University Athletics, Culture & Uni Shop
At the University of Potsdam, you can participate in wide-ranging athletic and cultural activities alongside your education. These extracurriculars give you a chance to clear your head outside the lecture hall and the library. This page gives you an overview of the options and whom to contact.
- University Athletic Department
The University Athletic Department offers a high-quality sports and fitness program that is compatible with university life and available to students of all academic institutions in Potsdam along with cooperating extramural institutions of the University of Potsdam. You may select from more than 400 weekly classes in more than 100 sports and sign up for your choices on the University Athletic Department webpage. The University Athletic Department sports and fitness classes all have fees, beginning at a one-time €15 registration fee. Students may also work out individually at one of the two student fitness clubs.
- Feel Good Campus
The Feel Good Campus is a project for student healthcare at the University of Potsdam and would like to welcome you with various events during and to the start of the semester. A wide range of activities for a healthy, relaxed and sustainable lifestyle are offered directly on campus, at the student dormitories or online. On the way of improving the wellbeing of the campus community, the project actively involves university institutions and particularly students to enable a healthy, exciting and memorable student life. With the aim to create healthy and appealing study conditions, the project-team invites You to get in touch with the events and the diversity of the University of Potsdam.
- Cultural Activities at the University of Potsdam
The University of Potsdam offers a wide selection of cultural activities for students. Our chorus, Campus Cantabile; our orchestra, Sinfonietta; and our brass band welcome musically and vocally inclined students from all departments. The editorial boards of the student magazine ZurQuelle, the legal magazine *studere, and the student magazine speakUP (all in German) are also eager for new members and contributors. And theater buffs should save the date for the annual UNIDRAM international theater festival and pay a visit to our two student drama groups, EDG and grex potsdamiensis. In addition, the student cultural association Nil, the student cultural center (KIZE), “Pub à la Pub,” and other groups host concerts, readings, game nights, and dance parties.
- The Uni Shop
From a library tote bag to a warm sweater, Uni Shop products are a great way to express pride and support your alma mater. You can purchase the products at our brick-and-mortar shop on the Neues Palais campus as well as online. Student sales are also held on a regular basis on all three campuses.