HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Trinity is now home away from home for 350 freshmen and transfer students who started moving into residence halls on Friday, August 25, for the first semester of school. The College did its best to warmly welcome the newcomers. Andrew VantLand '10 of Hull, Iowa responded with what could be considered the ultimate compliment, "I feel like I've been here for a while." .
With the help of Trinity staff decked out in bright blue T-shirts, students lugged clothes, computers, televisions, and stereos from vehicles to their rooms. Resident Assistant Fenna Kooima '07 was one of the College helpers. "I'm having a great time," Kooima said. "The freshmen seem like a great group of people." .
It wasn't all work for Trinity's newest students. "They all made time to get to know each other," said Ginny Carpenter, vice president for student development. "Many of the freshmen are forging new friendships that will last a lifetime."
Move-in day coincides with First Year Forum, a week of activities and fellowship designed to familiarize Trinity's new students with the College's academic and social environment.