Over eight hundred students took a well deserved study break to attend Trinity's 10th Annual
Late Night Breakfast. This finals tradition includes free
breakfast (and some much needed caffeine) served by faculty and staff.
The event is sponsored by Residential Life and ARAMARK. Photos
courtesy of Anh-Viet Dinh.
I love the festive setting and exceptional performances of the
annual Christmas Concert.
Friday night, following that show, I checked out a singer-songwriter
performing in the re-done
Skyline Room. I enjoyed seeing the city from that venue as
students enjoyed a coffeehouse atmosphere. Walking home with my wife
and our youngest daughter we passed the illuminated stained glass
windows of the Chapel, the Miller Fountain, and the new holiday
lights in the tower windows. Oakmont was decorated for Christmas
Vespers and the open houses on Sunday. It was really one of those
times that made me appreciate this beautiful jewel of a campus.
On Sunday, tired from a full day, my wife and I greeted hundreds of
students at our home as they went house-to-house following Vespers.
Donna remarked that the students were "so cute and sweet," and was
energized by their presence, as was I. As beautiful as this campus
is, the students are what make it shine. If you have students who
performed over the weekend I hope you got to see them. In any case,
you should be really proud of them. And they are all so nice. (And
they have great manners!)
On Thursday night, again a line of students came through, this time
in Mabee Hall for our
annual Midnight Breakfast study break. They are always so
appreciative and spirited even though finals are looming. My only
regret, seeing them by the hundreds this past week, is that I don't
know each and every one of them.
You should must love the people they are becoming and know that I
appreciate the important role they play in making this an
outstanding University community. And you do too. On behalf of my
staff I wish you all the best for a safe, blessed, and relaxing
Mr. David M. Tuttle
President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
Dean of Students' Social Media
Prepare Yourselves, Parents of First-Years . . . They’re Coming Home!
Soon they’ll invade from every corner of the country, arriving in trains,
planes, and automobiles. They'll be sleep-deprived and burned out, bearing
laundry bags instead of gifts. Your “independent” son or daughter is heading
home, and along with them and their dirty laundry may come potential
challenges for them as well as for you.
While parents can dangle a curfew in front of high-schoolers, college
students are used to living without a curfew and are unlikely to accept
prohibitive rules without resistance. And they must balance their
independence with the needs and schedules of family members. Consequently,
both parents and students may need to lower expectations, negotiate and
compromise, and be prepared for mixed results.
The above paragraphs are my adaptation of the first two paragraphs of a
thought-provoking online article I found on
FamilyEducation.com. I commend it to you to help you prepare for the
arrival of your First-Year.
--Richard Reams, Ph.D., Associate Director
Break Making Connections 2013
Students can come meet and mingle
with dynamic Trinity alumni who can answer questions about student’s career
fields, internships, and graduate schools. This is a great opportunity for
students to network and make lasting connections. Learn more about
networking and the Making Connections events
Winter Making Connections Schedule:
Houston - 1/9/2013 (Wednesday), 6 - 8 p.m.
Forth Worth - 1/10/2013 (Thursday), 6 - 8 p.m.
Dallas - 1/11/2013 (Friday), 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Austin - 1/12/2013 (Friday), 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
San Diego - 1/4/2013 (Friday) 6 - 9 p.m.
National Capital Area - 1/8/2013 (Tuesday), 6:30 - 8 p.m.
St. Louis - 1/10/2013 (Thursday), 4 - 6 p.m.
Atlanta - 1/10/2013 (Thursday) 6 - 8 p.m..
Chicago - 1/12/2013 (Saturday), 1 - 3 p.m.
Office Hours: Monday -
Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Trinity University Career Services
Student Health 101 - December Edition
You can read the December issue of the Parent Perspective
You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101
issue for our students
December issue has some great articles including:
- 4 Steps to Successful Finals: Productive study strategies that
- Fight the Urge to Splurge: 7 ways to avoid monster spending
- Eat Well in Hectic Times: Easy foods that keep you fueled
- Fling or Forever?: Find what you're looking for in a
- UCookbook: A Sweet Tooth without Added Sugar
- FitnessU: Quick & Effective Exercise During Finals
- And much more…
Students can still get a
flu shot now to protect them during the spring semester. It takes
only two weeks to develop protective antibodies after getting a flu
shot. Flu shots are available in
Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary. The cost is $12.
Students may pay with Tiger Bucks, personal check or it can be
billed to their student account.
Need to change a meal plan?
Changes to the meal plan for the Spring 2013 semester may be made by
. The last day to make changes is January 24, 2013. If you need to review
the meal plans, please
If you would like to verify Meal plan and Tiger Bucks balances, or make
deposits without a transaction fee charge, please go to the Tiger Card
Office's 'ManageMyID" Web site at
If you have never registered to view your student's account from this online
system, then follow the link on that page to 'register' and then once you
confirm that registration, you'll be able to logon and view balances. You
will also be able to view transaction history and together with your
student, can logon 24/7 to view this information and make Tiger Bucks
deposits at any time. For more information or help with this process, please
Tiger Card Office at 210-999-7885 or e-mail at
Residence Halls Close for the Winter Break
Halls close: Noon, Saturday, December 15, except for graduating seniors, who
may stay until noon on Sunday, December 16. E-mails were sent to all
students on campus with important information regarding the halls closing
for the winter break. The information includes a number of things that
residents must do before heading home for the break.
Residence Halls re-open at noon on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
Does your student have a bicycle on campus?
The Trinity University Police recommend that students
register their bikes by
going to the website and filling in the form.
here for Winter Break Hours of Operation.
Dining Services has enjoyed this semester and would like to wish everyone a
Let us do the cooking for you! Early meal plan sign up for commuter
Before their friends dunk them in
the fountain as tradition, order your student a birthday cake to enjoy
afterwards; surprise them with a birthday cake package from TU Dining! Order
today and have all your spring birthdays covered!
CampusDish website and place your order today.
birthday party options
‘login’ button on the top left
a free new account to check out
You will be
contacted with confirmation of your order via e-mail!
thank you, Dining Services held a Customer Appreciation celebration
featuring a banana split bar and prize wheel, allowing students to
win fun prizes!
here to see photos and videos from the event and make
sure you like us on
Facebook for more updates!
Spring Student Involvement Fair
Students who are still trying to find their niche on campus should attend
the Spring Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday, January 23 from 3:30 -
4:30 p.m. on the Esplanade. A variety of organizations and student groups
will be present to share what they do on campus and how others can get
Sophomore Leadership Initiative
Sophomore students are invited to
apply to the
Sophomore Leadership Initiative
program before January 22. The program consists of a series of workshops
that focus on individual leadership development. Workshop content includes
identity exploration, leadership styles, values exploration through art, and
more. Workshops include small and large group experiential activities, as
well as opportunities for reflection and introspection.
Please take this holiday break to speak with your son or daughter about his
or her interest in Trinity's fraternity and sorority community. Make sure if
they are going through the recruitment process that they have signed up on
the Master rush list. Also, please have a conversation about the importance
of good grades and a strong foundation in school work. Remind them that
if they do not meet the 2.3 GPA minimum requirement in 12 or more completed
hours in the fall, they will not be
allowed to take a bid in the Spring. If you have any questions, please
e-mail Briana McGlamory,
coordinator for Fraternity & Sorority Life.
This section features e-mails that were sent to all students since the last
TrinitE newsletter. These are shared with you for your information. By
policy, students are responsible for information sent to them through
e-mail, which serves as an official Trinity University communication tool --
because all students are assigned accounts. We want you to see what they
have been sent. (Click on each heading to read the full
Class of 2016
Top Ten Ways to Survive Finals
Dennis Massey Retirement 11/29/12
Phone System Maintenance - Tonight
In Focus on Saturday
Naturalization Ceremony - Tuesday, Nov. 20th
Christmas on Oakmont - Sunday, December 2
Laurie Auditorium Event - Friday, December 7
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act Statement
The difference between…
The Trinity Parent and Family newsletter
is an electronic
newsletter that is distributed to parents of new students in the summer.
The TrinitE Parent and Family electronic newsletter is sent to
subscribers about every three weeks during the academic year.
ParentTalk is an interactive listserv available to parents
and family members. Participants must subscribe to this list, which allows
parents to respond to posts submitted by others. It is a valuable list to
utilize to pose questions about local services, parental dilemmas, general
concerns, and inquiries.
December 7, 2012
December 7 - 13
- Final Exams
- Swimming & Diving
- German Christmas
- Winter Commencement
- Residence Halls close at
Residence halls close at
noon for graduating seniors
December 24-January 1
- University offices closed
- Men's & Women's
- Women's Basketball
- Men's & Women's
- All residence halls
- Spring classes begin
- Tiger Diving Invitational
- MLK Jr. Holiday; University
- Spring Student Involvement