New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation will be held in person on Monday, August 21, 2023. These sessions are especially important for your success here at Trinity, so all Deerfield campus-based incoming students are required to attend.

Welcome to TEDS!

We know that there are a lot of things you still need to get done before you start your first day of classes, and we can help with that!
New Student Orientation will be held in person on Monday, August 21, 2023. These sessions are especially important for your success here at Trinity, so all Deerfield campus-based incoming students are required to attend. There is a separate digital NSO course for all online/remote students, accessible through Canvas.
NSO will introduce you to the campus, address your questions, provide you with an opportunity to meet other students, staff, and faculty, and get you started well on your journey at TEDS.

Important Dates

  • Friday, August 18 – International New Student Orientation (9am-3:30pm)
  • Friday, August 18 – Greek Proficiency Exam, 9:00am, on Canvas only – Find out more information and register on myTIU. (You must be logged in to myTIU for the link to work.) Any questions regarding proficiency and language exams should be directed to [email protected].
  • Saturday, August 19 – Residence Hall Move-in Day (Check-in at Owens 800 Lower Level, 10am – 4pm) 5:00pm-Dinner for all new residents (Owens and apartments) and mandatory Residence Life meeting (Rodine Building, Lobby)
  • Monday, August 21 – New Student Orientation (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • Wednesday, August 23 – First Day of Classes (follow your Monday schedule) University Convocation (11:00am, ATO Chapel)
  • Tuesday, August 29 – TEDS Chapel (11:00am, ATO Chapel)

Steps before arriving on campus

  1. Activate your student account (check your inbox for an email from IT)
  2. Register for classes through myTIU: Go to myTIU >>
  3. Pay your bill: Please be sure to have your fall payment arrangements finalized before the first day of classes. Follow the following payment steps:
    1. When you have received your Trinity email credentials and registered for classes, log in to, and navigate to Student Finances to view the following options:
      • Course & Fee Statement – to view your projected semester charges and financial aid information
      • My Account Balances – to view your current account balance due and account activity
      • Pay Bill Online – for instructions on paying your semester bill
    2. Decide whether or not to pay your semester balance in full, or if you would rather participate in a monthly payment plan. Tuition, fees, and awards are applied each semester, not for the academic year, to make your budgeting easier.
    3. Submit your payment in check, cash, or credit card to Student Accounting by the first day of classes. If payment arrangements are not completed by the end of the second week of the semester, you will be charged a non-refundable 1% deferment fine for each month a bill is not paid.
    4. For more information email Student Accounting at [email protected] or Financial Aid regarding scholarships or grants at [email protected].
  4. Request your Student ID
  5. Register you Vehicle
  6. Create your Student Immunization Verification through Med+Proctor using your Trinity email: Go to Med+Proctor >>
    • Two (2) doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella). Wait 28 days before receiving the 2nd dose.
    • Three (3) doses of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (TDap). Six months are required between the 2nd and 3rd dose. The most recent dose must be within 10 years.
    • A TB (tuberculosis) skin or blood test is required within one year prior to entry to Trinity.
    • TDaP booster within 10 years.
    • If younger than 22 prior to entry to Trinity, one (1) dose of meningococcal after your 16th birthday.

Apply for housing

Students have the opportunity to apply to live on campus in a variety of different accommodations. Please visit our on-campus housing page for more information regarding our facilities, eligibility requirements, and application process. If you are ready to apply now, please go to myTIU where you’ll find the Housing System link on the left side of the page under Quick Links. Fill out the appropriate form and the Housing Office will contact you shortly.
Rent-free housing for MDiv students during their first year! Learn more >>

Planning Your Program

You can find an explanation of program requirements and courses in the current Academic Catalog (TEDS Catalog). We recommend logging into myTIU > Academic Resources > Advisement where you’ll find advising resources including the Academic Handbook. If you have questions, contact your program director or the TEDS Academic Office at 847.317.8085.
Choosing courses for the semester happens on myTIU as well. Head to myTIU > Academic Resources > Course Schedules and Syllabi and find out what is being offered this semester in your program. Tip: Looking at a course syllabus will be helpful in purchasing your books and materials ahead of time.
What about additional program requirements? In addition to classes, there are other program requirements such as Field Education, Internships, and Practica. Information about Field Ed is located in myTIU > Academic Resources > Supervised Ministries. If you have any questions, contact the Supervised Ministries office at [email protected], or call 847.317.8030.

All About Registration

Register Early – We strongly encourage you to register early. MyTIU is your gateway for information regarding billing information, grades, schedules, degree audits, and much more. Please refer to the academic calendar for all add/drop deadlines.
When can I register? – New and re-admit students who have paid their reservation deposit with Admissions can register for classes.
How do I register? – Login to myTIU and choose “Plan and Register” at the top of the screen. If you have questions, contact Academic Records at [email protected] or at 847.317.8050.
For semester and quad courses, there is a $15 fee for each registration change made after the first week of the course. For modular courses, there is a $15 fee for each registration change made after the first day of the course.
In order to drop a modular course with a full refund and without a record on your transcript it must be dropped by the first day of the course.

Campus Services

A complete listing of available campus services can be found on myTIU, but here are a few highlights:
  • Academics Deans’ Office: To get information about and register for placement exams, file an Academic Appeal or make an appointment to see the Academic Dean email [email protected]
  • Campus Safety: Parking permits, recover keys locked in a car, recover things left in locked rooms, etc. Email Campus safety office at [email protected]
  • Information Technology: For computer and Internet support, or to obtain your network account information, etc. please contact IT at [email protected]
  • Facility Services: On-campus housing, vehicle rentals for TIU events, keys, maintenance requests. Email: [email protected]
  • Academic Records: Registration, Academic forms, Transcripts, etc. Email: [email protected]
  • Financial Aid: Finding scholarships, grants, loans, etc. Email: [email protected]
  • Student Accounting: Billing information, pay semester charges, etc. [email protected]
  • Student Life: Have flyers approved, Academic Withdrawal, course extension and change in final exam forms, disability/academic accommodations, international student concerns, residence life, housing, and much more. Email: [email protected]