About the campus

CAMPUS BUILDINGS

The buildings are freely accessible. Visitors are requested to check in at the service desk, after which they will be referred to their appointment.

The services desks of the education buildings are staffed during opening hours to answer all your questions. 

In holiday periods office hours may differ from those indicated below. Please contact the servicedesk of that particular building for more information.

Outside office hours staff and students can only get access to their building if they are in the possession of a building pass. More information can be obtained at the service desk of the relevant building.

MAJOR BUILDINGS

For an overview of all buildings you can see the campus map. Here we present the most important buildings.

WAAIER

waaier

De Waaier houses the two largest lecture halls of the University of Twente. Two smaller rooms are used for doctoral degree defences and inaugural lectures. The two large lecture halls can be joined together to form one even larger hall, seating 800 people. Next to a number of smaller lecture rooms, you can find here student restaurant De Mensa.

Abbreviation: WA
Building no: 12
Campus location: Entrance via Hall B at the O&O square, Hallenweg 21, 7522 NH, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - thu 8:00 - 20:00, fr 8:00 - 19:00.
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 - 489 2299

 Parking: the entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

VRIJHOF

vrijhof

De Vrijhof is the cultural centre of the University of Twente. It offers a variety of performances, such as shows, concerts and lectures. It is known for its Audio hall, Amphitheatre and Agora.

Next to that it houses the library, the editorial office of UT News and the student administration.

Abbreviation: VR
Building no: 47
Campus location: Vrijhof, De Veltmaat 5, 7522 NM, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - fr 8:00 - 24:00, sat - sun 9:00 - 20:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53  480 8002

Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car on the parking space behind the building (follow the signs to building Hogenkamp). Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

ZILVERLING

zilverlingThe Zilverling houses the mathematics and computer science departments. Here you can also find the SmartXP-lab of the Creative Technology programme. The Educafé - the study area on the ground floor - is where student shops Stores (electronics) and IAPC (computers and computer parts) are based. These are open during the lunch break on working days.

Abbreviation: ZI
Building no: 11
Campus location: Zilverling, Hallenweg 19, 7522 NH, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 2299

Parking: the entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car on P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

HORST

horst

Horst is the most Eastern complex of the campus buildings. Technical programmes have been located here ever since the early years: Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering and later Industrial Design. Today, it is here that we can also find biomedical technology, advanced technology and technical medicine, plus biomedical research institute MIRA and sustainability group the Green Energy Initiative.

Abbreviation (building no)
Horst Tower: HT (20)
Horst Ring: HR (21)
Noordhorst: NH (24)
Oosthorst: OH (26)
Zuidhorst: ZH (28)
Westhorst: WH (23)
Meander: (27)

Campus location: The entrance of the complex is located below the Horst Tower: De Horst 2, 7522 LW, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - thu 8:00 - 20:00, fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 2500

Parking: The entrance of this building is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P2 or P3. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

SPIEGEL

spiegel

Spiegel is the administration centre of the University of Twente. This is where the human resources department, the salary administration, the management body and marketing and communication are located. The Board of Governors have their offices in the annex of the building.

Abbreviation: SP
Building no: 2
Campus location: Spiegel, Drienderlolaan 5, 7522 NB, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo -fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 4183

Parking: You can park your car at the front or back side of the building in the designated parking areas.

RAVELIJN

ravelijnRavelijn houses the management and administration programmes. Some of our alumni might not recognize the picture. The old building with the same name is replaced by this new one.

Abbreviation: RA
Building no: 10
Campus location: Ravelijn, Hallenweg 17, 7522 NH, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo -fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 3440

Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

CUBICUS

cubicusCubicus is where the behavioural sciences are located. It is the part that remains of the original building. The other half was destroyed in a fire in 2002. Ask for clear directions at the reception, because this still is a building in which you can easily get lost.

Abbreviation: CU
Building no: 41
Campus location: Cubicus, De Zul 10, 7522 NJ, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 3349

Parking: Cubicus is surrounded by parking areas. You will find a charging station for electric cars behind the Cubicus building.

CITADEL

citadel

Citadel lies in the extension of the building Ravelijn. One of its residents is the IT-helpdesk, the service desk for anyone who has problems with their computer. A striking element is Ravelijn's round tower. This is the home of the University College Twente.

Abbreviation: CI
Building no: 9
Campus location: Entrance at the O&O square. Citadel: Hallenweg 15, 7522 NH Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - fr 8:00 - 18:00
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 3440

Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

CARRÉ

carre

Carré is a new building. It is the location of the applied natural sciences. This is where we find the physics and chemistry labs and electronics, the robotics labs and the centre for technical medicine.

Abbreviation: CR
Building no: 15


Campus location: Entrance via Hall B at the O&O square. Carré: Hallenweg 23, 7522 NH Enschede, the Netherlands.
Office hours: mo - thu 8:00 - 20:00, fr 8:00 - 19:00.
Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 - 489 2299

Parking: The entrance is not accessible by car. You can park your car at P0 or P2. Vehicles for people with mobility problems can require access at the barrier.

sports center

With two large sports halls, four gyms, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness studio and a large canteen, the sports centre is the largest indoor sport facility of the region. It is also the home of sports fysiotherapist Pollman.

Campus location: De Hems 2, 7522 NL Enschede, the Netherlands
Opening Hours: mo -  fr 8:00 - 24:00, sat 8:00 - 11:00, sun 8:00 - 18:00

Telephone servicedesk: +31 53 489 8001