As we adapt to the realities of COVID-19, changes were made to this Fall semester. Details along with updates related to Residential Life are available on the COVID-19 Updates page. Visit this page for the official, up-to-date details.
Members of the Residential Life staff are thrilled to offer students housing at Trinity University City Vista apartment complex, acquired in January 2017.
Pricing: For detailed information regarding apartment prices, please reference the 2020-2021 City Vista Pricing Guide. Costs are listed by semester.
Occupancy: Students are able to reserve units one or two to-a-bedroom. In other words, students are not required to have roommates, but may choose to do so. Students 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 is based solely on seniority by credit hour. Details regarding the reservation process are emailed directly to eligible students. If you are a student living off-campus and wish to receive City Vista reservation updates, please email reslife [at] trinity.edu.
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 are required to determine and accept an additional eligible roommate or will be billed.
Internet, Cable, and Utilities: Water, electricity, internet, and basic cable are included.
Parking: One complimentary parking sticker is provided for each leaseholder who owns a car. This sticker is for use on the Trinity University City Vista property only and does 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 is furnished with one upholstered sofa and chair, one ottoman, and two twin beds per bedroom. All University-provided furniture must remain in the apartment at all times.
Pets: Only fish in small tanks (10 gallons or less) are permitted. Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals are permitted following all standard approval processes.
Meal Plans: Each unit has a full kitchen, so meal plans are not required.
Alcohol: Students living at the Trinity University City Vista apartment complex are expected to comply with all of the University policies - including the alcohol policy. Because the apartments house upper-division students (the majority of whom are of legal drinking age), hard liquor is permitted. Alcohol consumption in public areas is also permitted. Public intoxication, large gatherings, excessive noise, and vandalism are prohibited. 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, outdoor kitchens, and rooftop deck) are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The lounge and game room are open from 8 a.m. - midnight and the fitness center is open 24-hours. These spaces were designed for the enjoyment of residents. Only individuals who reside in the complex have access to the facilities. Maximum occupancy limits in these spaces must be adhered to at all times. As such, residents are only permitted to bring two guests per apartment unit to these spaces. Residents must accompany guests at all times.
Staffing: Trinity University Police Department officers conduct routine building walk-throughs and close down the amenities spaces each evening. Two Residential Life professional staff members reside in the building. Similar to other upper-division residential spaces, Residential Life Staff are present for administrative purposes and to ensure the preservation of the facility. They enforce 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.
Hours: The City Vista Main Office is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Contact Information: Please call (210) 999-8800 or email cityvista [at] trinity.edu with any additional questions.