Opening hours

Usually, the StudiTUM buildings are open 24/7.
However, there are some exceptions when special events take place. Then, this will be announced here, or it can be seen on the room's calendar on TUMonline when individual rooms are booked for events.

Latest News 
City center:
The StudiTUM is temporarily closed daily between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
On April 26th, the StudiTUM Garching will be closed due to an event!

Important message regarding the current status of the StudiTUM houses

Dear students,

in the past few weeks we often had complaints about cleanliness and behavior in the StudiTUM houses, especially on the Garching Campus. If the situation does not improve, we will be forced to take further measures, such as closing houses overnight or at the weekend. The StudiTUM houses were designed by students for students, so we are all responsible for their condition and everyone who uses one of the houses must do its part. Therefore, please be considerate of those around you and leave the houses in the same condition in which you found them.

In particular, note the following:

  • Overnight stays in the StudiTUM houses are strictly forbidden.
  • Unannounced parties and excessive consumption of alcohol are also prohibited.
  • Please leave the toilets clean and do not leave paper on the floor.
  • Please close open windows and turn off the lights if you are the last to leave a room. Do not leave dirty dishes or cups in the kitchens. If the dishwasher is full, please wash your dishes by hand.
  • Please also leave the kitchen and all kitchen appliances clean after you have used them.
  • If you move furniture (e.g. chairs or beanbags, ...) to another room, make sure to put them back into their place afterwards. This is especially important for the roof terrace!
  • Please throw away your waste and leave your workspace clean.
  • Pay special attention to the furniture in the family and rest room and, if necessary, leave these rooms to the people for whom they are intended.
  • If you notice anything within the house or if something is broken, please let us know so that we can repair it.
  • Please check the notices at the entrance and the website ( regularly for updates and reports.

However, if nothing changes, we will, for example, have to close the kitchens and dismantle the coffee machine in Garching, close the houses overnight or close them completely on weekends. This especially concerns the Garching campus, where vandalism happened, but in principle also for the other houses.
Feel free to contact us if you have ideas on how to improve the situation, general feedback or even wishes (also regarding the furnishing) of the StudiTUM houses.
As students, we all have the unique opportunity to design and use the building according to our wishes. Please make use of it.
Finally, here is an update regarding the music rooms in which there is a lot of interest.
Unfortunately the card readers in Garching and Weihenstephan are still broken and therefore the rooms are not usable.
We are working on it, but unfortunately the responsible person is very busy and we can't give a preliminary opening date.
News about this will be posted on our website (, where you will also find information on how to get access to the rooms by yourself in the future.

Thanks for your cooperation
Best regards
Michael Brunner & Alexander Spears
Representatives for the StudiTUM Houses of the Student Representation of the TUM

Interested in this topic or further questions?

If you have further questions, feedback or interest in this topic, you can always contact us at studitum(at)!
Please indicate the location of the house in question.

Information about the behavior within the houses

Please be considerate of each other in the StudiTUM houses and treat them with care.
The project was realized with a lot of voluntary work by students for students and should be treated with respect.
It is run mostly without any supervision and intervention and relies on every student using the house, also taking care of it.
Even if there is a cleaning service in the houses, it is not responsible for dirty dishes and glass waste lying around or for dirtiness that goes beyond normal use.
Please also report damages and problems of the houses, so that these can be resolved.
Please use the limited space efficiently, so that everybody can benefit from the learning places, especially during the exam period, and do not occupy spaces for a longer period of time without using them.
Finally, if you move furniture, please return it afterwards and note the instructions tables.


The smallest, but most important StudiTUM is located at the Munich Main Campus: here, the supply of places to stay and study spaces is the lowest in relation to the number of students. StudiTUM Munich is trying to close this gap: on almost 500 m² there are about 100 study places and a lounge for another 20 people. Unfortunately, it was not structurally possible to provide a second escape route. As a result, the number of people on the floors above the first floor is unfortunately limited to a maximum of 30 on each floor.


Gabelsbergerstraße 43
80333 München

StudiTUM Munich at Google Maps

In Weihenstephan, an old experimental distillery provides the basis for the StudiTUM. It has a utilizable space of land of around 1100 m². On these there are about 180 to 200 study places and about 80 further places. A spacious basement provides space for a rehearsal room, a lounge with table soccer and billiards and a room for relaxing. The foyer with double ceiling height and historical footbridge not only provides a great ambience for student interaction but is also recommended as a place for smaller events. The rest of the building is dedicated to collaborative or silent learning.

Weihenstephaner Steig 16
85354 Freising

StudiTUM Weihenstephan at Google Maps

With almost 1500 m², StudiTUM-Garching is the largest StudiTUM and at the same time the only new building. Here, all requirements could be considered from the beginning. Thus, the basement offers a rehearsal room for bands (unfortunately not usable at the moment) and the ground floor a seminar room, a foyer and a lounge. Together, these rooms can also be used as an event space. Small group work rooms as well as quiet group study rooms on the upper floors reduce the shortage of study spaces, and last but not least, the roof terrace invites students to relax between lectures. A total of 265 learning spaces as well as approximately 100 additional spaces are available.

Lichtenbergstraße 3
85748 Garching bei München

StudiTUM Garching at Google Maps

During the negotiations for the new five-year plan of the central study grants (2019 to 2023) another StudiTUM could be introduced: a building on the Klinikum rechts der Isar Campus. Of course, like all StudiTUM houses, it will be available for all TUM students and not only for medical students.

A building at Trogerstraße 12 is currently being planned. First planning meetings for this building were held in September 2018.

Because of rising costs, the future of the project is currently unknown.

The building is still in the initial phase.


Unfortunately, students cannot reserve rooms in advance due to space and administration reasons.

The room reservation in advance is only possible for university groups accredited by the Student Representation and on request for larger student-related events.

The current room reservations can be found on the tablets, in the TUMOnline calendar of the rooms and here: .

The current terms of use can be found at TUMMOnline (Abschnitt "StudiTUM")

Derivations of those rules will be published at the entrance of the StudiTUMs and should be checked regularly.

Generally, in all StudiTUM houses, dedicated group rooms may only be used by groups and it is not allowed to reservate them alone.
Reservating a workplace (for a friend) is prohibited as well.
If you do not intend to use a place for longer time, don´t occupy it.
Please also be considerate of your comilitions, leave your place clean and generally take care for the house.

If you leave a room as the last person, please:

  • close all windows
  • turn down the heater
  • turn off the light
  • dispose of your trash

Also contact us in case ob problems or feedback.

City Center only:

In addition to the general rules, due to the very limited space, there are following rules:

It is not allowed to leave the workplace for longer than:

  • 45 min while lunch time from 11 to 14 o’clock
  • 20 min for the rest of the opening times

When leaving, the time must always be clearly noted on your place, otherwise the work place will be released to other students if space is needed.

The StudiTUM houses are accessible 24/7. 

For this purpose, the main and barrier free entrances are equipped with readers for student cards. In order to ensure that living together in the StudiTUM houses is pleasant, every user must comply with the rules of use.
You can find those at TUMOnline under the category "StudiTUM" or at
Similar to the library rules, these must be agreed to before the first use. Afterwards, the own student card will be activated for all buildings.

I've accepted the terms of use but my student card won't open the doors - what am I doing wrong?
If you are having any concerns with the card readers at the entrances, don't hesitate to contact studitum(at)

Please answer the following questions to accelerate the process:

  • Did you recently get a new student card?
  • Did it already work in the past?
  • Does the card work at the mensa?
  • Is this also happening, when you only hold your student card to the reader?
  • What's your 10 digit card number on the top right of your student card?
  • What light colour and code does the reader show before and after you hold your card to it?
  • Have you accepted the terms of use of StudiTUM in TUMOnline (link see above)? Please double check if "StudiTUM München, Garching und Weihenstephan" is shown in green as in the example below.

Please include a video of the card reader, when holding your card to it, if possible.


Due to space and administration reasons, students can unfortunately not reserve a room in advance. The rooms of the StudiTUM buildings shall be used completely flexible, so a permanent occupancy of them is not intended. Instead, the rooms should be shared by both students and student groups.

Rooms may be reserved in advance only by the following groups:

  • the Student Representation; student bodies
    • information about room booking can be found here
  • university groups with StudiTUM support
    • in addition, these student groups can get a roll container for important documents and implements. The roll container can be moved into booked rooms.
    • information about room booking can be found here
  • (on request) larger student-related events

We think this is a much better solution than permanent allocated rooms as

  • there aren't enough rooms to provide all groups with rooms
  • different types of rooms are needed for different activities and this concept allows more flexibility
  • the rooms that would be suitable as offices are too small (less than 20 m²) for a whole group
  • the rooms remain available to all students for studying

We hope very much that you support our concept, even though more rooms are certainly an advantage for individual groups. However, we consider this arrangement to be too inflexible, unfair and outdated.

All rooms of the houses are equipped with the IRIS learning room management system (see IRIS learning room management). This allows rooms to be temporarily occupied on site for learning. Certain status groups (see room reservation) can book several rooms in advance. This booking can be seen online and on the tablets of the rooms so that other students who are currently studying there, are made aware of these bookings.

The current occupation and reservations can be seen:

Predominant elements of the interior design are folding tables with a white surface and fourCast2 chairs in anthracite and orange. With a work surface area of 1.8 m x 0.8 m, the tables offer sufficient space for two people to work comfortably. They are also equipped with sockets and USB sockets for charging electronic devices. The chairs offer both seating comfort and durability.

Individual group study rooms are also equipped with whiteboards and/or presentation monitors.

Each StudiTUM also has a lounge where you can relax between lectures and talk with fellow students. It is equipped with beanbags to allow a comfortable rest.

Table soccer:
In the basement of the StudiTUM Weihenstephan there is a table soccer that you can use.


In Garching and Weihenstephan there is a rehearsal room each of approx. 30 m². This is primarily available for student music groups and bands. Individuals can also use this room to practice their instruments. Sound-absorbing elements for the room are currently in the initial planning stage.

A basic range of equipment is also available in Garching: Drums, music system, microphones, a keyboard, simple amplifiers and a piano.

In Weihenstephan there are a piano and amplifiers.


For access to the rooms a short introduction is necessary for each location.
You can sign up here:

Please use the TUM email address ( or when registering!

If there is no suitable time slot, you can also register there for updates. Please don't register more than once. 


Please respect the reservations, as in Garching there is currently more demand then time slots.


Bookings at TUMOnline have priority to make scheduling easier!
The maximum possible bookings per week are currently limited, as there is a lot of demand.

Manual for booking or short:
TUMonline search (rooms) → music room → click
on U.020, music room (Garching)/K 2, music room (WZW) → administration →
Appointment calendar → [+] New appointment → Enter appointment details and
Save → X

Direct links (login in TUMOnline first and then click the links):

StudiTUM Garching U.020:$ctx/wbKalender.wbRessource?pResNr=29851

StudiTUM WZW/Weihenstephan K 2:$ctx/wbKalender.wbRessource?pResNr=31256

Ideas & Feedback

If you have any problems or feedback you can contact us at studitum(at)

In each building there is a family room of about 15 m². These are reserved exclusively for pregnant women to rest or parents with children. They will be equipped with upholstered furniture, a desk, a nappy-changing facility, toys and a sleeping corner for children. 

For several years the IRIS Learning Room Management System has now been used successfully in learning rooms in Garching Hochbrück and in the Mathematics Informatics Building. It is also used at the StudiTUM buildings. On tablets in the learning rooms, the rooms can be occupied on site. These information are then indicated at the TUM campus app in real time, online and on overview monitors in the StudiTUM buildings. This means that you don't have to make long trips, but can selectively go to a currently empty room.

The current occupation can be seen at

In case of problems, please contact us at lernraum[at]

There are usable showers in each building of the City Center, Garching and Weihenstephan.

In Weihenstephan and Garching they are located in the basement and freely accessible.

In the City Center the showers are in the 3rd floor. If you want to use them, please write us at studitum[at] your 7-digit TUM-number-letter-identifier (which you use for Moodle, e.g. ... xy12abc), so that we can unlock you.

Please treat the showers with care and keep them clean!


Two thirds of the StudiTUM buildings are financed by study grants and one third by the TUM budget. In Weihenstephan, there are also funds available from the monument protection program.

  Study grants TUM Budget
Munich 2 million euros 1 million euros
Garching 4 million euros 2 million euros
Weihenstephan 4 million euros 2 million euros
Klinikum Rechts der Isar 4.5 million euros 2.75 million euros



The delegates of the StudiTUM houses of the Student Representation serve as an interface between TUM and the students regarding topics about the houses.
We are involved in the concrete realization and equipment of the buildings including the study grants intended for this purpose and serve as contact persons for problems. As the houses are made for students, we have an influence on their operation and are in close cooperation with the TUM to bring in and represent the students' opinions regarding the houses.
In addition, the delegates are involved in the planning of previous and future StudiTUM houses.


Peter Zarnitz: 2012 - 2015

Philipp Rinner: 2015 - 2016

Paul Maroldt: 2016 - 2019

Philipp Koch: 2017 - 2020

Alexander Spears: 2020-2022

Michael Brunner: 2021-2023