Such as it is established on the ORGANIC LAW 4/2007, of 12 of April of Universities (L.O.U.) in his fifth additional disposal referring to to the Halls of Residence and University Residences:
"Halls of residence are university centres that, integrated in the University, provide residence to the students and promote the cultural and scientific training of residents, projecting their activity to the service of the university community"
That is to say that the Hall of Residence is an institution that no only offers accommodation to the student but that besides takes part in the training of the student and in the activity of the university.
It is, therefore, apart from a possibility of accommodation, a form of active participation in the university life.