First Year Answers
These “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 in code. But really, we just have a lot going on! You’ll need to know what the student portal is, the BBC, OPUS, and TrollStock, among other things. Visit the Lingo page, and soon you’ll start sounding like a Troll!
Trinity Survival Tips
- Campus security goes on ticketing frenzies. So take those signs about where you can park seriously! And always have your flashers on where required.
- Did you miss dinner in the cafeteria (or “The Caf,” in TrollSpeak) tonight? No worries! The BBC has meal swipes for dinner from 6-8pm each night. Enjoy a delicious melt, wrap, or soup, just to name a few options. If you’re in a time crunch, be careful when ordering a grilled cheese—this delicious option can’t be rushed, so it takes a few minutes longer than some other items.
- Take advantage of every event that Trinity, especially Student Activities, offers on the weekends. It’s probably cheaper than just about anything else. Plus, you get to hang out with your friends and even meet new people.
- Get involved in as many activities and ministries as you can handle—while still keeping up with your studies, of course. It will be worth it.
- You will quickly hear and learn about that spooky-sounding word, 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! Just follow these steps to ensure that your registration process goes as smoothly as possible:
- Plan out your entire schedule ahead of time with your advisor and also have a few back-up classes just in case one of your classes is already full.
- Make friends with an upperclassman who can show you the ropes of the system.
- Remember to turn off those pop-up blockers!
Follow these few tips and you should have no problem. Keep calm and register with ease!