New Student Orientation Accepted Students

Get ready for NSO!

This 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 2018-2019! We look forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you into our vibrant Christian learning community.


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 dates below.


Get Ready for Orientation

You’re almost here! There are a few things you need to know before you arrive on campus.

1. Reserve Housing: Your first step is to get information about on-campus housing and to reserve your spot in the dorms.
Reserve Your Room.

2. Get Current on Immunizations: 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. 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 7.
Download Immunization Certificate

3. Have your Payment Ready: Please have your 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. We offer 4-month and 5-month payment plans.
Arrange Your Payments

4. 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. Complete your ID request now, and your card will be ready to pick up at orientation.
Request ID Card

5. Get a Parking Permit: If you will be parking on the Trinity campus, you must have a parking permit. Your permit will be available for you to pick up at orientation. The annual parking cost of $120 will be charged to your fall semester billing (only $60 will be charged for those first enrolling in the spring semester).
Register for Parking

6. Prepare for Arrival! 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. Our staff will be on campus to help direct you to orientation events, and you can view our campus map to start getting familiar with Trinity.
Download Campus Map



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.

New students-athletes who are a part of the football, soccer, or women’s volleyball programs will move to Trinity’s campus early in the fall semester, on Monday, August 6 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 17 – Tuesday, August 21. Families of these student-athletes are also invited to participate in orientation events on Friday, August 17.

To visit the TIU Trojans website, please click here.


International students and M.K’s should arrive to campus along with other new students on Friday, August 17.

If you have questions about visas or other matters, please contact the International Student & Scholar Office at More resources can be found here.

Families and guests of new students are welcome to attend New Student Orientation events on Friday, August 17th.

To see your bill or pay for your first semester online, go to the TIU Student Dashboard (

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
  • Pay Bill Online – for making payments
  • A monthly payment plan is available. Please visit for more details.

Questions can be directed to Student Financial Services at 847-317-4200 or [email protected].