What is TRiO Day?

National TRiO Day is a day of celebration, reflection and action around increased access to higher education for disadvantaged students. Federal TRiO Programs help low-income and first-generation students enter college and earn a college degree.

Every year on the last Saturday of February, high school and college students, teachers, members of Congress, local officials, TRiO Program staff, participants, alumni and many others:

  • Celebrate the positive impact of Federal TRiO programs in our communities throughout the nation
  • Reflect on the importance of educational opportunity programs in creating a fairer society for all Americans
  • Act to protect and further access to higher education for low-income and first-generation students


How are CSUMB's TRiO Programs participating?

TRiO Student Support Services usually holds a toiletry drive on campus throughout the month of February. Collection bins will be placed in:

  • Alumni Visitor's Center (AVC)
  • Student Services Building (47)
  • Student Center
  • Health Center
  • Peets Coffee (Library)
  • Dining Commons

Dates of collection will be announced in January, as well as any other planned activities.


 Who will receive the donated toiletries?

We have selected two local shelters to donate the collected toiletries to:

Dorothy's Place in Salinas, CA

If you have any questions or would like to know more about National TRiO Day, please contact Kyrstie Lane at (831)582-4451.