NSO stands for New Student Orientation.
It is a time where our campus welcomes YOU, the new class of students to Trinity. We are excited to invite you and your family to participate in New Student Orientation 2016! We look forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you into our vibrant Christian learning community.
Be prepared to be challenged and to begin finding your place here among new and returning students, professors, administrators, and staff who are serious about being formed so that we may be agents of Christ-empowered transformation in the world.
Be prepared also to have a good time, to begin to relax in your new home away from home, and to build new relationships that will last a lifetime.
2016-2017 Orientation Dates
We are so excited to meet you at New Student Orientation! In preparation for your time at Trinity, please note this year’s orientation date below. Detailed schedules for Fall Orientation events will be available in April and schedules for January will be available in November.
Fall 2016 Orientation:
New Student-Athlete Welcome Day
Monday, August 8
Trinity welcomes new student-athletes participating in football, soccer, cross country, and women’s volleyball to campus on August 8th! These students come to campus early to settle into the residence halls and begin training with their teams.Fall 2016 Welcome Day Schedule
New Student Orientation
Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 23
New Student Orientation move-in day and programming for all new students will be held from August 19-23. Family members of new students are invited to participate in events on August 19, including a time of worship and dedication.Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule
Get Ready for Orientation
You’re almost here! There are a few things you need to know before you arrive on campus.
To reserve your room on campus or for more information about on-campus housing, visit Reserve Your Room.
Illinois law requires all new students born after January 1, 1957, and enrolled for more than five (5) credit hours to document immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, and tetanus/diphtheria prior to enrollment. These immunizations should be documented on the Immunization Certificate. Records are due two weeks before New Student Orientation. Download the Immunization Certificate.
If you are a fall student-athlete arriving to campus before Orientation, be sure to submit your immunization records in advance or bring them with you to New Student Check-In on August 8.
Payment for Fall Semester
Please have your Fall payment arrangements finalized or your balance paid in full prior to arriving at New Student Orientation. If you are anticipating financial aid, all requested documentation and necessary steps must be completed prior to your arrival on campus.
- Monthly Payment Plan: We offer a 5 or 4 month payment plan, starting in July and August respectively. Forms and instructions can be accessed at www.tiu.edu/accounting. For more information about how to pay your bill online, please see Student Financial Services below.
- Student ID Card: Your ID card has many significant uses, such as checking out books in the library and being able to prove to campus officers that you are a student. For those with a meal plan, it is also required for entrance to the dining hall. To request an ID Card, please complete this online form: tiu.edu/studentID. Student ID cards will be available to pick up at Orientation.
Register for a Parking Permit
If you will be parking on the Trinity campus, you must have a parking permit. Simply complete this online form. Your permit will be available for you to pick up at orientation.
Arrival & Parking
When arriving at orientation, students living on campus are encouraged to park in the Johnson Hall parking lot to accommodate unloading. Commuter students can park either on the main street of campus or in the Commuter Parking Lot, which is near the Quad 3 Building (see campus map).
Once you’re on campus, you might need some help finding your way around. Our staff will be on campus to help direct you to the various orientation events, but feel free to download the campus map for your convenience.
Campus Map Download Campus Map
Info for Transfer Students
I’m a transfer student—which events should I attend at Orientation?
Transfer students are asked to attend all mandatory Orientation events, which are marked on the NSO schedule. Also, many of the social activities are optional, but we encourage all new students to attend, giving them the opportunity to get to know their new classmates and some of Trinity’s student leaders.
I’m commuting to Trinity—which Orientation events should I attend?
Commuters are asked to attend all mandatory Orientation events, which are marked on the NSO schedule. Also, many of the social activities are optional, but we encourage all new students to attend, giving them the opportunity to get to know their new classmates and some of Trinity’s student leaders!
Where can I hang out when I’m not attending sessions during Orientation?
Various lounge spaces are available in Trinity’s Waybright Center. Throughout the academic year, the Commuter Lounge in the Waybright center offers a microwave, tables, and lounge space that commuters can utilize for their convenience. Also, Fresh Café in Waybright is a popular spot to grab coffee or a meal and connect with other students.
Info for New Student-Athletes
New students-athletes who are a part of the football, soccer, cross country, or women’s volleyball programs will move to Trinity’s campus early in the fall semester, on Monday, August 8th for pre-season training.
Following New Student Check-In, these student-athletes will move into the residence halls and have team meetings in addition to an evening dinner with their families and coaches.
Student-athletes will be participating in orientation events Friday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 23. Families of these student-athletes are also invited to participate in orientation events on Friday, August 19.
To visit the TIU Trojans website, please click here.
Info for M.K.s & Int’l Students
International students and M.K’s should arrive to campus along with other new students on Friday, August 19th.
An orientation session for international students will be provided on Saturday, August 20th. Missionary Kids are also welcome to attend this session. For further information, please see the fall orientation schedule.
Families & Guests
Families and guests of new students are welcome to attend welcome events on Monday, August 8th (new fall student-athletes only) and New Student Orientation on Friday, August 19th in the fall.
Save the date for this year’s Parents and Family Weekend, September 16th and 17th! More information will be available at New Student Orientation.
Student Financial Services
To see your bill or pay for the Fall semester online, go to the TIU Student Dashboard (www.my.tiu.edu):
Once you are registered for classes and have been given dashboard access, log on and select the Student Finances tab to view the following options:
- Course & Fee Statement – to view current semester charges and financial aid information
- My Account Balances – to view current account balance due and account activity
- Pay Bill Online – for making payments