From the Dean of Student Services

September 1, 2012

Dear Trinity Senior:

The Trinity community is preparing to formally welcome the Blue Class of 2013 to senior status during Cap and Gown Weekend, September 22-23, 2012. Please note that only seniors in good standing are eligible to participate in the Cap and Gown Ceremony. Students on probation will be considered ineligible. If you are uncertain of your academic status or eligibility to participate, please contact Enrollment Services.

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the Cap and Gown Convocation will begin at 5 p.m. in the Trinity Center. Robing for the seniors will take place at 4:30 p.m. in O’Connor Auditorium. Families and friends are invited to attend Convocation. Trinity alumna Michelle Mitchell ’06, a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and an associate at the Washington office of the international law firm Hughes Hubbard and Reed, will give the keynote remarks. There will be a President’s Reception immediately following the Convocation in the Trinity Center.

Sunday’s activities begin with the Cap and Gown Mass at 10 a.m. Seniors will robe at 9:15 a.m. in O’Connor Auditorium. A brunch for seniors, their families, their guests and faculty will be served in Alumnae Hall immediately after the Mass; brunch tickets for guests are $10 per person. The traditional courtyard sing begins at 12:30 p.m. and each class will gather on a designated side ofSeymour Courtand sing songs to the senior class. Families and friends are invited to enjoy the celebration.

Please RSVP online for Cap and Gown Convocation, the President’s Reception, Sunday mass and brunch by Wednesday, September 19, 2012. The cost of brunch for guests is $10 per person and payment should be brought to the Dean of Student Services Office, Main 223, by Wednesday, September 19.

You must purchase a cap, gown and tassel from the Trinity Bookstore for $29.98. Caps and gowns will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, September 5, at 12:00 pm.  After that date you may make your purchase during regular bookstore hours through Saturday, September 22, 2012.

I hope that you and your family will be able to join us for this very special weekend. If you have any questions concerning these events, please feel free to call my office at (202) 884-9611 or e-mail me at I look forward to celebrating with you. Congratulations!


Michele Bowie
Dean, Student Services