A unique life experience

The College is much more than just a place where to sleep

Cairoli College is a male public university college of merit founded in 1948 and located in the historical centre of Pavia, at a one minute walk from the University.
It's one of the 11 colleges of the Ente per il Diritto allo Studio (EDiSU) of the University of Pavia.

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The building was originally a monastery of Franciscan minor friars, and in 1781 it was converted into a College by the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II. After being confiscated by Napoleon and becoming a military station, it was turned back into a University College by Rector Plinio Fraccaro.

Studying in a Pavia College

Studying at a University College is an important opportunity for several reasons: not only it allows to limit the expenses of University life, but most importantly it allows you to count on a community that will guide you throughout the years, helping you grow as a student and as a person. Cairoli College is one of the 11 structures of EDiSU (institution for the right to study) in Pavia. Recognised as a University College of merit in 2019, it makes a wide range of services and activities available, which enrich and integrate those offered by the University, satisfying the scientific and cultural interests of its students.
Life at College is different from a purely residential experience, and therefore represents a great opportunity to socialise and collaborate with others, developing mutual support. It allows to make friends and share different personal and cultural experiences with each other, acting as a sort of social training ground and allowing to experience real life situations.
There are two types of collective experiences in which such objectives are reached: academic based functions, such as conferences, tutoring and student orientation activities, art exhibitions, the College Choir and meetings with companies, or in activities and traditions carried out by students which increase their sense of belonging, such as the Alumni Association, freshers’ period, parties, sportive events with other colleges, Goliardy.