Move-in Process

For the fall semester, the residence halls open at 8:30 a.m. the Thursday before registration day. Spring Semester check-in will begin at 3 p.m. the Sunday prior to registration day. Students need to check in between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. If you must arrive late, please notify the Office of Admissions.

You will need to bring your health insurance information in order to check-in at the residence hall, and you will be asked to complete a room condition report.

Students need to provide the following:

  • Your own linens -- sheets, pillow, blanket, bedspread, towels, and washcloths. (See special sizing of mattresses elsewhere on this site.)
  • Bathroom/cleaning supplies -- broom, small mop, cleanser, glass cleaner, toilet brush, bleach, etc. The University provides toilet paper.
  • Personal items

Students may wish to provide the following:

  • Computer (The University supplies one computer line and jack to each room.)
  • Alarm clock or clock radio
  • Trash can
  • Drapes/curtains and shower curtain (mini-blinds on windows are supplied).
  • Bed lamp
  • Fan (mostly for white noise)
  • Carpet (Carpet can be laid but not glued or taped down.)
  • Vacuum cleaner (Several vacuum cleaners are available for use in the residence halls if you choose to have carpet in your room. However, you may choose to provide your own vacuum cleaner.)

* 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 Office of 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 Office of Student Development. For more information contact the Office of Student Development by e-mail at or by calling 615-248-1398. 

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)
  • MicroFridges

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.


The MicroFridge is a combination refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven that is designed for today’s student. It holds, stores, and prepares all the beverages, frozen foods, and microwave products that one regularly enjoys at home but in the compact space that you call "home" when you are away at school. The MicroFridge design is approved for several reasons: it requires only a single plug and automatically cuts off power to the refrigerator/freezer whenever the microwave is turned on so that it never draws more than 10 amps or overloads a circuit. The University leases these units on a first-come/first-served basis at a cost of $150 per year. Lease agreements are available through the Office of Student Development, 615-248-1245.

For more information about this convenient appliance, download the following PDF:

Microfridge Flier

Microfridge Lease Agreement

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 Office of 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 Office of Student Development


Lofting Your Bed  

Trevecca 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. Futons are also available through To place your order today: visit

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.