Welcome to Campus!

Students walking to class

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.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about what to bring to campus or residence life in general, please contact:

(260) 665-4646


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Move-In Information

Fall Semester Opening:
Residential facilities will open for new students by Friday, Aug. 18, 2023, prior to the first day of class in the fall. Move-in will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., unless otherwise indicated by the university.
Residential facilities will open for currently enrolled students by Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023, prior to the first day of class in the fall. Move-in will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., unless otherwise indicated by the university.

Additional Move-In Dates Fall 2023:






Residential Directors



8 am- 5 pm







Residential Assistance



8 am- 5 pm





12-2 pm


Orientation Leader



12-2 pm


International Orientation Leaders



12-2 pm


Summer Bridge



12-2 pm


M/W Soccer, W Volleyball, M/W Cross Country and Collegiate Synchro Figure Skating





International Students





Cheer , Dance and Move in Helpers





New Student





Returning Students & Commuters





Fall Semester Closing: Residential facilities will close at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. All students not authorized to remain on campus must be checked out by a Residential Assistant (RA) at this time. Any student who fails to check out with an RA will be assessed a $50 fine.

Spring Semester Opening: Residential facilities will open for all students at 9am on the day prior to the first day of spring class. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024

Spring Semester Closing: Residential facilities will close at 10 a.m. on the Friday of finals week (Friday, May 3, 2024). For graduating seniors going through the Commencement ceremony, residential facilities will close on the day of Commencement at 5 p.m. (Saturday, May 4, 2024). All students must be checked out by an RA at this time. Any student who fails to check out with an RA will be assessed a $50 fine.

All incoming students are required to have an immunization record on file with the Student Health Center. Records must be submitted by the appropriate deadline for the enrollment semester

Incoming students will complete this step of the admission process after they have attended a SOAR event. At SOAR, you will receive out your Trine email address and student ID number, which are needed to complete this process.

Immunization records will be collected by our Student Health Center using MedProctor. You will submit your immunization records by doing the following:

  1. Visit medproctor.com
  2. Click in the Register / Login
  3. Type in your Trine email address. *It is important to use your Trine email address*
  4. Type in your information. *You will need to know your student ID number*
  5. Upload your immunization records via PDF or picture file.

If you are having trouble figuring out your Trine login credentials, please contact our Information Technology department at help@trine.edu

If any questions arise while using MedProctor, you can use the “Chat Now” feature in the bottom right-hand corner for assistance.

In addition to the required immunizations, all incoming international students are required to have a QuantiFERON gold blood TB Test completed in the United States.

All incoming students must submit completed immunization records by the appropriate deadline for their enrollment semester. If you would like to claim an exemption from required immunizations, please fill out the exemption form and return to the Health Center.

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

The check-in process will take place inside the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center (720 Thunder Drive) where students will receive orientation information and information from various campus departments. Moving into residence halls will occur after checking in. 

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
  • Thermometer
  • Hand sanitizer

Here are some items 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
  • Air fryers
  • Instant pots

A more detailed listing of items can be found by viewing our 2022-2023 Resource Guide.

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 10 and 19-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 2022 will be Monday, August 29th. Students 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 housing@trine.edu.

Commuters can also select a meal plan by clicking here.

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. 

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

New students (campus and commuters) are expected to attend spring orientation programming.

Meals will be provided to new students without meal plans on orientation days.

New students will receive an email with additional orientation and check-in information on December 11th.

Schedule of mandatory new student orientation programming:

Sunday, January 7th
Time Description Location

1:00 PM -
1:15 PM 

New Student Check-in

Collect Your Orientation Bag at the University Center

Fabiani Theatre

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center

1:15 PM -
1:45 PM

Welcome Session

Blake Grosse, Assistant Dir. of Student Leadership
David Cox, Dir. of Student Activities
Jeremy Howard, Dir. of Academic Success

Fabiani Theatre

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center

1:45 PM -
2:15 PM

Thunderous Student Services

Cisco Ortiz, Vice President for Student Affairs
Mike Black, Dean of Students
Megan Cook, Dir. of Counseling Servies
Jessica Taylor, Assistant Dir. of Health & Wellness

Fabiani Theatre

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center

2:15 PM -
2:30 PM

Taking a Quick Break

Stretch your legs, take a few deep breaths, or grab a quick
snack to refuel.


2:30 PM -
3:00 PM

Exploring Campus

To find your classes on Monday, explore the academic side
of campus. Take a tour to familiarize yourself with the


3:00 PM -
3:30 PM

Accessing Online Accounts

Discover the benefits of activating your student account and
learn more about the IT Help Desk services available to you.

Digital Classroom

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center

3:30 PM -
4:00 PM

Thunder Cards
Get Your

Student ID in a flash

Campus Safety Office

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center

5:00 PM -
7:00 PM


Indulge in our all-you-can-eat, buffet-style
dining experience.

Whitney Commons

Rick L. & Vicki L. James
University Center


Freshmen are permitted to have vehicles on campus; however, their parking areas are restricted based on decal color or housing assignment. 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. 

Parking permits will be available on Thursday July 21st

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.

University Bookstore - to order your books for the semester

Student Health Center - information on immunizations, on-site services, and more

Working on Campus

Check out Campus Supplies at our Campus Store