Our Dormitory


Com­mu­ni­ty, com­mit­ment, respon­si­bi­li­ty and afford­a­ble rents – tha­t’s what the Geschwis­ter Scholl e.V. stu­dent dor­mi­to­ry (Schol­lheim for short) stands for. It owes this uni­que com­bi­na­ti­on to various cha­rac­te­ris­tics that at the same time aptly descri­be the dormitory:

1. Space for community

The 214 sin­gle rooms and 55 apart­ments of the Schol­lheim form resi­den­ti­al com­mu­nities of dif­fe­rent sizes, the so-cal­led cor­ri­dors. Each cor­ri­dor com­pri­ses the rooms adjoi­ning the com­mon cor­ri­dor and the neigh­bo­ring apart­ments. In addi­ti­on, each cor­ri­dor offers a kit­chen or a kit­chen with an adja­cent living room as well as sani­ta­ry rooms with sho­wers and toi­lets. The resi­dents of a cor­ri­dor tog­e­ther form a cor­ri­dor com­mu­ni­ty, which ent­ails tasks (e.g. gar­ba­ge dis­po­sal and clea­ning of the cor­ri­dor) but also offers design choices. The lat­ter is pro­vi­ded, for examp­le, by nume­rous oppor­tu­nities for con­ta­ct with the other resi­dents in the com­mu­nal kit­chen, which is an ide­al place for dis­cus­sions and joint acti­vi­ties such as coo­king evenings, games evenings, cor­ri­dor excur­si­ons and cor­ri­dor parties.

The­re are also many oppor­tu­nities to meet other Schol­lis out­side the cor­ri­dor com­mu­nities, for examp­le in the inner courty­ard or in the bar. Also part of the resi­dence hall are various com­mon rooms for indi­vi­du­al or group acti­vi­ties, e.g. the sports room, the music room, the table ten­nis room, the bil­li­ard room, the work room, the media room or the stu­dy room. For lar­ger com­mu­ni­ty events (such as par­ties, the gene­ral mee­ting or group work­outs), the hall in house 1 is available.

2. Residents (Schollis)

Schol­lheim offers a home to many dif­fe­rent stu­dents, in total the­re are cur­r­ent­ly 269 stu­dents from the sta­te uni­ver­si­ties in Munich. The resi­dents are equal­ly fema­le and male, one third of all resi­dents are inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents who come from all parts of the world. Howe­ver, it is pre­do­mi­nant­ly Euro­pean stu­dents who find their way to Schol­lheim and its com­mu­ni­ty. Stu­dents from all fiel­ds of stu­dy are repre­sen­ted, wher­eby the tech­ni­cal cour­ses of stu­dy are some­what more stron­gly repre­sen­ted due to the immedia­te pro­xi­mi­ty to the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich (TUM).

Who is allo­wed to move in is deci­ded by the stu­dents them­sel­ves in an admis­si­on com­mit­tee, which is part of the stu­dent home self-admi­nis­tra­ti­on. Rele­vant for the decisi­on are abo­ve all the per­so­na­li­ty, the com­mit­ment, the eco­no­mic cir­cum­s­tan­ces and the social eli­gi­bi­li­ty of the app­li­cant, which should be expres­sed in the let­ter of moti­va­ti­on. This selec­tion pro­cess is inten­ded to ensu­re that new resi­dents can fit in well with the dormitory.

Zita­te aus Berich­ten von aktu­el­len und ehe­ma­li­gen Schollheimbewohnern:

Wil­li Müller-Basler
„Fast 50 Jah­re spä­ter kann man erken­nen, dass eigent­lich „das Schol­lheim“ mich zu dem gemacht hat, der ich heu­te bin. [...] Dass ich dabei Freun­de fand, die mich bis heu­te durchs Leben beglei­tet haben und als Bes­tes, eine tol­le Frau […]“
Alf Urban
„In der gemein­sa­men Frei­zeit spiel­ten wir Tisch­ten­nis, radel­ten zu Bade­se­en und durch Parks, gin­gen ins Kino und zum Eis­essen. Auch an den Wochen­en­den blieb eine Mehr­heit lie­ber zusam­men als zu den Eltern zu fah­ren.“
Loren­zo Frick
„Damals, im Dezem­ber 2015, lud mich mein Flur mit mei­nen 19 neu­en Mit­be­woh­nern sofort zur Flur­hüt­te ein. Und ich bin immer noch so froh, dass ich damals zuge­sagt habe. Die­se drei Tage mit mir eigent­lich völ­lig Frem­den in einer Selbst­ver­sor­ger­hüt­te nahe Berch­tes­ga­den soll­ten mich so rich­tig in den Flur inte­grie­ren. Es war ein Sprung ins kal­te Was­ser.“    MEHR LESEN »
„Aber hier im Wohn­heim habe ich genau das bekom­men was jeder Stu­dent braucht: Freun­de, mit denen man zusam­men lebt, die einen unter­stüt­zen, mit denen man spon­tan die Nacht zum Tag macht, gemein­sa­mes Kochen und Essen, Gele­gen­hei­ten neue Men­schen ken­nen­zu­ler­nen in der frem­den Stadt, Fei­ern orga­ni­sie­ren, Ver­ant­wor­tung über­neh­men…“    MEHR LESEN »
Johan­nes Krämer
„Unse­re Flur­ge­mein­schaft ist Gott sei Dank sehr koch- und fei­er­freu­dig. Es gibt qua­si jede Woche Flures­sen, die von Klein­grup­pen orga­ni­siert wer­den und immer ein gelun­ge­ner Tages­ab­schluss sind. Außer­dem ver­geht kein Wochen­en­de, an dem wir nicht im Wohn­zim­mer einen klei­nen Party­a­bend mit­ein­an­der und mit ande­ren Freun­den feiern.“
Lau­ra Weber
„Ich lie­be es, auf die Fra­ge mit wie vie­len Leu­ten man zusam­men­lebt „17“ zu ant­wor­ten und den ent­setz­ten Gesichts­aus­druck zu sehen. Wobei ich es mitt­ler­wei­le als „leer“ emp­fin­de, wenn mal meh­re­re Fluris gleich­zei­tig weg sind und man sich kei­nen weni­ger vor­stel­len kann.“        MEHR LESEN »

3. Self-Administration (HSV)

Pro­bab­ly the most important fea­ture of the Schol­lheim is that it is not mana­ged by an exter­nal insti­tu­ti­on – from the resi­dents’ point of view – like com­mer­cial dor­mi­to­ries or dor­mi­to­ries of the Stu­den­ten­werk, but they can par­ti­ci­pa­te in its orga­niz­a­ti­on them­sel­ves wit­hin the frame­work of the stu­dent hall self-admi­nis­tra­ti­on (HSV for short). The cor­ner­stones that should enab­le the resi­dents to live tog­e­ther in an order­ly man­ner are ancho­red in the housing con­tract and the house rules. In bet­ween, the­re are many are­as that are orga­ni­zed, regu­la­ted, exe­cu­t­ed and mana­ged by stu­dent invol­ve­ment wit­hin the HSV. The­se inclu­de the plan­ning of dorm trips, the orga­niz­a­ti­on of spor­ting, cul­tu­ral or fes­ti­ve events, the design of the dor­m’s own news­pa­per „Schol­lZeit” and the ope­ra­ti­on of the dor­m’s own bar, to name just a few examp­les. Important for the basic orga­niz­a­ti­on of the dor­mi­to­ry is also the coope­ra­ti­on with the sup­por­ting asso­cia­ti­on, for which main­ly the dor­mi­to­ry manage­ment, the dor­mi­to­ry coun­cilors and the board of trus­tees are responsible.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on this topic can be found under the item „Self-Admi­nis­tra­ti­on”.

4. our belief

Logo of the Schollheim with portraits of Hans and Sophie Scholl

Statue of Hans and Sophie Scholl in front of the dormitory

Portraits of the members of the White Rose in the entrance area

Picture of the 6th leaflet of the White Rose in the entrance area

The dor­mi­to­ry is named after the Scholl sib­lings in memo­ry of two cou­ra­ge­ous young peop­le who sacri­fi­ced their lives for free­dom and demo­cra­cy. Sin­ce its foun­ding, the dor­mi­to­ry has con­si­de­red it its goal to moti­va­te cur­rent genera­ti­ons of stu­dents to com­mit to the values of demo­cra­cy. The­se values inclu­de an inte­rest in poli­ti­cal issu­es, a wil­ling­ness to stand up for others, to take respon­si­bi­li­ty and, last but not least, the con­vic­tion that self-mana­ged initia­ti­ves are well sui­ted to ser­ve the inte­rests of all con­cer­ned. Accord­in­gly, the spon­sor of the resi­dence expects all resi­dents to get invol­ved, exchan­ge ide­as, deba­te, and streng­t­hen and deve­lop their social skills. For this very rea­son, par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the home com­mu­ni­ty, invol­ve­ment in the HSV and the assump­ti­on of com­mu­ni­ty tasks are desi­red and pro­vi­ded for.

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