A Word From Vice President for Student Affairs

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A Word From Vice President for Student Affairs
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A publicationfor familiesof all TrinityUniversitystudents
A Word From Vice President
for Student Affairs Felicia Lee
a f t e r1 0y e a r so f d e d i c a t esde r v i c eT.h e
p r e s i d e n t isael a r c hc o m m i t t ehea sb e e n
h a r da t w o r ki n s e l e c t i nagn e wp r e s i d e n t
w h ow i l l b u i l df i r m l yu p o nt h ea c h i e v e m e n t s
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r e c o g n i t i oann dh o n otro t h i se x t r a o r d i n a r y
youto visitthe
University.
I encourage
T r i n i th
y o m e p a gaen da c c e s st h el i n k
" P r e s i d e n tS
i ael a r c ht"o l e a r nm o r ea b o u t
t h es e l e c t i opnr o c e s s .
Bestwishesfor a wonderfulsummer.
Sincerely,
D e a rP a r e n t sG, u a r d i a nasn, dF a m i l v
Members,
W e l c o mteo t h eT r i n i tfya m i l y lM y r e m a r k s
will be briefas I lookforwardt0 meeting
m a n yo f y o up e r s o n a ldl yu r i n gN e wS t u d e n t
0 r i e n t a t i oi n A u g u sat n dt o s p e n d i nsgo m e
q u a l i ttyi m ed e v e l o p i nwgh a tw i l l u n d o u b t e d l yb e a m e a n i n g faunl df r u i t f uflo u r - y e a r
r e l a t i o n s h iIpk. n o wI s p e a ko n b e h a lof f t h e
facultyandstaffat TrinityUniversity
in shari n go u re n t h u s i a samn dg r a t i t u dteh a ty o u r
b e l o v esdt u d e ni ts e m b a r k i nogn o n eo f t h e
journeys
mostimportant
of hisor herlife
a n dt h a th e o r s h eh a sc h o s e n
t o d os o w i t h
u s . W et a k eo u rc o m m i t m etnott h ed e v e l 0 p m e not f f u t u r eg l o b alle a d e ras n dc i t i z e n s
v e r ys e r i o u s layn dI t h a n ky o ui n a d v a n c e
f o rt h e l o v ee, n e r g yc,o m m i t m e natn, d
r e s o u r c eyso u ' v ep o u r e di n t ot h e i rl i v e st o
p r e p a rteh e mf o rt h en e x tp h a s eo f t h e i r
l e a r n i nags c o l l e g e
students.
A s y o um a yk n o wl,a s ts p r i n gD r .J o h nR .
B r a z ial n n o u n c ehdi sr e t i r e m e n
a tst h e
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F e l i c i Ja. L e e P
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VicePresident
for Student
Affairs
!ettingStarted
Thisspecialeditionof theTrinityParentand
Familynewsletter
is for families
of new
TrinityUniversity
students.
Parents
andfamily
m e m b e rasr es t r o n g leyn c o u r a g e
t ods u b parentnewsletter
scribeto theelectronic
whichis e-mailed
t0 parents
everytwo
w e e k sd u r i n tgh ea c a d e m yi ce a r(.S e ep a g e
11for moreinformation.)
Thiseditioncontainsinformation
we hopewill provehelpful
a sy 0 up r e p a rteo s e n dy 0 u rs 0 no r d a u g h t e r
t0 TrinityUniversity
in August.
We intentionally describe
situations
thatcanleadto problemsfor ourstudents
andadvicefor oarents
to consider.
Pleaseunderstand
thatthis
approach
isnt t0 scareyou,butto inform
you,andhelpyoupartnerwithus in ensuring
the successof ourstudents.
S P E C I A L2 O O 9S U M M E R
EDlrloN FoR FAMILIES
o F N E WS T U D E N T S
I
illF1
Understanding
the
relationship
between
parents
of students
andTrinity
University
1.We arestudent-centered.
WhileDarents
p l a ya n i n t e g r ar ol l ei nt h el i v e so ft h e i rc h i l d r e no, u rm i s s i oinst h ee d u c a t i oonf o u rs t u d e n t si n a n do u to ft h ec l a s s r o o m
W.e p r e f e r
t o c o m m u n i c aatnedd e a d
l i r e c t lw
y i t hs t u d e n t sa s m u c ha s p o s s i b lTe h. i sa l l o w s t u d e n t st 0 l e a r nt o m a n a gteh e i ro w np r o b l e m s
a n da f f a i r as st h e vt r a n s i t i of rno ma d o l e s c e n c et o a d u l t h o o d .
2. We striveto communicate
in broadways
withparents
of ourstudents.
All Trinityparentsreceive
thesummer
newsletter
for oarentsof newstudents,
haveaccessto the
P a r e nW
t e bp a g e( w h i c hi n c l u d et sh en e w
ready-to-print
refrigerator
non-magnet
AND
a l i s to ft a s k sy o u rs t u d e nsth o u l d
b et a c k l i n g
thissummer),
cansubscribe
to theTrinitE
P a r e nat n dF a m i leyl e c t r o nni ce w s l e t t -e ra s
wellasthe interactive
ParentTalk
listserv.
andattendorientation
activities
in August.
S t u d e nAtf f a i r a
s l s os p o n s o rFsa l a
l n dS p r i n g
F a m i lW
y eekends.
3.We hopeto work with parentsas partners
in helping
students
succeedat Trinity
University.
Though
students
areexpected
to
parents
manage
theirownissues,
sometimes
h a v ec o n c e r nt sh a tn e e dt o b e c h e c k eodu t
witha professional
staffmember.
Wewill be
a s o u n d i nbgo a r da n dr e s o u r caen dw i l lh e l p
w i t hi s s u e s u c ha sf a m i l ye m e r g e n c i es su,d denlackof contact,
student
anxiety,
and
more.Staffwill notroutinely
contactparents
a b o utth i n g s u c ha s c o n d u cgt ,r a d e sc,l a s s
a t t e n d a n coer,h e a l t h
a n dp s y c h o l o g i c a l
c r i s e su n l e stsh e r ea r ee l e v a t ecd0 n c e r n s
aboutissuesaffecting
a student's
well-being
or opportunity
for success.
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h i so r
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h e rl e a do n c ey o ug e th e r ea n dl e ty o u rs t u d e n tm a k ed e c i s i o nasb o uw
t h a th a p p e n s
n e x ta n dh o wt o s e tu ot h e i rr o o m .
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d ri s the mostimp0rtant
issueswithyour
cussing
s t u d e ni n
t t h es u m m erra t h etrh a nh a v i n g
a
p l a n n efdo r b e f o r e
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dents hould
c h e c kt h eR e s i d e n tLi ai fl eo r
N e wS t u d e n0tr i e n t a t i oWne bp a g et o s e e
w h a t i m et h e yc a np i c ku pt h e i rk e y sa n d
c h e c ki n t ot h e i rs o e c i f irce s i d e n chea l lT. h e
" M o v e - i np"a g ec o n t a i ndso w n l o a d a b l e
m a o sa n dd i r e c t i o nTso.e n s u r a
e smooth
process,
will notbe permitted
to
students
p i c ku pk e y si n a d v a n coeft h e i rs c h e d u l e d
times.Therewill be student,
staff,andfacult y v o l u n t e ear sv a i l a btl oe h e l pu n l o a vde h i c l e sf o ry o u rs t u d e n t .
T h ek i c k - o fsf e s s i o n
o f N e wS t u d e n t
0 r i e n t a t i o(nN S 0 )w i l l b e g i na t 2 : 3 0p . m .o n
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s u s ta t t e n d
t h i ss e s s i o nw, h i l ef a m i l i e a
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t 0da t t e n dF. o l l o w i nt h
o f f s e s s i o ns.t u d e n tw
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t F a m i l v0 r i e n t a t i o n
f r o m3 : 3 0t o 5 : 4 5o . m .
T h es c h e d u l et idm ef o r d i n n eirs 6 t o 8 p . m . ,
a n df a m i l i easr ew e l c o mteo e a tw i t ht h e i r
s t u d e not n - c a m p uosr e n j o ya m e a lo f f c a m p u sP. l e a s kee e pi n m i n dt h a ts t u d e n t s
w i l ln e e dt o b e b a c ka t 8 o . mf.o rt h e i rr e s i d e n c eh a l lm e e t i n g s .
0 n c es t u d e n tasr em o v e di n ,t h e ym u s tc 0 m oletecheck-in
at the BellCenterbefore1
p . mT. h e yw i l lh a v ep h o t otsa k e nf o rt h e
y e a r b o oakn dt h e i rT g e rC a r d (si d e n t i f i c a t i o n i m e apl a n / b u i l d iancgc e s sc a r d s )a,n d
p i c ku p p a r k i nsgt i c k e r s .
Beware...
for yourarrivalon Friday.
We areso excited
Forthoseof youstaying
at a hotelon
T h u r s d anyi g h tp, l e a s ce o n s i d et ar k i n ga n y
p r i c e l e si tse m s( p h o t oasn dk e e p s a k e s ) ,
e l e c t r o n i cj es w
, e l r ya,n do t h e vr a l u a b l e s
i n t oy o u rh o t erl o o mr a t h etrh a nl e a v i n g
t h e mi n a f u l l yl o a d e vde h i c l eE. a c hy e a rw e
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learnof 0neortwo students
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playit safe.
Whilestudents
theirresidence
areattending
parents
hallmeetings,
t0 attend
areinvited
the Parents'
Reception
in the Chapman
Center
GreatHallfrom8 to 9 p.m.Aftera longday,
alongwith
spendtimewithfellowparents
members
several
of thestafffromStudent
Affairs.
Admissions
andotherdeoartments.
will be served.
Lightrefreshments
anddessert
'10:30
g o r n i nfgr o m9 t o
0 n t h ef o l l o w i nm
a.m..
w e h o p et h a ty 0 uw i l lb ea b l ej o i ny o u rs t u d e n ta tt h eN e wS t u d e natn dF a m i lFya r e w e l l
b r e a k f a sU
t .n l e stsr a v epl l a n sh a v er e q u i r e d
a n e a r l i edr e p a r t u rteh,i si st h et i m ed e s i g n a t e df o rf o r m agl o o d b y easst h eN S 0e x p e rience
w i l lh i th i g hg e a rf o rs t u d e n tastt h e
c o n c l u s i oonft h i sm e a l .
F o rm o r ed e t a i los n N S 0o r P a r e n t s '
0 r i e n t a t i opnl ,e a s vei s i t h eN S OW e bs i t ea t
http://www.tri
niW.edu/cci/nso/
T h e0 f f i c eo ft h eR e g i s t r aprl a y sa v i t a rl o l e
in assisting
newstudents
withregistration,
a n dw e k n o wt h e i rf i r s t i m er e g i s t e r i nc g
an
s e e ma b i td a u n t i n gT.h eR e g i s t r a or 'fsf i c e
staff,alongwiththefacultyadvisers
andstud e n tr e s i d e nmt e n t o r w
s ,i l la s s i sat l ln e ws t u o rno c e s s
d e n t sw i t ht h ec o m p l e tree g i s t r a t i p
o nT u e s d aAy u
, g u s2t 5 ,a n dW e d n e s d a y ,
August26.
In orderto provide
students
witha varietyof
c l a s so p t i o n tsh, eO f f i c e
o fA c a d e m iAcf f a i r s
h a sw o r k e dc l o s e lw
y i t he a c ha c a d e m i c
d e p a r t m etnot m a x i m i zceo u r s ea v a i l a b i l i t y .
Manyseatshavebeenreserved
for new
i n c o m i nsgt u d e n t sE. v e ns o ,h i g h l sy o u g h t
f isl lt o c a p a c i tayn d
a f t e rc l a s s esso m e t i m e
somestudents
maynotgettheirfirstchoice
o f c l a s s e sl .f y o u rs t u d e ni st u n a b l teo r e g i s t e fr o r a d e s i r ecdo u r s e
h i so r h e r
during
initialregistration
time,there'sno needto
panicA
. l ls t u d e n twsi l lh a v et h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o m a k er e v i s i o nt ost h e i rs c h e d u ldeu r i n g
t h eo n l i n A
e d d / D r oppe r i o tdh a t a k e sp l a c e
Thursday,
August27,through
Thursday,
S e o t e m b5e.rA s u b s t a n t inaul m b eor f c o u r s e s b e c o m ae v a i l a b d
l eu r i n A
g d d / D r oaps
b o t hn e wa n dc o n t i n u i nsgt u d e n tcsh a n g e
t h e i rs c h e d u l esso.s t u d e n tssh o u l d
be
p a t i e nat n dc h e c kc o u r s e
a v a i l a b i lo
i tfyt e n
usingligerPAWS,
Trinity's
on-lineregistratronsystem.
Theregistration
sequence
for newstudents
i n A u g u sits a s s i g n erda n d o m bl yya d v i s i n g
group.Infollowing
semesters,
registration
d a t e sa n dt i m e sa r es c h e d u l eadc c o r d i nt g
o
d n c r e d i t es a r n e d ) .
s e n i o r i (t yb a s e o
ReadingTUgetherMountains Beyond
Mountains on
campus
Thissummer
newandreturning
students
will read
Mountains
BeyondMountains
byTracyKidder.
Mountains
BeyondMountains
chronicles
theworkol
Dr.PaulFarmer,
who hasmadeit hismission
to transf o r mh e a l t h
c a r eo na g l o b asl c a l eb yf o c u s i nognt h e
world'spoorest
andsickestcommunities.
In 1987.
Dr.
Farmer
helpedfounda nonprofit
calledPartners
in
patients
Health(PlH),
whichtreats1,000
dailyfor freein
t h eH a i t i acno u n t r y s i dPeI .Ha l s ow o r k st o c u r ed r u g r e s i s t a tnut b e r c u l o saim
s o n gp r i s o n e ri ns R u s s iaan di n
theslumsof Lima,Peru.Dr.Farmer
is a renowned
infect i o u s - d i s e asspee c i a l i satn, t h r o p o l o gai sntd,t h er e c i p i r e n i u sg" r a n t .
e n to f a M a c A r t h u" g
Wordsof
Wisdom
SherylTynes,
Associate
Vice
President
for
Academic
Affairs
andProfessor
of
Sociology
l m a g i nyeo u rs o no r d a u g h t e r -i n a l lt h e i ru n i q u e n e-st si m e s 6 4 0o t h e sr t u d e n t s
fromall overthe planet.
Thefacultyis privileged
t0 playa crucialpartin youngpeople'sintellectual
growth.
We haveinspiring,
smart,engaged
students
at Trinity,
and
o u ro f f i c ei s h e r et o h e l pt h e ms u c c e eidn a l lt h e yd o- e s p e c i a lilnyt h e i rs c h o l a r l y
WOTK.
Thisyear'sReading
TUgether
Keynote
will be givenby
Dr.DavidWalton,a prot6g6
of PaulFarmer,
on
Thursday,
August27at7 p.m.in LaurieAuditorium.
Dr.
Waltonwillspeakaboutthe currentworkof Dr.Farmer
andPartners
in Health.
Dr.WaltonearnedhisBAfrom
A u g u s t a nCao l l e gaen dh i sM Df r o mH a r v a rM
d edical
S c h o oi n
l 2 0 0 3H. ec o m p l e t et hdeD o r i sa n dH o w a r d
H i a tG
t l o b aHl e a l t h
E q u i tR
y e s i d e n cPyr o g r a m
at
Brigham
a n dW o m e n 'Hs o s p i t a ln dr e c e i v ehdi sM P H
fromthe Harvard
Schoolof PublicHealthin 2007.
Dr.
physician
Waltonis currently
an associate
andhospitali s ti nt h eD i v i s i oonf S o c i aM
l e d i c i naen dH e a l t h
I n e q u a l i t iaetsB r i g h a m
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Truly,
the highest
hurdlefor manyof ourfirst-year
academic
students
is timemanTheytendto feelliketheyhavelotsof "freetime,"butthefacultyexpects
agement.
themto studythree
to sixhoursfor eachhourspentin class.Noonewill monitor
gradeswillsurelytell
theirstudyhabits,buttheirend-of-semester
whatkindof
theyareof their24-hour
stewards
days.
S p e a k i nogf g r a d e(sa n du n l i k e
h i g hs c h o o lT) ,r i n i tdyo e sn o ts h a r eg r a d eds i r e c t l y
withparents.PleasereviewourWebpageregarding
theFamily
Educational
Rights
(18andoverlto delineate
andPrivacy
Act (FERPA).
Thisfederallawallowsstudents
whohasaccessto theireducational
records.As a parentmyself,
FERPA
baffledme
whenI firstheardof it. My reaction
was,"Butwho'spaying
the bill?"However,
r
nowunderstand
the rationale
behindFERPA.
Withoutgoingintotoomuchdetail,
we
haveTrinity
whosupport
themselves
100%
students
financially.We havestudents
whoseparents
aredivorced,
withoneparenthavingaccessto recordsandthe
o t h e r p a r e n t n o t a l l o w e d a cT
ce
h se sb.o t t o m l i n e i s t h a t t h i s f el adw
e rt rael a t s l 8 y e a r - o l dass l e g aal d u l t s .U n l e syso u rs o no r d a u g h t ehra ss i g n e tdh ed o w n l o a d a b l ef o r mf r o mo u rW e bs i t ea n dd e s i g n a t ea dp a r t i c u l a
i nrd i v i d u a
wle, c a n n odt i s cusshisor heracademic
recordwithothers.lf youwantto knowtheiracademic
youroptionsare:(1) 100%
status,
honest,
open,andongoing
dialogue
aboutacag r a d erse p o r tfso r d e f i c i e ngtr a d e o
sf
d e m i ca
s n dg r a d e(se . 9r.e g a r d i nmgi d - t e r m
"D" or "F,"whicharesentto students
andtheiradvisers
oneweekbeforethewith(2)havingthemsignFERPA
drawaldeadlines);
anddesignate
namessothatif you
calltheiradviser,
theRegistrar's
theDeanof Students,
Office,
or me,we will be able
to discuss
theirrecords
withyou;(3)discuss
withyourstudent
howyoucanhave
accessto theironlinerecords.
lf yoursonor daughter
is struggling
in anyacademic
themto talk with the professor
area,encourage
of the classas soonas they
professor
receivea low grade.Talking
withthe individual
showsusthatthestudent
caresaboutthesubjectmatterandhisor herperformance
in the class.We areflatteredbytheirinterest
in improving
andtheirinitiative
in following
upt0 seek0ur
h e l pS
. t u d e n tms a ya l s os p e a k w i tthh e i ra c a d e m a
i cd v i s ecl h a i r so ft h ed e p a r t m e n t
involved,
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and/orme,butstarting
ofthe classis ideal.
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Finally,
encourage
to thinkintentionally
andexplore
hisor heroptions
fortheirentirefouryearsin college
withfaculty,
studyabroad,
inde{e.9.,research
pendent
inthe communityl.
studies,
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DavidTuttle,
Deanof Students
andDirector
of
Residential
Life
Everysummer
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t a u g hst t u d e n t so p l a c eo n e x c e s s i veem p h a soi sn d a n g e r o uasl c o h o l - r e l aht eadb i t s .
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d te v e l o p m e n t a l y e a r s ?
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y h i l o s o p hoyn a l c o h o o
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All new students
are requiredto takethe on-lineAlcohol.edu
coursebetween
August3 andAugust14.Thiscoursetakesonlya coupleof hoursandmustbe done
beforestudents
can register.
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canfind outmoreaboutthisthroughthe
Tigers'LairWebpage,
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. r g ey o ut o s i td o w nw i t hy o u rs o no r d a u g h t earn dt a l ka b o utth e s e
important
thingsbeforeAugust.
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binsfromtheContainer
Store,butwith
t h o u g h tasb o u t t h ien d e p e n d e nhceeo r s h ew i l lf a c ea n dh o w t od e a w
l i t ht h ef r e e d o m
h eo r s h ew i l le x o e r i e n c e .
Alechol and Today'sStudent
n a tc o l l e g feu n r e q u i r e s
A c r o s st h e n a t i o nc, a m p u s easr ef i g h t i n tgh e p e r c e p t i ot h
a l c o h oul s e .S o m eo f o u rs t u d e n tosf t e na d o p at c r e d ot h a tt h e y" w o r kh a r da n dp l a y
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s a d st o i n j u r i e s ,
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a s s a u l t s ,o c i aal n da c a d e m ipcr o b l e m p
s e i g h b o rssu, s p e n s i o n sa, n de v e nd e a t h(.P l e a sneo t et h a ta b o u t t w o - t h i r o
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l . o w e v eTr r, i n i tdyo e se n f o r c ae n a l c o h opl o l i c y
t h a tr e f l e c ttsh el a wa n du r g e s t u d e n t o
s b es a f ei nt h e i ru s eo f a l c o h oC
l .u l t u rhea s
t a u g hst t u d e n t so p l a c eo n e x c e s s i veem p h a soi sn d a n g e r o uasl c o h o l - r e l aht eadb i t s .
W h a tr o l ew i l la l c o h opl l a ya ss t u d e n tesn t e r t h e si e
mp0rtan
d te v e l o p m e n t a l y e a r s ?
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y h i l o s o p hoyn a l c o h o o
l ,u rp o l i c i e sa,n da v a i l a b l e
r e s o u r c eosnt h eA l c o h opl a g eu n d e C
r a m p uLsi f eo nt h eT r i n i tW
y e bs i t e .
All new students
are requiredto takethe on-lineAlcohol.edu
coursebetween
August3 andAugust14.Thiscoursetakesonlya coupleof hoursandmustbe done
beforestudentscan register.Studentscan lind out moreaboutthis throughthe
Tigers'LairWebpage.
l oyc kt h e i rr o o md o o r sw h e nt h e y
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c a rw i t ha d r u n kd r i v e rW
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a l o n eo rw i t hf r i e n d sD
C a m p uSse c u r i tf yo ro n - c a m p uess c o r t s ?
HealthlssuesCantheysuryive
on pizzaandsoda
a l o n eW
? i l lt h e yb ea b l et o f i n da r e g u l asrl e e pp a t t e r n ?W i l lt h e yt a k ea d v a n t a goef e x c e l l e nr et c r e a t i o n af al c i l i t i easn dt h ei n t r a m u rparl o g r a m
on
c amo u s ?
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r lcohol.)
SexDotheyknowthatTrinityhasa sexualmiscon? ot h e yk n o wh o wt o p r o t e ct th e m d u c tp o l i c yD
s e l v e sW
? h a td ot h e yt h i n ka b o u"t h o o k i nugp " ?
Boommate
issuesWillvourchildbe assertive?
Will
h eo r s h eb e r e s o e c t fouflt h e i r o o m m a t er e
' sa s o n a b l eh a b i t sa n dr e q u e s t sH?o ww i l lh e o r s h ea s kf o r
t h a tr e s p e ci n
t r e t u r nW
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? i l lt h e ye v e rt r e a t h e i rr o o m m a t e
thisway?
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theytaketheirgamesystems
with
t h e m ?H o wm u c hw i l lt h e yp l a ye a c hd a yi n r e l a t i o n
to doinghomework?
Willtheyusethesystems
to
breaktheice andhavefunwithothers?
Willthey
p l a ys o m u c ht h a t h e yd o n lg e ti n v o l v eodn c a m p u s ?W i l lt h e yi n s t a n t - m e s s saogm
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donl getoutof theirrooms?
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theyworkt0 makethe
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because
theyaredifferent?
Willtheycarefor the
University
facilities
theyareusing?
SafeRidesAvailable
TrinityUniversity
hasan arrangement
withYellowCabthatallows
students
to usetheirTgerBuckscardsfor cabrides.Students
who
present
TrinitylD cards(alongwithanotherlD)canusevouchers
available
fromseveral
campusresidential
locations.
Whenthe
vouchers
arereturned
to TrinitybyYellowCabthe amounts
arebilled
to student'llger
Cardaccounts.
Theprimary
advantage
to thisis that
s t u d e n tcsa na c c e s s t h o sf uen d sf o rc a br i d e sa n y t i m ea n df r o ma n y
p l a c ea s l o n ga st h e yh a v ev o u c h e r s .
Residential Life
It's all down hill...
Literally,
the residence
hallsat Trinityarelocatedon lowercampus,
downthehillfromacademic
buildings.
Nevertheless,
the Residential
Lifemission
isto createa blended
educational
experience
for students.Students
areinvited
to participate
in academic
experiences
thatincludeclasses
on sustainability,
entrepreneurship,
andclassicaleducation.
Newresidents
arehousedin groupswithcommon
advisors.
In addition,
throughits program
for firstyearstudents,
residentsareinvited
to programs
aboutthekindsof issuestheymost
oftenfaceintheirtransitions
to college:
timemanagement,
dealing
withroommates,
freedom,
andeducational
success.
to namea few.
program
Theresidential
at Trinity
is focusedonthedevelopment
and
learning
of students
outside
the classroom.
yeaL
Inthesophomore
residents
arehoused
together
withan eyetowardbuilding
onthe
community
feelingfromthefirstyear.Programs
in the"Sophomore
C o l l e g et a" r g eits s u es u c ha s d e c l a r i nmga j o r a
s n dp l a n n i nf g
or
studying
abroad.
Students
livein the upperc l a s sa r e ai nt h e i rj u n i oar n ds e n i oyr e a r sI.n
thoseareastheyareofferedprograms
relate dt 0 c a r e edr e v e l o p m eanntdt r a n s i t i o n i n g
o u to f c o l l e g o
e r o f fc a m p u s .
Students
aretaughtaboutfreedom
in the
greaterautonfirstyear,areableto exercise
o m yi nt h es e c o n yde a ra, n da r ee n c o u r a g e d
to livemoreindependently
as upperclass
students.
Whatis a
Resident
Mentor?
All newstudents
haveresident
mentors
livingontheirresidence
hall
floors.Thereis usually
oneresident
mentorfor aboutevery18resijunior,or seniorstudent
dents.Thissophomore,
will helpduringthe
process
advising
andregistration
andbethereto answerquestions
andhelpwithanyproblems
residents
mayhave.In addition,
theywill
sponsor
activities
to helpstudents
meetoneanother;
become
acclimatedto student
life,andto takea serious
l00katthetransitions
taki n gp l a c e .
What is a Residential Life
Coordinator?
Thestudentresident
mentors,
resident
assistants,
andhallmanagers
professional
aresupervised
byfull-time
staffmembers
who livein
apartments
in the residence
halls.Theseresidential
lifecoordinators
workin theWitt CenteL
supervise
staff,handlestudent
issues,
and
areon callfor emergencies.
Sinceourstudent
staffmembers
are
undergraduate
students,
we askthatyounotcallthem,butrather
callthe Residential
LifeCoordinators
for assistance
at 210-999-7219.
Please
simplyidentify
thehallin whichyourstudent
resides.
Dealing with Roommates:
Manyof ourstudents
haveneversharedroomsbeforecoming
to
Trinity.
Tosuddenly
be awayat collegeandfinda stranger
sleeping
in thesameroomcanbe awkward
to saytheleast.In a shortperiod
of time,though,
it will be comforting.
TheResidential
Lifestaffworksto head-off
problems
roommate
from
thestartby pairingroommates
andsuitemates
whohavesimilar
habits,
whileensuring
thatsuitesarestilldiverse.
Students
areasked
to talkonthefirstdayabouthowtheywill manage
theirrooming
experience.
Whenproblems
arise,astheyinevitably
do,thestaff
encourages
residents
to talkimmediately.
Thefirstpersonto hear
abouta roommate
conflictshouldbetheroommate.
Generally,
things
canbeworkedoutif theyareaddressed
in a timelymanner.
persist,
lf problems
students
areencouraged
to workwiththeirresidentmentors
or theirsupervisors,
the Residential
LifeCoordinators.
Thestaffwantsstudents
to learnskillsof compromise
andnegotiationandto be respectful
aswellas assertive.
These
areusefullifeskillsthat
arepartof the outside
the
c l a s s r o olm
e a r n i ntgh a t
occurshere.Staffwilldo
whattheycanto helpstudentsresolve
theirproblems.
A caution
about
Facebook:
Oneof thefirstthingsstudentswill dowhenthey
findoutwhotheirroommate
profileon
will be is checkthatperson's
thesepopular
socialnetworking
sites.0ur experience
is thatsome
portray
students
themselves
accurately
in cyber-space
andothers
present
an alter-ego
thatreallyis nothing
likethepersontheyarein
reallife.Therereallyis no substitute
for a telephone
conversation
as
pointtolearnmoreabouta new.roommate
a starting
or suitemate.
Student
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at Trinity
opportunities
Oneof the mostvaluable
involved.
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information
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to the organizations
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serviceprogram
several
above,CCIsponsors
beingour
theyear,the mostnotable
throughout
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locations
bothdomestic
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applytheoryfromtheclassroom
withothers.
maturewaysof interacting
Fall Famlly Weekend
October 2-3,2009
Beforeyouknow it, six weekswill havepassedsinceMove-lnDay.
Soonit will be timeto aftendFallFamilyWeekendso thatyoucan meetthe adultyour
studentis becoming.
FallFamilyWeekendTo-DoList:
Prior to arrival
Hound
of TheBeallnspector
for thetheaterproduction
ticketsin advance
O Purchase
FFW
during
showing
thatwill be
FridavA.M.
opento familymembers
O Attendoneof the classes
your
themontheirwayto class
by
D Embarrass student hugging
FridayP.M.
faculty
givenby a member
of the distinguished
FFWLecture
O Enjoythe
withyourstudentat theFFWNachoHour
O Reconnect
D Attenda soccergameor TheReallnspectlrHound
A.M.
Saturdav
D VisitDeanTuttle'shomefor coffeewith otherparents
leadership
executive
byTrinity's
updateprovided
0 Heara University
sothatyoucanattenda brunchwiththefacultyas a family
O Wakeupyourstudent
SaturdavP.M.
game
O Rootfor theTigersat thefootball
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showingof TheBeallnspectorHound
O Attendthe Saturday
in orderto provide
Weekend
lightduringFallFamily
of eventsis intentionally
Theschedule
your
student.
timewith
plentyof opportunity
for youto spendindividual
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subscribes
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All Trinitystudents
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LifeOffice.
Managing
theTigerBucks
Account
Everyone
whohasa TrinityUniversity
lD cardalready
hasa lrgerBucksAccount.
Alltheyhavet0 do is addvalueto the card.TgerBucksisthe namegivento Trinity
popular
University's
debitcardprogram
thatallowsstudents
to deposit
fundsinto
t h e i ro n c a m p uds e b i at c c o u n t s .
Students
caneasilyaccessTrinity's
0nlineDebitCardManagement
System,
ManageMy lD.From
thesecureWebsite,students
andtheirparents
canmake
deposits.
reportcardslostor stolen,
viewtransaction
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site.Accessis easyandquickfromthelinklocatedonliger Card0fficeWebsite.
Fromanyinternet
browserin theworldtype:www.tigerbucks.com.
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moneyintoa Trinityaccount,
onlythosewiththe password
canviewindividual
a c c o u nbt a l a n c easn da c c 0 u nt rt a n s a c t i o n s .
USINGTIGERBUCKSO'YCAMPUS...
o Books,Books,Books,andmoreBooks:All required
textbooks,schoolsupplies,
andverycoolTrinityapparel
areavailable
attheUniversity's
local0n campus
Barnes& NobleBookstore.
Payfor it quicklyandconveniently
usingtheliger
B u c k sa c c o u n t .
' D i g i t a l P r i n t & P r e sT
s :r i n i t y ' s o w n fsuel lr v i c e d i g i p
t ar li n t s h o p i s l o c a t e d o n t h e
m a i nl e v eol ft h eE l i z a b ect ho a t e sL i b r a r y . 0 u r f u
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Students
simplysendjobsto print,thenrelease
andpayfor
themat anyPay-For-Print
Release
stationsetupin mostcomputer
labs.Thissyst e mo n l ya c c e p tTs g e rB u c k s .
Gampus
Dining:Generally
students
usetheirmealplan,butifthatrunsout,liger
B u c k sc a nb e u s e da t a l lc a m p uds i n i n g
l o c a t i o nasn da tt h ec o n v e n i e nscteo r e
0 nc a m 0 u s .
vendingMachines:
An arrayof snackandsodamachines
is conveniently
locate d i n r e s i d e n chea l l sa n da c a d e m ibcu i l d i n gasc r o s sc a m p u s .
Campus
laundryFacilities:lt is no longernecessary
to searchfor changeor
takedirtyclotheshomefor momto wash.TheUniversity
hasover100washer
anddryersconveniently
locatedin the residence
(Students
halllaundryrooms.
c a ne v e nc h e c ko n - l i nteo s e ew h e nl o a d sa r ef i n i s h e d . )
. Student
Departnental
Fees:
Students
canpurchase
theatertickets,stampsat
the campus
mailcenter,payfor fieldtripsfro.m
the Officeof Recreational
Activities,
ITSStudent
Computer
ServiceCenter(forcomputer
repairs),
Health
Service
fees,campusparking
permits,
andmoreall by usingliger Bucks
acc0unts.
' safeRide:Students
useliger Bucksaccounts
to payfor yellowcab ridesin and
aroundtheSanAntonioarea.
TIGEBBUCKSACCEPTED
OFFCAMPUSTOO
TigerBucksarenowwelcomed
as payment
for goodsandservices
at several
wellknownTrinityareamerchants.
Thesemerchants
havepartnered
with
TrinityUniversity
partner,
andouroperating
OffCampus
Solutions,
to provide
a
widearrayof diningoptions
in someof SanAntonio's
finestrestaurants
andvery
popularcampushangouts.Student
provided
services
by ouroff campus
merchantsrangefromfullservicedrycleaners
to the bestin haircare.Checkout
the off campuslinkat:www.tigerbucks.com
to seethe currentlistof merchanrs.
$tudent Accounts
lmportant
deadlines
GeneralBillingSchedule
- Note:no paper(hardcopy)statements
will bemailedto the perman e n ta d d r e sasst h i si n f o r m a t i o
i sna v a i l a b o
l en l i n e .
- Falle-billing
statements
areloadedin oursystem
in early-to-mid
J u l ya n db i l l sa r ed u eA u g u s t1 4 ,2 0 0 9 .
- Sprine
g - b i l l i nsgt a t e m e nat sr el o a d e d
i n e a r l yD e c e m b e
a rn da r e
d u eJ a n u a r7y, 2 0 1 0 .
- ViewStatements/Pay
0nlineat
https:payonIine.trinity.edu/tsafle b/login.isp.
- Please
verifyyourstudent
hasauthorized
the parent's
accessto
viewthe e-billby goingto theWebsiteabove.
Therearemanyformsthat mustbe completed
for firstyearand
transferstudentsbeforetheyevenstartclasses,
wtrichcan be overwhelming.
Webpageis a handylistoltie material
0n the Parent
studentswill receive,needto review,fill out and/orsubrit before
startingTrinitythisAugust.Manyof the requiredformsareavaiable
onlineon Tlger'sLairandthe restwill be sentto students
thissurnmer.Thechecklistcanbe usedto keeptrackof progress
and
itemsasthey'recompleted.
check-0fi
0ptionsAvailable
- U p g r a dyeo u rm e apl l a nf r o ml i g h t t oa v e r a goer h e a r gi,f d e s i r e d
(itis besttostartonthelightest
planas unspent
moneyis lostatthe
endof thesemester.
- Purchase
theMirage(forthestudent)
and/ora subscription
of the
(Thisis a weeklypaperthatstudents
Trinitonian
receive
for free,but
- bulkmailor firstclass- for 0arents.
is available
as a subscriotion
A d i g e svt e r s i o ins a l s oo n - l i n e . )
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permit)
an autoregistration
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, u n d r ya n dm u c hm o r e )
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Refund
Plan,if desired
thisis
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aidnotlistedon yourstatement
or
t h a ty o uw i s ht o d e c l i n e
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planoptionavailable
is a monthly
as an
plan.Theten-month
planrunsmonthly
eight-or ten-month
fromMay
planrunsmonthly
20to February
20.Theeight-month
fromJuly20to
Februa2
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t es e tu pf o rt h ef u l la c a d e m yi ce a r( d o e s
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AMEX,sublectto2.75o/o
conv e n i e n cfe e )o r e l e c t r o nci ch e c k( f r e e()S e eU R Ll i s t e da b o v e ) .
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to theschool.
Refunds
- Setupyourpayment
profilefor E-Refunds
on-lineat https:payonIine.trinity.edu/tsaAtVe
b/login.isp.
Admissions
deposit
Youradmissions
deposit
of $500wasapplied
to yourstudents
a c c o u nat sf o l l o w s :
$ 1 0 0a p p l i etdo d o r md a m a gdee p o s(i tr e m a i nosnt h es t u d e n t ' s
permanently)
leavesthe University
accountuntilthestudent
(credited
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lf youhearfromyoursonor daughter
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problems,
maintenance
askthemif theyhavesubmitted
a service
request.
Theymaydothisby calling210-999-8413
or preferably
by
(theyshouldsavea
sending
an e-mailto [email protected]
c o p yo ft h ee - m a i l ) .
Residence
hallroomsarecleaned
everyotherweekto protectthe
facilities.
will receivecleaning
University's
Students
schedules
at the
b e g i n n i nogft h es e m e s t earn dr e g u l arre m i n d eer- m a i l sP.r e - c l e a n ingthe roomandremoving
itemsfromthe carpet,sink,andshower
areasensures
the hard-working
bettercleaning
andassists
custodial staffmembers.
l7p;lf thereis an emergency
maintenance
concern
thatabsolutely
can'twaitovernight
or overtheweekend,
students
shouldnotlust
s u b m iat s e r v i c ree q u e st ht r o u gthh er e g u l acrh a n n e lTsh. eP h y s i c a l
Plantstaffmaynotlearnof theemergency
untilthenextworkday.
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maintenance
staff.lf thatdoesn'tproduce
satisfactory
results,
studentsshouldaskSecurity
to contact
the Residential
LifeCoordinator
o n c a l la n dr e q u e sat r e t u r nc a l l l. f t h ec o n c e rins s t i l ln o ta d d r e s s e d ,
h a v ey o u rs o no r d a u g h t ecra l lt h eD e a no f S t u d e n tast h o m e(.H i s
information
is in theon-linecampus
directory.)
Federal
WorkStudy
Interviews
Thestudent
employment
interview
dateswill beTuesday,
August25
a n dW e d n e s d aAyu, g u s2t 6i n N o r t h r uHp a l lR
, o o m1 1 4T. h i sw i l lb e
(non-FWS)
jobopenings.
for FWSandInstitutional
Newstudents
will
needto complete
a W-4andan l-9formin orderto interview
for a
position.
Whencompleting
the l-9form,perlaw,students
will be
required
t0 attestthattheyarecitizens
or nationals
ofthe U.S.,lawful permanent
residents
t0 work. (Usually
or aliensauthorized
stutheirsocialsecurity
dentspresent
cardanddriverslicenseor stud e n tl D . )A l ln e we m p l o y e e
a sr er e q u i r et do p r o d u cdeo c u m e n t a t i o n
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e x p e r i e n cpeh y s i c aolr m e n t ahl e a l t h
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responsible
for student
pr0perty:
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in orderto offervoua reas o n a b loeo t i o n .
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Students
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Students
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f o rt h i si n s u r a n caen dw i s ht o c a n c em
l u s rt e 0 u e scta n c e l l a t i o ni nw r i t i n ga n dp r o v i dper o oof f p e r s o n a
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Services
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Career
Alongwithfaculty,
staffmembers
in CareerServices
areinstrument a l i n h e l p i nsgt u d e n tdse v e l ocpa r e egr o a l sa n da p l a nf o r a c h i e v i n g
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