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. 

Living On Campus

When can I move in?

Move-in day for new students is Monday, January 9 (Orientation Day) between 9:00am - 11:00am. 

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. 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.

On-Campus Amenities

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.

View complete list of campus services.

Meal Plan

Students are required to purchase a Meal Plan as part of the Room & Board packagge. The Meal Plan should be regarded as food value to be used over the semester. The Meal Plan should be used up by the end of the semester. Refunds are not available for any remaining balance left on the meal plan after the spring semester.

Phone Service

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.

Please see www.twu.ca/divisions/telecom for further information.


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 of theft of student personal property of any kind including, but not limited to, damage from fire, water, or other causes. Should students wich 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.

Contact Information

The Housing Office

Reimer Student Centre
Phone: 604-513-2032
Fax: 604-513-2013
Email: housing@twu.ca