Collegio Faedo is the last residential college to be acquired by the Normale, and is shared with the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. It is situated in via del Giardino, at the Palazzo di Giustizia (Courthouse) , and is named after Alessandro Faedo, a Normalista and subsequently Rector of the University of Pisa, president of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) and senator of the Italian Republic. This dedication is intended to recognise the merits of Faedo as a scientist and cultural organiser, but also represents one of the many historical links between the two Scuole. The renowned mathematician was, in fact, a promoter of the creation at Pisa of a second Scuola Superiore for the education of young minds in the disciplines that were not represented at the Normale, thus laying the foundation for the creation of the Scuola Sant'Anna.
The building offers 167 rooms and is managed jointly by the two Scuole of Pisa.