Rooms & Facilities | Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Rooms & Facilities

Trinity has seven residential buildings and two share-houses that accommodate almost 300 students and 14 tutors during University semesters.

Undergraduate students are allocated single bed-study rooms, on mixed corridors, with shared bathroom facilities. Rooms vary in size, and first year undergraduate students should expect a small room. 

Rooms are allocated by the Registrar. Room allocation for returning students takes account of seniority, contribution to College life, and disabilities. 

All rooms contain the following minimum furniture:

  • single bed (with mattress and mattress protector)
  • desk, chair and desk lamp
  • bookshelf
  • wardrobe
  • internet access through data points and wifi. 
Students are not permitted to bring large items of personal furniture, such as beds, chairs or chests of drawers.
Printing in the Library or computer lab is available for a fee per page. 

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Keys

All College bedrooms and common rooms are fitted with electronic door locks. Residents are issued with plastic keycards called ‘Ving Cards’ that provide access to:

  • the student’s own bedroom 
  • the library
  • music practice facilities 
  • the Junior Common Room. 

Linen and laundry

Students are required to provide their own bed linen, pillow and doona (quilt).

The washing machines and dryers in each building are free to use, but students must provide their own washing powder or liquid. Every student has a clothes drying rack in their room to reduce the environmental impact of tumble drying laundry.

Cleaning

Students are required to keep their rooms clean and tidy at all times. 

Vacuum cleaners can be borrowed from the College’s main Reception desk. 

Toilets and bathrooms are cleaned daily by professional cleaning staff. 

Electrical appliances

Australian power runs at 230 volts and uses plugs with two or three flat prongs. International students may need an adaptor to use their appliances. Adaptors are readily available from retail outlets in the University precinct.

Out-of-term accommodation arrangements

College fees cover 36 weeks of student accommodation, including residence during the Easter and September mid-semester breaks. Students are required to vacate their rooms during the mid-year break in June, unless they have requested and been granted permission by the Registrar (through the College Portal). 

Vacated rooms must be left in a clean and tidy state, dusted and vacuumed, and suitable for the use of College guests.

Private possessions and insurance

Residents should ensure they have insurance for the personal belongings brought to College as Trinity accepts no responsibility for the security of these items. The household contents insurance policy of some parents may provide cover for portable personal items belonging to family members, including students. College fees include a limited contents insurance premium to cover small items against theft or damage.