Dear class of 2017

First off, I hope that you all had a wonderful summer and you are all having a relatively easy adjustment from high school to college.

I want to congratulate and commend you all for choosing to attend Trinity University over the next four years.

Just so you know,  Trinity has been nationally recognized as the number one University in the West by the US News World & Reports. Trinity has also been recognized as a top 100 Private University in America by Forbes, once recognized as the university with the best dorm rooms according to the Princeton Review.

Trust me, as a rising senior: Your college experience is going to fly by, so make sure to take full advantage of all that Trinity has to offer.

My name is Justin Adler and I am this year’s student body president. As I mentioned earlier, I am a rising senior from Sarasota, Florida.

The best piece of advice that I can give you all is to get involved. Trinity offers hundreds of unique ways to get involved on and off campus.

For example, I have been blessed to be involved in a large variety of different organizations during my first three years on campus. Other than being president of the student body, I am vice president of my fraternity, a member of Trinity’s Distinguished Representatives, program assistant for the intramural program and a former member of the football team, just to name a few.

Get involved as soon as you can. Don’t be afraid to try something that interests you.

Another awesome thing about Trinity is being able to choose from such an eclectic group of classes. You can find a class to meet any interest you have.

For example, I took an intro to theatre class my freshman year. While I had no background at all in theatre, it ended up being one of my favorite classes that I have taken at Trinity.

If any of you ever have any questions, suggestions, need some help or just want someone to talk to, don’t be afraid to reach out to me.

Enjoy your New Student Orientation. I look forward to meeting you all throughout the upcoming school year.

Justin Adler is a senior accounting major and president of the Association of Student Representatives.

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