Students who choose to live in the Vita-Salute University Residences will find a welcoming environment which brings people together and ensures that the student can grow and flourish personally, culturally and academically.
The two newly reconstructed typical Lombardy farmhouses offer comfortable private bedrooms and common rooms for studying together and for living the exciting experience of being part of the student community.
Living in the University Residences will allow students to focus completely on their studies, instead of having to deal with housing issues, and will enrich their experience at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
Please acknowledge there is no Accommodation office within the university and it is the student’s responsibility to decide and organize for their preferred solution.
The International Office will however be able to give guidance on finding the best accommodation solution since it may be difficult to secure an apartment while you are still living abroad, because you may not know the area surrounding San Raffaele or the city of Milan itself or where to search for apartments.
It is also important to be careful of frauds if searching on internet and to see the apartment and meet the people you will eventually be living with or the landlords/ladies before signing any contract.
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University has two dedicated student halls called Cascina Melghera and Cassinella which are newly reconstructed typical Lombardy farmhouses offering private bedrooms and common rooms for studying together and for living the exciting experience of being part of the Cascina Community and family thus enriching their involvement at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.
Both residences have important historical links with the old Lombard farmhouses in the area.
Cascina Melghera is a one minute walk to the university while Cassinella is a twenty minutes walk from the university main building. Both residences offer newly built single bedrooms with private facilities and common rooms for studying, having breakfast or for leisure activities. They also have a gym and a laundry room. Meals are not included in the fee but they can be done in the University Cafeterias. Cooking is not permitted in the Residences but heating equipment is available in the dedicated areas for breakfast. Only requests for the entire year will be considered for the assignment of the rooms in the University Residences.
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Download the Residence Admission Regulation 2017.2018
Request a room (registration opening on June 1)
The Residences are within walking distance of the University, so students can enjoy the services of their Residence and the University with equal ease. The services include a canteen, which will also be available for evening meals, Wifi points, a First Aid room and other general services. Nearby there is also a shopping area called “Galleria delle Botteghe” which offers a supermarket, a restaurant, a pizzeria, a bar, a bookshop, cash machines, a laundrymat, hairdresser’s and other shops.
All the rooms are single and have their own bathroom. They are furnished with a bed, a desk, and a wardrobe and have a safe and a small fridge. Internet and telephone services are available. The rates include weekly cleaning and linen change.
Both Residences have study rooms, a breakfast room, a TV room and a conference room. There are also laundry services and a fully-equipped gym.
This support service provides assistance with all matters relating to housing, from choosing the residence to helping the students settle in. Assistance is also available for procedures relating to calls for applications, to admission and, after admission, to room allocation, fees and other issues affecting the students’ stay.
Visits to our Residences can be booked through this service by sending a request via “Information Requests”.
Students who are interested in staying in the University Residences can contact the Welcome Service: this support service provides assistance with all aspects relating to housing, from choosing the residence to helping the students settle in. Assistance is also available for procedures relating to calls for applications, to admission and, after admission, to room allocation, fees and other issues affecting the students’ stay.
It is important to have all the necessary information when choosing a residence in order to make the right decision: please contact us to book an accompanied or unaccompanied visit to the residence, or to request detailed information.
Welcome Service contact numbers and email address:
ph. +39.02.36733.186 fax +39.02.36733.153