Sport, nature experiences and other leisure activities are also part of the student life. Here you will find some information to enjoy your time at the University of Stavanger.
There is much to discover for the nature lover. From beaches to high mountains – the Stavanger region is rich in nature and you can get fantastic experiences not far from where you live. Miles of beaches and their waves attract artists as well as swimmers and surfers, even from abroad. You can take a boat trip to the mysterious fjords which are located just outside the Stavanger peninsula. The famous Norwegian fjords are always a top destination for travelers. From Stavanger, you have easy access to the Lysefjord, which is famous for the spectacular Pulpit Rock and the Kjerag. Or maybe you want to take a drive to the varied top class ski terrain and slopes?
You can find more information at Region Stavanger and at the Norwegian Trekking Association in Stavanger.
SiS Sports Centre
SiS runs a sports centre which offers a full-size handball court, a climbing wall, a bouldering wall, a weightlifting /cardio area of 600 m2, two aerobic halls with a total area of 400 m2, a spinning hall of 100 m2, two squash halls, a kettlebell and TRX room, and a large sports performance room.
Opening hours (subject to change):
- Monday–Thursday: 06:00–22:00
- Friday: 06:00–21:00
- Saturday: 09:00–18:00
- Sunday: 09:00–20:00
SiS Sports Centre is located on campus, beside the Kjølv Egeland's building, and is the biggest in Rogaland county.
SiS Sports Centre offers various group classes, ranging from yoga and pilates to zumba, body pump, spinning, boot camp and so on. In addition, you can enjoy various special events, such as spinning marathons, zumba parties, various family events, and climbing courses. There is also a childcare service during the daytime.
The Student House
In the autumn of 2011 the Student House was established at the centre of the UiS campus. Now the building is used as the basis of students activities on campus. Here you can find the different student organizations as well as the student-run pub Tappetårnet. The Student Board, the student organisation StOr, and the student chaplain also have offices in the Student House.
Books and bookshop
SiS Bok is the university bookshop and is owned by SiS. It is located in the middle of the campus, in the Kitty Kielland's building. Here you can get all the books on your syllabus, study materials, and literature. The profits from the bookstore go back to you as a student as they are spent on reducing housing costs, better cafeterias and sponsorships for different student activities.
SiS runs 8 student cafeterias, 5 of which are located on the main campus and 3 at our satellite schools. Healthy menus, including vegetarian options, are available. The main cafeteria is located in the Kjølv Egeland's building. At the cafeterias you can buy anything from a light breakfast to a hot meal.
For opening hours check the SiS cafeteria website. Please note that the cafeterias are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.