Before You Arrive
And so it begins.
Today will be the first day of the rest of your life. During your time at Trinity, you will make lasting friendships and memories.
Fall 2020 Move-in Dates
Students living on-campus will be able to register* for a specific move-in time on any of the following dates:
- Friday, August 21 8am-5pm
- Saturday, August 22 8am-5pm
- Sunday, August 23 8am-5pm
- Monday, August 24 8am-5pm
- Tuesday, August 25 8am-5pm
*Registration links will be emailed to residential students and available on this webpage after August 14.
Fall Semester Classes Begin on Wednesday, August 26
What If I Can't Arrive Between August 21-25?
We ask that insomuch as it is possible, students and families make plans to arrive between the designated dates. If that is not possible in your unique situation, please email email@example.com.
Do I Need to Quarantine Upon Arrival?
The Cook County Department of Public Health has issued a recommended, 14-day quarantine for individuals traveling to Cook County from a high incidence area. As such, residential students who are traveling from a high incidence area will need to quarantine in their rooms upon arrival. The list of high-incidence states is updated weekly, so residential students traveling from outside Illinois should check this website for updates before they arrive to campus. If students have questions, they can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Residence Life staff will work with students to determine they have access to delivered meals and other basic needs.
Before Arriving on Campus
Before arriving on campus, be sure to fill out the forms in the “My Student Life” section of the student portal. These will be available after August 14. Fill these out before you arrive in the fall, so you can have smooth sailing once you get here. The forms include:
- Housing and Occupancy Agreement – Resident students only
- Student Life Policies
- Emergency Contact Information
- Information Waiver
What to Bring
As a resident at Trinity, your space comes furnished with a twin-sized bed and mattress (36″ x 80″), a desk and chair, dresser, closet space and a bookcase. You have the opportunity to make your space your own. We provide ways for students to loft their beds and the furniture is stackable to make many different configurations. You will be able to customize the arrangement of your room in a way that works for you and your roommates.
This list is a general overview of items that typically are used in the residents halls. We recommend that you consult with your roommate in order to determine who might bring certain items due to space and economic considerations. Note: All items on this list must, where appropriate, be Underwriters Laboratory (UL) rated. This is not an all-inclusive list; if you are unsure about an item, please contact the area directors.
What to Bring Lists
Remember to bring only what you need; many things can be shared with your roommate(s). A good rule of thumb is if you don’t use something when you are home, then most likely you won’t use it at college and it will just take up space.
Bed sheets. Extra-long sheets are not necessary. 2 sets recommended.
Pillow, pillowcases, blanket and/or comforter
Towels and washcloths
Laundry bag/basket, detergent, bleach, etc.
Clothes hangers, etc.
First Aid Kit
Your room is not just your room, it’s your home away from home so it is time to make it more customized to your needs.
Mattress cover and/or mattress pad
Adhesive hanging supplies (they’re removable and reusable)
Mugs and some dishes
Food storage containers
Cell phone and charging cables
Lamps or lights
Decorations (throw rugs, pillows, foldable seating, wall decor, baskets, etc.)
Small refrigerator (3.1 cu ft. or smaller)
We are a community that engages and aids in the growth of Christian life and faith. To that end, we do not allow offensive materials on campus. There are also items included on the list below because of safety reasons. These items include:
Racially insensitive and/or offensive paraphernalia (including posters, flags, apparel, etc.)
Sexually explicit and/or offensive material (including posters, decor, apparel, etc.)
Decor advertising, promoting, or depicting alcohol/drugs/tobacco
Firearms, including airsoft and paintball guns
Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, marijuana in any form
Street signs, advertisements or other stolen public property
Microwaves, toaster ovens or other appliances
No. Mattresses are a little larger than standard size. However, most deep pocket sheet sets will work and accommodate a mattress pad, if you want one.
We encourage you to live at Trinity and carefully consider the value of a residential experience – we firmly believe that it will dramatically enhance your overall experience at Trinity. If you and your family decide that it would be best for you to live at home, you will need to complete a housing waiver form.
You must have your I.D. picture taken at the IT Help Desk; if you are a new students, you will have an opportunity to have your picture taken at BluePrints registration. Your I.D. serves as your meal card, your access card for the residence halls, and your library card. You will need your I.D. immediately upon your arrival as a student. However, you will not be able to pick up your student I.D. until you have submitted the appropriate forms. You will be able find these forms on your student portal under “My Student Life”. We request that you complete these prior to your arrival to campus.
The student portal is an individual student account that provides up- to-date information regarding transcripts, student life, billing, financial aid, etc. Your student portal can be accessed via the Trollweb and will require your log in information. Contact your admission representative with questions regarding your computer log in information.
New student housing assignment information is distributed at the summer BluePrints weekend. For students unable to attend BluePrints, housing information can be found on your student portal.
All students must register their vehicle online and then allow at least two days for the registration to be processed. The registration fee will be charged to your student account. All registered vehicles will receive a parking sticker. Distribution procedures for Fall 2020 parking stickers will be announced in August. Visit Campus Safety for parking details and regulations
For the Fall 2020 Semester:
New Students who submit housing requests by June 1 will be given a housing assignment by July 2. Students who submit housing requests after June 1 will receive an email noticiation within 2 weeks confirming their housing assignment.
For Returning Students: The Priority Deadline for housing requests was Monday, April 20. Those who would still like to request on-campus housing may do so by emailing email@example.com. Students with housing placements can view their assignments on their student portal. Assignments will be posted on the portal as they are made! For further information or questions, students are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Area Director for Alumni and Tibstra Halls, Mrs. Marva Bruno.
Housing assignments are available for viewing on your student portal – log in to your portal on Trollweb and find the My Housing tab on the left. Additional details about your housing assignment and living on campus will be distributed at Blueprints. Assignment information will also be posted on your student portal.