Get on campus early and make new and lasting friendships! Sign up for one of our many pre-orientation programs.


P.R.I.D.E Welcome Weekend

The P.R.I.D.E (Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education) Welcome Weekend is a three-day program primarily designed to help students of color and international students become acquainted the campus and make a successful transition to Trinity's academic and social environment.


First-Generation Pre-Orientation

First-Generation Pre-Orientation is a three-day success program designed to acquaint first-generation students — the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree — with the college experience and the Trinity community.


Bantam Beginnings

Trinity's Bantam Beginnings, eight different two-day programs are offered, run by faculty, staff, and student leaders, that will appeal to a variety of interests.

Questions and Answers

Q: Why should I participate in a pre-orientation program?
A: You’ll be able to meet new friends and learn about the Trinity community earlier than those who arrive later in the week.

Q: If I come early for a pre-orientation program, can my parents come back for Convocation?
A: Absolutely!

Q: Can I do more than one pre-orientation program?
A: Yes – please refer to the chart below.

Q: Where will I live during pre-orientation?
A: You’ll be able to move into your assigned residence hall room, so you’ll get an early start on setting up your new living space and making yourself comfortable in your new surroundings.

Q: Are meals provided?
A: Yes!

Q: What if there is a gap in time between the programs I’d like to do?
A: Unless you are an international student, you can’t stay on campus in between programs. You may choose to go home or stay with someone off campus.​​​​​


Trinity has created a schedule that will allow you to choose your pre-orientation experience with ease. Students may select more than one program and flow from one directly into another. All new students will roll into regular orientation.​​ Below is the calendar from 2019. Dates for 2020 are still being determined.