Trinity Welcomes Class of ’28 for Blueprints Weekend

Jun 26, 2024

– Mary (Honey) Mathieu ’27

Trinity’s Blueprints Weekend occurred on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 this year. This tradition welcomes incoming students through informational sessions and fun activities. Students are exposed to campus culture and meet their fellow peers before the start of classes. This allows for a smoother transition to college life for freshman students and extra support for transfer students as they adapt to life at the College.

Faculty, staff, and student leaders all come together to welcome the newest students to their home away from home during this fun-filled weekend. This annual event is eagerly planned and implemented by a collection of people who are passionate about providing support to incoming students and their families. As Trinity’s Director of Admissions Marketing and Campus Experience, Erin Nagelkirk, states, “Each year, so much anticipation surrounds Blueprints. Our campus community eagerly anticipates meeting our new students, and these incoming students eagerly anticipate this time to be on campus as official Trinity Trolls.” Whether a student is beginning their college journey or continuing their education at a new school, change can be challenging, so having members of the College’s community support these students as they transition to life at Trinity is one of the main goals of Blueprints.

One large component of this weekend is teaching students how to thrive at Trinity. Adjusting to academia at the collegiate level may be difficult for first-year students. By hearing from current students and receiving advice from faculty and staff at the College, incoming students learn helpful tips regarding how to achieve academic success while starting or continuing their educational journey. Students are set up to thrive from the start because Trinity’s faculty and staff truly want to see their students succeed. This support can make an impactful difference for both freshman and transfer students as they start their time at Trinity.

During bonding activities throughout the weekend, incoming students have the chance to meet new classmates and form meaningful friendships. While academics are important at Trinity, so is developing the whole person. Part of ensuring that students flourish at the College is nourishing their social well-being. By providing students with opportunities to form connections with their peers, Trinity helps ease student worries and fears surrounding whether they will belong on campus. Any transition can be stressful, so being able to welcome students with these types of bonding experiences is something Blueprints leaders are proud to provide.

Welcome home, class of 2028! Trinity is proud to have you as part of a community that wants to see you thrive. Go Trolls!