BLUEPRINTS FOR THE FUTURE
Moms with pillows tucked beneath their arms…Dads with backpacks…New students and their family members experiencing the academic, social and spiritual facets of the Trinity community for the first time at Blueprints…
On June 29 and 30, Blueprints gave incoming freshmen an opportunity to start mapping out a plan for their future at Trinity and a chance to connect with the people they will be calling classmates, fellow Trolls, friends – and even professors.
Although they are from three different states, Laurann Klomp, Michigan; Katie Hall, Wisconsin; and Rose Radomski, Illinois, made friends quickly and said people were already getting the impression they had been “friends forever.”
“We’re looking forward to making friends we’ll have a long time,” said Hall, “We’re already off to a good start.”
The weekend began with a faculty-hosted barbeque supper for 500 people, including the students and their families. The evening was packed full of activities, including:
- Amazing Troll Race
- Ice cream social
- Praise and worship service – held in the outside amphitheater
- Open gym and board games
- Snacks in the Molenhouse Student Center
President Steven Timmermans hosted breakfast to begin day two when students had an opportunity to register for classes and to spend time with faculty advisers.
Parents had an opportunity to meet the directors of campus security and members of the student development team, the Cooper Center for career and counseling, the residence halls, and the Office of Community Partnerships. They also attended sessions to learn more about financial aid and the role Trinity will play in their son's or daughter's life.
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