USI unfortunately does not have on-campus housing to accommodate all students, who should therefore seek accommodation on their own. Assistance, if required, can be provided by the Housing Service.

Further information on housing is available on the InfoDesk, the portal with all practicalities for the USI community:


SEMP (ex Erasmus) and other mobility students seeking accommodation for the duration of their study semester in Lugano or in Mendrisio are invited to contact the Housing Service directly by e-mail, for personal advice:


Facebook pages

The Housing service manages two Facebook pages to encourage direct contact among students, co-tenancy and sub-letting arrangements and, more generally, the circulation of information regarding available accommodations:


Want to let?

USI organises and regularly updates a database with all sorts of property letting adverts.

Letting agents and private property owners can take advantage of our database by directly posting their adverts by accessing it through the website

The Housing Service reserves the right to turn down any adverts, which for whatever reason, at its discretion, it considers to be unsuitable.


Housing Service

  • Lugano Campus, USI Home

Housing Service
email USI Home

Main Building, USI Front Office

Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-12 noon, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 


  • Mendrisio Campus, Casa dell’Accademia

Christiane Schröder
Marisa Furci Macchione
tel +41 58 666 58 19
Villa Argentina, Office 009
Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-12 noon, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.



Sebastien Malisia

Staff member - Housing Service, Lugano campus

Mattia Tamò

Staff member - Housing Service, Lugano campus

Christiane Schroeder

Casa dell'Accademia and Housing Service, Mendrisio campus

Marisa Furci Macchione

Casa dell'Accademia and Housing Service, Mendrisio campus