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Campus Housing | Spring 2017 Move-In

Move-In Spring 2017

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Important Dates

Monday January 2, 2017

Deadline To Submit Required Health Forms To Health & Wellness Center

Deadline To Make Pay Arrangements Through Enrollment Services

Wednesday January 11, 2017

9:00am-2:00pm- New CAS Student Move-In Day
8:00pm – First Year Residence Hall Meeting and Social with RCs

Thursday, January 12, 2016

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

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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

Monday, January 17, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr Day (No Class meetings)

Tuesday, January 18, 2017

Day, Weekly, Term 1 Classes Begin

Friday, January 27, 2017

Deadline To Submit Waiver for Health Insurance

Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring Deadline to change meal plan level or withdraw from Spring housing with refund

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Before You Arrive On Campus

1. Contact Your Roommate

You will receive the contact information 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, January 2, 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

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

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

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, January 27, 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 ((Roku, Chromecast, etc.).  Bring your own device and connect through Trinity’s wifi!

Trinity Washington University also utilizes IPTV to provide residential students with cable. Students may connect with IPTV by using their personal computer and ethernet cord (RECOMMENDED) or through their TV using a cable box provided by the Office of Campus Housing.

To access, visit and click on “For Resident Students” on the left-hand side.

The cable box lottery for first year students will take place during first year student orientation and the cable box lottery for upperclassmen will take place after returning student move in. Each student that wishes to receive a cable box may fill out the cable box lottery form on their move-in day and return it to their RC. Please note that there are not enough cable boxes for each student that wants one so it is recommended that you invest in a personal computer and ethernet cord.

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 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.

What to bring flyer Fall 2016

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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.


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



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