Campus Advisories

Parking and Walkway Advisories​

McCook Ramp
The ramp on the west side of McCook Hall is closed due to ongoing issues. The building entrance remains open (stairs are available). Accessible access to the McCook auditorium is available via the north entrance. For questions, please contact Facilities at 860-297-2444 or facilities@trincoll.edu​

Course and Registrar Info

Seeking Choreographers - THDN-309-02
Have you always wanted to dance in the Chapel, or bust a move in Mather? Here is your chance. The Spring Dance Concert (April 17 and 18, 2020) will be a site specific event that takes over Trinity College. We are looking for choreographers in any form who want to participate. THDN-309-02 is a 0.5-credit class. Please email Rebecca Pappas with questions.

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 Now Available in Handshake

Visit Handshake​ to find open campus jobs.



Recreation, Fitness, and Well-being




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

New Tool for Posting Student Employment Positions
Student campus jobs are now listed in Handshake. To have your student employment positions listed in Handshake, complete and submit this form.

Trinity College Sports Schedule

Seeking Meditation Study Participants 
Do you meditate regularly? I am looking for participants for my Psychology thesis study, titled "Manta in Meditation: the Effect of Sound in Relaxation." In the study, I will be examining how sound in meditation affects brainwave function and skin temperature. Participants must have at least one month of meditating experience to be eligible. The study will take approximately 25-35 minutes and will offer a $100 lottery prize, which all participants will be entered in to. Please contact Philisha Abrahim at philishaabrahim@trincoll.edu​ or sign up online. Thank you!
Philisha Abrahim '20, Psychology/Urban Studies major
Tuesdays through April 21 | Open Dance for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Studio 1, Trinity Commons Building, 240 New Britain Ave. A free open-level dance class for students, faculty, staff, and community members. Park in lot and enter from campus facing side of building. Ginette Christie: Feb. 11–Mar. 10. Lesley Frye Maietta: Mar. 24–Apr. 21. Supported by the CUGS Arts Initiative and Theater and Dance.​
Fridays through April 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.

Open through Feb. 22 | Land of People: Photographs from Israel and Palestine
Daily, Mather Hall, Second Floor. The exhibit will be photographs from Israel and Palestine by Eric Zhang '22. Zhang was one of 17 students who participated on a 10-day multicultural experience last summer through Israel and the Palestinian territories. The exhibit is open through Feb. 22. Read more​.

Open through Feb. 29 | “I’ll make me a world:” Art of the Harlem Renaissance
Daily, LITC, Watkinson Display Cases​, Level A. The Watkinson Library's Black History Month exhibit, “I’ll make me a world: Art of the Harlem Renaissance," will be on view during the month of February. This exhibit will showcase some of the Watkinson Library’s Harlem Renaissance holdings, including newly acquired signed first editions of poetry by Countee Cullen, work by Langston Hughes and James Weldon Johnson, as well as recordings from the Watkinson Music Collection. A listening station will also be available with samples of important popular recordings and readings of selected poems. Read more​.

Open through March 9 | Change in America: 1940-1980
Daily, 1:00–6:00 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. Read more​.

Feb. 18 | "Language, Longing, and Belonging" with Ayelet Tsabari
4:30 p.m., Mather Hall, Wean Terrace. Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will present "Language, Longing, and Belonging," a discussion of her new, critically acclaimed memoir The Art of Leaving. The event is free and open to the public. The talk is sponsored by the Distinguished Scholar lecture by the Department of Language and Culture Studies at Trinity College, ALEPH: The Institute of Jewish Ideas, and the UConn Center for Judaic Studies. Read more​.

Feb. 18 | Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry Drive
3:00-4:30 p.m., Ferris Athletic Center Lobby
5:00-7:00 p.m., Mather Dining Hall Foyer

Feb. 18 | The Heart: Feelings and Feeling-States
4:30–6:30 p.m., Admissions and Career Development Center, Room 301. Anthony Steinbock, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Phenomenology Research Center, Stony Brook University, presents “The Heart: Feelings and Feeling-States.”

Feb. 19 | 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

Feb. 19 | Faculty/Staff Wednesday Lunch Series
Noon–1:30 p.m., Hamlin Hall. Cost: $5. Recommended form of payment: Cash or Trinity ID card. (Credit card processing is slow and is not recommended due to the large number of attendees.)​​

Feb. 19 | 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​.​

Feb. 22 | Cinestudio 50th Anniversary Screenings
2:30 p.m.: Yellow Submarine
4:15 p.m.: Anniversary Toast & Costume Contest in Cinestudio lobby
7:30 p.m.: Alice's Restaurant
Join us for a day that celebrates the 50-year Anniversary of the very first shows at Cinestudio. Bring your friends and family to either or both of two free screenings of the very first films ever shown at our cinema. Cinestudio is known for its fantastic costume parties! We invite/challenge/dare you to dress up in a costume inspired by Yellow Submarine or Alice’s Restaurant. Prizes and great respect will be awarded. Learn more.

Feb. 23 & 24 | Admissions 101
Admissions 101 provides an insider’s look at the college search process. The program takes place on campus on February 23 and 24, and is open to all Trinity alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff with high school students preparing to apply to college. Read more​.

Feb. 24 | First Year Seminar, Global Start: “City and Country in Costa Rica” Reception
4:30–6:00 p.m., Mather Art Space. This experimental first year seminar was held in San José, Costa Rica during Fall, 2019. These images and abstracts represent each student’s story about rural/urban contrasts, contradictions, or commonalities. The exhibit is open Feb. 22–March 11, with an opening reception on Feb. 24. Read more​.

Feb. 25 | Advising Issues Social Gathering and Discussion
4:15-5:15 p.m., Academic Club, Hamlin Hall. Faculty are invited to join The Center for Academic Advising for beer and wine, snacks, and discussions related to advising issues. There will be no set agenda, but rather the opportunity for relaxed and collegial conversations about how we, as advisers, can best serve our students. This is a monthly series held on the last Tuesday of every month until the end of the semester.

Feb. 26 | Workshop: What is a Healthy Relationship?
6:30–8:00 p.m. Trinfo Café, 1300 Broad Street. An interactive workshop and paint night about healthy relationships to bring awareness to domestic violence. Free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by Trinfo Café, Alpha Chi Omega, and YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Service.​

Feb. 26 | Jane Eyre at Hartford Stage with Patti Mantell Broad '73
7:30 p.m., Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, Conn. Please join Patti  Mantell Broad '73 and Carrie Hammond, Board Members at Hartford Stage Company, for an evening performance of Jane Erye at the Hartford Stage Company. The event will offer a pre-show dinner and talk for Trinity faculty and staff, the Hartford area Trinity Club, and 7 Sisters Club. Cost: $70 (includes reception). Tickets may be purchased online using the promo code 7sisters (top right). Alternatively, please contact Jennifer Levine at the Hartford Stage: 860.520.7241 or jlevine@hartfordstage.org​.

Feb. 27 | Fireflies, Power Grids, and Parkinson’s Disease: What Mathematical Modeling and Coupled Oscillators Tell Us About the Science of Synchronization | Common Hour
12:15–1:30 p.m., Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall. Lecture with Per Sebastian Skardal, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Many natural and man-made systems rely on robust synchronization of many smaller parts, including firefly mating patterns, cardiac pacemakers, and the power grid. On the other hand, excessive synchronization can be pathological, like in the human brain where Parkinson’s disease is linked with stronger-than-normal synchronization. In this talk we’ll explore a wide range of systems that exhibit synchronization and describe how to model these systems mathematically. This gives us a tool for studying large scale-behavior in such systems, allowing us to answer questions and explain behaviors in the original systems using properties such connectivity patterns between individuals. A light lunch will be served.

Feb. 27 | The Nation’s Children: Soldiers and the Evolution of Masculinity in Israeli Cinema
4:30–6:30 p.m., Mather Hall, Rittenberg Lounge. Eran Kaplan is the Rhoda and Richard Goldman Chair in Israel Studies at SFSU. He received his B.A. (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University and his PhD in Modern Jewish History from Brandeis University. He is the author of The Jewish Radical Right: Revisionist Zionism and its Ideological Legacy, The Origins Of Israel: A Documentary History with Derek Penslar, and Beyond Post-Zionism. Read more​.

Feb. 28 | Frontiers in Historical GIS, the Geohumanities, and Narrative Visualization
Noon-1:00 p.m., Liberal Arts Action Lab, 10 Constitution Plaza, Hartford. Lecture by two leaders in the areas of historical GIS and the spatial and geohumanities: Anne Kelly Knowles (University of Maine) and LaDale Winling (Virginia Tech). Co-sponsored by UConn, Capital Community College, and Trinity College. Free and open to the public. Lunch food provided: first come, first served. Learn more​.

Feb. 28 | Trinfo Bingo
6:00–7:30 p.m. Trinfo Café, 1300 Broad Street. Join us for Bingo night! Delicious food and prizes for the winners. Free and open to the public. Co-Sponsored by Trinfo Café and the Office of S.A.I.L. Facebook event page​.

Feb. 28 | Action Lab Proposals for Fall 2020 Semester Due
Got an idea about how to strengthen Hartford? We can help research the problem and offer possible solutions. The Liberal Arts Action Lab invites Hartford community partners to submit a three-paragraph proposal on a problem or question that you’d like help answering with a team of student and faculty researchers from Capital Community College and Trinity College. After review by the Action Lab, your proposal will publicly appear online to help us match you with interested faculty fellows and students. Any neighborhood group, non-profit organization, government agency, or social entrepreneur, large or small, is encouraged to submit a proposal. Read more​.

Feb. 29 | Trinity Boxing Team Home Show
3:00–6:00 p.m., Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. Support the Trinity College Boxing Club at the annual Trinity College/Charter Oak Boxing Academy Invitational. Doors Open at 2:00 p.m. Free with a Trinity ID. Come see boxers from across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and watch Trinity's own musical performances during the intermission. 

Feb. 29 | TEDx Trinity College
3:30–6:30 p.m., Vernon Social. Tickets: $5​. The idea of Stepping out of the cave and facing the glaring sunlight was originated in early 300 BC by Plato. With the theme “Step Out,” we invite you to explore the journey from the ‘cave’ and recall the moments of your personal changes. Speakers: Associate Professor of Music Eric Galm, IDP student James Jeter, founder & CEO of Embrace Her Legacy Maria I. Melendez, award-winning queer Nigerian-Swedish artist and photographer Mikael Chukwuma Owunna, Pratt & Whitney Associate Director of Customer Experience Shakira Ramos Crespo, IDP student Tobias Aahlberg. Learn more​.

March 3 | Where Did the Pompeians Go? Searching for Refugees from the Eruption of Vesuvius, AD 79
7:00–8:00 p.m., Mather Hall, Rittenberg Lounge. Lecture with Steven Tuck, Professor of Classics, Miami University of Ohio. Read more​.

March 12 | Holy War and Genoa Re-Discovering a City of Crusaders, 1098-1192 | Common Hour 
12:15–1:15 p.m., Mather Hall, Rittenberg Lounge. Lecture with Daniel W. Morgan, PhD Candidate, European History, UNC, Chapel Hill. Lunch will be provided. Read more.

March 26 | Why Diversity? Framing diversity as an instrumental or moral good
4:30-5:30 p.m., LSC, Boyer Auditorium. With Stacey Sinclair, Professor of Psychology and  Public Affairs at Princeton University and Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. 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

Hours of Operation

Trinity Days Change in Hours
  • The Bistro is closed for Trinity Days, Thursday, Feb. 20–​Saturday, Feb. 22, and reopens Sunday at 6 p.m. 
  • The Cave is open Thursday–Sunday, 7 p.m. to 12 midnight (reduced hours).

Steve's Bagels in Vernon Social

  • 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

Center for Student Success and Career Development

  • Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Student Success 
    See the website for more information on resources and upcoming programs. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a member of the Student Success team, today! 
      Career Studio 
      • Monday–Friday, noon to 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​.

        Ferris Athletic Center and Fitness Center

        • MondayFriday: 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.
        Pool Hours
        • ​Now through ​Feb. 28: Monday–​Friday, 10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
        • March 2–May 1: Monday–​Friday​, 10:00 a.m.–​6:00 p.m.
        • Spring break: Closed
        • Senior week: TBD

        Q-Center

        • 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

        Hours:
        • Sundays, 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

        1098-T Forms Now Available
        The form 1098T for 2019 calendar year (Spring 2019/Fall 2019/Spring 2020 billed terms) is now available to students through their TC online student portal under Self Service/Student Center/Finances. 1098T forms will only be reported to IRS if eligible tuition/fees paid in the calendar year 2019 is greater than the total of grants/scholarships awarded and disbursed in 2019 year.  Students whose total grant aid/scholarships exceeds the total of eligible tuition/fees for any of these terms will not get a 1098T form. 
         
        Families can also refer to the IRS website for detailed information on Education Tax credits.
         
        Trinity College cannot provide any tax related advice, but can confirm the numbers being reported if you have questions.   The total amount in box #1 represents financial aid (also in box #5) + payments made against eligible tuition and fees for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.  Box #5 represents grants and scholarships used to pay eligible tuition and fees for Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 terms up to the maximum eligible tuition/fees.  
         
        Questions related to the 1098T form should be directed to dina.jorge@trincoll.edu​

        WGRAC Friday Discussions and Pizza
        Fridays, 12:30–2:00 p.m., WGRAC Lounge, 2nd floor Mather Hall. Information: Laura Lockwood or  Monique Daley​.
          
        Study Away Deadlines for Fall 2020 and Academic Year 2020-21
        • February 15: External Program Request
        • March 1: All program application deadlines 

        Feb. 18 | Creative Careers in the Tech World | Common Hour
        12:151:15 p.m., Hallden Hall, Dangremond Family Commons.

        Feb. 20 | Careers in Public Policy Trek
        9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Connecticut State Capitol Building, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford. Spend your Trin Days learning about careers in Public Policy! Join us for a day in the Connecticut State Capitol touring the Capitol Building, observing Committee Meetings and the General Assembly, and meeting legislators, public officials, and lobbyists with a Trinity connection. The bus will board at 9:00 a.m. sharp in the Admissions Circle and return by 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP in Handshake​

        Feb. 20 | Bants Take Action on Trin Days: Volunteering at Foodshare & Warming Up the Community 
        8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Foodshare. Have some availability on Trin Days? Help us make a difference in the Hartford community by volunteering at Foodshare and then giving back to the people of Hartford! Lunch and transportation are included. RSVP here by 2/19 to participate.

        Feb. 20 | Student Success Book Club 
        Thursdays, 7:00–8:15 p.m., Admissions, Video Conference Room 202. Open to all class years, this peer-led book club will gather every Thursday through March 12 to read and discuss New York Times bestselling memoir by Tara Westover, Educated. Students are encouraged to RSVP for this event at Student-Success@trincoll.edu​.​​

        Feb. 21 | Bants Take Action on Trin Days: Bowling, Dinner & Hockey Game
        2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Bowling @ Bowl-O-Rama, 6:00–7:00 p.m. Dinner, and/or 7:30 p.m. Trinity Hockey Game. Have some availability on Trin Days? Show us your best shot at Bowl-O-Rama and then enjoy dinner and/or the Trinity Hockey Game with peers. Whether you choose to participate in one activity or all three, it’s totally up to you! RSVP here​ by 2/19 to participate in any or all activities on Trin Days. 

        Feb. 26 | Study Away Summer Info Session | Common Hour
        12:151:15 p.m., Peter B's. Learn about summer opportunities to study away. Students who speak with global ambassadors from the Office of Study Away will receive a ticket for a free small coffee or tea and a pastry. 

        Feb. 27 | Job Search Strategies Workshop | Common Hour
        12:15–1:15 p.m., LSC, Boyer Auditorium. Juniors and Seniors job search strategies – going beyond the résumé.

        Feb. 27 | Spring 2020 Success Series: Financial Well-being
        4:15–5:15 p.m., Center for Student Success and Career Development (Admissions Building, First Floor). Open to all class years: learn how to budget your money and how the Office of Financial Aid can support you! RSVP​.

        Feb. 28 | Passport Fair
        10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m., LITC 147. Need a new passport? Apply for one at the Passport Fair! Learn more​.​

        Feb. 28 | Mindfulness Workshops
        11:00 a.m., Fridays, Counseling and Wellness Center. Interested in learning more about Mindfulness? Mindfulness workshops will be offered at the Counseling & Wellness Center. All levels of experience and curiosity are welcome and encouraged to come. For more information or to sign up contact Randolph Lee or Sarah Kopencey​​
        Section 1: February 28, March 6, March 13
        Section 2: April 3, April 10, April 17

        Feb. 28 | Careers in Human Rights and Social Justice Panel
        5:30–7:00 p.m., Washington Room. In collaboration with AASA and OMA  Join us for dinner and a panel presentation and discussion of careers in Human Rights and Social Justice.

        March 5 | Bantams & Beyond: Senior Networking Night
        6:00–7:30 p.m., Washington Room. Seniors! Prepare for life after graduation by hearing first hand experiences from recent graduates and networking with Trinity College Alumni. The event begins with our "What I Wish I Knew Panel" with recent graduates, followed by networking reception with Trinity College Alumni from multiple industries.

        March 29 | Sunday Career Studio: It’s not too late to find an internship
        5:00–7:00 p.m., First Floor Common Space, Admissions Building. Still searching for an internship? Drop by this one-stop-shop to work on your documents and review search strategies. Our trained staff will assist you in making progress toward your career goals. Food will be provided!