Student Orientation and Registration

Welcome to Virtual Student OrientationWelcome to SOAR 2020 — and to Trine University!

Greetings, and welcome to a Special Edition of our Student Orientation and Registration program, or as we call it, SOAR. 

At a typical SOAR, students meet their academic advisors, plan their first semester of classes, learn valuable information about resources at Trine, finalize financial aid, get their student IDs, set up email, and meet other new and returning students.  That is still the plan for today, but this year, things are a bit different.

With today’s virtual, Special Edition, of SOAR, you will still be able to learn the same important orientation information you need to begin your exciting life as a Trine student. 

To get information about your MyPortal and Trine email click here

All contact information for the speakers in today’s video can be found in the Resource Guide.

We look forward to your next visit to campus, but we have so much important and exciting information to share with you, we simply don’t want to wait.

Welcome from Dr. Earl D. Brooks II

Starting his 21st year as university president, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II welcomes you to the beginning of your life and academic career at Trine University. We are excited that you will be joining us!


MyPortal / Moodle / Email Setup

Our Information Technology department is here to assist you during your time at Trine. Visit 24/7 for our support center and knowledge base.

Follow this link to set up your MyPortal (student information), Moodle (class information and activities) and Trine email accounts.

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Academic Support
Student Services and Housing

Student Services includes Campus Housing, Commuter Services, the Health Center, Campus Safety and Counseling Services.


  • If you haven't completed your housing application, please log onto Within the application, there will be a video and text to help you through the process of finding a roommate and selecting a room. 
  • Check out our Move-In Guide
  • For questions regarding your housing or meal plan, contact Angie Booth, director of housing, at or 260.665.4646

Financial Aid and Registration

The Financial Aid Office is your partner in paying for your education at Trine.


Please be sure to complete the steps below:
The Office of the Registrar will assist you in scheduling courses to stay on track for graduation.

Student Success

Trine's library, the LINK, offers extensive online resources as well as books, study areas and meeting rooms. The LINK also includes the Writing Center and information on tutoring. Trine also offers academic coaching services.

  • Students who need accommodations for physical or learning disabilities can contact Abby Salge, director of accessibility services, at (260) 665-4590 or
  • Students or parents with concerns can contact Deborah McHenry, student and parent advocate, at (260) 665-4509 or

Student Activities and Engagement 

Big activities such as Bingo for Bucks will begin as soon as you get to campus. Other activities include bus trips, performances, Homecoming and Finals Week events. 


  • Connect with Student Success and Engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Download the Trine University Student Activities app on the App Store or Google Play
  • For more information on student activities, contact Evan Gustin at or (260) 665-4173.

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Academic Advising Appointments

Learn the majors offered within each school at Trine University.

Check the email you received for your advising time and instructions. 



Admitted Student Checklist:

Enrollment Checklist

If you would like to schedule an individual visit to campus, please submit your request through our online Individual Visit portal

If you're unable to make a trip to campus, no worries! There are many ways to learn more about Trine University in the meantime. Check out our Virtual Visit page to get an insight to our vibrant, welcoming campus. If you have additional questions or would like to be connected with a coach, professor, financial aid representative, or other staff member, let your admission counselor know! We would be happy to set up a virtual meeting with members of the campus community via phone or email. 
All incoming students admitted to Trine will receive information regarding housing in early spring. Housing is based on deposit date. Students have the opportunity to live in studio and traditional style housing. Please talk to your counselor for more information.
The Financial Aid Office is your partner. They provide information and assistance to students who have decided to attend Trine. Please complete the steps below:
  • Activate your MyTrineFAOpens in new window account online to have access to all your financial aid information.
  • Submit all requested documents to financial aid.
  • Review and accept/decline awards through MyTrineFA.
The Office of Financial Aid is available M-F from 8 am - 5 pm and can be reached via phone at 260.665.4158 or email
Upon graduation from high school, send your official final high school transcript which includes a graduation date, official school signature and seal, in a sealed envelope, to:

Office of Admission
Trine University
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703
An applicant for freshman standing who achieves a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examination may be granted credit. AP Calculus will require a 4 or 5 to be reviewed for credit. 
All dual enrollment courses must have been completed with a C or higher to be evaluated for credit. For your dual enrollment courses to be reviewed, you must request an official college transcript from the institution the courses were through. Please send official transcripts to Jessica Bremer, Director of Transfer Admission.

Jessica Bremer
Trine University
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703
All incoming students are required to have an immunization record on file with the Health Center.

Mandatory Immunizations
Please submit your immunization record as soon as possible. Immunization paperwork should be sent to your admission counselor. Please call 260.665.4168 if you have any questions.

The required immunizations are:
  • MMR – Measles, Mumps, Rubella (series of two)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria or Tdap (within last 10 years)
  • Varicella – Chicken Pox (series of two or documented history of disease)
  • Meningococcal or Menactra or MCV4 (given after the age of 16) – is not the Meningitis B vaccine
  • Hepatitis B (series of three)
  • Polio (series of four) Adults are recommended to not get this if you did not already have the series
  • Tuberculosis (International students only) QuantiFERON Gold Blood test must be from the US within the last 3 years
All incoming students must submit completed immunization records before moving onto campus. If you would like to claim religious exemption from required immunizations, please fill out the religious exemption form. Please submit the form to:

Sloan Davis
Trine University
1 University Ave
Angola, IN 46703
Fax: 260.665.4578
Payment Options

Credit/debt card or ACH payments can be made online.
  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted online with a 2.99% transaction fee.
  • eCheck (no additional fee) - funds will be taken from the bank account you designate.
Checks can be mailed to One University Ave., Angola IN, 46703.

Monthly Payment Plans

Monthly payment plans are available through Nelnet Campus Commerce for students who wish to pay their semester costs in installments (available for fall and spring semesters only). Plans are interest free and are available in 6, 5, or 4 monthly installments. There is a $35 enrollment fee. Payments are always due the 1st of each month, and are made directly to Nelnet. To enroll,  visit or call 1.800.722.4867.

Payment Due Dates
Summer 2020: May 11, 2020
Fall 2020: August 3, 2020

Please contact the Business Office at or 260.665.4292 with any questions.

Any questions?

Thank you for your interest in Trine University. We have tons of exciting things to share with you and can't wait for you to visit our campus! Reach out to us as you have questions at, and keep in touch!  

One on One Meeting Request

Our One-on-One meetings are available if you have questions for the following offices:

Financial Aid
Housing Office
Student Accounts - Billing
Admission Office
Academic Support Services
Information Technology


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