Sports & leisure

Olympos University Sports Centre

The university offers its students a wide range of sports and recreation facilities. The Sports centre Olympos is located at Utrecht Science Park and has several football (soccer) fields, a rugby pitch, hockey fields, a golf practice course, (outdoor) tennis courts, squash courts, a fitness room and three sports halls.

Parnassos Cultural Centre

Parnassos is the Cultural Centre of Utrecht University. Parnassos offers a large number of creative, informative and skill-enhancing courses in music, theatre, photography and dance for students at very reasonable prices, as well as seasonal specials. While most of these courses are in Dutch, a considerable number of them are (optionally) available in English.

Studium Generale

Do you love learning new things, discovering different perspectives and meeting interesting people? Studium Generale, Utrecht University’s public platform for knowledge and reflection, invites you to join our free lectures and events.

Studium Generale organises public events with scientists and thinkers at the interface between science and society, including lectures, talk shows and film screenings. They pose thought-provoking questions that cross the boundaries between disciplines. Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome and admission is free!


Green Office Utrecht

Green Office Utrecht (GOU) is a platform for students and employees of Utrecht University where sustainable ideas are shaped, plans are put together and projects are launched, all with the objective of making the university more sustainable. They also raise awareness among students and staff of the sustainable achievements and ambitions of UU. Come join the GOU community!

Student Organisations

Student organisations

There are many different student organisations and societies in Utrecht. Some of them are internationally oriented – such as the Erasmus Student Network, the International Neighbour Group (ING) and AEGEE – or are associated with a certain Graduate School. In addition to social activities, they organise lectures and excursions. Read more about student organisations.