Women at the Summit: 50 Years of Coeducation at Trinity College
In the fall of 1969, Alyson Adler became the first undergraduate woman to sign the Trinity College Matriculation book. That historic occasion signaled a sweeping evolution at Trinity and at so many other colleges that became coed in that era.
Trinity is commemorating this important moment in the life of the college with a three-semester-long set of programming, special occasions, and content for the entire Trinity College community.
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
We are employing a framework of “yesterday, today, and tomorrow” to plan thematic content and programming over the three semesters, and we will incorporate those themes into major college events such as Convocation/Matriculation, Commencement, Homecoming, and Reunion. We invite the participation of faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents, and we are working with campus partners such as WGRAC, the Watkinson Library, the Chapel, and others to integrate Women at the Summit into existing programming and to bring alumni back to campus for signature events throughout the celebration.
Share Your Stories
The Watkinson Library has launched an oral histories project and is collecting stories shared by members of the Trinity community. You are invited to share your Trinity stories, and in March we’ll launch a website to share the content.
Get in Touch
Melissa Bronzino Regan ’87, associate director of alumni relations, and Angela Paik Schaeffer, vice president for communications and marketing, are helping to coordinate the overall efforts and can be a resource for anyone with questions or ideas. Please reach out to them to share related events, programs, or courses that should be included on this website or to suggest a story, program, or event (on campus or off) or to volunteer to host, lead, or help plan these events.
Former Trinity College President Theodore D. Lockwood ’48, H ’81 died January 21, 2019, at his home in Stowe, Vermont. Lockwood, Trinity’s 15th president, presided over the college’s transition to coeducation. Read President Berger-Sweeney’s letter to the community about Lockwood’s legacy.