Housing + Meals

Housing

Students live in shared rooms in Milner Hall, a dormitory that is fully integrated into a vibrant residential life community on campus at the University of the West Indies. Living "on Hall" is frequently cited by program alumni as one of their most rewarding experiences in Trinidad, as it provides students with a lively network and built-in opportunities to get to know their peers from all over the Caribbean region. Many international students and lecturers attending UWI live here and Trinity students will be in spacious double rooms with other Trinity program participants or with local students. The Hall is fully equipped with kitchen facilities, Common Rooms and both private and shared bathrooms and toilet facilities.
 
Trinity students are provided with linens, a small refridgerator, a fan and other essentials. Air conditioning is NOT provided in undergraduate housing; students can only request a single room with an A/C unit and private bathroom with an accomodations letter from their health care provider or home university.

Location and Amenities

The Hall borders the campus on the northeast and is within five minutes walking to the Trinity House as well as most .UWI campus facilities. The two main towns in close proximity to the Hall are Curepe on the west and Tunapuna on the east, both located within a 10-15 minutes’ walk.
 

Other facilities include:

  • A central laundry area;
  • A Multipurpose Hall, which is used as a recreation and meeting area;
  • Common areas equipped with cable TV;
  • Spacious grounds and close proximity to the various playing fields on campus and the Student Activity Centre;
  • A Tuck shop and vending machine;
  • Cleaning of Kitchen and other Common areas;
  • Porter Services 24/7;
  • Maintenance services through Works Department and an in-house Maintenance Assistant;
  • WiFi Access throughout the Hall and computer room that is free of charge to residents.

Hall Activities

  • Hall Concert;
  • Valedictory Dinner;
  • Christmas Function;
  • Block Events;
  • Hall Sports;
  • Various programmes by Resident Assistants;
  • International Food Day.

Meals

There is no meal plan in Trinidad, and students are responsible for their own meals. However, students will receive a small biweekly stipend to assist with meal expenses. There is a shared kitchen and common area for the whole floor.  The kitchen is equipped with microwaves, gas stoves, 2 large refrigerators and a kitchen sink with storage for pots, pans, cutlery and crockery.  All kitchen cooking and eating essentials will be provided by Trinity staff and Milner.  Students will be provided with a small refrigerator for their room upon arrival. Additionally, students also have access to a shared kitchen at the Trinity House, that they are welcome to use for meal preparation.