Trinity welcomes the community for reunion weekend
Melina Korfonta ’25
Trinity College has reduced its annual Homecoming celebration from Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3. Friday morning began with events for alumni as they were invited back to campus.
Alumni events and activities included campus tours, welcome refreshments and registrations, even lawn games; give alumni time to remember their days at Trinity. While revisiting with friends and introducing their families to Cooperative, the evening brought the Watkinson Library Open House with an exhibit of articles related to the 1970 class. Dinners were held for the 1963, 1960 and 1970 classes. In addition, a ceremony was also held. venue for the Class of 2020 Trinity Athletic Hall of Fame. Live performances were also given by Kerry Kincy IDP’09 and Mixashawn Rozie IDP’12 and the Afro-Algonquin Trio in Coming Home: A Hartford Stage Event. Cinestudio also continued to offer screenings of Goodfellas to end the night.
Saturday started with several homecoming breakfasts for alumni and students. In addition, there were more campus tours as well as a food truck festival for everyone on campus. Many student groups and organizations were on campus offering Trinity merchandise and other gifts. Later in the day, the dedication of the Tansill Muldoon Stadium took place at the Farris Sports Center just before the return match. This year, the Bantams played in the annual Homecoming football game against Middlebury College. Victorious over Middlebury, Trinity shut out the Panthers, 28-0, taking the Bantams to 3-0-0 in the NESCAC table so far this year. The Bantam spirit was back as alumni, students and their families occupied the bleachers, parking lots and beyond around campus from morning until late afternoon.
Throughout the game there were plenty of stalls selling Trinity gear and refreshments, as well as local food trucks offering different types of food and refreshments. Trinity’s Rugby Club also played a game against Williams College after the homecoming soccer game. Events such as the International Student Fall Homecoming Mixer, FIST Taco Game Night, and Homecoming Worship Nights continued throughout the day. On Sunday our field hockey team and our men’s and women’s soccer teams played at Bates College. The service of Holy Communion and a Roman Catholic mass also took place in the chapel.
Being able to have a seemingly “normal” Homecoming 2021 has been a breath of fresh air for the entire Trinity community. Events were hosted and celebrations took place. The Trinity spirit reigned throughout campus, reminding everyone of Trinity what it is to be a Bantam.