We are OneTrinity Family.

Just like your Tiger, we hope you will be part of the Trinity University family for life.

The transition from high school to college, or from one college to the next is an exciting stepping stone in your student’s life. We also understand this is a change for parents and families. This page is dedicated to parents and families, and will assist in connecting you to the many resources Trinity provides.

Trinity works with parents and families to help keep you informed of current events, deadlines and important information through our Parent and Family Portal. Whether you’re a family member of a prospective student, or a currently enrolled student, the Parent and Family Portal is your one-stop information hub. If you have not yet enrolled, we encourage you to sign up here. Welcome to Trinity University!

Family helping student on move in day


Don’t miss out on… 


Spring Parent Appreciation Weekend 2024

Come Fiesta with us--and San Antonio!

  • Share your ideas for future parent engagement
  • Spend time with your Tiger learning, growing, and having fun.
  • Learn about our University architecture and future plans. 

Visit the PAW website


Fall Family Weekend 2024

Save the date for Fall Family Weekend 2024: tentatively scheduled for November 1-3, 2024. Stay tuned for more information. If you have not enrolled in the Trinity University Parent Portal, we encourage you to take a moment to sign up for personalized newsletters.


Be sure to also check out:


 And while you’re in town…

Check out these other campus happenings that you and your Tiger can enjoy!

How do I get involved?


Parent and Family Programs

Integral to the Trinity community, parents and families are encouraged to get involved in campus life.

 Parent Council

Online Communities

Stay connected with Trinity, your student, and other parents and families through online resources.

 Parent Portal

 TU Parents Facebook Group

 Trinity Newsletters

On-Campus Connections

Several events take place on campus specifically for Trinity families. Keep an eye out for invitations! 

 Family Weekend

Visit Trinity    Visit San Antonio

Partners along the Path

Trinity University Parent and Family Programs promote and cultivate student learning, development, and success—and we are here for you and your Tiger every step of the way.

Parent Questions, Parent Council, and Parent Philanthropy

Aliza Holzman-Cantu

Aliza Holzman-Cantu '92, M'94

Parent Programs: Philanthropy


Parent Council Outreach and Recruitment Opportunities

Headshot of Nicole Fratto Garcia

Nicole Fratto Garcia '13

Parent Programs: Volunteer


Student Affairs and Academic and Personal Concerns

headshot of Christina Castillo

Christina Castillo

Dean Of Students


Home Away from Home

Trinity University is your Tiger's home to live in, learn from, and explore. Whether bonding with roommates and suitemates, sharing a meal in a campus dining hall, or discovering the city of San Antonio, students make their time on campus a "home away from home."

a mother and daughter sit in Adirondack chairs

Residential Life

Residential Life is proud to be a part of making Trinity a home away from home. Our three-year residency requirement cultivates deep bonds across Trinity's living and learning communities.

Residential Life


Trinity University Dining Services offers a wide variety of options for students dining on-campus. including popular national brands and an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience at Mabee Dining Hall.

Trinity Dining

Finishing Touches

 Ahh! What do we BRING? Check out our handy packing checklist.

 Your key to the kingdom, Trinity style. Read more about your campus TigerCard.

 I have a car on campus—where do I park it? Learn more about parking on campus.

Advice From Tiger Parents and Families

Cindy of Sacramento, California, recommends keeping a balance of about $100 on your student’s Tiger Bucks account. She says her student used debit cards and Venmo to share off-campus expenses. And in the event of an emergency, Cindy suggests trusting your student with a credit card.

Jean of Georgetown, Texas, says to purchase in advance a small, free-standing wire shelving rack for the bathroom. It is the perfect place near the sink for toothpaste, combs, soap, etc. that might not fit on the countertop when multiplied by four student occupants.

Although move-in day is a breeze because of the help of Team Trinity, moving out at the end of the year requires assistance, says mom Loretta of Houston. She recommends purchasing a dolly that converts from a two-wheel vertical truck to a four-wheel platform cart.

Our advice? San Antonio is a big city. Even if your student forgets to pack something, there’s always a store nearby that probably carries the item they need (Target is only 3.8 miles away, and Walmart is only 5 miles away).


Care Packages and Mail

Need to send your Tiger a package? Students receive mail at the Tigers’ Den and packages from the Mail Services Center, located near Prassel Garage. Students’ campus mailboxes usually remain the same until they elect to move off-campus.

Visit the Mail Center website for information on how to address mail and packages, and find helpful hints for families sending mail.

Mail Center


How do I react when those calls come?

Leslie Wan P'10, parent of a Class of 2010 Tiger, writes:

"No matter how prepared for college or resourceful you feel your student is, you are going to get calls. These will cause you stress if you don’t understand in advance that these calls, too, shall pass."

Read Leslie's advice on calls home from your Tiger.



Welcome, Encourage, Support

At Trinity, there are many services, support systems, and peer networks that your Tiger can access to help guide them in discovering their own paths.


Health Services

Trinity University Health Services provides high-quality, accessible nursing and medical care

Health Services


Counseling Services

Trinity University Counseling Services offers free, confidential individual counseling and support groups.

Counseling Services


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Intentional inclusion is one of Trinity University’s core values. We are committed to creating an environment that allows all Tigers and their families to proudly call Trinity home.


Campus Safety

Keeping our community and campus safe is a top priority for Trinity University. Learn more about a few of our safety resources:


Student Organizations and Involvement

Trinity’s campus is a bustling hub of student life, with countless ways for students to get involved and find their people on campus, in San Antonio, and even across the globe!

Student Involvement

Student Organizations

Club and IM Sports

Emergency Contact Notification: Our Philosophy

At Trinity University, building students’ agency and autonomy to live and learn independently is a fundamental goal of the student experience. Students are viewed as adults; as such, we engage students directly when it comes to supporting them during times of academic, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges. At the same time, we encourage students to maintain contact with their families and communicate regularly and openly with each other about issues of mutual concern. 

Per the Federal Education Right and Privacy Act (FERPA), the law permits the institution to notify emergency contacts directly in the instances of a health and safety emergency. These instances are balanced with each student’s privacy and the unique situation. It is our intent to partner with the student when informing a parent or guardian in order to discuss the possible benefits and challenges of notification.  

Adapted, with gratitude, from Grinnell College.

Student Financial Services


Billing and Payments

Find out more about the billing and payment process at Trinity University.

Billing and Payments

Pay a Bill


Tuition and Fees

Learn all about tuition and the other fees associated with attending Trinity.

Tuition and Fees


Cost of Attendance

Consult the potential sum of the various expenses associated with enrollment at Trinity in a given year.

For Undergraduates

For Graduates

Applying for Financial Aid

Talk with your Tiger about completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile to be considered for all available resources.

Applying for Aid

Academic Support


Academic Advising and Registration

Learn about the personalized academic guidance that all Trinity students receive from professional advisers.

Academic Advising



Student Success

Check out the resources the Student Success Center offers to holistically uplift and empower students.

Student Success


Pathways Curriculum

Discover Trinity’s Pathways curriculum, which provides a customizable and robust Liberal Arts education. 

Pathways Curriculum

Student Records and Privacy

Read about Trinity University's compliance with FERPA policy regarding students' privacy rights.