WELCOME TO TRINITY UNIVERSITY
From everyone on campus, we are excited to welcome you to the Trinity community!
From Welcome Weekend to your first day of class, our orientation experience at Trinity is going to set you up for success both inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll get the opportunity to connect early with staff, professors, and your peers, and learn about all the campus resources on campus that are here to support you throughout your journey at Trinity.
At Trinity, you matter, and there are many people that can’t wait to go on this journey with you.
From all of us at Trinity, welcome to the family!
What to Expect
About Tiger Takeoff
Tiger Takeoff is a two-day summer orientation for all new students to get acclimated to life as a Trinity Tiger. Students will get to stay in one of the residence hall rooms, build community with their peers, and be informed about campus resources and support services.
Students may bring two guests to Tiger Takeoff. Guests/family members will be provided with their own program schedule. Guests/family members will need to find their own lodging accommodations during Tiger Takeoff.
Build community with your fellow students
Overnight stay in a residence hall room
Campus Resource Fair with 30+ departments
Engage in fun social activities
Listen and learn from a current student panel
Learn how to engage academically with professors
What to Bring
Students will be staying overnight in one of our residence halls on campus. Bed linens and towels will be provided (sheets, pillows, blankets, towels). Students should pack lightly for their stay on campus.
- Casual attire (t-shirts, shorts, jeans) - Summers in Texas are hot!
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Jacket or light sweater for indoors
- Umbrella or rain jacket - just in case
- Personal bag (backpack, purse)
- Notebook, pencil, pen
- Photo ID
- Portable charger
Travel arrangements and check-in
Once you have received your confirmation email, please make your travel arrangements to arrive at campus in time for check-in.
Day 1 check-in
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Please arrive on-time for check-in.
Day 2 departure
Students should not plan to leave campus until after 12:00 p.m.
Schedule and Registration
This guide contains all of the important information that you need to know.
Meet the Orientation Team
These awesome Orientation Team (O-Team) leaders are here to welcome you to the Trinity community and to show you all resources available to students including, but not limited to: getting involved on campus, getting internships or on-campus employment, how to start a new student organization, and the best places to study on campus.
Andrew Phillips (he/him/his)
Howdy, my name is Andrew Phillips and I'm a Geoscience (environmental concentration) and Theatre double major. Outside the classroom, I am the President of Iota Chi Rho, a third-term senator for the Student Government Association, as well as the Treasurer for the Geology Club.
Aspen Harrison (she/her/hers)
Hi Y'all! My name is Aspen Harrison and I am a junior from San Antonio, Texas. I am majoring in English and minoring in Teaching. In addtion to being a Caption for Orientation programs, I also work as an Admissions Intern and with Student Accessibility Servies. I am thrilled y'all chose Trinity and I am excited to answer all of your questions!
Clarissa Garcia (she/her/hers)
Hello! I'm Clarissa, I am a computer science and art double major. On campus I am involved with TUWIC, tennis club, and phonathon. I am from the great city of San Antonio and love to garden and meet knew people! In my free time I enjoy gardening, painting with friends.
Danae Barkocy (she/her/hers)
Howdy! My name is Danae, I'm from Cedar Park Texas (outside Austin), and I'm a rising senior and Political Science major at Trinity.
When I’m not busy studying, you’ll usually find me volunteering in San Antonio, working behind the front desk at the library, or climbing at my favorite bouldering gym downtown. I’m a big fan of dogs, the campus cats, tacos, live music, hiking/camping, and all things outdoorsy. I also love to meet new people, so please don’t hesitate to reach out! :-)
Elliott Crunk (he/him/his)
Hello! I am Elliott, a Senior double majoring in Political Science and German. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity and of Greek life proper as a member of Kappa Kappa Delta. In my free time, I love to play Magic the Gathering and hang out with friends.
Emilee Eldridge (she/her/hers)
Hey, I’m Emilee! I’m a Psychology and Human Communication double major. On campus, I’m involved in O-Team and Alpha Chi Lambda. I am so excited to get to know all the new students & see y’all around campus!
Ivy Vuong (she/her/hers)
Hello!! My name is Ivy and I am a rising sophomore from Cypress, TX (Houston area) majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. I am involved in greek life, the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), and a variety amount of science clubs. I love meeting new people and exploring the city with my friends.
Leah Dooling (she/her/hers)
Hi! My name is Leah Dooling and I am a rising sophomore double majoring in Business and Earth Systems Science with minors in Creative Writing and Spanish. On campus, I am a member of the Academic Honor Council, Student Integrity Panel, and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity as well as a staff member of the Trinity Review, a tour guide, and a cellist in the Trinity Symphony Orchestra. In my free time, I love going out to eat and hanging out with my friends!
Maggie Enriquez (she/her/hers)
Hey y'all, I'm Maggie Enriquez and I'm a rising Junior, Environmental Studies Major, and International studies minor. Around school I'm the Cat Alliance President, I play the clarinet, and I'm a future Tour Guide. Outside of school, I am a barista at Starbucks, I take care of my baby-angel-princess ESA cat named Sophie, and I love chillaxing to some tunes or watching comfort shows with my roommates.
Melissa Rosario (she/her/hers)
Hello! I'm Melissa Rosario and I'm a rising Junior from Houston, Texas. I'm double majoring in History and Bilogy in the Pre-Dental track. As for my involvement in campus, I am the Co-President of the Trinity Univeristy Latino Asoociation (TULA) and Director for the Student Programming Board (SPB). I am so excited for the new incoming class and getting to know you all!
Noor Jahlul (he/him/his)
Hey, I'm Noor, a rising senior studying sociology from Houston, TX. On campus, I'm involved in Greek Life, DEI, and the Bee Club. Outside of that, I love cars, motorsports (especially F1), video games, and movies! Let me know if you need cafe recommendations.
Sage Shirley (he/him/his)
Hey! I'm Sage, and I'm a rising junior from Austin double-majoring in Political Science and Psychology. I am also a co-president of IHCI (a service and activism student org) and the president of Trinity Hillel (the Jewish student life org). When I'm not doing schoolwork or club activities, you can probably find me hanging out with friends across campus, or maybe watching a movie in my room. I'm super excited to get to know y'all over the summer and teach you all the tricks I've learned to make your time as a Tiger even more awesome!
Seraphim Wright (she/her/hers)
Hello! I'm Seraphim and I am a rising sophomore from San Antonio, TX with a plan to major in Accounting and minor in International Studies. Beginning in the fall, I will be a tour guide and the recruitment chair for SPB. I am looking forward to meeting the incoming class and getting to know more people next semester!