Each January, Trinity students engage in interactive learning outside the classroom during Interim, a two-week program that occurs during the break between semesters. Students may choose from a wide range of special interests and subjects in the humanities, sciences, and arts that provide a more hands-on educational experience. Interims are led by faculty and staff of the College and may take place on campus, in Chicago, or other sites in the United States and abroad.
Recent groups have studied business in Malawi and South Africa, visited India and China, and relived the gold rush in Colorado. A few of the trips are missions-driven, such as the journey to Jamaica, where Trinity students have taught in a school for deaf children and worked in a local medical center. Each student must complete two Interims to fulfill graduation requirements. First-time freshmen are required to complete an interim during their first year at Trinity. Tuition is free for full-time students, but travel costs are not included in the tuition.