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.
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.
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.
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.