Lights! Camera! Action!

QuirksNBCsm.jpegThis photo of the Quirks, one of Trinity's all-female a Cappella groups, was taken last week at the NBC-CT station before the group performed live on air.  The Quirks will also perform as part of a special on a Cappella music on WNPR's The Colon McEnroe Show, today at 1 p.m.  Click here to listen live, or for the archive.  For more on the Trinity Quirks, visit their website:

(Photo courtesy Rachael Burke '14)

Ally Week at Trinity


Every year, traditionally in the fall to mark the start of Gay and Lesbian History Month, the members of Encouraging Respect Of Sexualities (EROS), Trinity College's Gay-Straight Alliance, perform a "chalking" of the campus. The chalking includes many phrases to help raise visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (or LGBT) individuals.  Free t-shirts and rainbow flags were handed out at the cave for students that pledged their support. 


(photo by Abbey Schlangen '16)


This slideshow features viewpoints of Trinity students while traveling.  The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) held its annual student photography competition, awarding and recognizing the best original urban or global-themed student photographs.  The eligible photos can be from study abroad trips, personal travel, or any other photographs with an urban or global theme.  This group of distinguished photographs was selected by a panel of faculty members, staff and students, and was printed for exhibition at the Study Away Fair, Mather Art Space, and the Center for Urban and Global Studies for the remainder of the academic year.

What are the Purple Ribbons on Campus?

RelayRibbonRainSm.JPGWhen you spot a purple ribbon on campus, remember the Relay for Life at Trinity College, an annual event that supports cancer research through the American Cancer Society.  The reflective and fun event has been the largest student-led fundraiser at the school for nearly a decade, raising an average of $50 thousand dollars annually for the Cancer Society.  It's never too early to get involved:

(photo by Abbey Schlangen '16)

Zumba at Trinity

As part of a reinvigorated campus recreation and intramurals program at Trinity, zumba classes are offered free to students, faculty, and staff at the College.  This photo was taken at a recent zumba class, which is offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at Unit D in the Ferris Athletic Center.  For more, visit

(photo by Abbey Schlangen '16

QuirksFenwayTSLG.jpgIn April, the Trinity College Quirks sang at a New Britain Rock Cats Minor League baseball team, but the all-female a Cappella group has since been called up to the big leagues.  This weekend, the Quirks sang the Canadian National Anthem before the Boston Red Sox played the Toronto Blue Jays on Connecticut Day at Fenway Park.  Baker's Dozen, an all-male a Cappella group from Yale, sang America's National Anthem.  According to the Twitter feed of Gordon Edes, Boston Globe and ESPN writer, both groups "killed it!"

(photo courtesy Bettina and Mark Muto-Graves)

AllAccessTourSm.jpgTrinity welcomed the Class of 2016 with an action packed orientation.  As part of the festivities, two groups were given a rare all-access behind-the-scenes tour of campus. The above photo was taken on top of the High Rise building.  The group was led by Amy DeBaun, Director of Campus Life, and Brian Killian, Campus Safety Officer at Trinity. 

(photo courtesy Amy DeBaun)


SM2012sm.jpgMarcia Hinckley M'91 (right) and her husband Sam (left) applaud a performance by Peter Zay (above) at the Chamber Music Series portion of the annual Summer Music Series at Trinity.  Zay is the principal cellist of the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  Hinckley, a pianist and vocalist, and her husband, have been coming to the Music Series since they discovered it more than five years ago.  "The series is a gem," she said after the chamber performance - her personal favorite portion of the weekly performances, which are followed by an outdoor picnic carillon concert on the Long Walk Quad. For photos, visit:  For more information on the 2012 series, visit: 

Zichlin06lg.jpgMiriam Zichlin '06, Research Coordinator and Data Analyst at Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard Medical School, talks with Trinity undergraduates who remained on campus as part of the annual Summer Science Program led by Trinity faculty.  Several recent Trinity alums in the science fields came back to talk to current students about their experiences at and beyond Trinity, and to answer student questions.   

"Lots of memories of summers at Trinity flooded back immediately," Zichlin said. "I'm glad I was able to share some of my perspectives of 'the real world.'  It's great to see how excited and optimistic the current students are.  They're all doing really interesting research."

For more photos, by Nick Lacy, visit:

MatherBefore.JPGAbove photo by Tim Cross, Associate Director Admissions 
Below photo by Jason Luis, Distributed Computing Technical Service Manager


Trinity is buzzing with activity this summer, as several campus improvement projects are under way and on schedule to be completed before the start of the fall semester.   The most notable project, a complete redevelopment of the Mather Quad, is pictured above. The project broke ground in May, just after Commencement, and will be completed at the start of the academic year. Upon completion, it will be renamed the Gates Quad, in honor of trustee John Gates, Jr. '76, P'13, and the lead donor for the project.  More information and images will be shared upon completion of the project.  For more on the Quad transformation, visit:

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