We are excited to have you join the TWU resident community this year. We've prepared over the summer to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay in our residence halls. Here's what you need to know for an easy transition to living on-campus.
Traditional dorm rooms are available in Douglas Hall, Fraser Hall, and the Northwest Building. Douglas Hall also has economy rooms which are slightly smaller than standard rooms and are offered at a reduced rate. Economy and single room requests are granted based on availability and are not guaranteed. Students in these rooms must also purchase a residence meal plan. Rates below are current for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Standard: $4,234 per year
Economy: $3,682 per year
Single room: granted based on availability, at an additional $1,000/semester
Options for 3rd and 4th year students
Robson Hall, McMillan apartments, and certain rooms in Fraser Hall are reserved for 3rd and 4th year students. These rooms offer cooking facilities for students to prepare their own meals. Rates below are current for the 2015-2016 academic year.
1 bedroom (2 person): $2,423 per semester/per person
The Globe (2 person): $1,984 per semester/per person
MacMillan Apartments/Fraser Hall
1 bedroom (2 person): $2,435 per semester/per person
2 bedroom (3 person): $2,350 per semester/per person
2 bedroom (4 person): $1,763 per semester/per person
CLA room: $2,321 per semester/per person
Dorm rooms are equipped with wireless internet and a phone line. Each residence hall has a fridge and microwave, as well as study areas and lounges with a big-screen TV. Coin Laundromats are located in each residence building ($1 per wash, $1 to dry) as well as storage areas for various items. Bike storage is available as well. Security is available 24/7.
Living On Campus
When can I move in?
Move-in day for new students is Saturday, September 3, 2016 (Orientation Day). When you arrive on campus, you will be shown to your room to drop off your belongings. Official registration takes place at the Mattson Centre.
Where will I live and who will be my roommate?
Room assignments and roommates are matched according to the information provided on the housing application and will be announced in early August. We will also do our best to accommodate specific dorm room and roommate requests.
What furnishings are supplied in my room?
We supply the single bed, dresser, blinds, desk, desk chair, bookshelf, lamp, and waste basket.
What do I bring?
You will need to supply bedding (twin size sheets, blankets, pillow), towels and washcloths, personal toiletries, laundry soap, and other cleaning supplies. Clothes hangers, iron, and a landline phone are highly recommended.
Don't forget the fun stuff - computer, bike, rollerblades, tennis racket, games etc.
What not to bring
Do not bring any appliances such as microwaves, mini-fridge, and toasters, halogen lamps, Christmas lights, wall-mounted shelving units or beaded door hangers.
Each room is provided with a phone line and individual voicemail already activated for local service when you arrive. You or your roommate will need to provide a phone. Long distance service is provided through a carrier appointed by TWU. You can sign up for long distance service online once you have checked in.
As responsible members of the TWU community, students are advised to obtain personal insurance against property losses. It may be possible for some students to obtain coverage through a rider on their family, tenant, or homeowner insurance policy. All students are reminded that Trinity Western University does not provide insurance or any other financial protection for your personal belongings. The University will not be liable directly or indirectly, for loss or theft of student personal property of any kind including, but not limited to, damage from fire, water, or other causes. Should students wish to purchase insurance for their personal belongings, the Housing Office maintains a listing of area property insurance agents that can be contracted for coverage. The University strongly recommends locking your room to prevent theft.
The Housing Office
Reimer Student Centre