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Fall 2023: When Do I Move in?

August 9 | 1pm to 4pm | Fall Varsity Student Athlete Move-In
August 14 to 21 | New International Student Move-In (coordinated with the International Student Services Office)
August 15 | 1pm to 4pm | Student Life Student Leaders Move-In
August 23 | 9:30am to 2:30pm | Freshmen Move-In (Thrive)
August 26 | 11am to 3pm | Returning Student Move-In

*Please note that there is a Mandatory Residence Life Meeting and Opening Celebration on August 26th at 7PM

Freshmen

  • International Freshmen | August 13 to 20 – If you are a new international student, you will have a new international student orientation on August 22.  Given the complexity of booking international flights, international students may schedule their arrival to campus between August 13 to 20.  Look for an email from the Director of International Services (Mrs. Mabia Shadel) with an electronic form to communication your arrival information.
  • Fall In-Season Athletes | August 9 | 1pm to 4pm – If you are an in-season varsity fall athlete you will be moving in on August 9th from 1pm to 4pm. Your coach may provide you with further details.
  • Thrive Program | August 23 | 9:30am to 2:30pm – If you are an incoming freshman who does not need to come to campus early for fall athletics, you will move in on this date! Thrive will begin in the afternoon, so plan accordingly. Want to learn more about Thrive? Follow this link.

Transfers

Orientation for all new students transferring in will begin during the week of August 21st. This orientation program is being reworked, so updated Transfer move-in and orientation dates will be communicated by March 31st on this webpage.

  • International Transfers | August 13 to 20 | If you are a new international student transferring to Trinity, you will have an additional, new international student orientation on August 22.  Given the complexity of booking international flights, international students may schedule their arrival to campus between August 13 to 20.  Look for an email from the Director of International Services (Mrs. Mabia Shadel) with an electronic form to communication your arrival information.

Returning Students

  • Fall In-Season Athletes | August 9 | 1pm to 4pm – If you are an in season fall athlete you will be moving in on August 9th from 1pm to 4pm. Be on the lookout for an email updates from your coach.
  • Returning Students | August 26 | 11 am to 3pm – If you are a returning student (sophomores, juniors, seniors), you will be able to move-in on August 26th from 11 am to 3pm. After 3pm, you will have an opportunity to pick up your key from 6:30pm to 7pm from your RA before the mandatory Residence Life meeting. A form will be available by June 1 for students who need to request early move-in for extraordinary circumstances (i.e. international travel).

Before Arriving on Campus

  1. Complete your “Student Life Forms” on your student portal. Once each form is complete, it will turn green on your student portal. All forms must be completed for you to move-in to the Residence Halls.
  2. Complete the “My Health” section on your student portal.
  3. Register your vehicle. To find more information on how to register your vehicle, follow this link.
  4. Send family and friends your new address: 6601 W College Dr Palos Heights IL 60463. You do not need a mailbox number to receive mail at the college. When a package arrives under your name, you will be notified via your Trinity email to pick it up.
  5. Register for classes (first-time freshmen/transfers – admissions will help you through this process). As we get closer to the semester starting, check out the bookstore to see what books you need for your classes!

On Move-In Day

  • Park your vehicle in the parking lot nearest your residence hall. Not sure which parking lot is closest? Look at this annotated campus map to determine which parking lot is nearest your residence hall.
  • Once you arrive follow the signs to Tab Lawn to check-in and receive your room key. Tab Lawn is located between the dining hall and the Residence Halls.
  • Shopping Carts will be available to help you unload your belongings. If you are a first year or transfer student, you will be assisted by student leaders in the moving process!

What to Bring

Each Residence Hall suite includes the following:

  1. A twin-sized bed and mattress.
  2. A desk, bookshelf, and chair.
  3. Closet space and dresser.

The Residence Hall furniture is stackable and able to be arranged in different configurations. Once you know who you will be living with, you will be able to begin to dream up the configuration of your Residence Hall space to make it your own!

Linked here, you will find an example of a packing list for moving to Trinity. This list was created by a few of our current Trinity students. THIS LIST IS MEANT TO BE USED AS A REFERENCE AND IS NOT REQUIRED. All items on this list, must, where appropriate, be Underwriters Laboratory (UL) rated.

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
Personal toiletries
Laundry bag/basket, detergent, bleach, etc.

Cleaning supplies
Clothes hangers, etc.
Storage bins
Backpack/bookbag
Insurance card
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
Coffee maker/Keurig
Hot pot
Surge protectors

Cell phone and charging cables
Lamps or lights
Flashlight
TV
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

Fireworks
Space heaters
Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, marijuana in any form
Street signs, advertisements or other stolen public property
Microwaves, toaster ovens or other appliances
Candles, incense
Pets

FAQ

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.

You are not required to have a physical conducted. However, all students are required to have an immunization record on file with the student life office.

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

Contact Us

Questions about housing or moving in?  Please email housing@trnty.edu.