Are you looking for a fun, social and safe living in the midst of Lunds student life? Then we can recommend living in a student dorm. For those who want to achieve good results in their studies and find lifelong friends, it is the perfect place to stay.
A student dorm can also be known as a student residence hall, dormitory or as we call it in Swedish "corridor". Below we will refer to this type of student accomodation as corridor.
Living in a corridor will give you a thousand wonderful moments and many happy memories that will give you life-long enjoyment. This is where life takes shape, relationships begin, families and companies are started. This is where student events are organised, where parties are planned, and where the best ideas for student shows and carnivals are born. It has been said that if you have never lived in a corridor, then you have never studied for real. So, this you don’t wan’t to miss ou on.
Facts about AF Bostäder student corridors
- Total number of corridor rooms: 3000
- Totalt number of corridors: 300t
- Size: From 2 to 26 students live together in a student corridor
- Minicorridor: At Spolegatan 13 (Magsinet) there are smaller corridors with 2-3 rooms.
- Single corridor: The most common type where 5-15 students live together
- Double corridor: 19-26 students live together in two corridors and share a common kitchen.
- The student corridor room consist of a private room, toilet and a hallway with with lockable front door. The majority have their own shower. You are given your own shelves and space in a fridge and a freezer.
- We rent out corridor rooms both with and without furniture.
- Most corridor rooms have a 9-months rent i.e. you don't pay any rent from June to August
Per housing area
- Delphi. 101 corridors and 1001 corridor rooms
- Kämnärsrätten. 10 corridors and 120 corridor rooms
- Magasinet: 24 corridors and 64 corridor rooms
- Parentesen: 32 corridors and 305 corridor rooms
- Sparta: 42 corridors and 539 corridor rooms
- Tomegapsgården: 6 corridors and 34 corridor rooms
- Ulrikedal: 43 corridors and 370 corridor rooms
- Vildanden: 39 corridors and 469 corridor rooms
A student corridor is not always a corridor
The “corridor” part of the name comes from the fact that the rooms are often in a shared corridor with a kitchen and a communal area at the end. These days, corridor accommodation can take any one of a number of different forms. Sometimes the apartments have been placed around the shared spaces and at other times they are on different levels. No matter what the layout looks like, the name “corridor” is still used.
Staying on a corridor is not just about having fun. You have more obligations compared to students living in their own accommodation, and the caretaker make regular inspections in the corridor. Everyone who lives in a corridor has a shared responsibility to keep the common areas tidy and clean.
- Weekly cleaning: Selected kitchen guards are responsible for each week's cleaning, for example. take out the trash and clean the floor. Cleaning Schedule. Weekly cleaning. Waste sorting.
- Semester cleaning: At least once per semester you must clean extra thoroughly (in May and December). The cleaning is inspected by the caretaker. Semester cleaning.
- House rules: Follow the house rules and contribute to the well-being of your corridor. House Rules.
- Report error: You must report any errors in common areas e.g. blocked kitchen sink or vermin. Fault report.
- Fire safety: Do not store any objects in the corridor. In case of fire, go to the collection point according to the evacuation plan located in the corridor. Fire safety.
Corridor contacts are appointed from among our tenants and are to be found in most student corridors. The corridor contact regularly meets the caretaker to make sure information is passed on, welcomes new tenants, makes sure everyone knows the rules, takes responsibility for issues that affect everyone in the corridor and is the corridor's representative. Read more about corridor contacts here.
At YouTube there are many movies with student corridors in Lund, i.e. here.