Our rooms are modern and comfortable to ensure Trinity doesn't just feel like a place to live, but feels like a place to call home. In 2020, we opened 100 new student rooms, bringing our total up to 380.
When you join Trinity, you'll be given your own fully furnished room to settle into for the academic year. Rooms are located in mixed corridors with shared bathrooms, and those living in your corridor will become like your family. Our rooms vary in size, with first year students usually allocated smaller rooms than second or third year students (so there's your incentive to stick around for a few years!).
What your room will include
At a minimum, your room will contain the following:
- king single bed (with mattress and mattress protector)
- desk, chair and lamp
- bar fridge
- fan and heater
- clothes drying rack
- unlimited wifi access
Unfortunately you can't bring large personal furniture or appliances to college, such as beds, fridges or drawers. Hopefully you'll be happy with ours though!
What you need to bring
- bed linen, pillows, towels and a doona/quilt (we can provide these for international students on request)
- personal belongings such as clothes, toiletries and things to decorate your room, like posters and photos
- laptop and other small electronics
- laundry detergent (we provide free washing machines and dryers)
- formal wear for events and activities (such as a suit or a cocktail dress) – don't stress too much if you don't have anything fancy
Note, we don't insure your personal belongings, so consider taking out a policy if required.
You'll be responsible for cleaning your own room (you can use our vacuum cleaners) and professional cleaners will handle the rest.
We have plenty of common areas for you to hang out in with your friends. This includes our beautiful Harry Potter-esque dining room and adjoining café, a double-storey Junior Common Room in our swish new residential building, a billiards room, a basement where you can hang on the couches and watch television or play video games, a library that's open 24/7, drama and music practice rooms, a visual arts studio, and our many beautiful outdoor areas, including a shaded deck that opens onto the lawn.
We'll be honest, parking is limited. In line with our sustainability initiatives we promote the use of public transport for staff and students wherever feasible, and everything is pretty handy to Trinity so you usually don't need a car anyway. Onsite parking permits can be arranged on a case-by-case basis and priority is given to students who need to travel for their studies or attend classes late at night. Offsite parking options are available at UniSquare and the Dax Centre, as well as along Cardigan Street and Royal Parade (limits and fees may apply).
College fees cover 36 weeks of student accommodation, including residence during the Easter and September mid-semester breaks. Students need to vacate their rooms during the mid-year break in June, unless otherwise arranged (additional fees will apply). You'll generally keep the same room for the whole year.
This is where you'll live, now look at what you'll eat!