Leonardo DaVinci (LDV) is the largest first-year residence, housing about 55 residents. As part of the Living and Learning Communities on campus, LDV serves as the “Swiss Culture” residence. While every residence hosts various great events and programs, LDV focuses on providing amazing opportunities for its residents to explore Lugano, Ticino and Switzerland at large. Past experiences have led students to explore the city of Zurich, go snowshoeing in the Alps, take trips to Swiss chocolate factories, and many more. The building itself has a very large common kitchen, which offers a nice space for residents to hang out with each other and bond over cooking communally.

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Welcome to Leonardo Da Vinci (LDV)! LDV is a freshman only residence, with one of the best locations on campus. LDV is right next to North Campus and the Dining Hall; it is also just a short walk away from the Airone, where the Office of Student Life and the Falcon's Nest are located. It is also only a 15-minute walk from Lugano's train station and downtown. LDV is the Swiss Living Community, where we will help you transition into life in Switzerland, and learn more about the country that will become your new home. We hope to foster a caring, thoughtful, and amazing community here in LDV that will support you throughout your first year at university. 

Camila Arguedas Najarro and Simon Bruns, LDV Resident Assistants

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