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Let's Face It ...Year drawing to a close



Students enjoyed prefinals Destress Fest on Monday.
Pictured above are seniors, Rebecca Dias and Katie Whittaker.


Dean of Students



As the year winds down, I invite you to look at my annual year-in-review blog post. We can never anticipate what we will look back on and all that will happen after one academic year. Institutionally and in student life, it is a lot. This mirrors what you have likely seen in your students - whether it has been one year or the entire academic career of our seniors. The growth and maturity is tremendous. I think we can all be proud!

Have a great summer everyone. If you have a graduating senior (don't forget, commencement is also live-streamed), I hope to see you on campus next week. Thank you for being a partner with us in the Trinity family. We will miss you!


Mr. David M. Tuttle
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

Dean of Students' Social Media


Career Services

As we approach the end of the academic year here are some thoughts related to careers. If you have a first-year who still has not made career decisions, don't panic. They are gathering the information they need, give them some space and they will start to work it out. For Sophomores and Juniors, this summer will be a good time to gain more experience. If they have not gotten an internship yet remember that even if it's a part-time job they can gain valuable experience and skills. Finally, if you have a graduating senior congratulations! Hopefully, they are on their way with post-graduation plans. If they are not and need assistance Career Services will continue to offer them support as alumni.


Career Services will be open all summer. If students need to set up an appointment (even by phone or SKYPE) they can contact us at 210-999-8321 or careerservices@trinity.edu.

Student Health 101 - May Edition




You can read the May issue of the Parent Perspective online

You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101 issue for our students online.

The May issue includes:
- Creative Ways to Break a Sweat:  Making fitness part of any activity
- Don't Forget to Remember: Tips and tricks to improve your memory
- Unwrap the Facts: Learn to translate nutrition labels
- Presenting Yourself to Employers
- How to Build a Professional Image Online
- UCookbook: Getting Creative with Packaged Foods
- FitnessU: Core Strengthening
- And much more…


Residential Life

Residence Hall Closing Information

Residence halls close at noon on Wednesday, May 15. Residents are expected to leave 24 hours after their last final. Only graduating seniors will be allowed to remain until noon on Sunday, May 19. Additional information regarding hall closing can be found on the
Residential Life Web page.

Residence Hall Opening in August
Next fall the residence halls will open for Sophomore College students on Saturday, August 24 and juniors and seniors on Sunday, August 25.

Summer Storage Options

Does your student need to store belongings over the summer? Check out this list for locations near Trinity that offer short term storage.


Graduating Seniors


Trinity University will hold its spring 2013 commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2013. Click here for details.

Baccalaureate Vespers for Seniors and their Families - save the date!
Friday, May 17 / 5 p.m. / Margarite B. Parker Chapel
The Rev. Stephen Nickle will preach at this service of thanksgiving that officially begins your graduation celebration.  Graduates may sit with friends and family.

Easing Your Graduating Senior’s Transition FROM College

Just as the transition from high school to college was a mixture of excitement and anxiety for your son or daughter, so too is the transition from college to what is next . . . which may be unclear! Moreover, as Dr. Johanna Soet has observed, for most students graduation will involve “saying goodbye to a way of life, a familiar place, financial dependence on parents, and good friends and family.” In a brief article written for parents of graduating seniors while she was a member of the counseling center staff at the University of Michigan, Dr. Soet identifies several stages of the transition process for graduates. She also suggests several ways that graduates and their families might signify the transition with meaningful rituals. To read her thoughts, click here.

Dining Services


TU Dining is grateful for another fantastic year with our students. To kick-off finals week, Dining Services and ResLife hosted the 5th annual Luau Midnight Breakfast at RFoC Mabee Dining Hall. The event had a great turnout with over 500 excited students, some in their pajamas, hungry for pancakes, eggs and bacon. For more photos, like us at Trinity University Dining Facebook.

Upcoming news: Taco Taco Café comes to Trinity

For Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 residential and commuter meal plan information, visit CampusDish.




Encourage your Student to Get YMCA Discount Now for 2013-14
The D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at Tri-Point is again offering special group rates to Trinity University students for 2013-14. If you sign-up by May 24, you will receive one month free in addition to the Student Group Rate. $20 per month, for an incredible rate of $180 per year, minus one month for a total fee of $160! This is due in full upon return to campus in August. Sign up through the YMCA survey link.


Sixth Annual Dean of Students Half Marathon Challenge
Parents, join Dean Tuttle as part of the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, November 17, 2013.  Fill out this brief survey to indicate initial interest in the program so you can receive information throughout the summer. This does not commit you to the race yet. You are only signing up to express interest in the Trinity training program. If you build up a running/walking base of three to four miles, you can accomplish this milestone!    Not up for a 13 mile run,  encourage your student to participate.

2013 - 2014 Dates & Deadlines 
Once again we are offering a small poster for families to print for household bulletin boards or refrigerators. It is available on the Trinity Parent Web page. You may simply print a copy for the home and/or office to keep handy dates and contact information on hand. This was produced by Campus Publications Adviser Katherine Martin.

Parents of Sophomores
Encourage your student to register for Leadership Academy (HCOMM 1170) this fall. It is a one-credit, comprehensive course that teaches leadership essentials and helps students explore how their leadership impacts others. It includes experiential learning, small and large group discussions, reflection, and a service project. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to articulate personal values and beliefs, demonstrate conflict management skills, identify various dimensions of diversity, and understand how individual and collective actions impact the local and global communities.

Upcoming Career Services Events

The 12th Annual Bright Futures Award

3/7-6/12/13, 5 p.m., Online

The Bright Futures Award is giving Future Teachers Scholarship money for fall semester of 2013. Bright Horizons believes the profession of Early Childhood Education deserves more respect and support. It is their hope that this scholarship will be a way to encourage students of great promise to continue pursuing their dreams of teaching young children. The scholarships range from $250-$1,000 for full-time students pursuing degrees in Early Childhood Education or in a related field. Students must have completed 60 credits of their Bachelor’s degree program or have been accepted into a Master level program. Students can apply online. The deadline for students to apply is 6/12/13 by 5 p.m.



Consulting Career Connection: Essential Communication Skills

5/14/13 (Tues), 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Online

This free webinar is for students who want to learn what consultants wish they knew in their first year as a consultant. Topics to be addressed include: project work, learning, growing, and contributing, making the most of evaluations and feedback, cultural issues, including work/life balance, mentoring, and career planning, on-the-job training and more formal education, longer term prospects for advancement and development.  Students must register for this event.


Workforce Solutions Alamo Career Services Job Fair

5/15/13 (Wed), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Workforce Solutions Alamo Career Center

Workforce Solutions is having a job fair open to all students looking for a variety of employment opportunities. Employers will be ready to hire students and other Career Center services will be available for students. Students need to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume to the job fair. For a list of employers attending students can visit TigerJobs.




Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp Application

5/19/13 (Sun), 11:59 p.m., Online

The Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp is a two-day program held in New York, NY for freshman students (graduating 2016) of all majors. This program offers students an opportunity to explore the numerous career paths in the financial services industry. Students will become familiar with the firm’s business, history, and culture. The program features divisional overviews, case studies, career workshops, and networking with professionals at the firm. The camp is from June 19-20 and is held at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City. Goldman Sachs will provide all domestic travel and hotel accommodations. Students must apply by May 19 by visiting GS Undergraduate Camp.


Making Connections Arizona

5/23/13 (Thurs), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Phoenix, AZ

Students can come and meet with Trinity alumni from the Arizona area. They can take advantage of the great networking opportunity provided by the Making Connections program. Over the years Making Connections has proven to be a successful way for students to explore career opportunities in various fields and share in the common bond of Trinity University. Students can register at TigerJobs.


Making Connections Colorado

6/2/13 (Sun), 2-5 p.m., Denver, CO

Students can come and meet with Trinity alumni from the Colorado area. They can take advantage of the great networking opportunity provided by the Making Connections program. Over the years Making Connections has proven to be a successful way for students to explore career opportunities in various fields and share in the common bond of Trinity University. Sign up online to reserve your space




Hitachi Inspiration Consulting Summit

7/8-7/10 (Mon-Wed), 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Denver CO

Hitachi Consulting is the global business and IT consulting company widely recognized in delivering practical, value-based business strategies and technology solutions. The Inspiration Consulting Summit enables undergraduates to be introduced to various Hitachi Consulting career options, and practice the leadership and team working skills that are invaluable in your university career. This summit will help students understand what it means to help counsel clients through challenging business issues, and exercise their problem-solving skills. Students can get an inside look into how consultants generate solutions. To apply students can click here.


Kaplan: The Road to Business School

August 2013, Select Cities

Does your student want a chance to find the MBA program that is right for them? Kaplan’s The Road to Business School event series, happening this August in select cities will have students interacting with some of the top business schools in the country. By attending students will have the chance to engage with schools one-on-one in an open networking session. With more than 30 tops schools present in each city students will have the opportunity to hear application advice on how to get an edge on your application. If students cannot make it to the live events Kaplan is offering a Road to Business Schools Virtual Fair August 18 from 2-6 p.m. Each event space is limited so students should register now.



Career Service Summer Hours

May-August, Trinity University Career Services

Career Services will be open during the summer Monday – Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. If students would like to meet with a career advisor they must make an appointment by calling 210-999-8321 or e-mailing Career Services at careerservices@trinity.edu.


Campus Spotlight

Source: University Communications

Student Communication

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 e-mail.)

Class of 2013
Attention Graduating Seniors - Have you picked up your cap and gown?

Informational Announcements
Important Message from Student Programming Board

Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers

Retirement Celebration

Severe Weather Alert: Dangerous Lightning

Safety Alert

Humanities in the Workplace

Information Meeting Re: Iceland Course

Share the Wealth

Service Request Information

Severe Weather Alert: Dangerous Lightning

San Antonio Symphony Young People's Concert
Bike Removal from Campus
Severe Weather Alert: Dangerous Lightning/Hail

Sign-up NOW for Team Trinity Move-in, YMCA, Half Marathon Challenge


The Difference

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.


May 10, 2013


May 8 - 14
- Final Exams

May 10 - 11
- Symphony Pops Concert

May 15
- Residence Halls close at
  noon  (students are to leave
  within 24  hours of their last
  final exam)
- Senior Tower Climb and
  Casino Party

May 16
Twilight at Trinity - Senior

May 17
- Baccalaureate Vespers

May 18
- Spring Commencement

May 19

- Residence halls close at
  noon for seniors who
  graduated the day before

May 21
- Concert: SOLI Chamber

August 22
- Residence halls open for
  new students

August 24
- Residence halls open for
  returning sophomores

August 25
- Residence halls open for
  returning juniors & seniors

August 28
- Classes begin




TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent:  Fall 2013

Click on bold maroon type as these are links to more specific information.