Participating in sports events and festivals, attending balls and spending nights at parties in university clubs are all as much part of the legendary university life in Szeged as is attending lectures and laboratory classes.
Being a sportive institution, the University of Szeged offers such a wide variety of sports activities that the time spent studying at the university proves to be too short to try out all of them. To mention just some of the less common ones: every student has the opportunity to try parachuting, horse riding, skiing, yoga; all in addition to the university’s sports associations where competitions are held in a number of sports from fencing to basketball. Our men’s basketball team, SZTE-SZEDEAK, plays in the First Division of National Championship (NB I). We are proud of the many Olympic and world champion athletes, including kayaker Natasa Janics and water polo player Gergely Kiss, who have chosen the University of Szeged for their studies. Szeged has frequently been the venue for international sports events. One of the most prominent of these was the World University Squash Championship in 2006 with participants from all over the world.
University club meetings, parties and performances, in the JATE-KLUB in particular, offer rich and pure entertainment to everybody. Szeged’s cultural life would be unimaginable without these events or the ones staged in student hostels. Whether looking for a film club or a place to dance or sing, everybody can find what their hearts desire among the amateur groups and associations of our university. Events of the Autumn Festival, the University Spring and programmes of the TIK provide a foretaste of these activities for outsiders as well.
During the carnival season every faculty holds its own ball with music and dance. One of the most noted ones is the traditional University Charity Ball which has become one of the most prestigious events of social life in Szeged.
No wonder that after graduation many leaving students miss the joyful events they experienced during the years spent at the University of Szeged. To help them feel and enjoy the support of the institution and the warmth of the university community all their lives, former students can stay constantly in touch with the university through the Alma Mater organisation. Everybody who finds it important to participate in university life even after graduation is welcome to attend the postgraduate course fair, professional and class reunions, festive events, including the Alma Mater Christmas party, the Alma weekend and the university sports day.