We are OneTrinity Family.
Just like your Tiger, we hope you will be part of the Trinity University family for life.
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FAMILIES
Don’t miss out on…
Tiger Takeoff 2023
New families: come to campus with your Tiger and join us for orientation sessions specifically designed for you!
There will be four sessions between mid-June and early July, 2023.
This series of summer events is for incoming students and families to get to know current families and alumni in your area.
If you are a current family interested in volunteering, contact Aliza Holzman-Cantu firstname.lastname@example.org.
Move-In Weekend 2023
Move-In will take place the weekend of August 18, with the exact date and time depending on the year and residence hall of your student.
New families: there will be special events just for you that weekend!
Fall Family Weekend 2023
Save the date for Fall Family Weekend 2023: October 6–8, 2023. More information to come!
Be sure to also check out:
- Trinity University’s Academic Calendar
- Trinity University's Events Calendar
And while you’re in town…
Check out these other campus happenings that you and your Tiger can enjoy!
How do I get involved?
Parent and Family Programs
Integral to the Trinity community, parents and families are encouraged to get involved in campus life.
Stay connected with Trinity, your student, and other parents and families through online resources.
Several events take place on campus specifically for Trinity families. Keep an eye out for invitations!
Partners along the Path
Trinity University Parent and Family Programs promote and cultivate student learning, development, and success—and we are here for you and your Tiger every step of the way.
Parent Questions, Parent Programs, and Parent Philanthropy
Aliza Holzman-Cantu '92, M'94
Parent Ambassador and Volunteer Opportunities
Nicole Fratto Garcia '13
Student Affairs and Academic and Personal Concerns
Home Away from Home
Trinity University is your Tiger's home to live in, learn from, and explore. Whether bonding with roommates and suitemates, sharing a meal in a campus dining hall, or discovering the city of San Antonio, students make their time on campus a "home away from home."
Residential Life is proud to be a part of making Trinity a home away from home. Our three-year residency requirement cultivates deep bonds across Trinity's living and learning communities.
Trinity University Dining Services offers a wide variety of options for students dining on-campus. including popular national brands and an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience at Mabee Dining Hall.
Advice From Tiger Parents and Families
Cindy of Sacramento, California, recommends keeping a balance of about $100 on your student’s Tiger Bucks account. She says her student used debit cards and Venmo to share off-campus expenses. And in the event of an emergency, Cindy suggests trusting your student with a credit card.
Jean of Georgetown, Texas, says to purchase in advance a small, free-standing wire shelving rack for the bathroom. It is the perfect place near the sink for toothpaste, combs, soap, etc. that might not fit on the countertop when multiplied by four student occupants.
Although move-in day is a breeze because of the help of Team Trinity, moving out at the end of the year requires assistance, says mom Loretta of Houston. She recommends purchasing a dolly that converts from a two-wheel vertical truck to a four-wheel platform cart.
Our advice? San Antonio is a big city. Even if your student forgets to pack something, there’s always a store nearby that probably carries the item they need (Target is only 3.8 miles away, and Bed Bath & Beyond is only 4 miles away).
Care Packages and Mail
Need to send your Tiger a package? Students receive mail at the Tigers’ Den and packages from the Mail Services Center, located near Prassel Garage. Students’ campus mailboxes usually remain the same until they elect to move off-campus.
Visit the Mail Center website for information on how to address mail and packages, and find helpful hints for families sending mail.
How do I react when those calls come?
Leslie Wan P'10, parent of a Class of 2010 Tiger, writes:
"No matter how prepared for college or resourceful you feel your student is, you are going to get calls. These will cause you stress if you don’t understand in advance that these calls, too, shall pass."
Read Leslie's advice on calls home from your Tiger.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND BELONGING
Welcome, Encourage, Support
At Trinity, there are many services, support systems, and peer networks that your Tiger can access to help guide them in discovering their own paths.
Trinity University Health Services provides high-quality, accessible nursing and medical care
Trinity University Counseling Services offers free, confidential individual counseling and support groups.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Intentional inclusion is one of Trinity University’s core values. We are committed to creating an environment that allows all Tigers and their families to proudly call Trinity home.
Keeping our community and campus safe is a top priority for Trinity University. Learn more about a few of our safety resources:
Student Organizations and Involvement
Trinity’s campus is a bustling hub of student life, with countless ways for students to get involved and find their people on campus, in San Antonio, and even across the globe!
Student Financial Services
Billing and Payments
Find out more about the billing and payment process at Trinity University.
Tuition and Fees
Learn all about tuition and the other fees associated with attending Trinity.
Cost of Attendance
Consult the potential sum of the various expenses associated with enrollment at Trinity in a given year.
Applying for Financial Aid
Talk with your Tiger about completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile to be considered for all available resources.
Academic Advising and Registration
Learn about the personalized academic guidance that all Trinity students receive from professional advisers.
Check out the resources the Student Success Center offers to holistically uplift and empower students.
Discover Trinity’s Pathways curriculum, which provides a customizable and robust Liberal Arts education.
Student Records and Privacy
Read about Trinity University's compliance with FERPA policy regarding students' privacy rights.