First-year students want to do all they can to make their new residence hall a comfortable home away from home. But for some students, purchasing essentials such as sheets and towels presents a financial burden. Trinity established the Necessity Fund in fall 2018 to help students from underrepresented socioeconomic communities cover the costs of basic necessities when they arrive on campus. There are two parts of the Necessity Fund; first, the Dorm Welcome Kit which provides first-year students with toiletries, linens, and essential items for day-to-day dorm living. Eligible students can opt-in, and the items will be waiting for them when they arrive at their residence hall on move-in day.
The second part of the Necessity Fund is the Technology Kit which provides students with technology needs; laptop, headphones, wifi hotspot, that are critical for current college students to be successful in their day to day studies- on campus and in distant learning.
These two packages of the Necessity Fund help with these hidden costs of college and eases the stress of living on a tight budget.