CAS New Student Orientation Fall 2022

Building Your Foundation for Success at Trinity!


Greetings, members of the class of 2026! The Trinity Community welcomes you and we are delighted to offer you this face-to-face New Student Orientation experience.

In the College of Arts & Sciences, we recognize that building Trinity Sisterhood and confidently accessing a support network is vital to a successful first-year student experience. We want to provide you with this New Student Orientation (NSO) opportunity to connect real-time with faculty, instructional specialists, staff, current students and alumnae through small group sessions, and learn about curricular offerings, learning platforms, course registrations, success strategies, career pathways, and more. This is also an excellent opportunity to engage with fellow incoming students prior to start of fall classes.

Orientation Groups and Dates:

This orientation program will be held in person on Trinity’s main campus. There are four different group sessions and you will be participating in the one that matches your academic interest as indicated by you in the college application:

  • Group 1 (August 22nd): Pre-Nursing and Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Group 2 (August 23rd): STEM, Health Services, Education, and Community Education
  • Group 3 (August 24th): Business, Communication, Journalism, English, and Global Affairs, as well as students who have not yet decided on a major.
  • Group 4 (August 25th): Psychology, Sociology, Human Relations, and Criminal Justice

On Friday August 26th there will be additional events for students who are in the Honors Program and DC Persists, as well as those receiving a Conway or Dream.US scholarship.

Overview of the New Student Orientation Schedule:


8:30, Payden Lobby
Check-in and continental breakfast


9:00-10:00, Payden 103
Dean’s welcome and meet the faculty

Words of wisdom and welcome from your Dean, Dr. Sita Ramamurti and faculty from your major!


10:15-11:00, Payden 103
Supporting You to #FindYourStrength! The Center for Student Success 

Meet the Center for Student Success Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences who will give you an overview of the supports you can receive from them as well as review some important academic policies and give you a few tips for Freshman success!


11:15-12:00, Payden 103
Academic Resources: Learn about Moodle, Starfish and the Library

Learn how to log in and find your current course page, upload assignments, and view your grades on Moodle (Trinity’s learning management system). Get an overview of Starfish and how to use it to connect with the people and resources you need to be successful. Hear about the many resources and services offered by Trinity’s Sr. Helen Sheehan Library.


12:00-1:00, Alumni Dining Hall


1:00-1:45, Payden 103
First-Year Success: Have You Developed Your Game Plan?

Meet the instructors from your foundational first-year courses; hear about what you’ll learn in your Critical Reading & Writing and Math courses and get some important tips about how to succeed! 


1:45-3:00, Payden 101-203
Lightning Sessions!

A series of 15-minute quick information sessions! Attend one or all of the following: Transition to College, Study Skills, Work Study on Campus, Picking the Right Major, Disability Support Services