The Student Activities Fund (SAF) consists of monies paid to the SGA by students on a per semester basis. The money from this account is used to fund student organizations. It is also used for a variety of other purposes. Below you will find an explanation of the services that the SGA provides for students.
Austin Arts Admission
The Student Government Association pays the entrance fee for any Trinity student who wishes to visit the Austin Arts Center.
The Trinity Student Government Association works with David Andres from the Dean of Students Office on the Trinity Zipcar program. For more information, please visit www.zipcar.com/trinity.
Each student gets a prepaid UPass card, allowing free bus rides with CT Transit all over the Hartford area. See the Hartford Route and Schedules page for ways to get around. There are two buses that provide service from the New Britain & Summit corner (New Britain & Hillside).
The 37 New Britain Avenue via Jefferson bus (to Walmart and Marshalls):
The 39 New Britain Avenue via Retreat bus (to Westfarms Mall, Sears, Best Buy, Trader Joe’s):
New York Times
Every weekday, you can find a copy of the New York Times in the Mather Dining Hall!
After Office Hours
Students can ask professors or staff out to dinner at a local restaurant or out to a meal on-campus. Each meal is reimbursed for $20 off-campus and $10 on-campus. There is no limit on the number of students involved, the number of times students have meals, or which professors or staff they can ask. Students must be accompanied by a faculty or staff member.
The following restaurants have agreed to bill Trinity College directly for the “After Office Hours” program:
- First and Last Tavern
- J. Restaurant, Trinity Restaurant
- Wood n’ Tap
Instructions for reimbursement:
- Contact Joan Murphy (860) 297-2156 or Joan.Murphy@trincoll.edu to sign up for this program. Give her the names of the students and professor(s) dining together.
- Upon dining at the restaurant, inform the waiter they will be billing “Trinity College SGA.” Have both the students and professor(s) then write their name and Trinity ID number on the receipt and request a copy.
- Bring all receipts to Julie Graves in the Student Activities office (Mather 107).
- There is no purchasing of alcohol allowed with this program.
- No tip is necessary; it’s included!
With the new LaundryView system on campus, you can:
- Check the real-time availability of laundry machines across campus
- Receive a text message alert or email when your load of clothes are done
- Find the best time to do laundry
- See how much water Trinity is saving with efficient washing machines
- Report a broken machine
Using Bantam Bucks Off Campus
The following places accept Bantam Bucks as a form of payment:
- The Italian Gourmet Deli (15 Hartford Ave., Newington)
- Trinity Restaurant (Zion St)
- A Little Something Bakery (Park Rd)
- Shop Rite, 46 Kane St. West Hartford
- Bruegger’s Bagels (S. Main Street)
- CVS Pharmacy (New Britain Ave)
- CVS Pharmacy (Maple Ave)
- First and Last Bakery and Café (Maple Ave)
- First and Last Tavern (Maple Ave)
- Goldberg’s Bagels (New Britain Ave)
- La Rosa Marketplace (Brown Street)
- Racquet Koop (New Britain Ave)
- Sam’s Food Store (New Britain Ave)
- Select Food Mart (New Britain Ave)
- Tropical Tastings (Washington St)
- Wings Over Hartford (1026 Boulevard)
SGA Funded Programs Administered outside of SGA
- Funded by the SGA and administered by the Athletics Department
- Organize a variety of on-campus athletic competitions and recreational activities
- There are three main season—winter, fall, spring—that the committee oversees competitions such as basketball, flag-football, soccer, yoga, etc
- All registration takes place with Kathleen.Kilcoyne@trincoll.edu
Endowed with $30,000 by the SGA for club sports for each academic year, the committee oversees the allocation of funds to all club sports currently recognized by the SGA (Rugby, Soccer, Hockey, Running, Equestrian, Skiing, Sailing, etc.)