Interested in a fraternity or a sorority? The University of Toledo has over 30 organizations to engage students in a plethora of service, leadership, academic, and social endeavors all around campus. Learn more
The University of Toledo Student Government is your voice on campus. Discover more about Student Government initatives and how to become a member. Learn more
The University of Toledo hosts large annual events including Music Fest, Songfest, Homecoming, and the annual Dance Marathon. Discover more about UT's yearly events and how to participate. Learn more
What to do between classes?
Whether you want to visit with friends or study in between classes, the Student Union has plenty of spaces. Grab a coffee at Starbucks, review your notes in the south lounge or find an empty chair to catch some zzz’s after your 8 a.m. course. Learn more
It has six floors of computers, journals, books, AV materials and more for your use. The Information Commons on the first floor has 150 computers and is open 24 hours a day, Sunday through Friday night. The library also has plenty of quiet cubicles, study rooms and laptop checkouts. Learn more
Student Recreation Center
Why not fit in a quick work out? Our Rec Center has basketball/volleyball courts, an rock climbing wall, exercise classes, weightlifting and cardiovascular machines, and an indoor track. Need a relaxing dip in the pool? The Rec has an Olympic-sized lap pool, a diving pool, hot tub and whirlpool areas, a sauna and a water slide. Learn more
One of the most common questions we hear is, "What is student life like on campus?"
The easy answer to that question is to visit our campus to experience it for yourself! (Click here to schedule a campus visit). But here's our best attempt to describe it.
Most of the morning hours are filled with classes (or trying to wake up on time to get to your morning classes). Around 11 a.m. to noon, most of the dining halls and restaurants on campus will start to fill up. There are usually some programs or meetings (many with free pizza!) during this time. The busy places to hang out are in the Student Union, Centennial Mall and Carlson Library.
After 1 p.m., the afternoon is filled with more classes (including the first ones of the day for those of you who like to sleep in). If the weather's nice, you'll see students studying in Centennial Mall or tossing a football in the Flatlands. Some student organizations have meetings later in the afternoon, and most of the big, on-campus events and speakers will start around 7- 8 p.m.
Sleep in — you've earned it after the long week! Most students eat brunch/lunch in one of the dining halls and spend the afternoons studying or getting ready to head to a big event at UT (like Homecoming or Songfest) or to a football or basketball game on campus.
We've also got Westfield Franklin Park Mall within 15 minutes of campus, so some students visit there for shopping and dining. If it's in season, they might head to downtown Toledo to catch a Mud Hens baseball game or Toledo Walleye hockey game. Or maybe go to the Toledo Zoo or Toledo Museum of Art. There might be a good concert near campus or in downtown Toledo, too.
Big Annual Events
We already described the average day-to-day activities, but here are some of the major annual events that form a big part of student life:
•First Weeks UT — Get started at UT with movie screenings, free food and prizes, First Read book discussions and more.
•Music Fest — Held the first week of classes, this all-day concert features performers from every genre, including a big national act to close the evening.
•Homecoming — Take part in week-long activities and help crown a queen and king, enjoy free food, march in the parade and tailgate before the big game.
•Songfest — UT’s second-oldest tradition is “American Idol” meets “Dancing With the Stars,” and student organizations all compete!
•Dance Marathon — Head to the Rec Center and get moving and grooving 18 hours straight for charity.
•International Village/Food Festival — Sample food from around the world and learn about other students’ cultures.
UT has more than 200 student organizations for a variety of cultural, religious, social and academics interests, including Student Government and 19 fraternities and 13 sororities (some of which are housed on campus at McComas Village). See the complete list of student organizations at utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/osi/orglisting.html and learn more about Greek life at utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/osi/greek
UT is a division I school and member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Students get in free to all home games with their Rocket ID, and our motto is "See you at the game!" Whether it's football in the Glass Bowl, basketball or volleyball in Savage Arena, or baseball and softball at the Scott Park fields, you'll have a blast cheering on your fellow Rockets!
See game schedules and read more at utrockets.com
The University offers students, staff/faculty and guest several dining options while on campus. On Main Campus, you may choose from one of our all-you-can-eat dining halls, the relaxed atmospheres of our restaurants, or visit the Food Court in the Student Union for our quick service restaurants (QSR) options. Our QSR dining includes Magic Wok®, Pizza Hut Express®, Subway®, Starbucks®, , Croutonz and Agave, ®. In addition, we have over 150 vending machines throughout Main Campus. With the wide variety of food options on campus you are sure to find the food that meets your cravings. To learn more about on-campus and off-campus dining, visit utoledo.edu/mealplans/oncampus.html
Student Recreation Center
Why not fit in a quick work out? Our Rec Center has basketball/volleyball courts, a rock climbing wall, exercise classes, weightlifting and cardiovascular machines, and an indoor track. Need a relaxing dip in the pool? The Rec has an Olympic-sized lap pool, a diving pool, hot tub and whirlpool areas, a sauna and a water slide.
Awareness Weeks and Months
Throughout the school year, UT celebrates history, heritage and awareness months. Visit utoledo.eduevents.html to see the list for the year, as well as the current month's events.
More ways to get involved
Visit the Office of Student Involvement's page at utoledo.edu/studentaffairs/osi