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Residential Life

The Residential Life Office offers a developmental program tailored to the needs of the residents. Our mission is to share and promote the value of living on campus as an integral component of the Trinity educational experience, embracing the benefits of a caring, diverse, and dynamic community.

 

New students are housed together in the First Year Area, with a supportive environment and program. In the Sophomore College, second year students live in vibrant communities where studying abroad, selecting majors, service, and social justice are emphasized. In the upper-class area, students enjoy a community-based environment where programs about career development and life after college are offered through the Senior Year Experience

Residential Facilities 

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.

Trinity is proud to have been named as the school with "dorms like palaces".  We think they are comfortable for our residents. Even better, though, is the on-campus living environment, which 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.

Trinity University Provides:

  • Carpeting (with the exception of Calvert 1st, Miller 1st and all of Witt-Winn)
  • Closets
  • Shower Curtain
  • Smoke detectors
  • Blinds or drapes
  • Ethernet cable and wireless internet
  • Overhead ceiling lights
  • Extra-long twin beds in all residence halls
  • Desks, chairs and bookshelves
  • Dressers
  • Nightstands  in Beze, Calvert, Herndon, Lightner, McLean, Miller, Murchison, North, Prassel, South, and Thomas
  • Telephone with voice mail and caller ID
  • Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Microfridge ® (refrigerator/ freezer/microwave combination unit)

Trinity University is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property. While most student possessions are covered by family plans, National Student Services, Inc. offers a low premium/low deductible option that is often attractive to families (link includes audio).

Dining Services Information

All resident students are required to purchase a Trinity University meal plan.  Meal plans have been developed to provide students with flexibility and convenience to fit their unique dining and academic lifestyle needs. TU Dining offers a wide variety of dining options to meet the nutritional needs and diverse tastes of Trinity students. Learn more about the available plans and sign up for a meal plan here: Meal Plan Options.