Campus Advisories

Parking and Walkway Advisories​

Gates Quad
There may be excavation work happening on Gates Quad near the Austin Arts Center. Please be alert: walkways in the area may be affected.​

Course and Registrar Info

Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions – Spring 2020
In preparation for the Spring 2020 semester, please read the Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions. Consider printing it and saving it for future reference. Please pay special attention to the section that describes your obligation to provide the College with updated Emergency Contact and off-campus address information.

  • Check-in begins on Saturday, January 18, and ends on Friday, January 24, 2020.
  • Completing the Check-in process verifies that you are on campus this semester, have reviewed your spring 2020 schedule as it currently exists, and have updated your personal information such as home address, emergency contacts, etc.

Please note: IDP students and students currently studying abroad do not need to complete check-in.

Add/Drop and last day to declare a class Pass/Low Pass/Fail ends at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, for full semester or third-quarter classes.

Add/Drop ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, for fourth-quarter classes.

Read the full Check-in and Add/Drop Instructions​ (PDF).

Formal Organizations Course Open to All
Formal Organizations and Market Behavior, FORG 201, is the core course for the Formal Organizations minor, but it is open to all. To enroll for spring 2020, please contact Patricia Maisch​ for a pin number.

New Theater and Dance Course – Spring 2020
Modern Dance Partnering THDN-209-42 taught by Professor Peter Kyle. This is a studio-based course in physical partnering. Learn more​.

Music Performance Courses - Spring 2020

You can take a music performance class and earn credit. Most enrollments are done at the beginning of the semester. If an audition or orientation meeting is required it is noted below. Bring your instrument to school!

  • MUSC-105 Instrumental Ensembles
  • MUSC-107 Private Music Lessons 
  • MUSC-108 Steel Pan Ensemble 
  • MUSC-109 Jazz Ensemble 
  • MUSC-111 Samba Ensemble

Learn more​.

Spring Math Course Added
MATH - 207 - 04, Spring 2020. Professor Kreinbihl, MWF, 8:00-8:50 a.m. Learn more​.

Human Resources

Position Openings
Check for new position openings​ at the College​.​

Employee Discount on TheaterWorks Tickets

Trinity faculty and staff may purchase TheaterWorks tickets at a discounted rate. More information 


Human Resources Events

More information on upcoming HR events​.



Student Campus Jobs

Storylab Fellow, Spring 2020
The Office of Communications is seeking candidates for an inaugural Storylab Fellow. This paid fellowship for the Spring 2020 semester will ask an undergraduate student with experience in audio editing to edit a new podcast produced by the Office of Communications. Hosted by New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan ’95, the podcast will feature interviews with Trinity alums and be released at a rate of tentatively one episode per month. Learn more and apply​.

New Student Orientation Team
Apply to join the 2020-2021 New Student Orientation Team as an Orientation Leader or an Orientation Chair. Applications accepted until all positions are filled. To apply, submit an application online​.

Be an Eco-Rep
Eco-Reps are student leaders dedicated to furthering Trinity’s sustainability goals by promoting ways for all members of the Trinity community to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible behaviors. Eco-Reps will also be a part of the leadership of Green Campus, a student organization committed to increasing campus awareness and action around environmental and sustainability issues at Trinity College. Students interested in applying please contact Trinity’s Sustainability Coordinator, Rose Rodriguez, to request an application. Learn more about the position​.


Residential Office Assistant Positions
The Office of The Bantam Network Residential Learning Community (TBNRLC) is seeking Residential Office Assistants (ROAs) to perform administrative tasks and to provide support to Residential Learning Coordinators-TRINsition Fellows (RLCs) during the 2019–2020 academic year. ROA’s should display qualities of maturity, leadership, responsibility, and sound judgement, and are expected to serve as role-models for the college. If interested, please fill out the application and submit a cover letter and resume to residential-community@trincoll.edu​. You can also contact us via the email listed above if you have any questions about the position. ​

Academic Mentor for Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program (J-Z AMP) at HMTCA
More information; application 

Federal Work-Study Program

Positions are open to any currently enrolled Trinity College student. Check for open positions.


Recreation, Fitness, and Well-being

Jan. 24 | Faculty/Staff Yoga
12:15–1:00 p.m., 70 Vernon St. All-Levels Flow + Stretch Class free and open to all Trinity faculty and staff. Fridays 1/24–4/24. No class 3/6 or 4/17. Mats are available for use, or bring your own.

Fitness Classes and Recreation Activities are Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff
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Campus Events Calendar

Visit http://events.trincoll.edu​/campus​ to see the college's campus events calendar.

Submit an Announcement
To have your announcement published on this site, send us an email with the text of the announcement, your contact information, and the dates you'd like the an​nouncement to be published. 

Deadline for Weekly Announcements Email
To have your announcement published in the weekly email digest on Wednesday mornings, it must be received by Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Submit your announcement​.

All-Campus Announcements

Seeking Students, Faculty, Staff for The Vagina Monologues: Join the Global Movement to Stop Violence Against All Women & Girls
The Vagina Monologues, a play written by Eve Ensler, produced by Vday.org, and hosted by WGRAC, will be performed at Trinity on Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Vernon Social Center. A fundraiser for the Interval House, the Hartford region’s battered women’s shelter, The Vagina Monologues explores topics related to body image, nonconsensual and consensual sex, reproduction, and sex work: an often funny, powerful, provocative and poignant play. Participants don’t need to memorize lines nor have acting experience. Any female-identifying or non-binary identifying student, faculty, or staff can perform the The Vagina Monologues. All students, faculty, and staff can help out with off-stage performance needs.  Please fill out the Google form below to indicate your preference for involvement in the show and off stage. For more info Clare Donohoe​, Gisselle Hernandez, or Laura Lockwood​
Trinity College Athletics Hall of Fame: Submit Your Nomination for the 2020 Class
The Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame was founded in 2019 to commemorate the achievements of student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and staff who have distinguished themselves at Trinity through excellence in athletic performance and service. On October 25, 2019, 11 honorees were inducted into the hall of fame’s inaugural class. Nominations for the 2020 class can be submitted online here​.

Steve's Bagel's Winter Break Special
Steve's Bagels is located in Vernon Social, 114 Vernon Street.
  • Buy a breakfast or lunch sandwich, and get a free coffee or purified water.
  • Bring a friend and get 10% of your total order.
(Specials cannot be combined.)

Technos International Week
Technos International Week is an opportunity for two Trinity students and one faculty member to experience an all-expenses paid trip to Japan, made possible by the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust. Faculty applications due January 20. Student applications due February 15. Learn more​.

Public Skate through March 28
12:00–1:30 p.m., Koeppel Community Sports Center. Public Skate is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Not available January 11, January 25, and February 1. Trinity faculty/staff/student admission: $3 with ID. (Public admission: $5.) Skate rentals: $3 per pair. Subject to change due to college events. Call 860-297-4230 to confirm schedule. ​

Trinity College 2020 Sports Schedule
View the sports schedule.

Concussion Survey for Students, Faculty, and Coaches
Have you had a concussion while at Trinity? Do you know about Trinity’s Return-to-Learn Program? We want opinions on the process of returning back to the classroom post-concussion. Testing includes a 5-minute online survey and (if you choose) a few cognitive tests in our labtotal time requirement ~45 minutes if you do both survey and testing. All students who do both the survey and cognitive tests will be compensated with a $10 Amazon gift card. We also want input from faculty and coaches about student concussion and return to the classroom. Follow the link and/or contact Anna Hackett​ if you are willing to participate. 
On display through Jan. 31 | Watkinson Library Exhibit
The Raether Center, Watkinson Library Reading Room (Level A). Explore some of The Watkinson Library’s Connecticut-related materials and collections in this new exhibit.

Jan. 15 | 2020 Environmental Summit
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room and Rittenberg Lounge
Every year, Connecticut League of Conservation Voters Education Fund brings together lawmakers, advocates, policy experts, and the public for a day of panels and informational briefings about the most critical environmental issues facing our state. Learn about our policy goals, ask questions of the experts, and discuss how we can better protect our natural resources, fight climate change, invest in clean energy, and more. Hosted by the Program on Public Values. This event is free to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP online​.

Jan. 15 | Flip It: John James Audubon's Birds of America
Please join us every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Watkinson Library to see what new bird will be revealed when we turn the page of Audubon’s Birds of America! ​​

Jan. 15 | Weekly SMART Meetings
SMART Meeting: Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. 
SMART Family and Friends Meeting: Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. 
SMART offers mutual support groups for anyone trying to change a harmful habit or who is seeking support for family or friends with harmful habits. Self-management groups, friends and family support meetings, and personal empowerment meetings are offered weekly. More information​.

Jan. 16 | Faculty & Staff Green Dot Overview
Noon–1:30 p.m., LITC Room 181. Green Dot, Trinity’s Violence Prevention strategy, is a campus-wide program initiated to change the social norms on campus towards upholding these two principles: Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something (to prevent power-based personal violence) and power-based personal violence will not be tolerated at Trinity College. Faculty and staff: learn more this Thursday. RSVP to Katie Clair or Christina Bleyer​. Lunch will be provided.

Jan. 24 | She’s the Man
10:00 p.m., Cinestudio. This month's Moonlight Movie is the classic comedy She's the Man​. Enjoy the film and some snacks to celebrate the first week of the semester. Free for students with Trinity ID. 

Jan. 26 | ​Who Will Write Our History to air on Discovery Channel
3:00 p.m. EST. Premiering to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Who Will Write Our History, a documentary film based on the book by Prof. Samuel Kassow, debuts on Discovery Channel and on Discovery Go.​ Read more​.

Feb. 6 | "Change in America" Opening Reception
4:00–6:00 p.m. Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery. "Change in America" features photographs by prominent photographers who documented transformation in U.S. society from 1940 through 1980 and engaged with many of America’s most compelling social, economic, and racial issues. Exhibit open through March 9, 2020. Read more​.

Discounted Hartford Athletic Tickets for Trinity Students, Faculty, and Staff
All games are $10.00. More information​.

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DINING HOURS

Fall Hours of Operation

Click to see fall hours of operation.

Winter Break Holiday Hours

  • Mather Dining Hall reopens Sunday, January 19, for dinner 5:308:00 p.m.
  • The Cave reopens for spring semester Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:00 a.m.
  • The Bistro reopens for spring semester Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m. 

Peter B's

  • MondayThursday, 7:30 a.m.–midnight
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10:00 a.m.midnight​

Steve's Bagels in Vernon Social

  • Jan. 2–17: Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 20: CLOSED
Spring semester hours begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.
  • Monday–Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., 8:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

View the Steve's Bagel's menu​.

BUILDING HOURS

Career Studio—Career Development Drop-in Hours

  • Monday–​Friday, noon​–​4:00 p.m. at Center for Student Success and Career Development 
  • Mondays, 7:00–9:00 p.m. at Peter B’s 
See the website for more information on Career Studio topics and making a scheduled appointment in Handshake​.​

Center for Student Success and Career Development
Monday–​Friday, 8:30 a.m.–​5:00 p.m.

Ferris Athletic Center and Fitness Center

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m.–​11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m.–​8:00 p.m.​
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m.–​9:00 p.m.
Swimming Pool Holiday Hours
  • Pool reopens Tuesday, Jan. 21

Q-Center

Closed for winter break beginning Dec. 12, 2019. The Q-Center will reopen the second week of spring semester.
  • Monday–Thursday: 4:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7:00–10:00 p.m.

See the website​ for full schedule and to book appointments.

Writing Center

Closed for winter break. The Writing Center will reopen the week of January 26, 2020.
Regular Hours
  • Sunday: 7:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Monday–Thursday: 3:00–10:00 p.m.
See the website​ for details and to schedule an appointment.​
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Resources

For Students

Study Away Deadlines for Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21
  • February 15: External Program Request
  • March 1: All program application deadlines 

Jan. 23 | Language Proficiency Exams 
The Language Proficiency Exams will be held in the United Technologies Computing Lab B-03 located in the Library during the following days and times. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Location: LIB United Technologies Computing Lab B03
  • 12:00–12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30–1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00–1:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 4:30–6:00 p.m.
Location: LIB United Technologies Computing Lab B03
  • 4:30–5:00 p.m.
  • 5:00–5:30 p.m.
  • 5:30–6:00 p.m.
We recommend registering in advance. If you stop by and the labs are full, you will be asked to come back for the next available session. Register online​.

Jan. 29 | Spring Involvement Fair
Table registration deadline: Noon, Jan. 27
Event: Jan. 29, 4:306:30 p.m., Mather Hall, Washington Room

Each semester, the Office of Student Activities, Involvement & Leadership (S.A.I.L.) organizes an involvement fair for new and returning students as a way of showcasing the various opportunities for involvement on/off campus. Groups range from student organizations, community organizations, sports teams (intramural, club, and NCAA), departments, and more. It is a great opportunity for both new and incoming students to connect with current students and learn about how to engage in activities and leadership opportunities. 

To request a table at the Involvement Fair, please fill out the Google form​ by noon on Monday, January 27. Late requests will be not be reviewed.

Jan. 30 | Urban & Global Student Research Grants Info Session
12:15–1:15 p.m., 70 Vernon Street. Learn about available summer research grants offered by the Center for Urban and Global Studies and get tips for a strong application. Pizza served. 

Jan. 31 | Davis Projects for Peace Applications Due
This $10,000 grant provides the opportunity for students to design a project for peace anywhere in the world to execute during summer 2020. Learn more​.

Feb. 1 | “Color Our Collections” submissions due
Trinity College students are invited to submit an original print or digital line drawing suitable to be included in our Trinity wellness coloring book! Sponsored by Information Services in support of Bantams in Balance. Submissions due by February 1, 2020. Winners will receive Amazon gift cards! Digital works & questions may be sent to trinitywellness@trincoll.edu​. Physical works may be left at Raether LITC 184 or 109 to be scanned and returned. Students will retain rights.

Cinestudio Volunteers Wanted
Volunteer at Cinestudio, the non-profit art house cinema located in the Clement Chemistry building. Volunteering gets you free access to all showings, a say in what movies we show, and a community of other film lovers to share it with. Find us at the involvement fair or email cinestudio.staff@gmail.com​ to join.

24/7 access to Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Stations
We are excited to announce our Oculus Rift virtual reality stations are now available to students 24/7. We have 2 Oculus rift headsets located in the Center for Educational Technology in the Raether Library, room 114. Students can use their ID to access the room and explore VR 24/7. We have many applications and games installed from relaxation and meditation apps to help you get through finals to exciting games such as Beat Saber, Spider Man, and SuperHotVR! If you have any questions contact David Tatem​ or the Student Technology Assistants

Research participants needed for study on vaping
We are seeking Trinity students to participate in focus groups about e-cigarette use and vaping. You do not need to be a user of e-cigarettes to participate. Participants will receive a $10 Peter B’s gift card. This study is being conducted by students in the Department of Psychology at Trinity. Email if you are interested​.