Sports and social - for students at DTU

DTU has a large selection of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Indoors you can play soccer, Indiaca and badminton, dance, sing, attend yoga classes, sweat it out in the fitness centre, or get in shape for your next skiing holiday.

As a student at DTU, you have the opportunity to practice many different sports.

Outdoors you can play soccer (football), rugby, basket, or beach volleyball. You can also go sailing on Øresund or soar through the air in a hang glider. Check out your options on Sports at DTU.

5 km jogging trail

DTU has its own jogging trail on campus. Each year DTU's student union, Polyteknisk Forening (PF), holds a Fun Run on the Friday before the autumn holidays begin.

Festive events

DTU and PF arrange two huge parties each year: the Indian Summer Party in September and the Annual Commemoration Day in April or May.

Throughout the year several other parties are held on campus and in the S-Huset.

Indian Summer Party

Kicks off the autumn semester! DTU sets up huge tents outdoors where the various study programmes hold creative theme parties.

Annual Commemoration Day

The Commemoration Day is a festive highlight in the academic calendar. The President of DTU is on hand to welcome royalty, students, and staff.

The programme is a festive mixture of speeches, award ceremonies, banquet, dancing, and music into the wee small hours of the morning.

You might notice that the Danes have a rather relaxed attitude to alcohol and that most of your fellow students enjoy a beer or two. However you will probably also notice that the majority know how to hold their liquor.

Friday cafes

On Lyngby Campus:

  • S-Huset (S-House) is the common name for several activities and cafés in Building 101—e.g. the Coffee Lounge, the Fireplace Lounge, and the Basement Bar.
  • Diagonalen
  • Etherrummet
  • Hegnet
  • Maskinen
  • Diamanten

On Ballerup Campus:

  • S-Huset (S-House) is a café where you can buy food and drinks at student-friendly prices ( with further discounts for PF-members). It is a relaxing place to hang out or recharge your batteries for the next lecture with a game on the PlayStation 4.
  • Verners Kælder—Friday café with pool, table tennis, and foosball.