Free time activities

This year we offer all incoming Erasmus+ students free entry to NCU University Sports Center!
Toruń is really made for students. Here are a few facts about what Toruń has to offer students in their free time

Outdoors activities

There are many places for taking a stroll. Near the main campus there is a large park and a botanic garden, and along the river is the romantic and picturesque Philadelphia Boulevard. If you are interested in sports you can use our brand new sports center (pools, tennis court, basket court, football field…etc.)

Parties

There are over 160 pubs and clubs in the Old Town. If you want to dance or stay out till the early hours there are many clubs where you can go. You can even sit on a houseboat moored at the shore the river and grab a beer with friends.

There are also clubs on the main campus. ‘Od Nowa’ Club is probably the best students club in Poland. It is an interesting alternative for students with an artistic nature wishing to break out from daily reality. There are concerts, festivals, a gallery, and a jazz club.

Student Rag Week – Juwenalia

Juwenalia is the biggest student festival, it lasts almost a week and is usually held in May. The event was originally established due to the exam session in June and the desire to relax students and increase their positive energy. Everything begins when Toruń’s Mayor passes the symbolic key to the city gates to students. Then the city belongs to students for the next 4 or 5 days. During this time many different activities take place like: a beer run, a rafting competition and much more. Each evening there is a huge open-air concert, with a different type of music every day.

International Theatre Festival KONTAKT

The International Theatre Festival KONTAKT has been organized by Wiliama Horzycy Theatre since 1991. KONTAKT creates the possibility to see and promote the most interesting theatral events from Central-Eastern Europe and confront them with Western European Theatres. KONTAKT is an intermeditor in a multicultural, often demanding, understanding of a new reality. The festival takes place at the end of May and has a competitive character. An important aspect of this festival is the fringe activity: events like art exhibitions, concerts, and film projections.

TOFIFEST

The International Toruń Film Festival is one of the fastest developing Polish film events. It presents the films of directors who want to start their international career, professional independent films and short films. Every year over 100 premiers which have never been shown in Polish cinemas are projected. The TOFIFEST brand has its own importance in the film world, and the Polish Minister of Culture takes this event under his patronage, as does the director of the Polish Institute of Cinema Art. This festival exists only because of people who are real passionate about cinema and want to show really good cinema to a wide audience.

Sciences and Art Festival

For several years the University, the Municipality of Toruń and the Scientific Society in Toruń have jointly organised the Toruń Science and Art Festival. The Festival agenda lists 140 events, such as: meetings, presentations, lectures, debates, excursions, exhibitions, workshops, and competitions. These events are mainly prepared by University employees and students. Yet, other local schools, companies and institutions also participate in the Festival to present the effects and benefits of their investigations and their scientific achievements or er-related activities. People can familiarize themselves with places that are usually inaccessible – research laboratories, and artists’ studios, as well as various companies and institutions. The idea of the Festival matches the atmosphere of Toruń – a city associated not only with beautiful historical places but also with science and art. The Toruń festival is a member of the European Science Events Association.