First Year Programs
In the Office of the First Year Experience, we are all about helping first year students thrive. Our hope is that first year students have plenty of opportunities to ask some really good questions: Who am I? What am I doing here? How can I serve? ...just to name a few.
Some of our recent initiatives include:
SouthWest Series – a partnership with Residence Life providing sessions for freshmen students on transition topics such as building relationships, exploring your identity, making the most of college. Sessions are held in the residence halls and led by Trinity faculty.
A Major Week-a partnership with Residence Life to provide a wide variety of programming geared toward helping new students find a major that fits who they are. This multi-faceted program culminates with a majors fair for first time freshmen.
Free Book. Free Food. – the Office of FYE partners with individual professors who select a fun read over Winter break and offer a one-time book group during interim. First year students sign up for a book of their choice – we buy the book and the food!
Interim Programming –Interim is the semester between fall and spring semesters. It lasts for about two weeks in the month of January. It is required of all first-time freshmen students, so the Office of FYE works together with Residence Life and Student Activities to provide out-of-classroom engagement activities during this community-centered semester.
Worldview Festival – at Trinity, we are all about exploring how life is experienced through the lens of a Christian worldview. This spring event is a partnership with the Philosophy department and the college’s General Education committee that seeks to help students develop a Christian worldview that crosses disciplinary and life boundaries.