About the dorm

In general

The Professor Ostenfeld Dormitory was built in 1968 and is 200 meters from DTU on the other side of the highway. The dormitory offers 279 single rooms at 18 m², and 12 to person rooms at 30 m². All rooms have private shower and toilet. The rooms are spread over 18 shared kitchen, where every one has private refrigerator, freezer and cupboard space. The kitchens also have living room with dining tables, sofa corners and more.
Many kitchens organize a dinner club up to several times a week. This is a cozy and social dinner where the residents at turns cook for each other. In addition there is TDC (Tour de Chambre), where all the residents of the kitchen visits each other for some social and fun games. At the first tuesday of every month each kitchen holds a kitchen meeting. Here the residents discuss improvements around the kitchen as well as the entire dormitory, it also warms up people for the famous Nakkeost party later on in the evening.


The private foundation Professor Ostenfeld College was founded on the 13. of October in 1968 on the 110-th anniversary of Professor Asger Ostenfeld.
The dormitory was founded with the support of 1.5 million dkk from the Knud Højgaard Foundation, with the aim to provide suitable student accommodations for young students, especially students at DTU. College is the third college listed by Polyteknisk Kollegiebyggeselskab (PKB) and is now managed by the Polyteknisk Kollegieselskab (PKS).

Your kitchen

According to the house rules, it is expected that residents at the dormitory participate actively in the social life of the kitchens. Therefore certain obligations must be filled at even intervals. In order to ensure a reasonable condition of the kitchens, it is highly advised to have daily cleaning, and spread the effort equally amoung the residents. Kitchens also have genuine cleaning day several times a year.

Maintenance and indoor climate

You are not the owner of your room, when you live at a dormitory, but you have the right to use it as long as you pay rent and treat it properly. This means that you must maintain the rooms appropriately from the inside.
While living in the room you are responsible to maintain painted surfaces, cleaning draines, descaling pipes and overall general cleaning. And remember that it is not allowed to drill holes in wales and ceilings.