University Residence Halls
University halls of residence are university institutions in which students and professors live side by side. This enlightened community life forms the very basis of their educational mission and the methods they use.
They promote cultural, academic and human excellence by directing their activity towards serving the whole university community and society. The halls of residence provide the University with the perfect tool for encouraging students to take an active role in their own education and for creating places that promote contact between students and professors from a wide range of academic disciplines.
The true hallmark of this university institution, around which all cultural life at the halls of residence revolves, is the initiative of the students. The responsibility for organizing cinema workshops, music concerts, lectures, plays, sporting activities, events, etc., lies entirely with the students. The training process is gradual: from their very first academic year, the students learn to take on responsibilities and develop habits, and to shape their personality and their critical and constructive vision. The culmination of this journey is their incorporation into the Council of the Residence, when they become responsible for overseeing the training process. This usually happens during their last two academic years.
One of the consequences of having an open university spirit is social awareness and concern for the major problems that have always challenged intellectuals. Therefore, many of the activities are designed so that students gain firsthand experience of the key challenges faced by humanity and search for solutions in an effective way.
The University of Navarra has 16 halls of residences with more than 1,700 places. Since the University of Navarra was founded, more than 30,000 students have experienced life in a hall of residence.