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First Year Housing Form

Congratulations of your decision to attend Trinity University! We look forward to meeting you on Move-In Day. 

Transfer Students: Please see Transfer Student Housing page for information about transfer student housing and to access the appropriate housing form.

First Year Students: Please take a moment to read the information below as it will help you navigate the housing form. While the housing form is primarily used for roommate matching, it is also used to gather information about your academic areas of interest at Trinity. For additional information about Trinity residence halls, check out the Discover. Grow. Become., First Year Residence Halls, and What to Bring pages.

Before you start the housing form:

  1. Determine if you would like to participate in any Special Interest Housing programs: Trinity offers multiple academic affinity halls, living-learning communities, and special interest halls. If you're interested in the health and wellness, entrepreneurship, exploring the issue of homelessness through service learning, humanities readings, or if you would like to live in a substance-free community, read the Special Interest Housing information below and make the appropriate selection within the form.

  2. Read and sign the Board and Residential Agreement: The Trinity University Board and Residential Agreement outlines the rules and regulations for the residence halls and contains important dates regarding residence hall procedures. Please read the agreement in its entirety. You will then be prompted to enter your initials to confirm that you read the document. If you will not be at least eighteen years old as of Friday, August 16, 2019 please read and sign the 2019-2020 Board and Residential License Agreement and have a parent or guardian co-sign with you then mail it to the Residential Life Office at: One Trinity Place #94 | San Antonio, Texas 78212. You may also fax it to 210-999-7251.

  3. Navigating the Form: You will receive an email from the Office of Admissions to your Trinity email that includes a link to Residential Life's online housing system, The Housing Director (THD). This email will include step-by-step instructions that describe how to navigate the system. Log into THD using your TUNetwork username and password.

  4. Form Due Date: The housing form is due on June 3, 2019. Please be sure to complete the form on time in order to receive your housing assignment in a timely manner. 

  5. Questions: Contact the Residential Life Office at 210-999-7219 or reslife [at] trinity.edu for any questions regarding the housing form.

Special Interest Housing Options:

  • Entrepreneurship Hall (E-Hall): In this hall, students will explore entrepreneurship through real-world application. Students will form teams, create start-up business, and participate in a business plan pitch competition. Students will be enrolled in an introductory entrepreneurship course to learn the basics of business creation and management. This hall requires an application.

  • HOPE Hall: In this hall, first-year through senior students develop a special sense of community with their classmates through service learning. While all class years live on this floor, first-years are still housed together and benefit from the regular first-year transitional programming. HOPE Hall students volunteer at least 2 hours a week with San Antonio community partners and attend bi-weekly Hall meetings in an effort to uphold the following CORE values:

    • Community within the hall

    • Outreach to involve Trinity in the community

    • Relationships through service

    • Education through academic lectures, discussions, projects, and reflection

  • HUMA Hall: HUMA Hall is an optional living-learning community for those students enrolled in the HUMA First-Year Experience course. This hall allows students to live with others sharing similar interests and reading and discussing the same books.

  • Substance-Free Living: While there are actively enforced Residential Life policies prohibiting smoking in rooms, illegal drugs, and under-age possession and consumption of alcohol, the staff has learned that the use of these substances does occur in our first year area and can be a significant source of conflict between roommates. Conflicts also tend to arise when alcohol and/or other illegal drugs are consumed off campus but their effects are brought back to the room by a roommate. Therefore, we offer a substance-free housing option for those students who know in advance that they do not want this to be an issue between them and their roommates. By signing up for this option, students agree that if they violate any of these policies they will be removed from this designated residence hall floor/building.

  • Sustainability Hall: In this exciting new living option, community members will work together to explore what it means to live sustainably. With the support of Environmental Sciences faculty, students will benefit from both educational and volunteer experiences to delve into issues such as litter, environmental justice, and sustainability concerns that impact both campus and the wider San Antonio community. While all class years live on this floor, first-years are still housed together and receive the regular first-year transitional programming. This living community may be of particular interest to those hoping to be enrolled in the Climate Changed First-Year Experience course.