This is UD Rome's center for Italian espressos, cappuccinos, soft drinks, snacks and
The Aula Minore (capacity 60) is located on the lower level of the dormitory. A larger
classroom, the Aula Magna (capacity 125), is located on the main floor of the campus
center. Finished with a tall cathedral ceiling, the Aula Magna is used as the campus's
principal lecture hall, as a reception area and as a media center. It is equipped
with smart-room technology, a state-of-the-art sound system, slide and over-head projector
facilities, and a piano. Mass is celebrated in the Aula Magna on Sundays and religious
The Dining Hall and Outdoor Terrace
The Dining Hall or "Mensa" can accommodate up to 120 people. On the south side of
the dining hall residents enjoy an outdoor terrace, outfitted with umbrellas that
provide shade from the hot Roman sun during the day and with spot lighting for evening
dining. This is also an enjoyable location for reading, relaxing and socializing.
The Rome Campus offers students a meal plan of high quality food cooked by a professional
Italian staff. During a regular semester program, students are offered a light Italian
breakfast, as well as a 3-course lunch and a 3 course dinner, Mondays through Saturdays.
On Sunday, brunch and a regular 3-course dinner are served. Special dietary needs
are accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Due to the high mineral content
the water tends to taste different on campus.
Dormitory suites are made up of two triple rooms with a shared bathroom between them.
Each triple room has one single bed and one bunk bed, desks and study space, and a
stand-alone closet. The dormitory is protected by a security system that allows only
campus residents to enter. Each dormitory room is furnished with a telephone with
voice mail by which students can be reached directly.
Located on the lower level of the dormitory, the laundry room is equipped with standard
US washers and dryers. UD Rome provides a free professional linen service so that
students are furnished with fresh sheets and pillowcases at regular intervals. Rome
students must provide their own towels.
Located on the lower level of the dormitory, the library is designed for quiet study
and research. A closed-reserve library, housing approximately 3,000 volumes, is open
to the university public during specific hours each week.
Alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University who would
like to contribute a volume to the library are encouraged to visit the UD Rome Library wishlist on Amazon.com. Donors' names will be recorded on bookplates in every volume received.
The place for social activity is the Student Lounge, located on the lower level of
the campus center. Here students can relax in a comfortable environment, borrow books
and travel guides, play chess or ping pong, and read international newspapers. A campus
announcement board, wireless Internet service, and a free international phone service
make the Lounge a principal communication center.
The Rome campus does not have a computer center, it has a Local Area Network (LAN)
that provides wireless capability in many areas of the campus - a convenience for
those students who bring their laptop computers to Rome. A Tech Room, located on the
lower level of the campus center, is equipped with two wireless printers, three Internet kiosks
and a Vonage phone. Students may use the kiosks to check their email and briefly browse
the Internet. Please note these computers are not available for writing papers. Printing
services for academic purposes are provided at no extra cost to students.
An attractive manor house built in early 1940s, the Villa now houses the Chapel of
the Transfiguration and is the primary residence for Rome Campus faculty and staff.
Faculty and administrative offices are also found here. The Villa Salone, a large
living and reception room, is used for special gatherings.
The Villa Chapel
UD Rome's Chapel of the Transfiguration recalls the revelation of the glory of Jesus
as recorded in Matthew 17:1-8 and parallel New Testament accounts. Designed by UD
Professor Lyle Novinski, the Chapel provides a quiet and intimate setting for private
prayer, for the sacrament of Reconciliation and for Daily Mass.
A small exercise room is located in the lower level of the dormitory and is equipped
with a stationary bike, elliptical trainer, weights, a total gym and a step machine.
In addition to this facility, the campus has outdoor tennis and basketball courts,
a bocce court, a soccer field, a volleyball area and picturesque running path. Sports
equipment of all kinds is provided for student use.
The Belvedere Terrace and Pergola
The Belvedere is a small furnished patio on the top floor of the Dormitory. Designed
for quiet study, small gatherings and time alone, it affords a wonderful panorama
on both the Due Santi campus as well as the city of Rome, the Vatican and the Tyrrhenian
Sea in the distance. Just below the Belvedere is the Pergola-a small pavilion and
sitting area, covered in wisteria and decorated with cobblestones. It is located between
the dormitory and the vineyard and was a gift to the campus in memory of Jake Addison
by his UD-Rome class.
Forno and Outdoor Eating Areas
UD Rome's outdoor pizza oven and grill - called the "forno" - is a main gathering
place for students, faculty and staff. The adjoining outdoor patio is ideal for dining,
receptions and special events, or just for quiet reading.
Swimming Pool and Patio
An outdoor swimming pool is open from May through September. A refuge on Rome's hot
summer days, the pool area is surrounded by jasmine, rose bushes, Roman pines and
Vineyard and Gardens
About five acres of campus property are under cultivation. The Due Santi vineyard
produces both merlot (85%) and cabernet sauvignon (15%) wines, both carrying the "D.O.C."
label of quality from Italian wine authorities. The campus is also enhanced by a wide
variety of fruit trees. Among them are over 60 olive trees yielding about 150 liters
of extra virgin olive oil each year, as well as a generous sprinkling of citrus fruit,
pear, apricot, plum, fig and persimmon trees. Other trees on campus include large
umbrella pines, cypresses, massive oaks, magnolias, and palms. Flowers of all kinds
flourish from spring to fall.