Adjusting to College

Your child is probably full of excitement about making the transition to college life. At Trinity, we treat your first year student like a responsible adult, yet we'll still ease him or her into what is probably their first experience being on their own.

"You don't want your kids to feel like they're totally on their own when they leave home for college. When a student comes to Trinity, the university understands a sacred trust is being transferred to them. Students are well taken care of, but still given the opportunity to be responsible, and to grow and stretch their wings.

"First Year Move-In Day is a great example of all the help and support students and their parents can expect at Trinity. Everyone is so friendly, and the entire campus pitches in to get the freshmen settled."
Bill Hemberger, St. Louis, MO
Father of Julie "08 and Laura '04 (BA) and '05 (MAT)

Trinity's week-long New Student Orientation, which takes place just before the fall semester begins, will ensure that your child is familiarized with campus, introduced to his or her classmates and professors, and acquainted with the myriad of academic and personal enrichment opportunities available. So, before new Trinity students even attend one class, they've had the opportunity to make new friends, get settled into their residence hall room, and learn what is expected of them as a Trinity student.

Living on Campus:
All Trinity students live on campus for their first three years, so your child is assured a stimulating, yet safe environment that encourages both independence and responsibility. And because freshmen are housed together, and both roommates and suitemates are hand matched by our experienced residence life staff, chances are your child will get along famously. For additional information, visit Residential Life.

Supportive College Community:
Talented students from all backgrounds find Trinity's academic and extracurricular opportunities embracing, but as a parent, you also want to be sure that your son or daughter will fit in, make friends, and be happy. Our small, residential campus has an intimate, supportive environment that will facilitate your child's adjustment to college, yet our San Antonio setting provides all the urban benefits a university student could want.

"Ellen felt comfortable on campus right away. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and she's had wonderful opportunities to become involved. These are the things that make up the culture of Trinity. We couldn't have written a better college scenario!"
Jim Smith and Mary Dooley Smith, Riverside, CA
Parents of Ellen Dooley '08