Melina Korfonta ’25
Trinity College brought back its annual Homecoming celebration from Friday, Oct. 1 until Sunday, Oct. 3rd. Friday morning began with alumni events as they were invited to return back to campus.
The alumni events and activities included tours of campus, welcoming refreshments, and registrations, even lawn games; giving alumni time to reminisce of their days at Trinity. While revisiting with friends and introducing their families to the coop, the evening brought the Watkinson Library Open House with A display of items related to Class of 1970. Dinners were held for the Classes of 1963, 1960, and 1970. Additionally, an ceremony was also held 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 Performing Hartford Event. Cinestudio also continued offering showings of Goodfellas to complete the night.
Saturday started with multiple homecoming breakfasts for both alumni and students. Additionally, there were more campus tours along with a food truck festival for everyone on campus. Many groups and student organizations were around campus offering Trinity merchandise and other goodies. Later in the day, the Tansill Muldoon Stadium Dedication was held at Farris athletic center just before the homecoming game. This year, the Bantams competed in the annual Homecoming Football Game against Middlebury College. Victorious over Middlebury, Trinity shut out the Panthers, 28-0, making the Bantams 3-0-0 in the NESCAC standings so far this year. Bantam spirit was back as alumni, students, and their families occupied the stands, parking lots, and beyond around campus tailgating through the morning into the late afternoon.
Throughout the game there were plenty of booths selling Trinity gear and refreshments as well as some local food trucks offering different types of food and refreshments. Trinity’s Rugby Club also had a Match against Williams College following the homecoming football game. Events such as the International students Fall Homecoming Mixer, F.I.S.T Taco game night, and Homecoming nights of worship were continuing throughout the day. On Sunday, our field hockey team and men’s and women’s soccer teams played Bates College. Service of the Holy Communion and A Roman Catholic Mass were held at the Chapel as well.
Being able to have a seemingly “normal” 2021 Homecoming was a breath of fresh air for the entire Trinity community. Events were welcomed and celebrations were held. Trinity spirit reigned throughout the entirety of the campus, reminding all of Trinity what it’s really like to be a Bantam.