Trinity has seven residential buildings and two share-houses that accommodate almost 300 students and 14 tutors during University semesters.
Student rooms vary in size, but all contain the following minimum furniture:
- single bed (with mattress and mattress protector)
- desk, chair and desk lamp
- small refrigerator.
All rooms have phone and internet access. There is a shared computer room with PC and Mac computers and a scanner, printer, fax machine and photocopier in each residential building. Use of the technology is charged through credit on the resident’s student card.
Rooms are allocated by the Registrar. Room allocation for returning students takes account of seniority, contribution to College life, and any stated preferences that can be reasonably met. Graduate students generally have a choice of a room in a shared graduate house (at 61 and 65 Royal Parade), or an en-suite room in the Gourlay building on the main campus.
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Students are not permitted to bring large items of personal furniture – such as beds, chairs or chests of drawers – into the accommodation blocks.
All College bedrooms and common rooms are fitted with electronic door locks. Residents are issued with plastic keycards called ‘Ving Cards’ that provide access to:
- the student’s own bedroom
- the computer room
- the library
- the squash courts
- music practice facilities
- the Junior Common Room.
Linen and laundry
Students are required to provide their own bed linen, pillow and doona. They may use the laundry facilities (washing machines and dryers) in their building free of charge, but must provide their own washing powder or liquid.
Students are required to keep their rooms clean and tidy at all times.
Vacuum cleaners can be borrowed from the College’s main Reception desk.
Toilets and bathrooms are cleaned daily by professional cleaning staff.
Australian power runs at 230 volts and uses plugs with two or three flat prongs. International students may need an adaptor to use their appliances. Adaptors are readily available from retail outlets in the University precinct.
Residents may occasionally invite guests to stay in their rooms overnight. However, there will be no tolerance of guests becoming virtual non-paying residents.
Out-of-term accommodation arrangements
College fees cover 36 weeks of student accommodation, including residence during the Easter and September mid-semester breaks. Students are required to vacate their rooms during the mid-year break in June, unless other arrangements are made with the College office.
Vacated rooms must be left in a clean and tidy state, dusted and vacuumed, and suitable for the use of College guests.
Private possessions and insurance
Residents should ensure they have insurance for the personal belongings brought to College as Trinity accepts no responsibility for the security of these items. The household contents insurance policy of some parents may provide cover for portable personal items belonging to family members, including students. College fees include a limited contents insurance premium to cover small items against theft or damage.