Housing & Dining

Living on campus will put you in the flow of community life at Trinity.

You’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime and create vivid memories colored with fun and laughter. Visit Trinity, tour our residence halls and imagine yourself spending the next four years living, studying and relaxing on our beautiful campus.


Residence Hall Life

Living in the residence hall guarantees great memories and lasting relationships. It’s one thing to meet people in classes or chapel, but it’s another thing entirely to live with them and build close, day-to-day community.

Trinity pairs up students as roommates based upon individual personalities and preferences. Your roommates and/or suite-mates often become some of your closest friends—the kind that stand up in your wedding, support you in hard times, and enrich your life at Trinity.

Living on campus opens a door to all kinds of activities you won’t want to miss! There are study sessions, movie nights, coffee houses, Bible study and worship events, game nights and more!

Living Off Campus

So you want to live off-campus? Before you go sign the lease, make sure you meet the following requirements below. Trinity 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:

  • Those living with their parents
  • Seniors within 30 hours of graduation
  • Students with permanent live-in job situations
  • Students twenty-one years of age or older
  • Married Students

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 opportunities to assist you in your search for accommodations.


Dining On Campus

Hawkins Dining Hall

How’s the food? Simply put: Amazing. Trinity 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 paninis, gourmet sandwiches, and great deserts. You’ll have no problem finding something great to eat.

And here’s a tip… try the brick-oven pizza. It’s awesome. Just ask your Admissions Counselor about it.


A community favorite, Fresh is your stop for a quick, healthy meal between classes or for an evening snack. Sandwiches, soups, and gourmet salads are all made to order and packed for you to take to-go. You can also pick up handcrafted espresso drinks and fresh smoothies for a great-tasting pick-me-up before heading to your next class.

Current Parent

“We’ve been blown away by the personalized care that TIU provided our daughter. She meets weekly with the head chef to go over each week’s meal plan to figure out what meals might work for her specialized diet.”

Santiago Valesquez

“As a new student, I was shocked at the constant variety of food options from the Creative Dining team. I always look forward to eating with friends in Hawkins because of the food selections”

Try it for yourself

If the photos and descriptions of our food are making you hungry, you should schedule a visit to try our food for yourself. Your Admissions Counselor would love to show you around and answer your questions.