Being a residential campus is central to Trinity University’s mission.

Programs and activities through Residential Life address the transition of new students to the Trinity community, provide strategies for attaining academic success, and exploration of identity. The residence halls are designed to serve students as they manage academic, personal, social, and emotional issues and concerns.

  •  First-years, sophomores, and juniors are required to live on-campus, and many seniors choose to stay on campus.

     Graduate students are able to live in the City Vista apartment complex, though this is dependent on availability year to year.


Tigers live on-campus


residence halls on lower campus


living-learning communities


apartment complex for juniors and seniors

Three-Year Residency Requirement

Because being a residential campus is central to the mission of Trinity University, all unmarried undergraduate students are required to live on campus for three years (six fall and spring semesters).

Students who study abroad, transfer to Trinity, or those who stop attending the University and then re-enroll may qualify for certain exceptions.

Why Three Years?

Life in our residence halls is one of the most exciting new experiences at Trinity. Along with learning how to live with others, students make many lifelong friends and share Trinity memories with roommates, suitemates, and hallmates.

  1. Active Members

    When a student chooses Trinity University, they choose to be active members of the Trinity University community.

  2. Diverse Community

    Trinity students enjoy a diverse community, where roommates and others have various viewpoints, goals and styles, preparing them for future relationships in a shrinking world, in careers and in personal relationships.

  3. Learning Outside of the Classroom

    Trinity students learn outside of the classroom—to be independent, to develop healthy relationships, to experiment with who they are—all in a safe environment.

  4. Understanding Responsibility

    Trinity students learn that they have responsibilities as members of a larger community.

  5. Supportive Environment

    Trinity students are surrounded by others dealing with similar issues, creating a supportive campus environment.

  6. Personal Growth

    Trinity students experience extreme personal growth, face challenges and foster friendships that generate memories that last a lifetime!

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are carefully selected and extensively trained student leaders (sophomores, juniors or seniors) who work as paraprofessionals on the Residential Life Staff. Their primary role is to support students and to help maintain a safe and comfortable living environment while building a fun, healthy, and inclusive community.

Meet our Resident Assistants

Three women are painting details on small pumpkins in the first-year quad