Common Room 

The Common Room is the main space for students to socialise or simply unwind after their classes. It may be freely used for mentoring as well as other activities without booking, and open lectures and larger events also take place here. Students are asked to maintain order in the Common Room, and in case of student-organised events, to return the furniture to its original place and clean up, if needed.


The kitchen is available for use to students, core staff and faculty. Coffee and tea are available for all, while the fully equipped kitchen may also be used for cooking, baking or storing food. Students should note that all common property is placed on open shelves and the common table, while all other food and drink (particular those stored in the fridge and cupboard) are off bounds. Students and staff are asked to clean up after themselves. Coffee mugs, glasses and plates are not to be left in the sink, but either placed in the dishwasher or washed by hand should the latter be full or running. There is no other student behaviour that angers core staff as much as the sight of unwashed dishes left in the sink.

Shower Room

The upstairs bathroom is available for students wishing to take a shower. Please note that changes of clothing may not be permanently kept at the Institute, nor are towels provided. Like all other facilities, the toilets and bathroom should be kept in a clean state, and any potential issues should be reported to the front desk.

Emergency Overnight Stay 

While it is not standard procedure, in emergency situations students may request to stay overnight at the Institute. In each case, students have to request permission from a member of core staff and accept liability for any damage caused during their overnight stay.

Student ID Cards 

The primary purpose of the Milestone ID card is to identify you as a student of the Institute. In addition, your ID card also grants you swipe access to the building. You should therefore always carry your Milestone ID card, not least in order to gain access to the premises. In order for us to produce your ID card, we require a recent colour photograph. The image must be taken against a light background so that your features are clearly distinguishable, and it must be a full-face image (in other words, NO telephone selfies or cropped holiday shots!). It is important that you look after and protect your student ID card.

Terms and conditions of ID card use:

  • Cards remain the property of the Milestone Institute
  • Cards are not transferrable and must not be lent to others
  • If you leave the programme before its end, you must return your card
  • If you lose your ID card, you must report this via an email to mentors@msinst.org; while your initial ID card is issued free of charge, you will be charged for replacement cards.

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