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.
  1. Traditional residence halls, which contain doubles (you and a roommate), a few singles and shared bathrooms and living spaces
  2. Suite-style arrangements including doubles, singles or other variations
  3. Apartment-style living for upperclassmen with shared community areas
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. You may live off campus if you…
…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

…are married.

If you do not qualify to live off campus you 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.


Applications will be accepted beginning on the following schedule.

  • April 1 for Fall Semester housing
  • November 1 for Spring Semester housing
Undergraduate students should fill out the housing application found here. This application is for all undergraduate dorms.


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. All meal pricing can be found along with tuition information on the Tuition & Aid page.
FRESH 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]com.

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Our Admissions team is ready to walk alongside you as you begin your academic journey. Schedule an appointment with them today!
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