Residence Buildings at Trinity

Admission to Residence

First Year Students- University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee 

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application (MyRes) by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 2.

Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

Places at Trinity College are limited. Priority is given to incoming and returning Trinity College students.

Upper Year Students

All upper year students reapplying to residence or transferring from another College or University are subject to the Trinity College Residence Readmission Policy.

The Rooms

  • Single rooms are available to a majority of students.
  • Senior students are guaranteed single rooms.
  • Each room is equipped with a phone. Click here to find out more about the residence phone system.
  • All of our residence rooms are completely wired for high speed internet connection (ResNet).
  • Rooms contain a bed, chest of drawers, mirror, desk and chair, bookcase, and easy chair. Residents must bring their own towels and linen.
  • We cannot accommodate furniture from home and any specific requests must be approved by the Office of the Dean of Students
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly.

The Food

  • All students in residence must participate in a meal plan. Students have the choice of 310 meals per year or 400 meals per year.
  • Food service is available in two dining halls: Melinda Seaman (St. Hilda's) and Strachan Hall (Trinity).  Both offer the same menu, which includes vegetarian and halal options.
  • Meals are "all you can eat"; both dining halls have self-serve salad bars;fresh fruit is available at every meal.
  • Bagged meals are available if class or work prevents you from going to the dining halls during meal hours, though dining hall hours are designed to meet most students' schedules.
  • The College makes every effort to accommodate special dietary needs, but may not be able to respond to all needs.  If you have dietary restrictions, you must contact the Office of the Dean of Students prior to making a decision about living in residence as we are not able to accommodate all dietary needs.
  • Residents can purchase additional meals for cash at the entrance to the dining halls, or supplementary meal plans and FLEX dollars at the Bursar's Office.
  • Click here for more information on food services.
  • The dining halls also serve commuting students. Every full-time Trinity student who does not live in residence is entitled to 15 free meals
  • Commuting students may purchase individual meals for cash at the entrance to the dining halls, or supplementary meal plans and FLEX dollars at the Bursar's Office.
  • Click Non-Res meals for more information on food services for commuting students.

Other Facilities

  • Computing facilities with access to internet are available in the St. Hilda's residence.
  • Tennis courts and a playing field are part of the college campus.
  • Laundry facilities are available, on a pay-per-use basis, in both residences. Laundry Alert, a service that allows users to check machine availability on-line, is now available. Please visit for more information.
  • There are student lounges in each of the residences.
  • Vending machines are located in each of the residences.