Traditions At Trinity

– Mary (Honey) Mathieu ’27

There are several traditions at Trinity each year that students, faculty, and staff look forward to. Some of these traditions include Blueprints, Move-In Days, Trollstock, Late Night Breakfast, and OPUS. Everyone plays a part in these events whether by participating or supporting others who are. It is great to be a Troll every day, but traditions such as these serve as reminders as to why Trinity is a special community to be a part of.

Blueprints is an orientation event for freshman and transfer students. Faculty, staff, and student leaders come together to make this tradition happen. From planning fun events to hosting informational sessions, school spirit is embraced and instilled in incoming students. Any lingering questions or concerns are addressed to prepare students for a successful transition to Trinity as they learn the importance of what it means to thrive as a college student and beyond. This is a great tradition that allows new students to familiarize themselves with Trinity’s campus and their colleagues before classes start.

Move-In Days not only welcome new students to campus but also welcome back returning students. Staff and student leaders help students move their belongings into their new homes away from home as they prepare for the new academic year. Students can meet those on their floors through a meeting hosted by Residence Life and participate in a week filled with exciting events hosted by Student Activities.

Trollstock is Trinity’s annual talent show. Students can choose whether to participate or watch the performances. Winners are selected by a panel of judges and win cash prizes. Acts range from singing, dancing, and baton twirling, among many others. Showcasing student talent is what this event is all about as the Trinity community is proud of its students and their unique talents.

Late Night Breakfast is an event hosted during finals week where students can grab a late-night breakfast as they prepare for exams. Destressing with friends while enjoying a meal together is a great way to transition into finals. Students especially love the Krispy Kreme donuts provided by the College while attending this tradition.

OPUS, being the Latin word for “work,” is an all-day event that primarily showcases academic achievements at Trinity. Student presenters share the projects they have been working on during the academic year. Free food is also available throughout the day, along with student performances and raffles. It is a tradition that has inspired students for over 30 years!

Each of these traditions lead to treasured memories for students. Coming together to participate in fun activities with friends is a great way for college students to embrace all that college life has to offer. Students form memories that will last a lifetime through Trinity’s many amazing traditions.