Move-In Fall 2023 Semester

Important Dates

Before You Arrive
What To Bring

What To Expect

Important Dates

March 20, 2023

Campus Housing new resident application is open and available for incoming Fall 2023 students. You must complete your Fall 2023 course registration in order for your application to be processed. The Campus Housing Application is available at:

If you have any questions about living on campus or the housing application process, please contact Campus Housing Staff at or 202-884-9606.

July 15, 2023

Campus Housing will begin Fall 2023 Housing placement for new residents in mid-July 2023. You will receive your housing assignment letter via Trinity email, once Campus Housing has received your financial clearance from Enrollment Services. Housing placements will be completed on a rolling basis.  Your placement email will provide you detailed information regarding move in.

Thursday August 17, 2023

Early Arrival Returning Resident Move in begins on Thursday August 17, 2023 for Returning Residents with approved Academic, Athletic or Orientation program obligations.  All Early Arrival residents must have full financial and Health Center clearance before picking up their keys.

Friday August 18, 2023

Submit Required Health Forms including proof of COVID-19 Vaccine on the Health Portal at:

Submit Visitation Request form to pre-register any intended visitors at: 

Make Payment Arrangements Through Enrollment Services.

Saturday August 19, 2023

Residence halls open for new first year and transfer residents on Saturday August 19, 2023 at 9:00am.  Check in for residents will be from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Cuvilly Hall. New residents will receive housing placements beginning in July 2023, and throughout the summer as they finalize their financial aid arrangements and register for Fall 2023 courses.

Saturday August 26, 2023

Residence halls reopen for returning residents on Saturday August 26, 2023 at 9:00am.  Check in for residents will be from 9:00am – 2:00pm in Social Hall, Main Hall 1st floor.  Please be reminded that your move in is contingent on your final clearance with Enrollment Services to return, and your fulltime enrollment in Fall courses.  Please be sure to work with your academic advisor and Enrollment Services to ensure you are all set to return in the Fall.

Meal Plan begins with Dinner Service, Alumnae Dining Hall, 5:00pm.

Monday, August 28 2023

College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) Classes Begin.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Last day to change meal plan level or withdraw from Fall housing with refund.

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Before You Arrive On Campus

1.Complete Your Financial Arrangements

You must complete your financial arrangements with Enrollment Services by August 1, 2023. You will not be allowed to move in until you have set-up a payment plan for any remaining balance on your account after your financial aid has been applied.

2. Review Important Policies

All students in all programs at Trinity are expected to uphold a way of life that embraces personal integrity and responsibility, the foundation of the Honor System.  The Honor System reflects the core of Trinity’s values as an institution concerned with moral as well as intellectual education.

Student Handbook

Residence Life Policies

Furnishing Your Room

3. Health Forms

Trinity Washington University requires that incoming students comply with the Pre-Admission Health Policy as listed below. All of the forms can be located at Health Forms.

1. Complete the Health History form, located at Completely fill out these forms and submit to the Health and Wellness Center through the Health Portal at:  Email:

2. Schedule a physical exam with your health care provider, and submit the medical/health form located at the link listed above to the Health and Wellness Center. All forms must be completed and signed by your health care provider, including the Immunization Record prior to the start of the semester. If you are unable to schedule a physical exam with your health care provider and have paid the Health Center fee, an exam may be performed by our staff.

3.  Proof of major medical insurance submitted with a copy of your valid insurance card.

4.  Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine with a copy of your vaccine card at

4. Health Insurance

While here at Trinity Washington University you are required to have health coverage.

All Full time CAS students will be charged a health fee. This fee cannot be waived and is nonrefundable.

The Health Fee will allow you access to the Health and Wellness Center on campus. The Center is staffed with Nurse Practitioners and a Counselor. Services offered include but are not limited to: annual well woman exams, sports physicals, gynecological appointments, treatment of colds, flu, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infection, immunizations, and weight/nutrition counseling. The Health and Wellness Center is meant to serve as your primary care provider while you are away from home.

In addition to the health fee, all students are required to carry Major Medical Health Insurance.  You must provide us proof that you are covered by your parents, your employer, or the state.  You must submit a waiver by Monday January 30, 2023.  The waiver can be accessed at the tab labeled Insurance Waiver.

For more information, visit the Health and Wellness Center website.

5. Parking

Parking is regulated by the Department of Public Safety located in Main Hall B-8 directly across from the post office.

In order to park your car on-campus, you must register your vehicle and have a parking permit. After you register your vehicle, the parking permit website will allow you to print a temporary permit. Your permanent permit will be mailed to you within a few days.

6. Cable & Internet

Trinity supports BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE streaming media devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, etc.).  Bring your own device and connect through Trinity’s Wi-Fi!

In order to stream online content to your TV, your TV must be a Smart TV or support Streaming Media Players via HDMI. Depending on which TV or the streaming player you use, online services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video or HBO Now might may be available for you.

For information on how to get started, please visit the Technology Services webpage and click on the tab for “FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS”.

7. Follow Student Affairs on Social Media

Want to know what’s happening on campus?  Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @TrinityDCSA

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What To Bring

Check out our Furnishing your Room website for information on what is provided in residence hall rooms, items you should consider bringing to campus and items that are not permitted.

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What To Expect On Move-In Day

Move-in day is filled with anticipation and excitement, being prepared for what to expect will help you to have a better move in day.

Families should expect move-in day to be exciting, as well as emotional. To get through it, students and family members need to stay open to the unexpected and be in the moment as much as possible.

7 Tips that can make for a smoother move in experience:

  1. Know what is provided in the residence hall room and what you’ll need to bring. Check our Furnishing Your Room page for details. Keep in mind that certain items may not be allowed, including candles, space heaters, bed lifts, extension cords and toaster ovens.
  2. Move-in is by appointment, you will receive instructions from the Campus Housing Staff.  We will direct you to the proper locations for check in, unloading your vehicle and parking.  Please be patient as there may be short wait times as others unload belongings.
  3. Bring miscellaneous supplies. You might need bottled water, snacks, scissors, thumbtacks, clothes hangers, pocket change for snack machines, a flashlight and basic cleaning materials, including window washing solution and a small whisk broom.
  4. Consider the weather, and dress accordingly. You can get overheated traveling up and down a stairwell in late summer. Likewise, be prepared for wet or windy weather.
  5. Inspect the room before you unpack and note any damages already present on the room condition report. Our staff checks all rooms prior to move in, but if you notice any issues such as no AC, or trouble with locking the room door please report it to a Campus Housing staff member right away.
  6. Have fun. Try to stay relaxed and keep your schedule flexible. Aim for positive memories. After all, the day is a milestone and a new beginning for both students and families.

Dining Services

The Alumnae Dining Hall on will begin Meal Plan usage on Saturday, August 26, 2023 for dinner.  Meals during the Orientation Week will also be provided.  The Alumnae Dining Hall is located on the first floor of Alumnae Hall. Food is served all you care to eat buffet style.  To go options are also available.

For questions or further information, contact Metz Director of Dining Services at 202-884-9130.


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