Trine University will once again be filled to the brim.
The university expects to welcome a record class of 725 new students, including first-year
and transfer students, this fall. Thankfully, Trine’s new Fabiani Hall will be open
to help comfortably manage the continued growth in the residential student population.
About 1,600 students are expected to live in the university’s residence halls this
fall, also a record.
“An increasing number of students and families are not only recognizing the value
of a Trine education, but also the value of the residential experience on our vibrant
campus,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “We especially
appreciate the wisdom and foresight of the university’s Board of Trustees, who quickly
approved the addition of our newest residence facility to meet continued demand.”
Trine’s new 101-bed residence facility will feature studio-style residences similar
to the university’s Reiners and Stadium residence halls. Carpeted rooms will include
a private bath and air conditioning.
The university also began construction on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. Center for Engineering
and Computing this summer to provide additional facilities to accommodate continued
growth in its academic programs. Scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2022, the
$12.5 million, 40,000-square-foot addition to Trine’s engineering facilities will
feature state-of-the-art technology including augmented and virtual reality and artificial
intelligence laboratories, supporting the expansion of the computer science and information
technology major into areas such as cybersecurity and health informatics.
The facility also will offer flexible labs and classrooms, an active learning lab
with a maker space to foster creativity, and bright, open spaces for collaboration
Kimberly Bennett, vice president for enrollment management at Trine, said that in
addition to programs such as civil engineering and mechatronics and robotics engineering,
the university is seeing substantial growth in its health sciences, business and education
“Trine University continues to provide, support and develop academic programs across
all our academic schools that meet critical needs, which is reflected in the fact
that more than 99 percent of Trine graduates are employed or in graduate school within
six months,” she said.
Trine is also anticipating more than 900 international students to enroll in graduate
programs this fall at its main campus and Detroit and Phoenix education centers.
“Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many international students
are still eager to earn a graduate degree through a quality program in the United
States,” Bennett said. “We are pleased that so many have chosen Trine to provide them
the skills to advance their careers and make a difference around the world.”
Last Updated: 08/02/2021