Trinity strives to be a residential college and currently houses over 90 percent of matriculated students in college-owned and -operated housing.

Students are allowed to petition to live off-campus on a space-available basis. 175 students will be allowed to live off-campus (housing not owned by the College) based on completing the application and their housing lottery number.

Trinity College is not involved in making off-campus housing arrangements for students. Students are responsible for arranging their housing off-campus. Once the application deadline has passed, students will be notified if they have been approved to live off-campus for the following academic year.

Students are strongly encouraged not to sign a lease until they receive approval to live off-campus!

Please be advised:

  • Students who lived off campus for the 2024 – 2025 academic year are not automatically approved.
  • All students including those currently living off campus must submit a new application.
  • Members of Greek Houses who wish to live in their organization’s house are required to submit an application.
    • Members of Greek organizations are not guaranteed to be approved to live off campus.
  • Students who are studying abroad in the fall 2024 semester and plan to live off-campus in the spring 2024 semester must complete an application.
    • There will be no separate application process for the spring 2025 semester.
  • Approvals will be made in lottery number order.
  • The cap of 175 approvals will NOT be raised for the 2024 – 2025 academic year.
  • Students who sign leases prior to being approved will not be automatically approved to live off campus.
  • The fine for electing to live off campus without approval is $2,500.
  • Students in the class of 2027 are not eligible to apply for off-campus housing.



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