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Welcome to the residence halls! Trinity University works to make your move-in experience as smooth as possible. Team Trinity - a lively group of faculty, staff, student, and alumni volunteers - will help move your belongings to your new residence hall room!

Move In Day

What's the process for first years?

welcome to calvert hall, cant wait to see youIf you brought a family member or friend: As Trinity volunteers unload the car, your driver must remain with it. You'll  go directly to your residence hall floor and pick up your NSO schedule from your Resident Assistant. Then you'll walk to the Bell Center and continue the check-in process. At the Bell Center, we take your yearbook photo and produce the Tiger Card you'll need for your meal plan and will also be used as your room key.  You'll also receive your parking tag.

If you came alone: Stay with the Trinity volunteers as they unload your car. Then park and go directly to your residence hall floor to pick up your NSO schedule from your Resident Assistant. Unlock your door for the volunteers. Afterwards, walk to Bell Center and continue the check-in process. At the Bell Center, we take your yearbook photo and produce the Tiger Card you'll need for your meal plan and will also be used as your room key. You'll also receive your parking tag.

What's the process for transfer students?

Once you've arrived on campus, please report to the Bell Center to pick up your room key, take your yearbook photo, get your TigerCard, and more. You'll meet your Transfer O-Teamer who will assist you with the move-in process.

What should I bring?

Suggested and popular items to bring include:

  • Alarm clock
  • Computer
  • Television and stereo
  • Reading or bedside lamps
  • Pillows, blankets and bed linens
  • Towels, hair dryers, toiletries
  • Posters, plants, pictures
  • Coffee maker
  • Laundry supplies, hangers, iron
  • Medicine and prescriptions
  • Whiteboard
  • Storage containers
  • Surge protector
  • Flashlight
  • For international students: plug converter

Many of these items are readily available at nearby San Antonio stores.

Trinity University provides:

  • Closets
  • Shower Curtain
  • Smoke detectors
  • Blinds or drapes
  • Ethernet cable and wireless Internet
  • Overhead ceiling lights
  • Extra-long twin beds
  • Desks, chairs, and bookshelves
  • Dressers
  • Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Microfridge® (refrigerator/freezer/microwave combination unit)

Students are not permitted to remove University furniture from their rooms.

You may not bring, nor acquire while here:

  • Alcohol, empty alcohol containers or illegal drugs
  • Microwave, refrigerator, toaster or any cooking appliance with an exposed heating element
  • Halogen lamps, space heaters or extensions cords
  • Pets (except for fish)
  • Candles or incense
  • Firearms, weapons or fireworks
  • Grills, charcoal or flammable liquids
  • Waterbeds

group of students gathered inside of the dorm room

So... how were my roommate and I matched?

Compatible Lifestyles

The staff matches roommates and suitemates based on the general lifestyle criteria listed below. We believe that these basic habits are important areas of roommate compatibility. 

Diverse Individuals

We ask that you prepare yourself to be accepting and respectful of others in your living area and bring with you to the Trinity community an enthusiasm to interact with all types of people. The Trinity University Residential Life staff believes in providing a diverse living environment within our first year residence halls. To foster this kind of environment, we will not accept specific roommate and/or hall requests nor will we make room assignment changes based on these issues. 

Successful Roommates

In our experience, the best roommates are those who practice communication, courtesy and compromise. Regardless of your individual habits and quirks, these interpersonal skills will make for a positive environment in your room and prepare you well for life. Start practicing communication, courtesy and compromise with your roommate this summer as soon as you receive their contact information with your assignment.

After your first year,

students will select their roommates as they move into Sophomore College and then into the Junior/Senior living areas.