Moving In

Move-in Process

Each new student will be assigned a move-in time block based on their room assignment. Move-in time blocks will be displayed on the Student Development Gateway located on the my.trevecca portal.

Students starting in the fall semester who participate in the priority room selection process will be able to see their time block on the Student Development Gateway no later than July 1st. All other new students will be able to see their time block once they make a room selection after July 1st.

On your assigned move-in day you will check in first with Admissions and then proceed to your residence hall. Have your health insurance information handy when you arrive at your residence hall.

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Students need to provide the following:

  • Your own linens – XL twin size sheets, XL twin size mattress pad, pillow, bedspread, towels and washcloths
  • Bathroom/cleaning supplies – broom/Swiffer, cleanser, glass cleaner, toilet brush, shower cleaner, etc. The University provides toilet paper.
  • Personal items

Students may wish to provide the following:

  • Computer
  • Alarm clock
  • Trash can
  • Curtains (mini-blinds are provided by the University)
  • Bed lamp
  • Fan (mostly for white noise)
  • Carpet (carpet may not be glued, taped or attached to the floor in any way)
  • Vacuum cleaner if you bring carpet

* You may want to discuss these items with your roommate(s). 

Residency Requirements

All new students, living on or off campus, MUST provide residency information each semester to the Center for Student Development via TNU4U.

All non-married students under the age of 23 at the time of registration, who are enrolled for six or more credit hours per semester and do not live at home, are required to live in university residence halls and participate in the board plan. Exceptions to this policy are made for unusual cases only. Single students may qualify for an exception based on the following criteria:

  • Living at home with parents in the Nashville area
  • Living with mature relatives other than parents
  • Approved rent-free housing when job provides it as a condition of employment

Students who are enrolled for five or less credit hours, are 23 years of age or older, have a previous baccalaureate degree, have been previously married, or have children who desire to live in residence halls may do so subject to permission from the Center for Student Development. For more information contact the Center for Student Development by e-mail at or by calling 615-248-1245. 

The residency requirement does not apply to students enrolled for summer school courses.

Approved Appliances

Cooking in Benson, Georgia, Johnson and Tennessee Residence Halls is limited to the following appliances:

  • hot pots
  • popcorn poppers
  • blenders
  • coffee pots
  • refrigerators (not to exceed 6.0 cubic feet)
  • microwave (900 watts or less)

In general, anything with an open flame or exposed heating element is not approved. A microwave is available in each of the main residence halls for everyone’s convenience.

Decorating Your Room

You probably have a vision in your mind about how your room will look, but the first time you walk in, the room will not match the vision. With bare walls, stripped beds and no floor coverings or personal touches, the room may appear quite sterile.

However, as you add your personal effects, the room will quickly begin to feel more like home. As you get to know one another, you will put up posters and add items that reflect your common interests. Before long, the room will really be yours.

It is a good idea for you to call or connect with your roommate in order to discuss what to bring. This contact and planning will help you avoid ending up with two televisions and no carpet, or two refrigerators and no radio. Some students even discuss color schemes and coordinate their bedspreads while others decide to just let the room evolve as they get to know each other.

Room Assignment Process

One of the most anticipated events for a college student is finding out who your roommate will be and then meeting that person for the first time. All new students, living on or off-campus, MUST provide residency information to the Center for Student Development. New students who have been admitted to Trevecca Nazarene University and paid their $200 Enrollment Deposit will be eligible to complete the online residential information. Please refer to this guide for additional help when signing up for a room. If you have any questions about residency, please email the Center for Student Development

Lofting Your Bed

Trevecca Nazarene University partners with to provide students with a loft rental program. Although beds are provided, renting a loft is an easy, affordable way to create additional living space in your room. Students may preorder a loft at for easy pick-up on move-in day. Lofts may also be rented on move-in day, but quantities will be limited. To place your order today: visit Bedloft units are stored on campus. Be prepared to transport your Bedloft unit from storage in Benson Hall to your room assignment on the day of move-in.

The Bedloft product is the only loft construction approved by the university for use in the residence halls. is endorsed and approved by Trevecca University.