First Year Answers
The “answers” are designed to help incoming students feel at home at Trinity as soon as possible. Browse our FAQs and Lingo to get up to speed before you arrive on campus.
Want to know when you are supposed to move in? Where you can find tutoring? When’s chapel? If you can’t find your answer in our FAQ links, e-mail us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or friend Trinity FYF on Facebook. The student mentors will give you their take on life at Trinity.
When you come to Trinity, you might think students are speaking a code – we just have a lot going on! You’ll need to know what the student portal is, the BBC, OPUS, TrollStock, among other things. Visit the Lingo page, and you’ll sound like a Troll sooner rather than later!
Trinity Survival Tips
- Campus security goes on ticket frenzies. Be careful when and where you park your car in certain places and always have you flashers on where required.
- Did you miss dinner in the cafeteria tonight? No worries! The BBC has meal swipes for dinner from 6-8pm each night. Enjoy a delicious Bootsma Burger or Decker Melt, just to name a few options. If you’re on a time crunch, be careful when ordering a grilled cheese because they take longer than most other options.
- Take advantage of every event that Trinity, especially Student Activities, offers on the weekends because it is most likely cheaper than if you went on your own. You also get to hang out with your friends or even meet new people.
- Get involved in as many activities and ministries that you can handle. It will be worth it without a doubt.
- You will quickly come to hear and learn about the nightmare that is Registration. Many students become extremely stressed during this process as they need to get all of their classes for next semester. But don’t panic and just follow these few simple steps to ensure that your registration process goes as smoothly as possible. First, plan out your entire schedule ahead of time and also have a few back-up classes just in case one of your classes is already full. Second, find an upperclassman friend to help and guide you through the process in order to show you the ropes of the system. Third, remember to turn off those pop-up blockers! Follow these few tips and you should have no problem. Keep calm and register with ease!