Life in the Hall of Residence

Our Activities

Students may explore their cultural interests and spiritual path at the San Paolo Hall of Residence, which offers a wide range of activities that enliven community life.
Management monitors students over the course of the year through periodic meetings to talk and make recommendations for their education. The objective is to create a personalised educational plan at the start of each year that encompasses cultural, spiritual, recreational, sports and volunteer activities to help students best develop their personality and skills to achieve their personal growth goals.

Sports initiatives

Recreational activities

Spiritual guidance

Cultural activities



Our Commissions


“All men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life …

… they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece” (John Paul II)


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contributi ricevuti nel 2020

    • Decreto DL. 34/20 art. 25 € 56.100
    • Decreto DL 137/20 art. 1 € 84.150


  • Decreto DL 104/20 art. 59 € 3.965

Con questi contributi la Fondazione La Vincenziana è stata in grado di finanziare:

  1. gli sconti agli utenti;
  2. l’attuazione dei i protocolli per la gestione dell’accoglienza in sicurezza;
  3. i costi extra derivate dalle quarantene.

Our history

Fondazione La Vincenziana is part of the Milan Diocese.

It was founded as an ecclesiastical body on 11 May 1934 and as a body recognised under civil law on 18 May 1935 by Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, who bestowed on it the “essential purpose of providing religious assistance to young workers without family in Milan”.

Indeed, at that time, many young men from villages in Lombardy and other Italian regions found work in Milan but ran the risk of “losing their way”. Instead, the Foundation offered them accommodation in a Hostel run by a priest, where they could enjoy a family atmosphere, assistance with the difficulties of life away from home and guidance to grow in the faith.

In the 1970s, the Foundation expanded its activities when it began managing a few Halls of Residence for university students in the city of Milan and various Hostels for workers that Fondazione Opere Sociali della Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde (the Social Works Foundation of the Lombardy Province Savings Banks) had built for migrant workers from Southern Italy.

Today, the Foundation runs the following accommodation facilities:

  • San Paolo University Hall of Residence
  • San Filippo Neri University Hall of Residence
  • Bertoni University House

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation managed by a Board of five people (one chairman and four directors) appointed by the Archbishop. It is based in Piazza Fontana 2, Milan.