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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