University’s founding provides inspiration for 2021 Trine Day

To support today’s Trine University students, the 2021 Trine Day is hearkening back to the university’s beginnings.

This year’s Trine Day will last 1,884 minutes, beginning at 7:25 p.m. on April 19 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on April 20. The time reflects the year 1884, when a group of visionary Angola, Indiana, residents founded Tri-State Normal College, the predecessor of today’s Trine University.

In addition to looking back to the university’s beginning, alumni, in particular, are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences at Tri-State and Trine, and support the schools, campus organizations, athletic teams and other elements that impacted them during their time on campus.

“Just as donors in the past made it possible for today’s Trine alumni to prepare for their careers and success after graduation, support received on Trine Day continues this legacy and provides opportunities for today’s students to succeed in their educational, creative and athletic pursuits,” said Maureen Bernath, director of annual giving. “We encourage all of our alumni and friends to join us in preparing the next generation of Trine students to succeed, lead and serve by giving generously on Trine Day.”

To make a gift to Trine Day on April 19-20 or in advance of the event, or for more information, visit

Last Updated: 04/12/2021