Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I apply for Housing?
- When will I receive my housing assignment/roommate information?
- How do I request an exemption from the meal plan?
- When is the move-in date?
- What type of meal plan do I have?
- What’s in my room and residence hall? Will I have cable/Internet?
- Where can I do my laundry?
- What can I bring? What’s not allowed in the residence halls?
- What do I do in the event of an emergency?
- How do I get a letter to verify that I have lived on campus?
The campus housing application for undergraduate students can be completed any time between April 9, 2014 and August 1, 2014. If you will be a new student at Trinity, you will need to submit a $200 deposit to the Admissions Office prior to submitting your campus housing application.
The campus housing application for graduate students can be completed any time between April 9, 2014 and August 1, 2014. Please visit the Campus Housing page for graduate students for more information.
Current Trinity students that live on-campus may participate in the Room Selection process on April 8th and April 9th if they are cleared through Enrollment Services.
Trinity retains the right to assign and re-assign rooms when it is deemed necessary by the Office of Campus Housing.
Room assignment information packets are mailed out from mid-July through early August. In order to receive a room assignment, you must complete your FAFSA and any other paperwork that Financial Aid has requested from you and register full-time for fall classes.
First Year Students: Saturday, August 16, 2013 from 8:00am-2:00pm
Transfer Students: Thursday, August 21, 2013 from 8:00am-2:00pm
Returning Students: Sunday, August 24, 2013, 8:00am–5:00 pm
You may request an exemption from the meal plan through the Dean of Students office. Exemptions are granted based on a verified medical or religious necessity. Documentation will be required in order to be considered.
Each student that completes the Campus Housing application receives the opportunity to communicate her preferences for a roommate or designate a specific person. This is used to match residents together so it is important that students take the time to answer all questions honestly and accurately. While we make an effort to match residents with similar answers together, there will be times when this will not be possible.
The best way to get off on the right foot and minimize conflicts is to be positive, keep an open mind and understand great roommates DO NOT have to be best friends!
When placing residents together, we are looking to pair students who can maintain civility and respect based on some basic lifestyle similarities. After move-in, your RC will help you begin your living relationship with a guided discussion on what makes you and your roommate comfortable. After the discussion, you and your roommate will complete a roommate agreement that your RC will keep on file in case further discussion becomes necessary.
If you find you are not getting along with your roommate, we ask that
- Communicate with your roommate in an effort to rectify the problem.
- If after that conversation, roommates cannot work their problems out, you should speak with your Resident Coordinator about mediation.
- If mediation is unsuccessful, you can discuss a possible room change with your Resident Coordinator. Room changes ARE NOT permitted before September 2, 2013 and must be officially approved by the Office of Campus Housing. An improper room change will be considered a violation of the Housing Agreement and disciplinary action may be taken.
Housing & Campus Resources
All students residing on campus must be on one of the University’s meal plans except for seniors and graduate students living in Main Hall. Upperclassmen may change their choice of the meal plan until Wednesday, September 4, 2013. All first year students are required to be on the 19 meal plan during their first year.
All rooms have internet and a landline for a phone; the halls also have wifi access. Our cable is web-based which allows residents the ability to access cable from thier laptops and or PC\’s as well as their TV\’s. All you need is to have an Ethernet card in your computer and an Ethernet cord to connect your computer to the network, a TV and a personal phone.
Computers: Most new computers already have Ethernet cards installed in them. Laptops can be ideal as you have the ability to get online in cyber café areas and labs throughout campus by WiFi. If you have additional questions please contact Technology Services.
Phone: You will need to bring your own phone. When you move in, you will receive a campus phone number. All rooms have free local calling service and voice mail. Additional information may be given upon your arrival.
IPTV/Cable: Trinity offers IPTV Cable access. The unique program offers the following channels. Also, because it’s unique to Trinity, the community has the option of accessing cable both by TV and computer. Please note that Trinity has a limited number of set top boxes that allow students to utilize IPTV on their TV.
Each residence hall has its own laundry facility. Machines require quarters and it costs $1.00 to wash a load of clothes and $1.00 to dry a load of clothes. Our machines are not HE and we ask that students use liquid laundry detergent only.
What can I bring? What’s not allowed in the residence halls?
Please see: Furnishing Your Room
What size sheets should I bring?
Regular twin sheets
Refrigeration: Residents are allowed to have one fridge per room and no more than 3.0 cubic feet in size. Kerby Hall residents may have one microwave (0.7 cubic feet & 700 watts or less) and one mini fridge per room.
Storage: Unfortunately, there is no storage available at Trinity; however there are a number of storage facilities available in the DC area.
Pets: No pets of any kind are permitted in the residence halls.
Smoking: Trinity is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in ANY residence hall. Students that wish to smoke must do so in Lot 4 next to Cuvilly Hall, Lot 5 next to Kerby Hall, or on the sidewalk along Michigan Ave.
Students should immediately call Public Safety at ext. 9111 who will then contact the Campus Housing Staff person on-call to respond. The Campus Housing staff person on-call can also be reached directly at 202-657-1295. In the event of a serious medical concern or accident, Public Safety will call an ambulance for immediate transport to an area hospital.
You need to complete the enrollment verification form and submit it to the Office of Enrollment Services. Be sure to check the box that says “Other” and then write “Verification of On-Campus Residency from DATE to DATE.”
All residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Housekeeping staff cleans hallways, common areas and community style bathrooms. HOWEVER, please bring cleaning supplies of your own in order to maintain dishes and typical upkeep and overall cleanliness. NOTE: Housekeeping IS NOT responsible for cleaning up after you! Please show respect for your community and govern yourself accordingly!
Items to remember: Please see Furnishing Your Room.