Join us for a jump-start on designing your Trinity experience and preparing to navigate college successfully!

The Summit-to-Success (S2S) Scholars Program is a 3-part, high-impact, early-arrival cohort-based program designed to support new, first-year students’ successful transitions and academic engagement in college.
S2S Scholars will identify innate strengths and talents, begin to build their campus eco-system, practice design-thinking skills, and learn to connect the dots between foundational competencies, co-curricular experiences, and the development of a career and life plan.

Program Dates

  • June 27-29, 2022 Virtual (1:00-3:00pm EST)
  • July 25-27, 2022 Virtual (1:00-3:00pm EST)
  • August 24-31, 2022 On-campus

The summer sessions will be complemented by weekly one-on-one coaching and monthly dinner workshops during the academic year (dates TBD).


Complete this form to register for S2S Scholars Program. Students will also be able to register from the new student portal. A participation fee of $200 is due upon registration.  Need-based scholarships are available on request for Program participation.


Additional questions or clarification should be directed to Roberta Rogers, Director of Retention Strategy and Transition Programs in our Career and Life Design Center. Roberta can be reached at 860.297.2150 or at


Interactive, dynamic workshops, outings, and activities will be led by Trinity Faculty, S2S peer mentors, and staff from key departments. Students will be guided through self-assessments and designing thinking practices, connected with advisers and coaches for college success skills and strategies, and invited early to immerse themselves in the cultivation of Trinity’s campus resource network, while exploring the future of work and designing a preliminary first-year plan.

Students should plan to move on to campus on August 24 and remain engaged and present for the duration of the program, through August 31. Meals will be provided, throughout the duration of the program, and students will be housed in their regular, academic-year dorms.

Yes! The 2022 S2S Scholars Program will include three components: two abbreviated, virtual summer sessions (6/27-6/29 and 7/25-7/27), followed by the immersive, on-campus Program from Wednesday, August 24 through Wednesday, August 31. At the conclusion of our in-person, on-campus August program, the S2S Scholars will join their first-year classmates at Trinity’s New Student Orientation Program, beginning on September 1.

All first-year members of the incoming Class of 2026 are eligible to apply for the S2S Scholars Program. Space is limited, so we encourage timely registrations from those who are eager to benefit from both early and intentional engagement with planning for their individual college success.

Program participation fee of $200 is due upon registration.  Need-based scholarships are available on request for Program participation.

The S2S Scholars Program is one of many Bantam Beginnings Pre-Arrival Experiences in which incoming students may choose to participate. Since these programs happen concurrently, students are unable to participate in S2S if they are also participating in another Pre-Arrival Experience or International Student Orientation. However, if you are interested in participating in future S2S Scholars programs, please contact, as other targeted programs are being planned for the upcoming academic year.

“After having finished high school in the chaos of COVID...I was very anxious to start up school again...the S2S Program [illustrated] just how supportive Trinity can be.”

S2S Participant Class of 2025

“Getting to campus early and being able to orient myself before everything got crowded was valuable. Also just being able to know some people so you don’t feel alone.”

S2S Participant Class of 2025

“The program material was engaging and useful. The professors and faculty helped me to fully understand the opportunities provided here at Trinity and feel comfortable asking for help and using my network…The mentors were perfect and welcoming…The S2S program was such a wonderful experience."

S2S Participant Class of 2025