The San Antonio Plunge is a five-day, pre-orientation mission event sponsored by Trinity's Chapel Fellowships. The Plunge is an awesome way to connect with other first-years, meet veteran students, and get to know a bit about San Antonio, all within the context of faith, mission and service.

Students posing in front of the Alamo

Meet new friends! Catch the tempo of Trinity! Explore ways that faith and service feed each other! Engage the wider San Antonio community!

WHEN: Sunday to Thursday before New Student Orientation (August 18-22, 2024)

WHERE: Around San Antonio

WHAT: The San Antonio Plunge is a five-day service event sponsored by Trinity's Chapel and Chapel Fellowships. After moving your belongings into your campus room, we will spend our days involved in various service opportunities around the city and our nights in fellowship, reflection, worship, and fun! Our hope is that you will become familiar with what it means to be a member of the San Antonio community for these next four years while also building community and getting your Trinity journey started off in a great way.

This program is designed to be an immersion experience, so expect that most of our time will be spent together, including being out in service during the days and sharing fellowship, small groups, prayer, and meals together in the evening. 

View a draft itinerary of the Plunge.

COST: The cost for SA Plunge is $100. Partial or full financial aid is available for those receiving an official University need-based financial aid package for the 2024-25 academic year.

INTERESTED? Space is limited! Complete the application and submit if you would like to participate.

Participants will be admitted to SA Plunge on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, and the group tends to fill up quickly, so apply early!

QUESTIONS? Contact Chaplain Serna-Wallender at (210) 999-7311 or

The Chapel Fellowships are Christian faith fellowships that meet weekly on campus for worship and fellowship, host retreats, pursue service initiatives and sponsor other special events.

Each student accepted into the Plunge will be sent a health form and liability waiver which must be completed and returned with a check to confirm his or her spot in the San Antonio Plunge.