Living on campus is a key aspect of student life at Trinity! Residence Hall life fosters lasting memories of fun times and life-long friendships. It’s important to feel like you’re a part of the campus community, which is why Trinity prefers that full-time students live on campus.
Undergraduates have three options for on campus housing:
Visit Trinity for yourself! Tour our residence halls and discover for yourself what it would be like to spend the next four years living, studying and relaxing on our beautiful campus.
Are you thinking about living off-campus instead? Trinity believes that living on campus enhances a student’s social and emotional development and builds community. So before you start looking for an apartment or room to rent, be sure you meet the following criteria. Students may live off campus if they…
…live with their parents.
…are a senior within 30 hours of graduation.
…have a permanent live-in job situation.
…are twenty-one years of age or older
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. Email the Housing Office for a list of off-campus housing opportunities to assist you in your search for accommodations.
Approximately 20% 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 both day and night in the Waybright Center, which opens weekdays at 6:00 am for the convenience of commuters.
TEDS and graduate school students who live on campus can choose between apartment and dorm-style living. Trinity has 18 efficiency, 47 one-bedroom, 54 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom apartments throughout these buildings.
TEDS/TGS Residence Halls
Dorm-style living is available in graduate student dorms as well.
After submitting your Notice of Intention (TEDS and graduate students only) or Notice of Intention for International Students and your tuition deposit, you may apply for on-campus housing. On-campus housing rates are comparable to rental rates in surrounding communities. All on-campus rates are subject to annual review and revisions.
Applications will be accepted beginning on the following schedule:
Undergraduate students should fill out the housing application found here. This application is for all undergraduate dorms.
The TEDS or Trinity Graduate School residence hall housing application can be found here. The graduate student TIU apartment application can be found here. All of the housing applications can also be found on myTIU by searching for Housing Services.
We take pride in the high quality dining services we offer. In fact, currently we are # 3 best college food in Illinois.
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 desserts. 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.
Meal plans and pricing are available at myTIU by searching for Dining Services or download the TIU Dining Services app. All meal pricing and tuition information is also available on the Tuition & Aid page.
A Trinity community favorite, Fresh is your campus stop for a quick, healthy meal between classes or for a quick pick-me-up snack. Sandwiches, soups, and gourmet salads are all made to order and packed to-go. You can also pick up handcrafted espresso drinks and fresh smoothies for a great-tasting refresher before heading to your next class.
Students may make adjustments to their meal plan during the first 2 weeks of the semester by visiting Matt Aspinall, Creative Dining Admin, during business hours (M-F, 8am-3pm). Matt’s office is located down the hall from the vending machines in upper Waybright or email him at [email protected]