboring first-year residence halls. And you’ll join together with four other seminar classes to be grouped as a “Nest” of about 60 students.

​​If there are any additional questions regarding New Student Orientation, please email the New Student Orientation Team.