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Campus Housing | Fall 2017 Move-In Guide

Move-In Fall 2017

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Important Dates

Tuesday August 1, 2017

Deadline To Submit Required Health Forms To Health & Wellness Center

Deadline To Make Pay Arrangements Through Enrollment Services

Saturday, August 19, 2017

9:00am-2:00pm- New Student Move-In Day

Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00am College of Arts and Sciences New Student Orientation Begins

Saturday August 26, 2017

9:00am-2:00pm Returning Student Move in
Meal Plan begins at 5:00pm; Dinner in Alumnae Hall

Monday, August 28, 2017

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Classes Begin

Friday, September 1, 2017

Deadline To Submit Waiver for Health Insurance

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Last day to change meal plan level or withdraw from Fall housing with refund

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Before You Arrive On Campus

1. Contact Your Roommate

You will receive the Trinity email address for your assigned roommate in your housing assignment letter. It is important for you to communicate with your roommate prior to move-in so that you can discuss what each of you are planning to bring to campus. There is limited space in your residence hall so please carefully consider what you items you each need separately and which you can share.

Your first instinct might be to look your new roommate up on Facebook or Instagram. While this might give you a little insight into your roommate’s likes and dislikes, remember that people can often appear different online than in person.  Do not judge a book by its cover. Give your new roommate a chance by getting to know them in person.

2. Complete Your Financial Arrangements

You must complete your financial arrangements with Enrollment Services by Tuesday August 1, 2017. You will not be allowed to move in until you have set-up a payment plan for any remaining balance on your account after your financial aid has been applied.

3. Review Important Policies

Residence Life Policies

Student Handbook

4. Health Forms

Trinity Washington University requires that incoming students comply with the Pre-Admission Health Policy as listed below. All of the forms can be located at http://www.trinitydc.edu/health/health-forms/.

1. Complete the Health History form, located at link listed above. Completely fill out these forms and return to the Health and Wellness Center on the 4th Floor of Main Building or Scan and email the form to healthcenter@trinitydc.edu.

2. Schedule a physical exam with your health care provider, and submit the medical/health form located at the link listed above to the Health and Wellness Center. All forms must be completed and signed by your health care provider, including the Immunization Record prior to the start of the semester. If you are unable to schedule a physical exam with your health care provider and have paid the Health Center fee, an exam may be performed by our staff.

3.  Proof of major medical insurance submitted with a copy of your valid insurance card.

Forms can be scanned and emailed to healthcenter@trinitydc.edu.

5. Health Insurance

While here at Trinity Washington University you are required to have health coverage.

All Full time CAS students will be charged a health fee. This fee cannot be waived and is nonrefundable.

The Health Fee will allow you access to the Health and Wellness Center on campus. The Center is staffed with Nurse Practitioners and a Counselor. Services offered include but are not limited to: annual well woman exams, sports physicals, gynecological appointments, treatment of colds, flu, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infection, immunizations, and weight/nutrition counseling. The Health and Wellness Center is meant to serve as your primary care provider while you are away from home.

In addition to the health fee, all students are required to carry Major Medical Health Insurance.  You must provide us proof that you are covered by your parents, your employer, or the state.  You must submit a waiver by Friday, September 1, 2017.  The waiver can be accessed at the tab labeled Insurance Waiver.

For more information, visit the Health and Wellness Center website.

6. Parking

Parking is regulated by the Department of Public Safety located in Main Hall B-8 directly across from the post office.

In order to park your car on-campus, you must register your vehicle and have a parking permit. After you register your vehicle, the parking permit website will allow you to print a temporary permit. Your permanent permit will be mailed to you within a few days.

Please be sure that you have the following items available to you before visit the vehicle registration website:

  • Last 4 Digits of SSN
  • Last Name (As is in Self-Service)
  • Vehicle Info:
    • License Plate, State, Year, Color, Make, Model of Car
  • Valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card (The cost of parking on campus for residential students is $75.00 per semester.)
  • Address to have parking permit sent to.

For more detailed instructions, you may visit the Business Office website. Please also review the full parking agreement and disclosures.

7. Cable & Internet

Trinity now supports BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE streaming media devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, etc.).  Bring your own device and connect through Trinity’s wifi!

In order to stream online content to your TV, your TV must be a Smart TV or support Streaming Media Players via HDMI. Depending on which TV or the streaming player you use, online services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video or HBO Now might may be available for you.

For information on how to get started, please visit the Technology Services webpage and click on the tab for “FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS”.

8. Follow Student Affairs on Social Media

Want to know what’s happening on campus?  Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @TrinityDCSA

9. Subscribe to the Trinity Emergency and Weather Communications Notification System.

Text “Follow Trinitydcalerts” to 40404 on your cell phone and you will get instant alerts about Trinity’s status and directions in emergencies.

10. Interested in Athletics?

Check out the Trinity Athletics website to see all of the different sports teams we offer.

Fall Sports: Soccer and Volleyball
Winter Sports: Basketball
Spring Sports: Softball and Tennis

Contact Amy Olson, Director of Athletics at 202-884-9083 or olsona@trinitydc.edu if you are interested in trying out for a specific sports team.

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What To Bring

Check out our Furnishing your Room website for information on what is provided in residence hall rooms, items you should consider bringing to campus and items that are not permitted.

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What To Expect On Move-In Day

Move-in day is filled with anticipation and excitement, but the day also can be challenging—both for students and parents.

Families should expect move-in day to be high-stress, emotional and a bit chaotic. To get through it, students and family members need to stay open to the unexpected and in the moment as much as possible.

10 tips that can make for a smoother experience:

1. Know what is provided in the residence hall room and what you’ll need to bring. Check the Trinity Residence Life Policies website for details. Keep in mind that certain items may not be allowed, including candles, space heaters, bed lifts, extension cords and toaster ovens.

2. Be aware of schedules. Move-in dates may be assigned according class level (i.e.-first year, transfer, returning, etc). Campus housing staff members try to streamline the process but prepare to wait in line for check-in. Families should pack-up belongings in boxes and bring dollies to assist with moving their student’s belongings into her room.

3. Remember that room setup usually is first-come, first-served. Students should communicate with roommates before move-in day to plan the room arrangement and what items each will bring.

4. Bring basic tools. You want to avoid unanticipated trips to the hardware store in an unfamiliar area , especially since you could lose your campus parking space. Bring tools that include a measuring tape, screwdrivers, a cordless drill, duct tape, pliers, a utility knife and a level.

5. Bring miscellaneous supplies. You might need bottled water, snacks, scissors, thumbtacks, clothes hangers, pocket change for snack machines, a flashlight and basic cleaning materials, including window washing solution and a small whisk broom.

6. Consider the weather. The residence hall, and certainly the stairwells, may not be air-conditioned, so dress accordingly. You can get overheated traveling up and down a stairwell in late summer. Likewise, be prepared for wet or windy weather.

7. Inspect the room before you unpack and notate any damages already present on the room condition report. The student could be assessed a fee later for damages already present at move-in time. Common problems include tears in screens, chips in walls and gouges in doors. Also, report any major facility issues such as broken windows, no AC, or trouble with locking the room door to a Campus Housing staff member right away.

8. Have fun. Try to stay relaxed and keep your schedule flexible. Aim for positive memories. After all, the day is a milestone and a new beginning for both students and parents.

Dining Services

The Alumnae Dining Hall on will begin serving first year resident meals on Saturday August 26th for dinner.  The Alumnae Dining Hall is located on the first floor of Alumnae Hall. Food is served all you can eat buffet style.  First year residential students who are participating in CAS Orientation will be provided meals during Orientation from August 19 through August 26th, and please note that your meal plan will be able to be used for meals beginning at dinner on Saturday August 26th, 2017 at dinner for the fall semester.

Deli will open on Monday, August 28, 2017 for the fall semester. Seasons is located in the basement of Main Hall.

For questions or further information, contact the Director of Dining Service & Catering at 202-884-9130

Mail

Your mailing address will be:
Trinity Washington University
125 Michigan Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20017

You may stop by the Post Office located in Main Hall B11 to receive further information about your mailbox from Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm.

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For more information contact Shekeitha Jeffries, Director of Campus Housing at 202-884-9316 or email campushousing@trinitydc.edu

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