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

Students will engage in energizing workshops and activities that will refine the skills necessary for achieving academic success, developing goals and study strategies, and flourishing personally. Current first-generation college students at Trinity will serve as peer mentors and will share their deep knowledge and experiences within the Trinity community. Peer Mentors will begin connecting with incoming first-generation students over the summer to support their transition to campus in August.

ENGAGE with the first-generation community of students, faculty, administrators here to support you

CONNECT to essential resources across campus, internship and career planning, and on-campus work opportunities

TRANSFORM your hope for college success into reality

Read a feature article about First-Generation Pre-Orientation.

Who can participate?

The program is designed to provide support to any student who identifies as any of the following:

  • First-generation students- the first in their family to complete a four-year college degree.
  • International student who is the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree in the United States.
  • Low-income or students from underrepresented backgrounds

SPECIAL NOTE: Students participating in Quest, Venture, P.R.I.D.E. or International Student Orientation are all welcome to participate in First-Generation Pre-Orientation.

Program Dates

August 28-30, 2020
1:00-3:30pm, EDT


For more information, please contact Rebecca DiSciacca