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The University of South Bohemia is home to a number of student societies and initiatives that organise a variety of activities on campus, in the city and in the surrounding area. Student societies organise various events such as festivals, concerts, lectures, sporting events, charity collections and many other events that are closely connected with student life at USB.

The Student Union of the University of South Bohemia, as well as ESN USB Budweis, an association primarily focused on international students, and the multicultural and genre-diverse K2 Student Radio are among the most important student life actors. These groups organise the most successful and largest events and recruit new members among students in lower years every year in order to maintain a varied and culturally interesting programme for the next generation of incoming students.

 

The most attended events during the academic Year are the Hockey Derby between USB and VŠTE, Campus Is Alive, Art Day arts festival, University Closer music festival, the Food Festival and the regular Welcome Semester parties. International days are organised every semester with students from all over the world who present their countries, cultures and traditions through various activities. Student societies also organise very successful lectures. In the past, lectures at the University of South Bohemia have been given by Jan Kraus, Kazma, Petr Ludvig and others.

The biggest event for first-year students is the USB Freshers’ Course organised by the Student Union of the University of South Bohemia. The course is intended for students of all faculties and is designed so that the incoming students get to know each other and enjoy many team building and sports activities. More information about the Freshers’ can be found here.

The Summer Camp, which has already had several successful runs, is another new event for current students. The event is also organised by students in higher years, mostly from the Student Union.

Other very successful events are the Fobal Derby between USB and VŠTE, the University of South Bohemia's Representative Ball and the May Pole Building Day. Other popular activities include knowledge and fun student quizzes organised by students from the Student Union.

Other events take place at the Kampa Student Club and music clubs around the city. Among the most frequented by students are MC Fabrika and the K2 Music Club. International students can mostly be found at the Komiks or Rockle music club.

Students also frequently attend events held in the city. These include music festivals such as the Week in Letňák, Christmas markets, exhibitions in the South Bohemian Museum, etc.

Events during the year

September

Introductory course for first years – USB Freshers’ course

Freshers’ is not just about getting information and making connections with new classmates. You can look forward to a packed sports and adrenaline programme full of team building games, sports activities, trips around the area, campfires and evening parties. So don't hesitate and come with us!

For example, you can look forward to shows, Swing Jump, water football, bumper ball, a bunch of tournaments and elaborate team building.

More information about the programme can be found here.

The Summer Camp is also newly organised.

October

Welcome Semester Party – the biggest party of the semester

Campus is Alive Festival – a multi-genre festival full of music, arts, lectures and interesting workshops.

Academic Year Launch – organised by USB and BC CAS. It includes popularisation lectures for students as well as the general public.

Lectures and workshops

Student quizzes – quizzes on various topics, movies, TV series, etc.

November

Academic Half Hours – organised by USB and BC CAS. These are popularisation lectures for students and the general public.

Halloween Student Party – masked party, a parade of masks from campus to the K2 club, competitions and great atmosphere.

Battle of the Faculties

After party of the USB Freshers’ – an evening of dancing, music, photo slideshow and the publication of the official Aftermovie.

Lectures and workshops

Student quizzes – quizzes on various topics, movies, series, etc.

December

Christmas markets – organised by the city of České Budějovice

Advent Concert of the University of South Bohemia – pleasant Advent atmosphere in the St. Nicholas Cathedral Church in České Budějovice

February

South Bohemia University's Representative Ball – a ball for the general public, all students, employees and alumni of the University of South Bohemia. Every year, it is one of the best balls in the South Bohemian Region.

Welcome Semester Party – the biggest party in the summer semester.

Student quizzes – quizzes on various topics, movies, TV shows, etc.

March

Academic Half Hours – organised by USB and BC CAS. These are popularisation lectures for students and the general public.

Workshops and seminars

Festival Art Day – festival of art on the USB campus, music, dance, art openings, author readings, photo exhibitions...

April

Hockey derby between USB and VŠTE – the biggest sporting event of the academic year.

Workshops and seminars

May Pole Building Day – organised by the USB Faculty of Agriculture together with students and includes May pole building, witch burning, music, piggies, university beer and a great mood. It is the traditional celebration of the arrival of spring on the UBS campus.

Academic Half Hours - organised by USB and BC CAS. These are popularisation lectures for students and the general public.

May

University Closer – a music festival organised by students and student societies.

Food Festival – all local delicacies in one place.

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