Category Archives: First Years

How to Deal with Homesickness in College

Every college freshmen, whether they liked to admit it or not, has dealt with some type of homesickness when making the transition into college. Of course it is all relative, for some incoming students had experience living away from home … Continue reading

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The Housing Selection Process

Trinity is a residential campus. The vast majority of the student body lives on campus for all four years. I love being a part of a community-centered living environment. There are twenty-six residence halls at Trinity. Some are older than … Continue reading

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Mather Dining Hall Hacks, Pt. 1

When I first came to college back in September, I was anxious about a lot of things, many of which circulating around on how I was going to survive on dining hall food for the next eight months. With the … Continue reading

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How to Decide Where to Sit in the Library

The library may seem like an overwhelmingly, large, daunting building- but don’t let it scare you because it WILL become your best friend, and probably where you will spend a lot of your time. To be honest, it did take … Continue reading

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Interview Hack- SAAs share their FAQs

The interview, though not required, can be an extremely nerve-wracking part of the application process. However, think of it as your chance to show off and put your best foot forward. Some of our Student Admissions Associates (read more about … Continue reading

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Staying Organized in College

I think we all can recall one time or another when we find ourselves sitting in the library or at the desk in our dorm room and thinking: “My life is a mess.” Being disorganized can be one of the … Continue reading

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The Home-Stretch (Literally)

As my time abroad is rapidly coming to an end, I’m having a hard time grasping how quickly it went by! Although I can’t deny that I’m so looking forward to being back on campus in the Spring…a part of … Continue reading

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Becoming a Bantam: Why I Chose Trinity

Unlike most matriculated Trinity students, my first campus tour was in 4th grade. My teacher was an alum of Trinity and wanted to take us to his alma matter to show us a real college campus. I remember having a … Continue reading

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Course Registration: A Guide to the Academic Hunger Games

When my first year mentor told my seminar that she was leading an entire class meeting focused on getting through course registration, I knew that the process would be intimidating. I made lots of lists in the following weeks, creating … Continue reading

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Ways to Save in College

Everyone knows that being a college student is hard…especially when money is tight. Every time I make my way to the checkout counter at any store, my first question is, “Do you have a student discount?” Luckily, the Student ID … Continue reading

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