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Trinity Traditions

Since the first students arrived at Trinity, each class year has been identified with one of four class colors. Each class receives a banner their freshmen year. Your sister class makes the banner and presents it to the class at the first well sing. This banner needs to be protected at all costs. This banner must be present at all major functions. Sister classes: Green and Red, Blue and Gold

  • Class of 2019: Gold
  • Class of 2020: Red  (The first class to graduate from Trinity was a Red class)
  • Class of 2021: Blue
  • Class of 2022: Green

Class days

Each class sponsors specific day during the academic school year. Each member of each class chooses a sister prior to class day. In the week leading up to senior week your sister will do activities with you. You are expected to show your sister support on the day in which they are acknowledged, especially during traditions.

  • October: Gold
  • November: Blue
  • February: Red
  • March: Green

Cap and Gown Convocation

Trinity seniors receive their caps and gowns at the Cap and Gown Convocation on the last weekend in September.  Receipt of the cap and gown is a cherished moment in the lives of Trinity undergraduates, a recognition of the achievement of at least 88 academic credits, and entrance into senior year.  Families and friends gather for the Convocation and President’s Reception following the ceremony.  At the Convocation, the first year class also receive their first symbol of membership in the Trinity community, their class banner.

Convocation and First Year Medal – The Trinity Medal

At the culmination of CAS First Year Orientation in August, the first year students participate in an important ceremony marking the point of their entrance into the Trinity Community.  The Convocation, receipt of the First Year Medal (The Trinity Medal), and signing of the Honor Book provides an occasion for first year students to reflect on the meaning of the Honor System.  The Trinity Medal bonds the new first year students to the many generations who have worn this medal since Trinity’s earliest days.

For more information, please contact Dean Meechie Bowie at 202-884-9611 or via email at



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