Parents and Family

What to Expect

As students move from high school to college, we recognize that this is a defining transition for parents and guardians as well.

How to Support Your Trinity Student

  • Allow your student to take the lead. Encourage your student to ask questions, seek guidance, and know that you are available as a support.
  • Discuss the importance of self-advocacy and encourage a proactive attitude.
  • Remind your student of available resources on campus.
  • Congratulate your student on successes and support them through challenges.

As you navigate your changing role from advocate to support, we encourage you to reach out with questions and explore this Open Letter to Parents of Students With Disabilities About to Enter College from Jane Jarrow, Ph.D. Jarrow is a consultant for disability services offices across the country and her open letter may provide additional insight into the transition to higher education.

Your active support is an important part of the successful transition to Trinity. Welcome to the Trinity community, we look forward to partnering with you!