The concern for university education is also reflected in the Halls of Residence of the University of Valladolid. These provide almost 1.300 students with an unrepeatable experience in their personal and academic education, sharing in the warmth of solidarity that is so typical of halls of residence, with the complementary activities that each residence has to offer and the close interdependence between them and the university itself.
In order to achieve this, the University of Valladolid boasts one of the oldest and most prestigious Halls of Residence in Spain, the Colegio Mayor Santa Cruz, heir to the one founded by Cardinal Mendoza in the 15th century, together with two others: the Alfonso VIII University Hall of Residence in Valladolid and the Duques de Soria Hall of Residence in Soria. It also offers visiting lecturers and students over 400 places in the Cardinal Mendoza Apartments and in the Reyes Católicos University Residence for Postgraduates. There is also the university residence as well as ten houses in Sedano (Burgos), which are used for academic activities (language courses, meetings, etc.) and for leisure. Set in magnificent natural surroundings and in an area rich in history and monuments, it is located in an exceptionally beautiful part in the north of the province of Burgos.
Several affiliated halls of residence together with numerous university residences on the four University of Valladolid campuses, the list of which is published annually in the University Guide and on the web page www.uva.es, provide an ideal response to the accommodation needs of the vast number of students from other provinces and regions in Spain as well as those from other countries. The Casa del Estudiante, home to many of the administration services of the University of Valladolid, and the Territorial Administration Units of the other three cities (Palencia, Segovia and Soria) provide ample information concerning the offer of places in residences and other rented accommodation. This information can also be obtained in the Student Services and Information Centre (CISSE), a service run by students of the University of Valladolid and part of the Youth Information Points network of the Castilla y León Regional Government.