Campus Advisories

Windows 7 End of Support 1/14/2020: Upgrade to Windows 10

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs with Windows 7. If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your computer will become more vulnerable to security risks.

Please contact the IS Desk if you have a college computer still running Windows 7 and provide the blue Trinity College asset tag number located on the computer so we may arrange a time to upgrade it to Windows 10.

Parking and Walkway Advisories

December 22 at 5:00 p.m.
The parking lot along the north side of Crescent Street will be closed through the end of the day on December 23.
December 23
Vehicle access on Ferris Lane will be closed all day due to construction related to the electrical switchgear project. Access to parking is as follows:
  • The west Ferris lot will be accessible from Broad Street. 
  • The east Ferris lot will be accessible via New Britain Avenue (through Buildings and Grounds driveway and passing through LSC parking area).
LSC parking areas will be accessible from New Britain Avenue only (through Buildings and Grounds driveway).

Life Sciences Center Lot
The north lot at the Jacobs Life Sciences Center building will be closed to accommodate construction related to a steam pipe repair.

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

Last Day of Classes/Last Day to Change Pass/Low Pass/Fail Grade Designation

Monday, December 9, is the last day of fall term classes. It also marks the final day for students to change a course from Pass/Low Pass/Fail back to a letter grade. This can only be done by completing this form​ and submitting to the Registrar’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on December 9, 2019.​

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

Human Resources

​​More information on upcoming HR events​.

Employee Discount on TheaterWorks Tickets

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

Discounted Admission and Membership Rates for Trinity Employees at CT Science Center More Information​ 

Health and Wellness

Learn more about health and wellness workshops, programs, and benefits for staff and faculty. Register​ for new programs​​.

Position Openings

Check for new position openings​ at the College​.

Discount Tickets

Online discount ticket sales for The Bushnell and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra​​

Student Campus Jobs

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​. 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

Fitness Classes and Recreation Activities are Open to Students, Faculty, and Staff
More information

Campus Events Calendar

Visit​/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

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​.

Trinity College 2019–20 Winter Home 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 Dec. 13 | Alwin Nikolais Photo Exhibition
Daily, Mather Art Space, Mather Hall. Images by Tom Caravaglia of the work of lwin Nikolais, noted dance photographer. Free and open to the public.​

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.

Dec. 10 | Book Talk and Signing by Dan Boyne
12:00 p.m., The Raether Center, Room 206. Join us for a book talk and signing of The Seven Seat: A True Story of Rowing, Revenge, and Redemption by Dan Boyne. Harvard University coach and acclaimed rowing author Dan Boyne tells a humorous story of his first year of freshman crew, including a sub plot of personal redemption against an insufferable football player who has bullied him throughout high school. Learn more​.

Dec. 10 | Faculty/Staff Survey Results Presentation | Common Hour
12:15 p.m., Washington Room. Employee satisfaction is a critical factor in the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff. We are grateful that 66 percent of you participated in our online employee engagement survey last spring. We would like to invite you to join us for a presentation of the survey results. Read the full message from Anita Davis and Dan Hitchell​.

Dec. 10 | Common Hour Concert: Experimental Improvisation Ensemble
12:15–1:15 p.m., Austin Arts Center, Music Hall 102

Dec. 10 | Long Night Against Procrastination 
8:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., Raether Library. Need to study for finals or finish a project? Sign up for the Long Night Against Procrastination for four hours of access to a quiet study space and people to help with research papers, digital projects, finals, etc. There will be scheduled study breaks for yoga, pizza, cute animal videos, and bubble wrap popping... all of which will help you to destress. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided throughout the night. RSVP online (required)​.

Dec. 11 | 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! ​​

Dec. 11 | Trinity’s Writing Center International Write-In
2:00-9:00 p.m., 115 Vernon St. A write-in is an event that brings writers together, offers a space to write and enjoy snacks, and supports the writing process. Come work on your writing in a comfortable and productive writing space. Free hot chocolate and snacks.

Dec. 11 | Trinity/La MaMa Showcase
4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons. See what the Trinity/La MaMa students have created during their study abroad intensive in New York City. Talk backs to follow both performances.

Dec. 11 | 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​.

Dec. 13 | Holiday Open House at the Watkinson
3:00-5:00 p.m. The Watkinson Library, Raether Center. Please join us for a holiday open house at The Watkinson Library. We will be showcasing our newest additions to the Watkinson and Enders Collections as well as some exciting finds from the College Archives. Light refreshments will be served. 
Discounted Hartford Athletic Tickets for Trinity Students, Faculty, and Staff
All games are $10.00. More information​.



View the Dec. 2019 Dining Services newsletter​ for upcoming events and updates.​

Fall Hours of Operation

Click to see fall hours of operation.

Winter Break Holiday Hours

  • Mather Dining Hall closes on Wednesday, Dec. 18, after dinner at 5:306:30 p.m. and reopens Sunday, January 19, for dinner 5:308:00 p.m.
  • The Cave closes Monday, Dec. 16, after regular hours and reopens for spring semester Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:00 a.m.
  • The Bistro closes Tuesday, Dec. 17, after regular hours and reopens for spring semester Monday, Jan. 20, at 11:30 a.m. 

Steve's Bagels in Vernon Social

Regular Hours
  • Monday–Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., 7:00–11:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.–2:30 a.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

View the Steve's Bagel's menu​.


Career Studio—Career Development Drop-in Hours

Center for Student Success and Career Development
Monday–Friday: noon–4:00 p.m.

Peter B's
Monday: 7:00
–​9:00 p.m.

See the website​ for more information and details.

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
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5–​Friday, Dec. 13: 10:30 a.m.–​6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 16–​Wednesday, Dec. 18: 10:30 a.m.–​6:00 p.m.​
  • Thursday, Dec. 19​–​Monday, Jan. 20: CLOSED
  • Pool reopens Tuesday, Jan. 21


  • 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

Regular Hours
  • Sunday: 7:00–10:00 p.m.
  • Monday–Thursday: 3:00–10:00 p.m.
Reading/Exam Week Schedule
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11: 3:00–5:00 p.m. and 7:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12: 3:00–5:00 p.m. and 7:00–9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: 7:00–10:00 p.m.

See the website​ for details and to schedule an appointment.​



For Students

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

Dec. 11 | Stress Less Program: Massage Therapy and Self Care Tips
6:00–8:00 p.m., Raether Library and Information Technology Center, Scheuch Atrium. Chair massages and self-care kit making.

Dec. 12 | Hot Beverage Giveaway 
12:00–2:00 p.m., Peter B's. Sponsored by Greek Life.

Dec. 12 | Less Stress Drum Circle
8:00 p.m., Vernon Social. Join expert drum circle facilitator Craig Norton from Hands On Drumming for a drum circle. No experience necessary.

Dec. 14 | Bantams in Balance Study Lounge 
12:00–3:00 p.m., Vernon Social. 

Dec. 15 | Bantams in Balance Study Lounge 
3:00–​5:00 p.m., Vernon Social. 

Davis Projects for Peace Applications Due Jan 31
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​.

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​.