UCU students reside in the newly built Collegium, which is unique not only for Lviv but for all of Ukraine.
The university administration has abandoned the “dormitory approach,” and built a Collegium based on European and American colleges with a Collegium culture and atmosphere. Here reside approximately 200 students, lecturers, and Redemptorist Nuns. The Collegium has separate quarters for people with special needs and visiting professors. Every group of 25 students is supervised by a curator (faculty mentor).
The Collegium was the first building of the Ukrainian Catholic University’s campus on Stryiska Street. A multi-functional Academic Center has been opened; a university church is being constructed, and eventually there will also be the A. Sheptytsky Library and Informational Center.
In becoming an UCU student, you have a wonderful opportunity to live in the student community at the Collegium. Admission to the program and living in the Collegium is realized through the student’s personal statement-questionnaire on a competitive basis each year.
In accepting students for the Collegium, the following criteria are considered:
- aid categories: orphans; children with special needs; children from needy families; children from families with many children;
- geography: students who live more than 20km from Lviv, taking into account transportation connections;
- motivation: desire of the student to join the Collegium community and to be an active participant in its life.
Other university housing is also sometimes available.