PLAY. CREATE. COMPETE. CHILL.
APPLAUD. LEAD. EXPERIMENT.
SUPPORT. TRAIN. INSPIRE. TASTE.
PERFORM. TRAVEL. SERVE. DANCE. GUIDE. MINGLE. ORGANIZE. UNWIND. AUDITION.
JOKE. TEACH. WORSHIP. PRACTICE. EXPLORE. RUN. LISTEN. CELEBRATE. CRAFT. HANG OUT. CHOREOGRAPH.
SWEAT. WRITE. UNLEASH. EXAMINE. SING. SEEK. VIEW. DO.
PERFECT BLEND OF THINGS TO DO.
IT’S EASY WITH ALL THE OPTIONS HERE AT TRINITY.
RESIDENTIAL LIFE SAN ANTONIO OPPORTUNITIES ATHLETICS & FITNESS CAMPUS COMMUNITY & CULTURE THE ARTS THE GREAT OUTDOORS TRINITY FACTS
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HOW WILL YOU GET INVOLVED? 115 STUDENT-RUN CLUBS: social, political, service, recreational, athletic, spiritual, artistic, performance, and special interest organizations COMMUNITY SERVICE: opportunities on campus, in San Antonio, and around the globe
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH
You’ll find a wealth of things to do on campus—and there’s even more to do in San Antonio. STUDENT GOVERNMENT: run for office and be part of the Association of Student Representatives, where you can advocate for the development and advancement of student interests, both inside and outside the University community.
GREEK LIFE: 7 fraternities and 7 sororities
MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS: campus publications, KRTU-FM radio, and TigerTV LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS: student organization and community leadership training, conferences, initiatives, and a leadership academy
(OR 60) HOURS OF
ATHLETICS: 18 varsity and 7 club sports teams, 20 intramural sports, multiple outdoor recreation trips MUSIC: 10 major University performance ensembles, open to students of all majors
THEATRE: opportunities for students of all majors, both on stage and backstage
KDOWNK A E R B E H T ITY WEE OF A TRIaN week
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STUDENT PROGRAMMING: brings and manages educational, entertaining, and interactive programs and events to campus, from concerts to festivals
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“Trinity provides students with tremendous academics while at the same we are giving us the opportunity to be as involved in as many different things as we could possibly do or want to do.”
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Kelley McGill Kirby, VT
Trinity students are engaged inside the classroom, of course. But they may be even busier outside of it. That’s because we offer inexhaustible ways to get involved, make friends, exercise talents, have fun, serve others,
How we take a study break before finals
“Students, faculty... we are ALL a community HERE. People find amazing friends—unimaginably great friends—at Trinity.”
and maybe even learn a thing or two. But don’t worry … you’ll also find plenty of great places HERE to chill out and unwind.
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Pablo Tarquino Cali, Colombia
• Helped manage the financing for all student groups and events on campus as a student senator • Studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador, and the Netherlands Antilles • Completed 3 internships • Volunteers locally with Boy With a Ball and a maternity clinic • Can tell you where to get the best vegan cupcakes in San Antonio • Is an active member of SOS, TUVAC, and APO (in Trinityspeak, that’s Students Organized for Sustainability, Trinity University Volunteer Action Community, and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity)
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“Trinity is unique because everyone HERE loves being here. It is a place where people have huge dreams and goals, but they also want to have fun and make lifelong friendships.”
RELAX... YOU’RE HOME
Ricky Dolezalek Portola Valley, CA Cites favorite campus events including Trinity night at the Spurs, the library flash rave, and Christmas Vespers. Has held internships with both the San Antonio Spurs and the Talons arena football teams.
“My first year, I had the most amazing hall. Everyone was so open and friendly that we were able to explore and grow together, which really set the stage for my next three years.”
Your home away from home
Nicole Fratto Salt Lake City, UT
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There’s a reason we’ve made Princeton Review’s “Dorms Like Palaces” Top 20 list for as long as we can remember. All 16 residence halls are co-ed and offer spacious suite-style rooms (every two rooms share one bathroom), outdoor space, large closets, a combination refrigerator/freezer/microwave, Wi-Fi, and housekeeping service. Specially trained upperclassman students reside on every floor of the firstyear dorms as Resident Mentors (RMs). RMs plan outings, organize study breaks and activities for you and your floor mates, and they connect you with services. In short, they make your transition from home life to college as smooth as possible.
EAT Mabee Dining Hall offers international entrees, made-to-order meals, grill, deli, vegan/vegetarian options and more. Einstein Bros. Bagels, The Commons food court, Java City coffee house, and the Skyline Room round out Trinity’s campus dining options. And then there are all the free goodies— from Nacho Hour (every Wednesday afternoon at 3:33 p.m.) to the annual Chocolate Festival—there’s always something tasty being served up HERE.
DO (OR DON’T) There is never a reason to be bored HERE. Unless you just want to do nothing. Then there are plenty of ideal places for that, too. Our campus has 117 acres of rolling lawns, red brick buildings, and fountains to enjoy. During any given week or weekend, there are more sporting events, performances, festivals, club meetings, and volunteer opportunities than you can possibly attend or participate in. Outdoor and indoor spaces around the campus are designed specifically for relaxing and connecting with friends.
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“You need to have a life outside the classroom—Trinity has that 100%. San Antonio is a beautiful city, with so much going on, plus it’s a warm, welcoming place. Anything you want to do, you can do…and it’s easy to do.”
Jayda Bing Denver, CO
WHAT’S HERE IN SAN ANTONIO? “Trinity is unique because it’s a small campus in the midst of an incredible city with endless opportunity... You’ll make friends HERE with people from different cultures, places, and schools of thought. This allows you to grow and see the world from new perspectives.”
Katie Ogawa Albuquerque, NM Favorite San Antonio area pursuits include First Friday, running on the River Walk, farmers markets, climbing Enchanted Rock, and GOING OUT TO EAT! Fernanda’s favorite night on the town
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FUN FACTS ABOUT SAN ANTONIO Aside from having an average of 300 days of sunshine and playing host to 20 million visitors each year, San Antonio is also known for: • • • • • • • • • • •
The River Walk 5 historic missions and the Alamo 6 professional sports teams including the NBA Spurs 3 theme parks 15 museums 11 days of Fiesta (a citywide party with 100 different events) 12 accredited colleges and universities 176 city parks and recreation areas 8 malls More than 30 golf courses Countless restaurants, shops, clubs, movie theaters, and live music venues
THE TOP 12 THINGS WE DO FOR FUN HERE Find a FAVORITE RESTAURANT (Trip Advisor lists 1,604 eateries, so choosing one may take awhile).
Watch your favorite local PRO SPORTS TEAM. SHOP TILL YOU DROP at North Star, La Cantera, or any of the 8 area malls.
Attend FIRST FRIDAY monthly celebrations of art, music, and food. Stroll along the famous RIVER WALK, or view it from the deck of a river barge.
Hang out at the nearby QUARRY MARKET restaurants, stores, and cinema. Explore DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO. Hike, bike, kayak, and run in the many LOCAL PARKS. VOLUNTEER AT an animal shelter, with Habitat for Humanity, or with an array of other service organizations.
GO TUBING (or toobing, if you’re from Texas) on the Guadalupe or Comal rivers. Take a ROAD TRIP to the nearby Hill Country (30 minutes+), Austin (1 hour), and Gulf Coast beaches (2.5 hours). Enjoy LIVE MUSIC of every flavor: indie, folk, Goth rock, country, jazz, baroque, death metal, gospel, symphonic, or whatever you’re into.
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Want to break a sweat, get some fresh air, burn off some steam (and calories), play a sport, challenge yourself, or cheer on your favorite team? Check. And that’s just what you can do on campus.
FIND YOUR INNER TIGER
“San Antonio sports are awesome, so seeing sporting events is always a fun thing to do.”
Kimo Thorpe Los Angeles, CA Plays linebacker on the varsity football team, referees and participates in intramural sports
Meet the Trinity men’s soccer team
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VARSITY SPORTS MEN’S baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field. WOMEN’S basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
CLUB SPORTS Cycling, equestrian, fencing, lacrosse, racquetball, tennis, trap & skeet, ultimate frisbee, women’s water polo, and volleyball
INTRAMURAL SPORTS + 58% of all students participate in IM sports, which include soccer, indoor soccer, flag football, sand volleyball, volleyball, softball, table tennis, basketball, wrestling, poker, swimming, and track. Other organized groups include the Dean of Students’ Half Marathon Challenge training group, wellness classes in yoga, Zumba, and more, and dance groups such as the Loon-E Hip-Hop Dance Crew and the Swing Bums.
CAMPUS ATHLETICS FACILITIES Bell Athletic Center—185,000 square feet of gymnasiums, weight and cardio rooms, dance studios, racquetball and squash courts, and an indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, intramural fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer field, baseball field, softball field, and football stadium
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“Everyone HERE genuinely wants to see you succeed, and they will put forth personal effort to help you do so. There are incredible people at Trinity, with a vast range of interests…so there is a niche for everyone. We may be a small school, but that leaves even more room for an individual to expand their potential.”
Trinity’s welcoming campus
Paige Patrick Oklahoma City, OK • • •
Lives on H.O.P.E. (Homelessness. Outreach. Pursuing Education.) Hall—a student-created campus living/ learning community established to help residents develop a deep sense of community with each other and with San Antonio citizens, through service with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Each One, Teach One Traveled to Botswana for an internship in a pediatric HIV clinic founded by a Trinity alumnus and MD Plans to study abroad next year to do a parliamentary internship in Edinburgh, Scotland
OPEN DOORS People HERE at Trinity are friendly, approachable, and open-minded.
“You don’t have to be afraid to mess up. Speak up. Try something new. Make mistakes. Being at Trinity gives you plenty of opportu-
They go out of their way to help one another and
nities with friends and faculty who support you every step of
serve in the community.
the way! My RM really made my freshman year. Even after she
What does that mean? It means someone will always come to your rescue if you get lost on
graduated, we keep in touch, and she hosts dinner parties at her
campus or need help. It means students from
house once or twice every year so that our former hall mates can
different backgrounds and cultures enjoy taking part in one another’s traditions and customs.
reconnect with each other.”
It means there are countless service opportunities. It means your toughest professor may show up at your game or performance to cheer you on. It means you’re welcome to try out whatever interests you, even if you’re a complete novice. With the encouragement of Trinity professors and classmates, you may discover new passions, expand your mind, and push the limits of your comfort zone.
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Teka Nicholas Toronto, Canada • • •
Never misses a varsity soccer game Acted in and directed the Trinity production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Is president of Zeta Chi sorority, even though she never thought she’d be involved in Greek life
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“My interests include theatrical production, photography, and design. I also like to go swing dancing and to the monthly First Friday art exhibitions downtown. I love that even though I’m planning on majoring in neuroscience, I still get to pursue those things HERE.”
Bria Woods San Antonio, TX
WHETHER YOU’D LIKE TO PLAY MUSIC, SING,WRITE, ACT, PAINT, DANCE, OR DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT, (ARTISTICALLY SPEAKING), THERE ARE
STAGE • •
5 main stage productions and 10–15 smaller plays produced on campus each year, with opportunities for students in any major to participate on stage, behind the scenes, and, of course, in the audience Numerous professional and community productions are staged in San Antonio each year
SCREEN • Do you watch television and think “I could do that!”? TigerTV, Trinity’s state-of-the-art HDTV station, offers students the opportunity to be a crew member, on-air talent, filmmaker, producer, or production manager • The greater San Antonio area is home to more than 25 movie theaters
COUNTLESS WAYS HERE FOR YOU TO FIND INSPIRATION AND EXERCISE YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS. WHAT’S MORE, THERE ARE TONS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY THE WORK OF OTHERS.
MUSIC • • • •
Campus performance ensembles range from a symphony orchestra to a cappella groups to watch or join Rock, country, alternative, R&B, Texas, jazz and groups playing just about any musical genre you can think of perform in San Antonio venues ranging from intimate clubs to the AT&T Center San Antonio Symphony tickets are free to Trinity students Trinity’s campus radio station, KRTU-FM, offers students the opportunity to work as interns, managers, and on-air talent Bria Woods
LITERARY ARTS & WRITING
“In my wildest dreams, I am a jazz star—not a rock star, a jazz star. In my dreams, jazz is popular enough for a drummer to earn international fame. I nearly made that dream a reality, performing on Trinity’s barge in the Fiesta River Boat Parade, playing for a crowd of 250,000 people. It was an exhilarating experience!”
ART • Enjoy the exhibits at the campus art gallery • San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) and the McNay Art Museum have world-class collections • Avant-garde. Bold. Contemporary. Modern.You’ll find it all among San Antonio’s 65+ art galleries
Benjamin Whitehead Boerne, TX
• Share your writing (or get hands-on editing and publishing experience) in our campus literary magazine, The Trinity Review, or in the Expositor, a journal of undergraduate expository prose • •, a weekly student-edited newspaper, offers the chance to get hands-on journalism experience • Poetry slams and other spoken word events are popular in San Antonio
A year on Trinity’s main stage
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GO > OUTSIDE EXPERIENCE TRINITY JUST THE FACTS • Private, residential, co-educational, undergraduate-focused university • Founded in 1869 • 117-acre campus located in a residential neighborhood • 10 minutes from downtown San Antonio • America’s 7th largest city.
“I love the outdoors and have truly enjoyed all of the O-Rec trips I’ve been on with Trinity!”
Sara Smith Overland Park, KS Serves as an O-Rec trip leader, sings with the choir, mentors bilingual children in San Antonio and attends as many plays and musical performances as she can.
There are a multitude of opportunities to commune with Mother Nature HERE. There are tons of beautiful green spaces where you can hang out, on campus and in the city. Better yet, Trinity’s O-Rec (Outdoor Recreation) offers guided day and overnight adventures in camping, caving, paddling, hiking, surfing, mountain climbing, wind surfing, hang gliding, and more—for experts and novices alike.
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Rock climbing Texas style
STUDENTS • 2,431 undergraduates • From 47 states and 67 countries • 32 percent underrepresented populations • 9 percent international students • Average High School GPA: 3.5 • SAT mid-50 percent: Critical Reading: 570–680, Math: 590–680 • ACT mid-50 percent: 26–31 • 74 percent ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class FACULTY • 285 full-time faculty • 97 percent hold doctoral or terminal degrees • 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio
MAJORS Ancient Mediterranean Studies Anthropology Applied Chemistry Art Art History Biochemistry Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biology Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry with High School Teaching Certification Chinese Chinese Studies Classical Languages Communication Computer Science Computing as a Second Major Economics Engineering Science English Environmental Studies
APPLY French Geosciences German Greek History Human Communication International Studies Latin Mathematics Music Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Russian Sociology Spanish Theatre Urban Studies
Go to trinity.edu for a complete list of degree programs offered at Trinity.
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