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Move-In Day

We want your move in day to be as seamless as possible. The information on this page will serve as a helpful resource to you as you prepare for campus life.

Move-In Information

New Student Move-In and Check-In for Fall Semester 2019 is Saturday, August 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Returning Student Move-In and Check-In for Fall Semester 2019 is Sunday, August 18 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Speciality Move-In/Check-In Dates (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.):

  • Band: Move-in - 8/11, Check-in - 8/14
  • Football: Move-in & Check-in - 8/13
  • Student Advocates, Summer Bridge, Cross Country, Women's & Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Cheer: Move-in & Check-in - 8/14
  • Triathlon: Move-in - 8/15, Check-in - 8/16
  • Dance, Greek Housing, CCH, Orientation Leaders: Move-in & Check-in - 8/16

The check-in process allows all students and families to feel prepared for the semester ahead. 

The check-in process will take place in Best Hall. Please check in here prior to going to your residence hall.

Staff members from various administrative offices will have booths to discuss necessary information and answer any questions. These offices include Admissions, Housing, Student Success & Engagement, Registrar, Business Office, Campus Safety, Campus Operations, & Financial Aid.

Important housing information is included in the check in process so it is expected that students check-in before they make their way to their residence halls.

All bedrooms are equipped with the following items (one per student):

  • Bed
  • Twin extra-long mattress
  • Dresser
  • Desk and chair
  • Area for hanging clothes

Mini-blinds are provided in each room. All apartment living rooms and study areas are furnished. University furniture and furnishings may not be removed from students’ rooms or apartments.

Items to consider bringing with you to your residence hall room:

  • Bedding
  • Laundry basket and supplies
  • Toiletries and shower supplies
  • Extension/power cords
  • Hangers
  • School supplies
  • Sports equipment
  • Microwave (small)
  • Refrigerator (3.5 cubic feet or less)
  • Television
  • Laptop/computer

Here are some tems that are NOT permitted in residence halls:

  • Space heaters or air conditioners
  • Hot plates or other cooking equipment (i.e. camping stoves, indoor or gas grills)
  • Toasters or toaster ovens
  • Firearms or weapons, including knives (real and toy)
  • Candles, incense, or candle warmers
  • Network routers
  • Illegal drugs
  • Alcohol

A more detailed listing of items can be found by viewing our 2019-2020 Resource Guide (Revision note: the residence halls close Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. for Thankgiving Break) 

All residential students are required to purchase a 10 or 19-meal plan provided by Bon Appetit. The Trine student ID card will serve as the student's meal card.

All meal plans have an additional $75 flexible spending account per semester. 

The last day to decrease a meal plan for a full refund for fall semester 2019 will be Monday, August 26. Student can increase a meal plan at any time but the cost will not be pro-rated.

To change a meal plan, students must complete a meal plan request form that can be found in the Office of Student Services (University Center) or contact the director of housing.

Special diet meals are provided by dining services for any student on the meal plan. Advanced notice is requested in order to prepare the special diet meals. 

Fall Orientation programming will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17 and continue throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.

New students (campus and commuters) are expected to attend fall orientation programming. Access the 2019 Orientation Schedule here.

More information on the orientation schedule will be shared with students during the check-in process.

Freshmen are permitted to have vehicles on campus; however, their parking areas are restricted. All cars that park on campus are required to have a current parking decal.

Payments for vehicle registration have been added to the student accounts. Students who will not have a car parked on campus must waive their vehicle privileges by September 10 to have the fee removed from their bill.

To register your vehicle, please visit our vehicle registration website.

For more information on parking, please visit our campus safety parking page.

Trine University encourages students to bring their own computer, mobile, and gaming devices. Our standards and recommendations are designed to meet student needs.

The university standard for new machines is Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 2016. This will be suitable for general academic needs. Check with your program chair for specific computer needs.

Trine University has wireless available in all residential, academic and administrative buildings. If students wish to connect a computer to the network, instructions will be available during check-in.

Students will be required to use up-to-date anti-virus software to access the university network and the Internet. 

If a student has any technical Issue, the Help Desk is a readily available resource. The Help Desk is in the lower level of Best Hall.  Help desk technicians are available during the school year from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Support is available at help@trine.edu or 260-665-4275.

Visit the Trine IT website for more information about recommended hardware and software, online services, and internet access.

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