Being a student is much more than just studying, and we want our students to enjoy their student experience in all its forms. It is important to find a balance between studying and leisure, as they both strongly support each other and have a remarkable effect on your well being. In this blog, we will introduce what kinds of fun sports activities you can engage in on our campuses – with your friends or by yourself!
LUT’s Lappeenranta campus has three sports halls. There is one smaller one with a mirror wall, where you can practice, for example, martial arts, and two larger sports halls where you can play, for instance, badminton or volleyball. The sports halls are located on campus, so you do not have to spend time or money moving from one place to another.
On LUT’s Lahti campus, in turn, you can play team sports, such as floorball, futsal or rugby. LUT also has many student-run sports clubs that are happy to bring in new students!
On both campuses, you can also attend group fitness classes organised by MOVEO. MOVEO is an organisation which provides high-quality and affordable sports services for students in Lahti and Lappeenranta. MOVEO also takes care of reservations and student memberships to the campus gym, group fitness classes, and other indoor sports activities which we will introduce in this blog.
As mentioned before, all sports activities provided by MOVEO are very affordable for students. A sports pass costs EUR 30 per semester and includes access to the gym, ball game courts, and group exercise classes.
Although some people might think that the weather in Finland is cold and unfavourable compared to other European countries, it doesn’t mean that there is nothing to do outside. In autumn and spring, the average outdoor temperature is almost 16 degrees, and if the sun is shining, the temperature is usually around 20 degrees. The weather is perfect for playing ball games like padel or basketball on our new outdoor courts in Lappeenranta. You can also take advantage of the outdoor gyms on campus or take a walk in beautiful Finnish nature.
Moreover, in winter, both cities maintain cross-country skiing routes, and if you want to experiment even more, you can try ice fishing on a lake! The best thing is that almost all of our outdoor activities are free of charge for students (except for padel, which is EUR 5 per hour).