Trinity does not have an official student union, but most students seem to congregate in the Coates University Center—after all, it’s where the food is. The athletic facilities are top-notch, relatively new, and very accommodating for athletes and non-athletes alike. The dance studio can be reserved by students who want to practice or teach lessons. The gym facilities manage to accommodate the students, although, since there is only one gym, there is sometimes a wait for a free treadmill, especially when spring break approaches.
One of the running jokes on campus is that there is a ratio of one gardener to every three students, because Trinity is so well manicured. Flowers are almost always blooming somewhere, and seldom will a day pass when maintenance men and women aren’t performing aesthetic upkeep on some area of campus. A friend of a Trinity student commented that “every time I walk onto that campus, they’re building something new.” This is not an exaggeration. Trinity is constantly building new facilities, and trying to fix the old ones to keep up with new technology and create a comfortable campus so that parents feel justified paying the high tuition costs. Each facility that a student would want to use is well maintained and protected. Each year, something on campus either springs up or receives an upgrade and manages to please even the most discerning and pessimistic students.