Members of the Residential Life staff are eagerly awaiting August 1 when the first wave of students will move into the Trinity University City Vista apartment complex. We know students are preparing to make housing arrangements for the 2017-2018 academic year, and we will use this website to publish updates regarding details that have been solidified to date.
A committee comprised of multiple departments and students has been meeting regularly to guide decision-making as the University prepares to operate its first apartment complex. Student wishes/feedback have been especially important and valuable throughout the process. As a result, a number of decisions have been made (see below). The lease contract is in the final stages of approval and will be emailed directly to students when available.
Pricing: For detailed information regarding apartment prices, please reference the 2017-2018 Trinity University City Vista Pricing Guide. Costs are listed by month as well as by semester and are based on a ten-month lease (August 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018). We are still transitioning current tenants out of the building, many of whom will move out this summer. For this reason we are not able to accommodate any requests to move in prior to August 1, 2017.
Occupancy: Students will be able to reserve the units one or two to-a-bedroom. In other words, students will not be required to have roommates, but may choose to do so. Students will reserve units without regard to sex or gender. The building is primarily one and two bedroom apartments with a limited number of three-bedroom apartments.
Sign-Up/Reservation: Priority in the room reservation process will be based solely on seniority by credit hour. Details regarding the reservation process have been emailed directly to eligible students.
Eligibility: Any student who is on disciplinary probation for conduct violations will not be eligible to live in the Trinity University City Vista complex. Appeals of this policy may be directed to the Office of the Dean of Students.
Study Abroad: If you reserve a space in City Vista for the fall semester and then go abroad, your apartment reservation will be cancelled. Any roommates you have signed up will also lose their reservation. Students who are studying abroad in the fall will receive additional communication regarding unit-availability towards the end of the fall semester.
If a student decides to study abroad in the spring and their departure leaves a vacant bedroom, remaining roommates will be required to accept an additional eligible roommate or will be billed.
Internet, Cable, and Utilities: Water, electricity, internet, and basic cable will be included.
Parking: One complimentary parking sticker will be provided for each leaseholder who owns a car. This sticker is for use on the Trinity University City Vista property only and will not serve as a parking pass for main-campus lots and garages. Residents may choose to purchase an additional Trinity University parking pass.
Furniture: Every apartment unit will be furnished with one upholstered sofa and chair, one ottoman, and two twin beds per room. All University-provided furniture must remain in the apartment at all times.
Pets: Only fish in small tanks (10 gallons or less) will be permitted.
Meal Plans: Each unit has a full kitchen, so meal plans will not be required.
Alcohol: Students living at the Trinity University City Vista apartment complex will be expected to comply with all of the University policies - including the alcohol policy. Because the apartments will house upper-division students (the majority of whom are of legal drinking age), hard liquor will be permitted. Alcohol consumption in public areas will also be permitted. Public intoxication, large gatherings, excessive noise, and vandalism are prohibited and will not be tolerated. Students found in violation of any policies will be subject to fines, conduct proceedings, and possible removal from the facility.
Guests and Amenities: The amenities spaces available on the property (pool, game room, business/computer center, outdoor kitchens, and rooftop deck) will be open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. The fitness center will be open 24-hours. These spaces were designed for the enjoyment of residents. Only individuals who reside in the complex will have access to the facilities. Maximum occupancy limits in these spaces must be adhered to at all times. As such, residents will only be permitted to bring two guests per apartment unit to these spaces. Residents must accompany guests at all times.
Staffing: Trinity University Police Department officers will conduct routine building walk-throughs and will close down the amenities spaces each evening. Two Residential Life professional staff members will reside in the building. Similar to other upper-division residential spaces, Residential Life Staff will be present for administrative purposes and to ensure the preservation of the facility. Residential Life staff members will not enter rooms for scheduled Health & Safety checks as they do in the main-campus residence halls. They will enforce apparent policy violations as needed. Benchmarking is currently being conducted for comparisons and facilities analyses to ensure adequate staffing levels. Additional staff members may be added in the future.
Email cityvista [at] trinity.edu with any additional questions.