Masaryk Dormitory is part of the Dejvice University Campus, and it is currently run by the CTU Service Facilities Administration. It is particularly attractive in the way it brings history and modern construction together. The idea of building the Masaryk Dormitory came about in parallel with preparations for construction of the CTU site in Dejvice on land on Sadová street, today Thákurova street, with the support of President T G Masaryk, who provided a gift of 2.5 million crowns. A Engel was appointed in 1924 as the project architect, and the site began operation in 1927. It became the centre of student life, and could boast of extremely modern furnishings for its time – besides 863 beds it incorporated a lecture hall, library, study rooms, ironing room, barber’s, doctor’s surgery, buffet, club rooms, fencing centre, theatre and even a dark room for amateur photographers.
Following the closure of all Czech universities in 1939, its use and ownership changed a number of times. The end of 1989 brought a positive change, when it was decided that Masaryk Dormitory would be returned to students. Unfortunately, the building was in a rather dilapidated state. Renovation of the dormitory began in October 1996, and three years later, specifically on 8 September 1999, Masaryk Dormitory was officially opened.
Despite the historical character of the building, the dormitory offers accommodation to students in a pleasant environment.
The capacity of the dormitory is 622 beds.
There are different types of rooms on offer:
- disabled accessible rooms with own sanitary facilities and kitchenette;
- double rooms with own sanitary facilities and kitchenette;
- two- and three-bed rooms within residential units (always two or three rooms share sanitary facilities and a kitchenette).
In cooperation with the Student Union of CTU, which takes care of dormitory life and equipment for students, specifically with the Masařka club, it is possible to use the gym, various social rooms and participate in many activities (some of which are subject to a fee).
It is possible to rent a parking space in the Masaryk dormitory area for a fee.
The academic restaurant (currently out of service), a congress center and a hotel are located directly in the building.