Celebrating Trinity at 125 in 2022

This year, Trinity is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our founding in 1897!

We are also launching our 125th Anniversary Campaign to fund the Renaissance of Alumnae Hall – a project that brings new life to a treasured campus landmark.

125th Anniversary Celebration and All-Alumnae Reunion
October 26-29, 2022

Trinity Celebrates 125 Years!

Graduates from all schools and years, family, and friends are invited to attend classes, participate in celebratory events and enjoy the vitality of our alma mater. Experience Trinity today as you join us for these exciting events.

Four Days of Celebration

Alumnae College

Join Trinity faculty and students in a wide array of classes including English, biology, philosophy, nursing and more! Choose from more than 40 courses and enjoy lunch in Alumnae Hall. View the schedule of classes.

Wednesday, Thursday, Oct. 26, 27

8:00 am: Registration and hospitality all day in the Payden Academic Center

All Day: Classes: View class schedule

11:30 am – 2:00 pm: Lunch in Alumnae Hall

Engaged Students

Symposium on Environmental Justice

Alumnae, alumni, faculty, students and staff are invited to this special symposium with a focus on environmental justice, with a keynote address by Yale Professor Mary Evelyn Tucker ’71, and panel discussions with faculty, students and alumnae. The day will be capped by a 125th Anniversary Welcome Reception in Main Hall.

Trinity Tree

Friday, October 28

8:30 am: Registration and hospitality

9:00 am: Welcome: President Patricia McGuire ’74

9:30 am: Keynote: Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker ’71, Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

10:45 am: Faculty Panel: Environmental Ethics and Policy Considerations

12:00 pm: Lunch and campus walkabout with Dr. Patrice Nielsen, and student research posters on display

1:30 pm: Panel: Teaching and Research on Environmental Justice at Trinity

3:00 pm: Partnerships in Action

Dr. Kandis Boyd, Director, EPA Chesapeake Program

Ms. Nancy Stoner, Exec. Director, Potomac Riverkeepers Network

3 to 5 pm:  Environmental Fair with Partners Hosting Information Displays

4:30 pm: Concluding Comments

5:30 pm: 125th Anniversary Welcome Reception – Main Hall

Trinity All-Alumnae Reunion

We welcome ALL alumnae and alumni, from all classes and all schools, to a festive Trinity Reunion, with a 125th Anniversary Convocation, grand luncheon, a home soccer game, late afternoon Liturgy and farewell reception on the front lawn.

Saturday, October 29

8:30 am: Registration and hospitality, Main Hall

10:00 am: 125th Anniversary Convocation, Notre Dame Chapel
Presentation of Honorary Degrees and Seniors Receive Caps and Gowns

Noon: 125th Anniversary Luncheon, Trinity Center
All classes and guests gather for a festive all-alumnae luncheon with a special tribute to the Class of 1972 celebrating their 50th reunion!

2:00 pm: Class Meetings (various locations) and Senior Day Soccer Game (Trinity field)

4:00 pm: 125th Anniversary Liturgy, Notre Dame Chapel
Cardinal Wilton Gregory presiding

5:30 pm: Farewell Reception, Front Lawn


Trinity has arranged special rates at two hotels, and will offer shuttle service from a location near both.

Phoenix Park Hotel
To reserve, call 1-855-371-6824 and ask for Trinity Washington University group rate: 1 single bed: $229. 2 double beds: $259.

Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill
Friday and Saturday Only

King bed: $219. Double beds: $239
Book online here to receive this rate or call 1-800-HILTONS (reference Trinity’s Group Code: TUR10)

Trinity’s founders made history on August 20, 1897, when they secured the articles of incorporation that created Trinity College. Across the next three years, they bought the land, raised money, recruited students and started building Main Hall. In November 1900, the first class of students arrived on campus – the great Red Class of 1904. So much history to celebrate!

Joan Payden

Across more than 12 decades, Trinity has demonstrated time and again that a steadfast devotion to mission along with a large creative spirit and many generous alumnae and benefactors all combine to ensure the durability and continuing significance of this very special kind of higher education.

Business Grads

Guided by the commitment to justice and equity of our founders, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we are celebrating 125 years of Education for Justice and looking forward to the future! Trinity today is a healthy, vibrant university, and we look to build upon this success as we head toward the middle of the 21st Century.

Reimagining Alumnae Hall

As the signature building project of our 125th Anniversary Campaign, we aim to raise a minimum of $30 million to renovate this beautiful, historic building to become a modern campus center that our students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni and visitors can enjoy.

We have retained a team of architects and contractors to refine the concept design – construction costs today are very steep, and we know this project will be at least $45 million. We will secure a loan for the balance of the cost.

Videos from Spring 2022 Events

Luce Colloquium on Inclusive Excellence, April 21-22, 2022. View videos of this deep dive into the pervasive, intentional commitment to inclusive excellence at Trinity. The program, sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation, highlights student success outcomes achieved through Trinity’s inclusive excellence initiatives, which first began in the STEM disciplines with Trinity’s participation in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence program, has expanded across the curriculum, and is a key initiative of Trinity DARE: Driving Actions for Racial Equity.  The program featured panels by Trinity faculty and students, student research presentations, and the presentation of the first annual Katherine Johnson Awards for excellence in math and science, established by Trinity alumna Jurate Kazickas ’64.

Mellon Symposium: Global Perspectives on Race and Racism, March 16-17, 2022. View videos of all sessions of this engaging two-day symposium, the first signature event of Trinity’s 125th Anniversary. Organized by Trinity’s Global Affairs faculty, with grant support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the symposium featured national and international speakers, including Trinity alumnae, who were joined by faculty and students to explore a range of topics looking at race and racism, both in the U.S. and globally.

A Note on COVID-19 Protocols: Trinity continues to ask persons on campus to wear masks indoors as part of our efforts to mitigate Covid-19. Additionally, we ask you to refrain from attending if you have Covid-19 symptoms.