Practicalities for the USI community

Housing in Lugano / Mendrisio

Unfortunately, USI does not have enough accommodation on campus for all students.
The majority of Bachelor/Master and PhD students looking for accommodation will have to make their own arrangements, but they can rely on support from the Housing Service.

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  • Student residences

    USI’s two student residences (USI Home on the Lugano campus, Casa dell’Accademia on the Mendrisio campus) are reserved first of all for exchange students, international students on certain scholarships and German-Swiss or French-Swiss students enrolled in the first year of the Bachelor in Architecture.

    Other students may apply for accommodation, but should understand that their application is unlikely to be accepted.   

    For further information:

  • Accommodation off campus

    Students needing to make their own arrangements for accommodation may seek help from the Housing Service.
    The Services does not guarantee to find them accommodation, but offers Bachelor/Master and PhD students:

  • Exchange students

    SEMP (ex Erasmus) and other mobility students seeking accommodation for the duration of their study semester in Lugano or in Mendrisio are invited to contact the Housing Service directly by e-mail, for personal advice:

  • Where to go for help

    Lugano Campus, USI Home

    Housing Service
    email USI Home

    Main building, USI front desk

    Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 


    Mendrisio Campus, Casa dell’Accademia

    Christiane Schröder
    tel        +41 58 666 58 59
    Villa Argentina, Office 002

    Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 12 noon, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

    Marisa Furci Macchione
    tel        +41 58 666 58 53
    Villa Argentina, Office 009

    Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.- 12 noon, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.




Updated on: 01/03/2018