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Residence Halls & Dining

At Trinity, the southern half of campus enjoys views of downtown San Antonio and features all of the residential and athletic facilities. It is known as "lower campus" because it sits in the basin of the old stone quarry. 

McLean Hall courtyard

Our on-campus living environment is a reflection of our bright, energetic, and kind students. All halls are coed by suite. The suite style features two double rooms which share an adjoining bathroom. The residence halls are designed to serve students as they manage academic, personal, social, and emotional issues and concerns.

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Three-Year Residency Requirement

Because being a residential campus is central to the mission of Trinity University, all unmarried undergraduate students are required to live on campus for three years (six fall and spring semesters). Students who study abroad, transfer to Trinity, or those who stop attending the University and then re-enroll may qualify for certain exceptions.

students playing video games in their dorm room

Trinity believes in living on campus because...

  • When a student chooses Trinity University, they choose to be active members of the Trinity University community.
  • Trinity students learn outside of the classroom - to be independent, to develop healthy relationships, to experiment with who they are - all in a safe environment.
  • Trinity students are surrounded by others dealing with similar issues, creating a supportive campus environment.
  • Trinity students enjoy a diverse community, where roommates and others have various viewpoints, goals and styles, preparing them for future relationships in a shrinking world, in careers and in personal relationships.
  • Trinity students learn that they have responsibilities as members of a larger community.
  • Trinity students experience extreme personal growth, face challenges and foster friendships that generate memories that last a lifetime!

First Year Area Residence Halls

Residence halls on the east side are devoted to the first year area, which surrounds Mabee Dining Hall and the Witt Reception Center, home of the Residential Life Office. This is an exciting place to get to know the rest of your entering class and to adjust to campus life. The Resident Assistant to student ratio in these halls averages 18:1. First year area residence halls have small quiet study lounges, and one large computer lounge and game room in the Beze Underground.

students enjoying time together in calvert hall