Campus Life

Living on the University College Utrecht campus is part of your education. Living with people from all over the world, who are studying many different subjects is an enriching experience that enables you to develop valuable life skills. Our campus is modelled broadly on North American college campuses where student accommodation, classrooms, facilities for sports, cultural and social activities and staff offices are all located together on one site. If you are invited to study with us you are also offered a room on campus. Housing is guaranteed.

Watch this 3-minute video where students talk about their lives on campus:

For a virtual walk around campus and a taste of living and studying at UCU, please take a look at our virtual campus tour page linked below.

Virtual campus tour

Accommodation

Housing is guaranteed for all University College Utrecht students for the duration of the programme. The student accommodation is located in several residence halls on campus. Each hall is divided into apartments where students of all nationalities, years and genders, live together. Each student has their own private room within an apartment. Apartments also have a shared living room, kitchenette, laundry room and bathroom(s). All rooms and apartments are furnished. Students are required to live on campus for the first two years, while they may choose to live off campus in their third year. Click on the picture below to get an impression of our student accommodation (click to enlarge picture). 

  • International Campus Utrecht (ICU)

Social life and student association

The University College Student Association (UCSA) strives to enrich the non-academic life of all students with social and cultural activities. It consists of over 40 committees and clubs that organise activities, workshops, performances, parties and trips throughout the year. All students of the college are members of UCSA and can both take part in and organize events. For more information see the UCSA website.

Facilities

The campus has a café, social and cultural areas for students, a meditation room, and sports facilities (indoor sports centre, tennis/football court, volleyball court, basketball court, table tennis table). The UCSA College Bar, run by students, is a prime location for social gatherings.

University College Utrecht students also have access to Utrecht University’s sports centre Olympos and cultural centre Parnassos, and free entry to the University Museum and Botanical Gardens.

Campus relocation plans

University College Utrecht will move from its current campus to a new location in the city in a number of years. This is part of the Utrecht University real estate plan that was presented by Executive Board President Anton Pijpers on 23 September 2019. 

At the start of 2022, University College Utrecht submitted its vision document to UU (Corporate Real Estate and Campus). The vision document, based on input from the UCU relocation working group, the Management Team, and a student-led survey, showed the importance of the residential aspect, the integration of living and studying and the sense of community. 

We are working hard on finding a suitable new location that can meet these conditions, but decisions have been made as of yet. Therefore we can not give an exact timeline of how and when University College Utrecht will relocate. However, we can assure that students accepting their offer for Fall 2024 can finish their degree on the current campus. 

Students relaxing in front of College Hall
Students in front of College Hall

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After the programme