Update from the Vice President of Student Life, Becky Starkenburg & Provost, Aaron Kuecker, July 17, 2020


We hope that you and your family are healthy and well. We continue to pray for our Trinity community, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to see one another again. God is with us.

Today we have posted responses to over 60 FAQs covering a wide range of topics related to Fall 2020 at Trinity. You will see the extensive COVID-ready planning that Trinity has been undertaking this summer. Alongside the FAQs, we are also sharing the copy of our Covenant of Care online. The Covenant of Care is an agreement that every member of the Trinity community (students, faculty, and staff) will need to sign and follow in order to participate in life on campus. Please read it closely in advance of returning to campus. Students will be required to sign the Covenant of Care on their student portal after August 1, where it will appear along with all other regular forms requiring your signature. You do not need to print it at this time.

  • Please read the FAQs and Covenant of Care. Tell your Trinity friends to read them. Tell your families to read them.
  • Once you have read the FAQs, please complete the emailed survey by Friday, July 24 at 8 am to indicate your plans for Fall 2020. (if you are receiving this email and have graduated or previously notified the College that you are not returning to Trinity, you do not need to complete the survey).

We recognize that as we get closer to fall semester, you may have different needs related to your Trinity education. Your survey responses will help us continue to plan for those needs. The survey asks for student response around in-person/online, housing, and technology needs. It should take you less than 3 minutes to complete. We ask that your responses to the survey represent your most accurate responses as of right now; we will reach out to students after the survey closes to confirm decisions. Specific questions that are not answered in the FAQs or addressed in the survey should be emailed to studentlife@trnty.edu

With great hope, we plan to be together in August. We will continue to monitor the state, local and federal guidance. As the pandemic remains challenging and complex, we will continue to develop and update our plans as we approach the fall. We trust in the Lord to guide our steps.


Dr. Aaron Kuecker

Becky Starkenburg
Vice President for Student Life

On behalf of the COVID Response Team

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