Work hard, play hard, nap hard
This is exactly what we purchased
these chairs for. Because many college students still don't have
fully developed brains -- and also possess unusual sleep rhythms -- they
sometimes just fall asleep. We accommodate them.
Perhaps these students were simply
exhausted from mid-terms or social activities. In any case, this was before
spring break and hopefully most are well-rested for the stretch run of the
I can't judge, because I can nap
with the best of them. (I am also waiting for my brain to develop.) I usually do it in private, however.
I hope to see some of you, awake
and alert, over
Mr. David M. Tuttle
Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students
Please view the Trinity University
2014-2015 Academic Calendar and the
Long Range Planning Calendar (2014-2018). The calendars can
also be found on the
Registrar's web page.
Dean of Students' Social Media
Things you should know about Spring Family Weekend!
1.There is no formal online registration however stop
by Coates University Center to sign in, pick up a
program and grab a cup of joe before starting your day!
The Family Weekend Welcome Team is happy to provide
directions or answer questions.
2. Many faculty members have invited parents to visit
their classes on Friday March 27. Visit the
Family Weekend website to view and print a copy
of the full list of open classes.
3. This year's Spring Family Weekend is full of great
programming from award ceremonies, student
entertainment, parent volunteer opportunities, parent
leadership council meet & greet and much more. The
weekend concludes with the popular
See you soon!
Mid-term grades (grades of D
and F) have been sent to students. Not all faculty members send
mid-term grade reports: In other words, students may ultimately do poorly in
some classes from which they did not receive mid-term grade reports. I
encourage you to ask your son or daughter if they received any grade
reports. They can talk you through how to access this information online,
but will need to share their password with you. March 26 is the last day to
drop a class
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual assault is a difficult subject to think about and talk about. Yet it
is a harsh reality among both male and female students, even at Trinity.
Thus, I offer this advice: If your child ever confides that s/he has been
sexually assaulted, two things are critically important when you respond.
First, listen empathically to convey that you are willing to listen
nonjudgmentally and offer support throughout the healing process. This
includes affirming that the assault is not your child's fault and that you
are available to talk at any time. Second, it is essential that s/he have as
much control as possible in handling the events following the assault. This
pertains to everything from how much information s/he chooses to share with
you to decisions about whether to pursue any disciplinary or judicial action
about the assault. For more information about helping a son or daughter who
has been sexually assaulted, click here,
and visit Trinity’s Sexual Assault website. Survivors of
sexual assault may wish to make an appointment with a counselor at Counseling Services or take advantage of the
services offered by the San
Antonio Rape Crisis Center.
--Kristin Eisenhauer, Ph.D., Psychologist
You Pay For: The Education and the Network
As parents and professionals, we have all heard at one time or another that
it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that really matters. In truth,
both understanding content and knowing people are necessary in order to
succeed. With that in mind, Career Services and Alumni Relations are
piloting a new tool through which students can engage with Trinity
University alumni. It's called TRINITYCONNECT. 100 alumni have already
volunteered to share information pertaining to their specific industry,
critique résumés, and conduct mock interviews. Ultimately, this is just
another way that your students can benefit from working with Career
Your sons and daughters have already received a message about this tool.
However, as the semester gets closer to its end, students will be busy with
exams, sporting events, or just hanging out with friends before departing
campus for the summer. Take a moment to remind them to reach out to alumni
through this site. All they need is to paste the link below in their browser
and use their Trinity e-mail credentials to log-in. Should they have any
questions, I am happy to speak with them and help them take advantage of a
professional network that has insight and experience to share with them.
The link is:
--John Birch, Associate Director
Residence hall room reservations for the 2015-201 academic year will be the
week of March 30 - April 2. Students have received an e-mail from the Residential
Life Office with complete instructions. There will be a roommate mixer for
students looking for a roommate on Wednesday, March 25. Please note that by
the end of the room reservation process, some current students will find
that there are no more rooms available. This is typical. By the time the
halls open in August, all students who are on the wait list will be assigned
Out: Apartment Fair
Is your rising senior thinking of moving off campus? Encourage them to
attend Residential Life's annual Apartment Fair from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.,
Friday, March 20th on the Esplanade. Representatives from nearby
apartment complexes will be in one place to offer information, answer
questions, and give your student the tools to prosper off campus.
Hall Closing in May
The residence halls will close at noon on Thursday, May 14, for all
first-year, sophomore, and junior students. Graduating seniors are permitted
to remain in the residence halls until noon on Sunday, May 17.
Residence Hall Opening in August
Next fall the residence halls will open for sophomores, juniors and seniors on
Saturday, August 22.
Student Health 101 -
You can read the March issue of the Parent Perspective
You are also invited to read the accompanying Student Health 101
issue for our students
March issue includes the following articles:
Cherish Your Sleep: Take back the night
- Everyone's Issue: How we can all help prevent sexual
- Grocery Store Hacks: How to shop like a boss
- And much more…
Hours during Easter Holiday
Health Services will be closed April 3, 4 and 5 for the Easter Holiday.
Students requiring information about self care or urgent care can find this
information on the Health Services web site,
Parents of Graduating Seniors:
Congratulations! In 58 days your child will be graduating from Trinity
University, and we look forward to your participation in commencement
activities. We want to share with you the schedule of events in order to
assist your family’s planning for this special weekend of May 15 and 16,
2015. We also want to communicate what you can expect during the
commencement weekend, how best to navigate the campus, where to park, and
most important, where to meet up with your graduate following the ceremony.
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 2015
Teach for America - Final Application Deadline
Class of 2018
Win a $50 Gift Card--help us to improve Sexual Assault Awareness Programming
Community Crime Alert
Princeton Review Student Survey
Student Performance of Vagina Monologues
Grand Opening Party Reminder
REMINDER: Princeton Review Student Survey
Rape: A Social Change Approach and Forum on Sexual Assault
Computer Security Alert: Ransomware, CryptoWare, CryptoLocker
Saturday Admissions Open House
Community Crime Alert 3-2-15
Forum on Sexual
Emergency Incident on Campus Earlier Today
Emergency Incident Update
to Dr. Kearl
Regarding the Passing of Dr. Kearl
Community Crime Alert - Update - 3-4-15
New Trinity App
March Class Newsletter
C. Kearl: Celebration of Life, 5 p.m., March 24
Guide Application Email
Saturday Admissions Program
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.