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Taste of Spring

The Summer and Part-Time Job Fair, held during the April 2 Nacho Hour, fed students hungry for queso and hungry for jobs. Twelve employers--including Spurs Sports & Entertainment, several museums, camps and youth groups--participated in the event and commented they felt their time recruiting students was very productive. (photo on right)

Students spent the afternoon on April 4 tasting foods from various cultures at the annual Trinity Taste of Diversity.  (photos below)





Dean of Students

Congratulations to the division of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Award recipients! Check out photos and recipient details online.

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.

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Counseling Services   

When First-year Students Come Home for the Summer

In about a month, most first-year students will return home, and some parents and students may be in for a shock. Many students will return home after living a college lifestyle quite different from the one they lived during high school. For the past nine months, many students have had more freedom than they have ever known. No curfew. No “chores.” No “bedtime.” And soon they return home to parents who may have a curfew, house rules, and expectations of a sleep schedule that bears little resemblance to the wacky rhythms of college life.

The bottom line is that the cultures of home and campus will collide this summer for some students and their parents. Conflict can be reduced if there is communication and negotiation regarding needs and expectations early on. Check out the online article “When College Kids Come Home for the Summer” for tips on ways to reduce misunderstandings and conflict.



Students take a study break and enjoy petting puppies, cop corn and free massages
during Mental Health Awareness Week.  Special thanks to Trinity Progressives, Counseling Services and TUPD.


Health Services


Student Health 101 - April Edition



You can read the April issue of the Parent Perspective online

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

The April issue includes:
- Taking the Fear Out of Financial Aid
- Get the Scoop Before Your Interview
- Stress Effects: Understanding Your Body's Reaction to Tension
- Turn Conversations into Connections
- 5 Effective Fitness Fads
- Beyond the Books: Discover All Your library Has to Offer
- When is Alcohol a Problem? How to Talk About Lower-Risk Drinking
- UCookbook: Savory Sandwiches
- FitnessU: Martial Arts-Inspired Workouts
- And much more…


Required Proof of Health Insurance

Students must submit proof of health insurance through the online waiver to avoid being billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan in the summer.  Details for submitting the waiver are available online.  Or  the online waiver forms are available at https://www.academichealthplans.com/trinity.  Select 2014-2015, the waivers are in the column titled Enrollment.


Career Services   

Career Services encourages you to prompt your student  to attend several of the programs and events offered throughout the year. Click here to view the upcoming  Career Service events that may benefit your student.


Featured Event

Making Connections with Arizona Alumni

May 21, 2014 (Wednesday), 6:30-8:30 p.m., Scottsdale, Arizona


Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships

Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders Workshop

April 15, 2014 (Tuesday), 12:30-2 p.m., UT Austin

13th Annual Bright Futures Award: 2014 National ECE Scholarship Program

Application due June 11, 2014 (Wednesday), 5 p.m., Online


Career Preparation

Job Fair 2014 Teachers & Administrators

April 12, 2014 (Saturday), 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., St. Luke Parish Hall, San Antonio, TX

2014 Hatton W. Sumners Careers in Politics Seminar

April 16, 2014 (Wednesday), 6:30-8 p.m., Trinity University

Dual Language Open House Night

April 16, 2014 (Wednesday), 6-7:30p.m., Austin, TX

Pastor? Rabbi? Priest?

April 21, 2014 (Monday), 4-5 p.m., Parker Chapel Reception Room, Trinity University

Graduate Gateway’s Summer Intensive Program in Political Communication

Application due May 2, 2014 (Friday), 5 p.m., Online

Your Career Services Team / careerservices@trinity.edu / 210-999-8321


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. In addition to information on the Residential Life Web page, students will receive an e-mail to their Trinity e-mail address outlining check-out procedures.

Students living in the FIRST-YEAR AREA and SOPHOMORE COLLEGE will have floor meetings to discuss check-out. Residents must make an appointment (by Sunday, May 4) for a check-out time with their RA/RM.

Residents living in the UPPER-CLASS AREA (Isabel, Myrtle, Susanna, Lightner, Murchison, South or McLean) will have two check-out options. This applies to juniors and seniors.
1. REGULAR CHECK-OUT: Residents schedule an appointment (also by May 4) with the Hall Manager for an
appointment to check out.
2. EXPRESS CHECK-OUT: Residents still have the responsibility to complete all steps for check-out and turn in
their room key to the Witt Center between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. By doing Express Check-out, students waive
all rights as they relate to dorm damage charges and will not be able to appeal charges. If students are
concerned about damages in the room, the Residential Life Office suggests that they DO NOT use Express

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.

Apartment Fair

Is your rising senior son or daughter looking for off campus housing? The Residential Life Office sponsored an Apartment Fair on April 4. In case your student missed the event, click here for a copy of the Apartment Fair handout with information on apartments that serve the Trinity community.

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.

Summer School Housing

Is your student planning to attend summer school at Trinity? Living on campus is not required and does not count toward the residency requirement, but if your student wishes to live on campus, applications for summer housing will be available at the Witt Center desk beginning Monday, April 14. Applications should be completed and returned to the Witt Center as soon as possible as space is limited.


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.)

Informational Announcements

Class Newsletters April 2014
Fall/Summer 2014 Preregistration Checklist - Important!
San Antonio B-Cycle at Trinity
Fwd: SGA Meeting 3/25/14
Trinity University Tour Guide Applications and Information Sessions
Severe Weather

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Student Conduct Board and Conduct Review Board Application
Senior Roast Voting
Heartbleed Bug Security Threat

Fwd: Campus-wide T360 e-mail

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.


April 11, 2014


April 11
- Baseball

April 11 - 13
- Theatre: The Skin of Our

April 12
- Trinity 360
- Men's & Women's Tennis
- Softball

April 13
- Concert: Jazz Ensemble
- Softball

April 14 - 29
- Fall Pre-registration

April 15
- Concert: Trinity Symphony

April 18
- Good Friday Holiday; No
   classes, University offices
   are closed
- Softball

April 19
- Softball
- Men's & Women's Tennis

April 23 - 26
- Theatre: The Skin of Our

April 24
- Alternative Spring Break
  Open House

April 26
- Concert: Choral Union

May 5 - 6
- Reading Days

May 6
- Residential Life Late Night
   Breakfast at 11:55 p.m.

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











TrinitE Parent Updates

Next TrinitE Parent:
May 9 (Last one for the semester.)

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