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Thursday, August 29
 

8:00am

New Student Orientation Check-In
Thursday August 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Mather Hall, Washington Room 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT

8:00am

Residence Learning Community Move-In
After completing New Student Orientation check-in in the Washington Room, new students will be able to move in to their assigned residence learning community (RLC) and room during the appropriate time. These time frames are highly encouraged so as to keep a consistent flow of traffic and to ensure the quickest move in experience for all. Student volunteers and moving bins will be available to assist with moving in members of the Class of 2023 to their rooms. Once a vehicle is empty of belongings, Campus Safety staff will direct vehicles to park in the designated long-term parking areas.

8:00am:
Elton: 2nd & 4th Floors
Funston: 2nd & 4th Floors
Smith: 3rd Floor
North Campus: 2nd Floor

9:00am:
Jones: 1st & 3rd Floors
Smith: 2nd Floor
Wheaton: 3rd Floor
North Campus: 2nd Floor

10:00am:
Elton: 1st & 3rd Floors
Smith: 1st Floor
Funston: 1st & 3rd Floors
North Campus: 1st Floor

11:00am:
Jackson: 2nd & 3rd Floors
Jones: 2nd Floor & Basement Floor (Rooms 00)
Wheaton: 1st & 2nd Floors
Jackson: 1st Floor & Basement Floor (Rooms 00)
North Campus: 1st Floor

Thursday August 29, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Various Residence Halls

9:00am

Resource Fair
After moving your belongings in to your residence learning community, meet current students, staff, offices , departments and others to learn more about involvement and student life on campus. Also meet with local businesses and organizations to see how "Hartford Has It" Rain location: Cave Patio & Lower Level of Mather Hall

Thursday August 29, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Gates Quad & Mather Hall 300 summit street, Hartford CT

9:00am

Student Accessibility Resource Center Open House
Students and families are invited to stop by to say hello and enjoy refreshments.

For questions, please contact Lori.Clapis@trincoll.edu or call 860-297-4025. The Student Accessibility Resource Center is located on Level A of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center.

Thursday August 29, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Student Accessibility Resource Center Level A in the Raether Library

11:30am

Welcome Buffet Luncheon
A buffet-style lunch is served for you and your family. The lunch price is $5.00/person; Trinity students are charged one meal from their meal plan (please bring your ID).

Thursday August 29, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

1:00pm

Residence Neighborhood Welcome
Students will join their community mates for an introduction to the various staff and community mentors who support their living area (Residential Learning Coordinators and TRINsition Fellows, Resident Advisors, Orientation Leaders, and P.R.I.D.E. Leaders), and do activities to get to know one another.

Long Walk Neighborhood (Elton & Jones): McCook Auditorium
South Campus Neighborhood (Jackson, Wheaton, Smith & Funston): Goodwin Theatre
Vernon Street Neighborhood (North Campus): Vernon Social

Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Various Residence Halls

1:00pm

Family & Parent Orientation
Join our panel of amazing staff and upperclassmen students who will speak on opportunities at Trinity, as well as their experiences. Have questions? Time will be available for a Question & Answer with the panelists.

Thursday August 29, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Cinestudio

2:30pm

President's Convocation Processional Lineup for the Class of 2023
Students will meet at the Long Walk to line up for the tradition of the President's Convocation. Rain Location: Koeppel Community Sports Center

Thursday August 29, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Seabury Parking Lot

3:30pm

President's Convocation
Rain Location: Koeppel Community Sports Center

Thursday August 29, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Quad

4:30pm

Orientation Kick-Off Cookout and Family Farewell
Before families depart, faculty and staff will join families and members of the Class of 2023 for a delicious cookout as we celebrate a great move in day and start to their journey at Trinity! Rain Location: Mather Dining Hall

Thursday August 29, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Gates Quad & Mather Hall 300 summit street, Hartford CT

5:00pm

Transfer Student Group Meeting
Come meet with Riley, your Transfer Orientation Mentor/Orientation mentor outside of the Chapel!  

Thursday August 29, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chapel

6:15pm

7:30pm

A Night of Wellness
Wellness Activities hosted by Bantams in Balance

Thursday August 29, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Mather Hall

7:30pm

Late Night at Mather: Kave Karaoke and Late Night Sweets Bar
Vocal chords…check! Enthusiasm…check! Showmanship…check! Win an Amazon gift-card at this good old-fashioned musical night of FUN!. Loosen up, make new friends, and “chill” to win best singer, best “worst” singer, most charismatic, most glam, best duet, or best energy. There’s a winning category just for y-o-u! Enjoy a sweets bar where you can choose your own tasty treats as you watch your fellow Bantams sing their hearts out!

Thursday August 29, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Mather Hall
 
Friday, August 30
 

TBA

7:00am

7:30am

Breakfast
Stop by Mather Dining Hall for your first breakfast on campus! Food is served buffet style and is all you care to eat.

Friday August 30, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

8:00am

Extended New Student Check-In
If you have not checked-in by August 29, be sure to stop by the front desk in Mather Hall to collect your welcome packet. You will be given further instructions on next steps to complete your check-in process. 

Friday August 30, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mather Hall, Terrace Rooms AB&C

8:30am

Health Center Check-In Available
If you missed the New Student Check-in, please report to the Health Center before doing anything else today.

Friday August 30, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Wheaton Hall, Health Center Office

9:00am

Student Accessibility Resource Center
Available for one on one academic accommodation implementation meetings. Please visit: https://libcal.trincoll.edu/appointments/sarc to set up an appointment. For questions, please contact Lori.Clapis@trincoll.edu or call 860-297-4025.

The Student Accessibility Resource Center is located on Level A of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center.

Friday August 30, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Student Accessibility Resource Center Level A in the Raether Library

10:00am

Seminar & Gateway Program Meetings: Brownell, Cannon, Elms, Roosevelt & Washington Nests and IDP Students
You and your classmates will meet with your faculty members and mentors. You will make an appointment to meet individually at some point during the day with your adviser following this session. Check back for specific seminar information.

Brownell - FYSM 105: Raether Library, Alden Trust Computing Lab B02
Brownell - FYSM 104: Seabury, Lazay Computer Center S205
Brownell - FYSM 101: Raether Library, Seminar Room 103
Brownell - ISP - Clement Lecture Room 210

Cannon - FYSM 131: Hallden Seminar Room 121
Cannon - FYSM 116: McCook Seminar Room 305
Cannon - FYSM 106: McCook Seminar Room & Lounge 313

Elms - FYSM 166: MECC Lecture Room 260
Elms - FYSM 155: LSC Lecture Room 132
Elms - FYSM 150: Hallden Seminar Room 123
Elms - FYSM 132: Austin Arts Center Lecture Room 112
Elms - FYSM 118: LSC Seminar Room 131

Roosevelt - FYSM 109: McCook Seminar Room 205
Roosevelt - FYSM 153: Clement Lecture Room 308
Roosevelt - FYSM 152: LSC Seminar Room137
Roosevelt - FYSM 124: McCook Seminar Room 309

Washington - FYSM 224: Hallden Hall North, Seminar 105
Washington - GHHG: 115 Vernon Street. Seminar Room 103
Washington - FYSM 215: MECC Lecture Room 232
Washington - FYSM 212: Austin Arts Center Seminar Room 231

Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Various Locations (See description)

10:00am

Matriculation Ceremony: Book, Lemon, Lockwood, Minty & Olmsted Nests
Matriculation is the oldest continuously observed tradition at Trinity College. First-year students formally join Trinity as students by taking the Oath of Matriculation and signing the Matriculation register. First-year students must also sign the Student Integrity Contract prior to signing the official Matriculation register and commit to a code of honor that fosters moral growth and upholds academic and personal integrity.

Orientation Groups #s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29

Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Chapel

10:00am

Transfer: Breakfast with Mentors
Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
TBD

11:15am

Seminar & Gateway Program Meetings: Book, Lemon, Lockwood, Minty & Olmsted Nests
You and your classmates will meet with your faculty members and mentors. You will make an appointment to meet individually at some point during the day with your adviser following this session. Check back for specific seminar information.

Book - FYSM 148: Raether Library 181
Book - CTYP 101: Seabury Class of 1943 Reception Hall 215
Book - FYSM 200: Hallden 121
Book - FYSM 146: Raether Library Alden Trust Computing Lab B02
Book - HMTS: Austin Arts Center Seminar Room 231

Lemon - FYSM 127: Clement Lecture Room 308
Lemon - FYSM 126: 115 Vernon Street Seminar Room 106
Lemon - FYSM 103: Raether Library Seminar Room 103

Lockwood - FYSM 229: Raether Library Seminar Room 103
Lockwood - FYSM 163: McCook Seminar Room & Lounge 313
Lockwood - FYSM 120: McCook Seminar Room 213
Lockwood - FYSM 117: Hallden Seminar Room 105

Minty - FYSM 134: McCook Lecture Room 307
Minty - FYSM 119: LSC Psychology Seminar Lab 213
Minty - CACT 101: McCook Seminar Room 305

Olmsted - FYSM 222: Seabury Seminar Room T121
Olmsted - FYSM 193: McCook Seminar Room 205
Olmsted - IART: CCAN Digital Media Studio 106
Olmsted - FYSM 140: Seabury Bogle Student Multi-Use Room S204
Olmsted - FYSM 110: McCook Lecture Room 311

Friday August 30, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Various Locations (See description)

11:15am

Matriculation Ceremony: Brownell, Cannon, Elms, Roosevelt, & Washington Nests and IDP & Transfer Students
Matriculation is the oldest continuously observed tradition at Trinity College. First-year students formally join Trinity as students by taking the Oath of Matriculation and signing the Matriculation register. First-year students must also sign the Student Integrity Contract prior to signing the official Matriculation register and commit to a code of honor that fosters moral growth and upholds academic and personal integrity.

Orientation Group #s: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, & 36

Friday August 30, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm
Chapel

11:30am

Lunch
Stop by Mather Dining Hall for lunch. Food is served buffet style and is all you care to eat.

Friday August 30, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

12:00pm

Trinity Alumni Welcome the Class of 2023 Ice Cream Cart
Cool off with a sweet treat brought to you by alumni as they welcome the Class of 2023 to Trinity!

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mather Hall, Cave Patio (under the tent)

12:00pm

Trinity Alumni Welcome the Class of 2023 Ice Cream Cart
Cool off with a sweet treat brought to you by alumni as they welcome the Class of 2023 to Trinity!

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Vernon Social

12:00pm

Find Your Zen
Come to Vernon Social to "Find Your Zen"! Activities will include massage chairs, make your own air plants, aromatherapy station, and more! The perfect way to decompress after a fun-filled 2 days!

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Vernon Social

12:00pm

Get Creative
Stop by to "Get Creative" to enjoy many exciting activities! Enjoy the rocking tunes of a great cover band called The Mediums while you paint your heart out and make lasting memories with the photobooth!

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mather Hall, Cave Community Area

12:00pm

Flag Photo Project
What’s your flag? The goal of the flag project is to utilize individual flag symbols of who we are, where we come from, or where our roots lie, as a unifying tool to raise awareness, educate on diversity, and spread a message of inclusion. Strike a pose with a flag!

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mather Hall, Rittenberg Lounge

12:00pm

Individual Advising Meeting
Students will meet with their advisers at their scheduled times and discussed locations. Students who need to complete their language proficiency exam will be required to attend the exam listed below so do not schedule your advisor meeting at the same time as your proficiency exam. Please note that your advising meeting takes precedence over your book signing time so, if there is a conflict, please attend another book signing timeslot.

Friday August 30, 2019 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Various Locations

12:30pm

Matriculation Book Signing
New students will sign the Matriculation register and Student Integrity Contract to become official students of Trinity College. Line up outside the Chapel according to the time your Nest is scheduled.

12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Book Nest (OL Group #s: 1, 2, 3 & 4)

1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. – Brownell Nest (OL Group #s: 5, 6, 7 & 8)

1:55 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Cannon Nest (OL Group #s: 9, 10 & 11)

2:35 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. – Lockwood Nest (OL Group #s: 20, 21 & 22)

3:15 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. – Olmsted Nest (OL Group #s: 26, 27, 28 & 29)
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4:00 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. – Elms Nest (OL Group #s: 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16)

4:40 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. – Minty Nest (OL Group #s: 23, 24 & 25)

5:15 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. – Roosevelt Nest (OL Group #s: 30, 31, 32 & 33)

5:55 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. – Lemon Nest (OL Group #s: 17, 18 & 19)

6:25 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Washington Nest (OL Group #s: 34, 35 & 36)


Friday August 30, 2019 12:30pm - 7:00pm
Chapel

1:15pm

Jumu'ah Prayers
Come meet members of the Muslim community on campus at Friday Prayers today. All are welcome!

Friday August 30, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Summit Suites South, Muslim Prayer Room, Room 100

2:00pm

3:00pm

Language Proficiency/Placement Exam
All Trinity students must demonstrate second-language proficiency in order to graduate. Your exam results will indicate the appropriate level of language study for you to take the course(s) needed to complete the proficiency requirement. Students who do sufficiently well on this exam will receive notification of having completed the requirement.

You do not need to take this exam if:
·you scored 600 or above on the SAT II, scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam, or scored 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam;
·you took the online placement exam and are planning on fulfilling the requirement by enrolling in a language course;
·you are planning to fulfill your language requirement by studying a new language and are enrolling in the 101 level course; or
·your native language is not English.

Please pre-register for a time slot through the SCHED app and arrive 5 minutes before your reserved time slot. Exams are scheduled in thirty (30) minute time slots.

Friday August 30, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Raether Library, LITC B02

3:00pm

Free All-Access Cinestudio Tours
Take a tour of Cinestudio, the non-profit, volunteer-run, independent art house cinema founded by Trinity students in 1970 and located in the Clement Chemistry building. Tours start in the Cinestudio lobby (south-east corner of the Main Quad) every half hour, starting at 3:00 p.m. Last tour departs at 4:30 p.m.

Everyone--new students, upper-class students, families, and friends--is welcome, and all who completes the tour will receive a free ticket to be used at any showing! And if you’re interested in volunteering, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the coordinators and get your first look at the theater. We look forward to meeting you.

Friday August 30, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Cinestudio

3:30pm

Language Proficiency/Placement Exam
All Trinity students must demonstrate second-language proficiency in order to graduate. Your exam results will indicate the appropriate level of language study for you to take the course(s) needed to complete the proficiency requirement. Students who do sufficiently well on this exam will receive notification of having completed the requirement.

You do not need to take this exam if:
·you scored 600 or above on the SAT II, scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam, or scored 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam;
·you took the online placement exam and are planning on fulfilling the requirement by enrolling in a language course;
·you are planning to fulfill your language requirement by studying a new language and are enrolling in the 101 level course; or
·your native language is not English.

Please pre-register for a time slot through the SCHED app and arrive 5 minutes before your reserved time slot. Exams are scheduled in thirty (30) minute time slots.

Friday August 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Raether Library, LITC B02

4:00pm

Language Proficiency/Placement Exam
All Trinity students must demonstrate second-language proficiency in order to graduate. Your exam results will indicate the appropriate level of language study for you to take the course(s) needed to complete the proficiency requirement. Students who do sufficiently well on this exam will receive notification of having completed the requirement.

You do not need to take this exam if:
·you scored 600 or above on the SAT II, scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam, or scored 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam;
·you took the online placement exam and are planning on fulfilling the requirement by enrolling in a language course;
·you are planning to fulfill your language requirement by studying a new language and are enrolling in the 101 level course; or
·your native language is not English.

Please pre-register for a time slot through the SCHED app and arrive 5 minutes before your reserved time slot. Exams are scheduled in thirty (30) minute time slots.

Friday August 30, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Raether Library, LITC B02

4:30pm

Language Proficiency/Placement Exam
All Trinity students must demonstrate second-language proficiency in order to graduate. Your exam results will indicate the appropriate level of language study for you to take the course(s) needed to complete the proficiency requirement. Students who do sufficiently well on this exam will receive notification of having completed the requirement.

You do not need to take this exam if:
·you scored 600 or above on the SAT II, scored a 4 or 5 on the AP exam, or scored 5, 6, or 7 on the IB exam;
·you took the online placement exam and are planning on fulfilling the requirement by enrolling in a language course;
·you are planning to fulfill your language requirement by studying a new language and are enrolling in the 101 level course; or
·your native language is not English.

Please pre-register for a time slot through the SCHED app and arrive 5 minutes before your reserved time slot. Exams are scheduled in thirty (30) minute time slots.

Friday August 30, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Raether Library, LITC B02

4:30pm

Chapel Singers Auditions
The Chapel Singers is Trinity’s oldest student organization, founded 1825. Membership in the choir is by audition; some basic music reading skills and previous choral experience is recommended. The group performs regularly at Chapel services, the popular Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, and at major college occasions. In addition, they present concerts and occasionally travel on domestic and international tours. The group’s director is Christopher Houlihan ’09, College Organist and Director of Chapel Music.
 
To audition: come to the south cloister of the Chapel (facing the quadrangle) during one of the audition times. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance, but please read more detailed information at http://www.trincoll.edu/Arts/Pages/Auditions.aspx and contact christopher.houlihan@trincoll.edu with any questions.

Friday August 30, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Chapel, South Cloister

4:30pm

Chapel Singer Auditions
The Chapel Singers is Trinity’s oldest student organization, founded 1825. Membership in the choir is by audition; some basic music reading skills and previous choral experience is recommended. The group performs regularly at Chapel services, the popular Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, and at major college occasions. In addition, they present concerts and occasionally travel on domestic and international tours. The group’s director is Christopher Houlihan ’09, College Organist and Director of Chapel Music. 

To audition: come to the south cloister of the Chapel (facing the quadrangle) during one of the audition times. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance, but please read more detailed information at http://www.trincoll.edu/Arts/Pages/Auditions.aspx and contact christopher.houlihan@trincoll.edu with any questions.

Friday August 30, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Chapel

5:15pm

5:30pm

Dinner
Stop by Mather Dining Hall for dinner. Food is served buffet style and is all you care to eat.

Friday August 30, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

8:00pm

Orientation Group Meeting
Meet up with your Orientation group to talk about the day with your Orientation Leader. After the meeting, you will walk together as a group to the Carnival!


Friday August 30, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Various Locations (See description)

9:00pm

New Student Carnival, Bell Tower Tours & More!
Enjoy carnival foods, giveaways, novelties, mini golf, music and more at this traditional Orientation event on the Main Quad! Visit the Chapel for bell tower and more! You don't want to miss out!

Rain Location:Vernon Social

Friday August 30, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday August 31, 2019 12:00am
Main Quad
 
Saturday, August 31
 

8:00am

Orientation Group Meeting & Breakfast
Meet up with your orientation group and head over to breakfast together before starting off the 3rd day of orientation!

Saturday August 31, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Various Locations

8:00am

9:15am

The Trinity I want to see: Building Community and Value Sharing
Students break-up into groups to find out what visions they have for the future Trinity Community.

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:15am - 12:00pm
Mather Hall, Washington Room 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT

12:00pm

Boxed Lunch
Grab lunch with your orientation group while you debrief from the morning's workshop!

Saturday August 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mather Hall, Cave Patio (under the tent)

1:15pm

Biology of Success: Brownell, Cannon, Elms, Roosevelt & Washington Nests and IDP Students
This session, presented by Martha Burke O’Brien, Director of the Trinity College Health Center, will provide you with helpful information about safe alcohol consumption on a college campus, as well as how other drugs have an impact on your personal and academic success.

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater

1:15pm

Speak About It: Book, Lemon, Lockwood, Minty & Olmsted Nests and Transfer/Exchange Students
Come to the Washington Room for a funny and engaging performance about sex, consent, and hooking up!

Saturday August 31, 2019 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Mather Hall, Washington Room 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT

3:15pm

Biology of Success: Book, Lemon, Lockwood, Minty & Olmsted Nests and Transfer/Exchange Students
This session, presented by Martha Burke O’Brien, Director of the Trinity College Health Center, will provide you with helpful information about safe alcohol consumption on a college campus, as well as how other drugs have an impact on your personal and academic success.


Saturday August 31, 2019 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater

3:15pm

Speak About It: Brownell, Cannon, Elms, Roosevelt & Washington Nests and IDP Students
Come to the Washington Room for a funny and engaging performance about sex, consent, and hooking up!

Saturday August 31, 2019 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Mather Hall, Washington Room 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT

5:30pm

Dinner
Stop by Mather Dining Hall for dinner. Food is served buffet style and is all you care to eat.

Saturday August 31, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

8:00pm

8:00pm

Orientation Group Meeting
Meet up with your Orientation group to talk about the day with your Orientation Leader. You will walk together as a group to all of the evening events.


Saturday August 31, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Various Locations

9:00pm

No Talent Talent Show
Do you have a unique talent or a skill that only you can do?! Show it off for your fellow Bantams at the No Talent Talent Show! Prizes will be available for the top contestants!

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Vernon Social

9:00pm

Laser Tag at the Library
Experience the library in a way you have never before! For one night, the lights will be turned off as students and librarians engage in the ultimate game of laser tag, using book shelves not for research, but for a shield to ensure survival to the next round.

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday September 1, 2019 12:00am
Raether Library and Information Technology Center

9:00pm

Late Night at the Cave: Banto Bingo!
Find out for yourselves why Banto Bingo! is one of the most popular late-night events throughout the academic year. Tonight – in honor of the Class of 2023 – try your hand at garnering nifty prizes that will make you smile from ear-to-ear. Get ready to shout, “BANTO!”. Delicious food provided for those in attendance and earn points for Nest Wars for winning!

Saturday August 31, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday September 1, 2019 1:00am
Mather Hall, Cave Community Area
 
Sunday, September 1
 

11:00am

Service of Holy Communion 
The beautiful, historic Trinity College Chapel welcomes students to Sunday worship whenever the college is in session. Come sit, listen, pray, and connect for a moment with yourself, with community, and with the Spirit. Hear music by The Chapel Singers, Trinity’s oldest student organization, and experience a service of Holy Communion in extraordinary sacred space.

The Trinity College Chapel is open to all people and serves a vibrant and diverse campus community. A consecrated Episcopal chapel, this sacred space reflects the Anglican tradition of the college’s founders. Our Sunday service, or liturgy, as well as the hymnal and The Book of Common Prayer found the pews, reflect this Christian heritage. At the same time, the Trinity College Chapel serves needs and supports the purposes of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends throughout the Trinity community. For all its seeming particularity, Anglicanism is broad in its embrace of all persons, in its affirmation of the dignity of every human being, and in its celebration of the life of the mind. We hope you find a spiritual home here and among the Chapel community across campus wherever persons seek to serve one another in love and work together toward the common good.

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chapel

11:00am

Bagel and Lox Brunch and Challah Baking 101
Are you already craving a great bagel? Come and enjoy one at our first bagel brunch of the year and learn about the Hillel community on campus. You are welcome to join in for challah baking, and an introduction to Challah for Hunger, Hillel’s ongoing community service project. Take a delicious loaf home with you! All are welcome.

Sunday September 1, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
74 Vernon Street, Zachs Hillel House

11:30am

11:30am

Orientation Group Meeting & Brunch
Get together with your orientation group for brunch. Food is served buffet style and is all you care to eat.


Sunday September 1, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

1:00pm

Roman Catholic Mass
The Roman Catholic campus ministry welcomes first-year students to Mass in the Chapel of Perfect Friendship within the Trinity College Chapel.

Sunday September 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chapel

2:15pm

Class Photo for Class of 2023
Join your classmates for a commemorative Class of 2023 class photo! Photo will be taken promptly at 2:15pm.

Sunday September 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ferris Athletic Center, Ray Oosting Gymnasium

3:00pm

Ask A Bantam Student Panel
Here's your chance to find out what it's like to be a super involved Bantam! Come to this panel discussion to learn more about being a student athlete, member of Greek Life or a part of an SGA recognized organization such as the Caribbean Student Association, Student Government Association, Acapella, or the Men of Color Alliance. Be sure to come with your questions! 

Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mather Hall, Terrace Rooms AB&C

3:00pm

Chapel Singers Auditions
The Chapel Singers is Trinity’s oldest student organization, founded 1825. Membership in the choir is by audition; some basic music reading skills and previous choral experience is recommended. The group performs regularly at Chapel services, the popular Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, and at major college occasions. In addition, they present concerts and occasionally travel on domestic and international tours. The group’s director is Christopher Houlihan ’09, College Organist and Director of Chapel Music.

To audition: come to the south cloister of the Chapel (facing the quadrangle) during one of the audition times. Nothing needs to be prepared in advance, but please read more detailed information at http://www.trincoll.edu/Arts/Pages/Auditions.aspx and contact christopher.houlihan@trincoll.edu with any questions.

Sunday September 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

Orientation Group Meeting
Meet up with your Orientation group to talk about the day with your Orientation Leader. After the meeting, you will walk together as a group to the Block Party!


Sunday September 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Various Locations

5:30pm

Block Party
Sample a variety of food and music while mingling with other Trinity students. Participate in the various activities that the houses have planned to welcome everyone back to campus. Make new friends in a welcoming environment, celebrating both our diversity and unity as members of the Trinity community. Please note: this is the only dinner option on campus.

Sunday September 1, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Vernon St, Lower end

8:00pm

Freshmen Welcome Concert and Open Mic
The event will open with a student band showcase consisting of bands that formed as a direct result of The Mill. After that, any freshman who is interested in performing any musical act wil be given the opportunity to sign up to perform in an open mic. Instruments owned by the house will be provided to freshmen who require them. This event is meant to introduce the Mill and its members to freshmen and give them the opportunity to perform for the first time (hopefully of many) on the Mill stage.

Sunday September 1, 2019 8:00pm - Monday September 2, 2019 12:00am
The Mill 79 Vernon St

9:00pm

Late Night at Vernon: Trivia
Get a sneak peek at some of the late night programming you can expect at Vernon Social every weekend throughout the semester starting off with a typical Trivia session!

Sunday September 1, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Vernon Social

10:00pm

Glow Indoor Roller Skating
Come by the Washington Room for a roll around the portable rink while enjoying the glow lights and funky music! Socks will be required to skate.

Sunday September 1, 2019 10:00pm - Monday September 2, 2019 1:00am
Mather Hall, Washington Room 300 Summit Street, Hartford CT
 
Monday, September 2
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Stop in for some breakfast before starting the day!

Monday September 2, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

9:00am

Academic Success
Your Residential Learning Coordinators and TRINsition Fellows, Nest Dean, and Faculty Advising Fellow come together to present on how to be academically successful at Trinity. In this session, you will learn general information about academic expectations, requirements, and resources, as well as tips and tricks for balancing your personal and academic lives. There will be a Question and Answer session after the presentation, for those of you who have more specific questions regarding academic life at Trinity.

Elms and Olmsted Nests: Washington Room

Book and Brownell Nests: Terrace Rooms

Minty and Roosevelt Nests: LSC Boyer Auditorium

Lemon and Washington Nests: McCook Auditorium

Lockwood and Cannon Nests: Rittenburg Lounge

Monday September 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Various Locations (See description)

10:15am

Center for Student Success and Career Development Open House
Serving up success! Stop by the Center for Student Success and Career Development (located on the first floor of the Admissions Building) between 10:15-11:45 a.m. to be served a quick breakfast by our Student Success and Career Development team, and learn how we will support and empower you through your Trinity journey and help you thrive! While you’re here, schedule a future one-on-one appointment with a coach and be entered to win a raffle valued at $100! Bring your roommate, teammate, or friend with you to enjoy a “local eats” breakfast, music, polaroid photo station with the Bantam, and raffle! The first 20 students to arrive will receive a $5 gift certificate to Peter B’s! #SuccessStartsHere 

Monday September 2, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Admissions and Career Development Center

11:00am

Student Accessibility Resource Center
Available for one on one academic accommodation implementation meetings. Please visit: https://libcal.trincoll.edu/appointments/sarc to set up an appointment. For questions, please contact Lori.Clapis@trincoll.edu or call 860-297-4025.

The Student Accessibility Resource Center is located on Level A of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center.

Monday September 2, 2019 11:00am - 6:30pm
Student Accessibility Resource Center Level A in the Raether Library

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday September 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

1:00pm

Campus Tours with Orientation Leaders
Monday September 2, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Various Locations

1:00pm

Shuttle to Blue Back Square and West Farms Mall
Please see attachment for shuttle schedule. 


Monday September 2, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Not Anymore Video Screening (Make up)
For any student who has not yet watched the Not Anymore video, you will be required to attend this session to complete that requirement.

Monday September 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mather Hall, Rittenberg Lounge

4:00pm

Big Sister/Little Sister Meet & Greet
The Big Sister/Little Sister program matches incoming first-year female students with upper-year female students to help ease the transition to Trinity College. If you signed up for this program, please come meet your Big Sister! This program is sponsored by the Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC). Please contact laura.lockwood@trincoll.edu for more information.

Monday September 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mather Hall, Terrace Rooms AB&C

5:30pm

Labor Day Dinner
Stop by Mather Dining Hall for dinner with your Orientation Group.

Monday September 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mather Hall, Mather Dining Hall

7:30pm

Annual Class Candle Lighting
This candle lighting ceremony for the Class of 2023, surrounded by upperclassmen, faculty & staff, will welcome in the first-year class and show a visible display of support for our newest Trinity students.

Monday September 2, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Chapel

8:30pm

Movie on the Quad: Jaws
Enjoy snacks and a movie under the stars before your first day of class tomorrow. Rain location: Washington Room

Monday September 2, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Main Quad