• Building Closed to Campus Visitors

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Trinity University buildings and facilities are currently closed to the public. Buildings are locked 24/; TigerCards will allow access to the following building during the times:

    Monday-Thursday
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Faculty and Staff)
    8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Students)

    Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Faculty and Staff)
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Students)

    Saturday-Sunday
    Closed (Faculty and Staff)
    Closed (Students)

About

The Coates Student Center (CSC) is one of the hubs of campus life at Trinity and the place to be for students on campus. It was designed as a modernist structure that used the lift-slab method and featured windows and terraces designed to survey sweeping views of downtown.

The Coates Student Center (CSC) directly supports Trinity’s mission to serve as a transformational liberal arts and sciences university by facilitating meaningful discovery for students, faculty, and staff in a comfortable and engaging environment. 

view of the Coates Student Center lounge area from the second story balcony

Inside the Venue


Directions and Parking

Address: Stadium Dr, San Antonio, TX 78212

Location

Directions to Coates Student Center


Parking and Accessibility


General Parking

Visitor parking is located at the Alamo Stadium, across from the main entrance of the University.
Parking for the Skyline Room is available at the visitor lot near Northrup Hall (Lot A) or across the street at the Alamo Stadium.
 

Accessibility Accommodations
 

Parking
The closest accessible parking spaces are in Lot A on Trinity Place. Accessible parking spaces are also available to visitors in the Alamo Stadium.

Additional Accommodations
The CSC main and west entrances both are wheelchair accessible and have elevators with braille compliant signage.

There is a walkway between the two wings of the CSC that allows for wheelchair access.

Contact
For further assistance, please call the Trinity University Police Department at 210-999-7070.

Downloadable Maps

 


    Events and Booking Information

    • Trinity University events are going virtual!

      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most University events will be in virtual format in accordance with health and safety guidelines.​​​​ This decision reflects the University’s desire to protect members of the Trinity community as well as guests and visitors, both on campus or at Trinity-sponsored events off campus.

        Events Calendar →

     
     
     
     

    Request A Space

    The reservation process differs depending upon your relationship to the University.


    University Departments
    Reservation requests are made through T-Space, and each faculty or staff member has a unique login. 

    Student Organizations
    Each organization has a T-Space Coordinator, and this individual submits all requests on behalf of the organization through T-Space.

    Community Members
    Inquiries regarding space availability must be made through the Office of Conferences and Special Programs.

     

    Space Details

    • Each CSC space is equipped with a projector, HDMI connections, audio equipment, VOIP phone and a projector screen board.
    • Other resources can be obtained upon request from IT.
    • Catering requests must be made through Aramark. Catering is available in all CSC spaces upon request and confirmation through Aramark.

    Room Type:
    Conference/Seminar

    Standard Set-Up & Capacity:
    Conference Table - Seating for 8 people (Max)

    Room Type:
    Meeting Room

    Set-Ups & Capacities:
    Conference - Seating for 24 people (Max)
    Theater- Seating for 30 people (Max)
    Classroom- Seating for 20 people (Max)

    Room Type:
    Meeting Room

    Set-Ups & Capacities:
    Conference - Seating for 30 people (Max)
    Theater - Seating for 66 people (Max)
    Classroom - Seating for 30 people (Max)

    Room Type:
    Meeting Room

    Set-Ups & Capacities:
    Conference- Seating for 20 people (Max)

    Room Type:
    Multipurpose Room

    Standard Set-Up & Capacity:
    Banquet - Seating for 100 people (Max)

    Alternative Set-Up(s):
    Classroom - Seating for 90 people (Max)
    Theater - Seating for 160 people (Max)

    Location Description:
    The Esplanade is the exterior space on the south side of the Coates Student Center running parallel to the Fiesta Room.

    Available Upon Request:
    All set-up and equipment needs should be requested through T-Space so that Physical Plant can provide them for the event.

    Catering Guidelines:
    Contact Aramark for all catering needs.

    Reservation Note:
    In the event of inclement weather, it is strongly recommended to reserve an interior space as a rain location. Due to location proximity, efforts are made to minimize overlap between Fiesta Room and Esplanade events (especially when amplified sound is a factor). Priority will be given to confirmed events.

    Location Description:
    The Plaza is the exterior space on the north side of the Coates Student Center just beyond the sliding entrance doors.

    Available Upon Request:
    All set-up and equipment needs should be requested through T-Space so that Physical Plant can provide them for the event.

    Catering Guidelines:
    Contact Aramark for all catering needs.

    Reservation Note:
    Due to the Plaza area's proximity to academic classrooms and university offices, events must not disrupt the standard operation of the University.

    Location Description:
    Four tables are available for reservation in the Coates Student Center lobby across from the Information Desk. Student organizations reserve tables frequently to sell tickets, raise funds for a charity, or promote an upcoming event.

    Reservation Information


    General Information

    Hours of Operation
    The Skyline Room is open Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for lunch during the academic year. Individual table reservations can be made by calling 210-999-7464. In the evenings and on weekends, the Skyline Room is available for campus gatherings. The smaller Underwood Room, on the east side of the Skyline Room, can also be reserved for semi-private luncheons during the week.

    Menu
    View a menu of the lunch offerings.

    University departments, offices, and student groups may reserve the Skyline Room for evening, weekend, and breakfast/brunch functions through regular T-Space reservation procedures.

    Business Affiliates and Associates
    Business Affiliates and Associates are invited to utilize the Skyline Room when it is available. Contact Patricia Cooper, Associate Director of Special Events & Stewardship at progersc@trinity.edu or call 210-999-8069.

    Catering
    By contract, ARAMARK has exclusive catering rights in the Skyline Room. When alcohol is served at University functions, it will be served by TABC-certified ARAMARK bartenders. Contact Aramark at 210 999-8416 for all catering needs.

    Insurance
    If an outside contracting party does not have insurance, an individual General Liability and Participant Accident Protection for Special Events can be purchased from Francis L. Dean Associates, Inc. Use of this company is not required and is only provided as a convenience for outside parties wishing to contract with Trinity University.

    Procedures

    All events utilizing Skyline Room and/or Underwood Room must abide by the following procedures.

    1. University departments, offices, and student groups may reserve the Skyline Room for evening, weekend, and breakfast/brunch functions through regular T-Space reservation procedures.
    2. Technology needs are addressed through T-Space.
    3. Skyline group reservations MUST include a catering order to be valid. Please contact ARAMARK for further details.
    4. All evening events in Skyline Room and/or Underwood Room must have a start time of 4 p.m. or later.
    5. Breakfast reservations can only be made in Underwood Room, Monday-Friday. Reservations must end by 10 a.m., and the group must be no more than 30 people maximum.
    6. Underwood Room can be reserved for lunch events/meetings only on Mondays-Thursdays with a group minimum of 12 people. Underwood Room will be open for public lunch seating on Fridays.
    7. All T-SPACE reservations for Skyline/Underwood Rooms must be submitted at least three business days before the event start date. For any questions related to Coates Student Center, please contact Chinyere Stallworth, cstallw1@trinity.edu, or call 210-999-8891.
    8. For any reconfiguration to Skyline Room or Underwood Room, departments/groups must meet with Chinyere Stallworth, Coordinator for Coates Student Center, to review and finalize the event layout.
    9. By contract, ARAMARK has exclusive catering rights in the Skyline Room. When alcohol is served at University functions, it will be served by TABC-certified ARAMARK bartenders. Contact Aramark at 210 999-8416 for all catering needs.
    10. If an outside contracting party does not have insurance, an individual General Liability and Participant Accident Protection for Special Events can be purchased from Francis L. Dean Associates, Inc. Use of this company is not required and is only provided as a convenience for outside parties wishing to contract with Trinity University.
    Associated Fees

    If your event requires tables and chairs to be rearranged from the original layout, your department/group will be charged $100 for the set-up fee. You must include your department/group's account number in T-SPACE in internal notes.

    If your event requires all chairs and tables to be removed from Skyline Room, your department/group will be charged $150 and you must include your account number in the T-SPACE reservation in internal notes.

    Advertisement Guidelines
    1. Decorations: NO tape of any kind, glitter, decorations, streamers, confetti. No decorations that will damage the resources and property (tables, chairs, walls).
    2. All off-campus advertisements must be submitted to The Trinitonian (trinitonian@trinity.edu). Coates Student Center will not accept any external advertisements to the Trinity community.
    3. Departments/groups must submit banners and large posters through T-SPACE.

    Contact

     

    Hours of Operation 

    (during the academic year)

    Monday - Friday:
    7 a.m. - Midnight

    Saturday:
    10 a.m. - Midnight

    Sunday:
    10 a.m. - Midnight

    210-999-8525
    cucoffice@trinity.edu

     

    Coates Student Center Office Staff

    Faculty Headshot: Wills Brown
    Wills Brown, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life and Coates
    Photo of Chinyere Stallworth
    Chinyere Stallworth
    Coordinator of the Coates University Center


    Student Staff

    Student Assistants in the office provide answers to general inquiries and support (set-up, technical assistance) for events hosted in the CSC. The Coates Student Center (CSC) employs Student Assistants to set up for events, provide assistance to event hosts, and assist with facility management with direction from the building manager. To learn more about this employment opportunity, contact Chinyere Stallworth, cstallw1@trinity.edu, Coordinator for Coates Student Center.