One of the most important aspects of university life is having a place to call home that’s comfortable, modern and not too far from your labs, lecture halls and seminar rooms.

Your university home is where you’ll be studying and socialising, as well as resting and recharging so it’s important that you choose the right student residence hall for your needs.

These days, it’s not just first year students who are choosing to stay in student residence halls but also students in their second, third and fourth year who are opting against living in a shared house.

In our latest blog, we provide you with an extensive guide on choosing a student residence that’s right from you. We explore the services you can expect, the rules of student residences and factors to take in to account when choosing this type of accommodation.

What services are offered in the student residence hall?

Most student residence halls come fully furnished with basic items like a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and sometimes additional storage space and basic utilities like electricity, heating, water, and internet access are typically included in the rent.

For many students, this all-inclusive rent that’s typical of most private student accommodation is a big plus.

There are also usually plenty of communal spaces such as a shared lounge and kitchen, where students can spend time socialising and relaxing with friends, with some residence halls also offering dining rooms or food services.

Most residences have cleaning and maintenance services, with on-site laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers available for residents to use. Maintenance staff are also on hand to address any issues or repairs that may arise in the building or individual rooms.

At Collegiate Milan North, you can expect the very best when it comes to the services on offer. You can choose from a range of luxurious club rooms, apartments and penthouses, that come complete with an en-suite private bathroom and large desk space.

You can also enjoy either a private fully equipped kitchen to try out new recipes or common kitchen lounge, where you can enjoy a delicious meal with friends. 

We also have fantastic study facilities, which include a library and multiple quiet rooms dedicated to academic self-learning, and once you’re ready to relax for the evening you can do so in our fitness suite, cinema or dinner party rooms.

Meanwhile, cleanliness comes as standard with the residence’s site team conducting regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure that all facilities and rooms maintain an ultra-hygienic and odour-free environment.

An orderly coexistence: the rules of the student residence hall!

One of the key things to remember while you’re living in a student residence hall, is that you’ll sharing the building with many other students so it’s important that you treat fellow residents, staff and visitors with respect and consideration to maintain an inclusive living environment.

This extends to adhering to any noise restriction policies as quiet hours might be in place to ensure that residents can study and sleep without any disturbances during their studies.

When inviting guests to your student residence, make sure you check the guest policy as there may be regulations in place regarding the number of guests allowed to visit and hours in which they’re able to do so.

Additionally, you must respect the security measures that are in place such as not lending access cards to non-residents and not propping open external doors. If you have any concerns regarding security, make sure you report them promptly.

Factors to take into account when choosing a student residence hall

Proximity to the university

Living close to the university campus reduces travel time and commuting hassles. This means you can easily attend classes, access library resources, and participate in extracurricular activities without spending excessive time or money on getting into uni.

Being near the university also allows you to manage your time more efficiently as it enables you to attend more study sessions, attend office hours with tutors or lecturers, and take part in campus events without worrying about long commutes.

What’s more, proximity means you can also get to know the local area, culture and Milanese life. You’ll have more opportunities to explore nearby cafes, restaurants and bars, which will enhance your student experience. 

Milan North is perfectly located just ten minutes from one of the city’s main education hubs, University of Milan Bicocca and a short distance from most of the higher education institutions in Milan as well as from some of the most vibrant social areas that Milan has to offer.



After leaving home, many students relish their new-found freedom and choosing the right student residence can help you to make the most of your university experience.

The personal autonomy that comes with having the ability to make choices about your daily routine, lifestyle, and activities, is key for personal growth and development as you transition to a more independent phase of life.

Making independent decisions about your living arrangements and lifestyle will help you to learn how to manage your resources, time, and priorities, which are crucial life skills.

Moreover, having the freedom to set up your study space and routines can greatly impact your productivity. Some students prefer quiet spaces for studying, while others might work better with some background noise. This freedom ensures you can create an environment conducive to your learning style.

Collegiate Milan North is designed to ensure that you have the freedom to make your student experience the best it can be and offers both an ideal study environment, as well as perfect places to relax and socialise.

Exclusive activities and good atmosphere

Having the chance to enjoy a range of activities in a positive atmosphere at your residence hall is important for your own well-being and student experience.

Engaging in activities and events organized within the residence provides opportunities to meet new people, make friends, and form a sense of community.

In addition, activities centred around wellness, such as yoga sessions, meditation workshops, or movie nights, contribute to your overall mental and emotional well-being and provide opportunities to relax, de-stress, and take a break from academic pressures.

Engaging in residence hall activities helps you develop social skills such as communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution. These skills are valuable not only at university but also in your future career and personal life.

Milan North residents can enjoy a number of incredible features. You’ll be able to play sports in our extensive outdoor area, socialise with friends in our dinner party rooms and enjoy movie nights in our cinema.

We’ve got a calendar brimming with fun social events both virtually and in person that you can get involved with. 


For most students, budget is a significant consideration. Choosing a residence hall that fits within your budget ensures you can manage your living expenses while still covering other essential costs like tuition, books, and food.

Opting for an affordable residence hall helps prevent financial strain and allows you to allocate resources to other academic and personal needs.

However, while price is a factor, it’s essential to ensure that the chosen residence hall provides a reasonable level of safety, comfort, and amenities. Striking a balance between cost and quality is crucial for a positive living experience.

At Collegiate Milan North, we have rooms available at a reasonable price. What’s more, there’s no need to worry about bills and extra costs. Collegiate’s all-inclusive rents take away the hassle of bills leaving you to get on with enjoying your student experience. 

So, if you think Collegiate is the right student residence hall for you, make sure you book in as soon as possible!

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