Q: Are immunization records required?
A: Yes, we require that students and their parents submit immunization records to our counseling department. For assistance, please contact: Trinity Counseling Center, 847.317.4067 or email: [email protected]
Q: How do scholarships work at Trinity?
A: Students are awarded academic scholarships based upon their high school (or college) GPA. You can learn more here about SCHOLARSHIPS>
Q: Can first-year students have a car on campus?
A: Yes, all students can have a car on campus.
Q: Are there parking fees?
A: We do not charge a fee for parking. Students just need to register their cars with security for free.
Q: Are meals provided every day on campus?
A: Hawkins Dining Hall provides meals every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Q: How late are food options open on campus?
A: The dining hall closes at 7 p.m. and Fresh is open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Q: Can meal plans be adjusted?
A: Students can change meal plans at the end of each semester.
Q: Does my child need to bring a printer to campus?
A: We have multiple public printers on campus that students can print from.
Q: How do students find work on campus?
A: We have many opportunities for work on campus. We have jobs in the library, mailroom, fitness center, dining hall, facilities, and in the enrollment office. Students can begin the job-seeking process by contacting the Thrive Center at 847.317.8193 or email: [email protected]
Q: Are tutors available on campus?
A: All students have access to free tutoring through the Thrive Center on campus.
Q: What is the typical class size?
A: The average is about 15 students. Likely a few more than that in required general education courses, and likely a few less than that in major and some elective courses.
Q: How many Resident Assistants (RAs) are in the dorms?
A: Each floor has its own RA.
Q: Does TIU offer on-site counseling services should my child need it?
A: Yes! TIU offers a fully staffed counseling services department with both licensed counselors and master’s-level interns. The staff is trained to work with college student issues and needs and services are offered at a reduced rate. Please contact: [email protected]
Q: Does my child need a personal laptop? What other computer options does TIU have?
A: Though we strongly encourage students to use a personal laptop, we also have two computer labs on campus, both a PC lab and a Mac lab. In addition, our IT department does occasionally rent laptops to students for short periods of time.
Q: Does Trinity provide medical insurance to students?
A: No, so we recommend that students remain a dependent under their family’s insurance plan. For additional health-related questions, please contact our health/nurse office at 847.317.6698 or email: [email protected]
Q: Can Trinity’s dining hall accommodate my child’s food allergies?
A: Absolutely! There are always several options at every meal, and every single food item is clearly marked with any of the 8 major food allergens. At every meal, there is one station with fresh cooked food that has NONE of the 8 major food allergens. Our cooks are so accommodating and know most of our students by name, that they can often easily create a special modified version of the meal to accommodate dietary restrictions. Come and see why Trinity is consistently ranked among the best college food in state and in the top 10% in the nation.
Q: How can we make special housing requests, like single occupancy, or requesting a specific roommate?
A: Trinity can often accommodate special requests. It helps if these requests are not submitted last minute or after all housing assignments are made. Most questions can be answered on this website: https://www.tiu.edu/housing-dining/
Most new students live in Johnson Hall. Many returning students and some incoming transfer students live in Trinity Hall. Madsen Hall is typically reserved for current students and upperclassmen. The place to make specific requests is here: housing application
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