Life in the residence halls is a blast. Living in the residence hall guarantees great memories and lasting relationships. It's one thing to go to class or sit in chapel with someone; it's another to live with them and build close, day-to-day community.
TIU pairs people up as roommates based upon individual personalities and preferences. The people that end up as your room mates or suite mates are often the people that stand next to you in your weddings, the people that carry you through hard times, and the people that make Trinity the best experience for you.
There are so many things going on in the residence halls that it is harder not to be involved than it is to find things to do. Life in the halls is great. The development of close community is something we care deeply about, and there's not a much better way for that to happen than by living on campus.
Living on campus will be the highlight of your time at TIU. You'll make friendships that shape and form your life, create memories that will stay with you forever, and have more fun than you can imagine, all while living in the residence halls on our beautiful campus.
While living on campus, you'll eat most of your meals in the beautiful Hawkins Dining Hall in the Waybright Student Center. This new dining hall opened in the spring of 2010 and features a variety of great eats every day, including wood-fired pizza from our brick oven and an incredible fresh salad bar.
Find out more about what you'll eat at college, check out our residence halls, find out what it's like to live on campus, and get ready to go to college.
Carlson Hall is the largest residence hall for male residents on campus. It houses students of all class standings, from first year students to seniors.
Johnson Hall is the largest residence hall on campus and for female students only. It houses female residents of all class standings, from first-year students to seniors.
Madsen Hall is located in the heart of campus and houses male and female residents of all class standings, first-year students through seniors, including senior privilege students.
Trinity Hall is the newest residence hall on campus and houses male and female students of all class standings, from first-year students through seniors.
Living Off Campus
Approximately 20 percent of the undergraduate student body commutes to Trinity for classes. If you are considering becoming a commuter student, you should note that the college has facilities available specifically with you in mind. Many buildings on campus have designated areas for students to study and relax during both day and night in the Waybright Center, which opens weekdays at 6:00 a.m. for the convenience of commuters.
So you want to live off-campus? Before you go sign the lease, make sure you meet the following requirements below. Trinity College believes that residence hall living fosters social and emotional development, so it is required that full-time students live on campus unless they meet one of the following criteria:
Any student who does not qualify to live off campus may submit a written request to the Assistant Dean of Students to be considered for off-campus approval. The Housing Office maintains a list of off-campus housing opportunity, to assist you in your search for accommodations.
Request a List of Off-Campus Housing Post an Off-Campus Housing Opportunity
How's the food?
Simply put: Amazing. TIU has great food every day throughout the school year. Hawkins Dining Hall offers buffet-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to students on a meal plan. A fresh salad bar is available for lunch and dinner as well as a variety of hot entrees, fresh panini's, gourmet sandwiches, and great desserts. You'll have no problem finding something great to eat.
And here's a tip... Hawkins Dining Hall has great brick oven pizza. It's amazing. Ask your Admissions Counselor about it.
A community favorite, Fresh is your stop for a quick, healthy meal between classes or an evening snack. Sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads are all made to order and packed for you to take to-go. You can also pick up hand-crafted espresso drinks and fresh smoothies for a great-tasting pick-me-up before heading to your next class.
If the photos and descriptions of our food are making you hungry, you should schedule a visit to TIU to try our food for yourself. Your Admissions Counselor would love to show you around and answer your questions.