Message from Esther Esparza

Hello, Tigers!

My name is Esther Esparza (she/her), Associate Director for Orientation and Transitions, and I am thrilled to be welcoming you to our Trinity community. I am the Assistant Director for Orientation Programs in the office of Student Involvement. 

From Tiger Takeoff to Welcome Weekend, your 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!

 A Glimpse Into Trinity

  Esther Esparza (she/her)


   210-999-8823 (direct office line)

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.

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   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
  • Toiletries
  • Snacks
  • 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.

   Information coming soon

Schedule and Registration

This guide contains all of the important information that you need to know.

Meet the Orientation Team


   O-Team information coming soon.