LOVING THAT #BalconyView

Housing and Dining

With a three-year residency requirement, Trinity offers space and flexibility in on-campus housing and dining options. 

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New students share their first year experience with Tigers from 47 states and 37 countries. Balcony life is a hallmark of Trinity’s skyline campus with many students having views of downtown, the football field, and courtyards.

The interior of Mabee Dining Hall bustles with movement during lunch time

We also know you’ve gotta eat! Trinity’s dining services provides several meal plans along with different spaces to sit down or grab-and-go. We also offer special accommodations for a variety of restrictions and tastes.

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First-Year Residence Halls

Comprised of six buildings on the east side of campus, halls are clustered together so all first-year Tigers can experience a vibrant, supportive community.

Explore First-Year Halls

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Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities bring Tigers with a shared interest together and create opportunities for academic engagement outside the classroom.

Living and Learning on Campus

Upperclassmen Residence Halls

Upperclassmen Residence Halls are comprised of junior and senior students along with the HOPE Hall and Swashbuckler communities.

Upperclassmen Area

City Vista Apartments

Enjoy the apartment lifestyle in the City Vista Apartments, one-, two-, and three-bedroom housing units one block from Trinity's campus.

Take in the Vista Views


You've got questions? We've got answers!

Housing and Dining FAQs

FOR EVERY TUMMY AND TASTE

Dig in!

Trinity University Dining Services offers a wide variety of options for students dining on-campus. Popular national brands such as Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks complement an all-you-care-to-eat dining experience at Mabee Dining Hall.

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Mabee Dining Hall

Located in the first-year area, Mabee features breakfast, lunch, and dinner with choices of international entrees, made-to-order meals, grill, deli, vegan/vegetarian and much more!

Quick meal options displayed in Coates Commons.

Coates Commons

Home to Einstein Bros. Bagels, Freshii, Sandwich Shack, and Revolve, the Coates Commons is an option between classes or on the go. 

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Skyline Bistro

Located on the second level of the Coates Student Center, the Skyline Dining Room is a perfect lunch getaway with views of downtown.

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P.O.D. Market

The campus "Corner Store" for groceries, convenience needs, snacks, fresh produce, and prepared meals also houses a Steak N Shake.

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Starbucks

Take a study break at Starbucks—located at the entrance of Coates Library—with a comfortable atmosphere and a full range of coffees, light snacks, and desserts.

 

Meal Plans

Trinity offers different dining options to meet the nutritional needs and diverse tastes of students. Learn more about residential meal plans.

Trinity Dining Services

FOOD, FRIENDS, FUN

The Taste of Tradition

Trinity's food traditions—some weekly, some every semester—provide a break from the daily grind. Plus, who doesn’t like free food?

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Nacho Hour

The Division of Student Affairs hosts Nacho Hour in the Coates Student Center lobby on most Wednesdays at 3:33 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Cookies and milk are served to Trinity students at Student Involvement event.

Milk 'n Cookies

Student Involvement hosts Milk 'n Cookies in the Student Involvement Office most Thursdays at 3:33 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

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Chocolate Festival

Love chocolate? This is the event for you! Around Valentine's Day, Student Programming Board hosts Chocolate Fest where student orgs compete for the title of best chocolate dish!

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Taste of Diversity

Try foods and drinks from different cultures at events throughout the year like Mabuhay, Lunar New Year Festival, and Viva Las Americas sponsored by diverse student organizations.

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Chili Cook-Off

The annual cook-off is hosted by Chi Beta Epsilon sorority and Bengal Lancers fraternity with proceeds going to local nonprofits.

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Christmas on Oakmont

Don't miss the annual candlelight Christmas Vespers service in Parker Chapel, followed by holiday cheer in the open houses on Oakmont.


Take a 'Paws' Off-Campus

If you're headed off campus, check out places that accept Tiger Bucks. And check out local cuisine by exploring favorite restaurants around Trinity.