Residential Life

Almost all Trinity students live on campus. We're proud of our supportive, active residential community that students call "home" for four life-changing years. 

Mission Statement
The Office of Residential Life promotes and supports student development by striving to maintain a healthy, safe, and community-centered living environment in which the values of diversity, respect, responsibility, and good citizenship are emphasized.

Strategic Goals
1.) Promote Trinity’s mission of “excellence in liberal arts education” by providing educational and social programming opportunities that emphasize critical thinking and civic responsibility. 

2.) Support a community-centered living environment by providing social opportunities that foster interpersonal communication, connection, service, and compassion. 

3.) Celebrate the diversity of cultures by providing venues for the exploration of difference and the inherent values that benefit a well-educated, global student population.  


Our Campus
There are 26 residence halls​ at Trinity and each one is unique. You might share a modern suite in Summit East or stretch out in a roomy single in Northam Towers, overlooking the renovated Long Walk. You can join theme halls like the eclectic “The Fred", the community service-minded Praxis, or the health and wellness hall.​ Each hall has its own character, makes its own policies, and sponsors its own events. 

Wherever you live, you’ll find high-speed Internet, TV lounges, study spaces, and endless opportunities to make personal connections with classmates from around the world. 

First-Year Halls

The majority of our first-year students are housed with other first-year students in residence halls. However, this year, due to campus construction some first-year students may be placed in residence halls that will include upperclassmen. We provide you with the basics — bed, desk, dresser — and invite you to make your room a comfortable refuge and an extension of your personality. 

Upperclass Halls

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can choose their residence hall through a housing lottery held every spring. Seniors choose first, then juniors and sophomores. Upperclass students can also apply to live off campus in neighboring apartment buildings and houses. 

Dining on Campus

Trinity has several dining options​ to meet students’ needs and tastes. Share a meal with friends and classmates at Mather Dining Hall, where you’ll find a variety of full-course options or at the Bistro for casual a la carte dining. Grab a sandwich, burger, or snack between classes at The Cave, located downstairs in Mather Hall. If you’re looking for a cup of coffee, Peter B’s in the library serves your favorite caffeinated drinks, as does the student-run Underground Coffeehouse. Students can choose from several meal plans, including Bantam Bucks, which can be used at any eatery on campus.

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