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Late Night Luau



To kick-off finals week, Dining Services and Residential Life hosted the 6th annual Midnight Breakfast Luau
at Mabee Dining Hall.  Students enjoyed a hearty breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice and coffee.    


Dean of Students


Dear Parents,

The Student Affairs staff again held a book club program, reading Guyland, and discussing it over breakfast this week. The book is illuminating. Our conversation was as well. Last year's selection was Generation on a Tightrope.

In both, we discovered that we have few answers among many questions. We suspect you feel the same way.

Here is a sample of what we wondered: How do we reconcile what we know of our students compared to how they actually behave? How do we teach integrity, morals, and values in a high-tech world where instant feedback and rewards/hardship rule the day? How do we teach men to act with respect toward women, and women to demand it? How do we balance achievement, success, pressure, encouragement, admonition, and more in how we raise and keep raising our children? How do we reconcile the images on Facebook against the treasured family photos from just a few years ago? Have we done enough or will we ever?

Summer allows most of the faculty and staff, students, and parents, to take stock. We can look back and look ahead. It seems like it used to be easier, though maybe that is romanticizing the past.

It has always been complicated: being young. That hasn't changed, but some of the issues have. And they give us all a lot to consider. Ultimately, in our discussion, we decided we can probably have the most impact one student and one discussion at a time. Maybe you can too. We are, after all, in this together. Have a fantastic summer.


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


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

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Outreach Committee - Parents Leadership Council


Cliff and Tammy Caldwell (parents of Tyler ’17 and Jeremy a high school junior), are the chairs of the newly formed Outreach Committee, the Trinity Welcome Wagon of sorts. “We are very excited for this opportunity to help Trinity with their outreach efforts to parents of prospective, new, and current students. By offering a parent-to-parent viewpoint we can help parents feel connected to the Trinity family, no matter where they live. Being able to interact with other parents continues to reinforce our view that the personal attention Trinity offers is not only unique, but an essential ingredient in our son’s success. We encourage you to join us in this effort ”


Being a part of the Outreach Committee will not require a great deal of your time.  There are opportunities to help welcome new families by writing notes/e-mails, calling, or hosting small get-togethers in your area.  We are looking for parents from all geographic areas to participate.  The willingness and passion to share your unique Trinity perspective is all that is required!


Please click here for more information or to sign up to help.  You can also reach Cliff and Tammy at uscaldwell@yahoo.com.



Health Services


Student Health 101 - May Edition



Happy May!  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:
- Stay Focused Anywhere: How to overcome study distractions
- What's Next?: Conquering your fear of the future
- You Snooze, You Win: How sleep helps you retain memory
- Impress Your Interviewer: Tips for tackling tough questions
- The Body as a Canvas: Choosing if body art is right for you
- Resolve It: Simple ways to work through conflict
- UCookbook: Baked, not fried
- FitnessU; Playful workouts
- And much more…


ATTENTION: Health Insurance Waiver due online by July 1
If waiver is not completed by July 1, the premium for student health insurance will be included in the fall semester bill. Click here for directions.

If you are billed and do not want the student health insurance plan you may still submit the waiver to provide proof of other insurance and have that charge removed from your bill. Students who have not waived by Sept. 4 will be enrolled in the student health insurance plan and the premium will not be refundable.


Career Services   

The Office of Career Services is Open All Summer

Career advisors in the Office of Career Services are available for appointments during the summer months. Reasons students may visit may include job and internship search strategies, graduate school advising, career exploration and choosing a major, cover letter and resume reviews, and LinkedIn profile reviews. Students may schedule appointments by contacting the office at 210-999-8321 or careerservices@trinity.edu. Students may also view current internship and job opportunities on TigerJobs.


Residential Life

Residence Hall Closing Information 

Residence halls close at noon on Thursday, 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 18. 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 23 and juniors and seniors on Sunday, August 24, 2014.

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 2014 commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2014. Click here for details.

Baccalaureate Vespers for Seniors and their Families
Friday, May 16 / 5 p.m. / Margarite B. Parker Chapel
The Dr. Carey Latimore will preach at this service of thanksgiving that officially begins your graduation celebration.  Graduates may sit with friends and family.



Look for the Trinity billboard on Highway 281 south of Trinity University
congratulating our graduates!


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.




2014 - 2015 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.


Student Financial Services

General billing schedule

- Fall e-billing statements are posted to our system in early July and payment is due August 7, 2014.

- To View Statements/Pay Online and set up payment profile for E-Refunds, click here.

- Please verify your student has authorized parental access to view the e-bill by going to the website above. This is a critical step in allowing parental access to your student’s financial information.


What options can I choose when I pay my E-Bill?                       

-Purchase an auto registration (parking permit)                                   

-Purchase a Mirage Yearbook                                                             

-Parents’ subscription to the Trinitonian (newspaper)                         

-Purchase Tiger Bucks (for books, laundry, etc.)                                


If you choose to decline the Tuition Refund Plan, an elective tuition reimbursement insurance, you may opt out in writing or by e-mailing studentaccounts@trinity.edu.


Trinity offers payment plans for this fall 2014.  Enrollment will open when you receive your online E-Bill in July.  You will be receiving more information about these plans via e-mail in June.


Please visit our website for payment methods, e-refund, and deposit information.


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 2017

Art of Slip Casting, Topics in Sculpture Art
Extra Class of 2017 Shirts

Informational Announcements

Changes in Policy and Procedure

Reminder--Reading Days Policy

Improve Campus Life at Trinity in 3 Questions

Announcing the Formation of a Coalition of Respect

!Step Up (Bystander Intervention) Survey--You may win $50!

Pet Therapy in the Library: Today!

Do-NOT Cheat - May 5 and May 6 - Coates Library


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 9, 2014


May 7 - 13
- Final Exams

May 15
- Residence Halls close at
  noon  (students are to leave
  within 24  hours of their last
  final exam)

Twilight at Trinity - Senior

May 16
- Baccalaureate Vespers

May 17
- Spring Commencement

May 18

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

May 20
- Concert: SOLI Chamber

August 21
- Residence halls open for
  new students

August 23
- Residence halls open for
  returning sophomores

August 24
- Residence halls open for
  returning juniors & seniors

August 27
- Classes begin











TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent:
Fall 2014

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