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Life on Campus

Life on Campus

Social life

Social life

The Student Social Committee will be in charge of organizing social and cultural activities.

These take place on and off campus, and include themed days, talent shows, parties & cultural experiences.

In 2012 Les Roches students broke the world record for the most nationalities in a swimming pool. In 2013 they held a Masterchef competition, Les Roches’ Got Talent, and created a giant human map with one of the world’s leading video artists.

A highlight each semester is Cultural Night. Twice a year, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate your country: in song, dance, comedy, martial arts – or however you wish. After the shows, there’s a chance to taste food from the countries recognized.

The Cine Club shows films in French every week, and you can wind down at the Café du Village playing electronic games, pool and Fussball. You could go out for a drink or a meal at Le Petit Paradis nearby, and there’s a wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops just 10 minutes away in Crans-Montana.

Clubs, Societies and Committees:

Here is just a selection of the clubs, societies and committees that students are involved in:

  • ETA SIGMA DELTA is an honor society founded in 1978 at the University of New Hampshire - School of Business and Economics. It recognizes top Hospitality and Tourism student talent and has over 90 chapters world-wide, including one at Les Roches.
  • The Yearbook Committee plan and manage every stage of the Yearbook.
  • Student Ambassadors: Selected from Semester 3, student ambassadors represent Les Roches to the outside world and work in close relationship with the marketing team.  They carry out many tasks, from media interviews and writing articles, to representing Les Roches at open days and getting involved in the strategies and events for Les Roches Marketing and PR.
  • Wine Club: Launched by one of the students, the wine club organizes tasting and food pairing exercises, as well as visits to vineyards and wineries.  It is in the process of launching its own Les Roches wine label.

Accommodations and food

Accommodations and food

Make yourself at home

Accommodation on campus in Bluche is included in your fees. You’ll be able to book your accommodation in one of our several buildings on the Les Roches Housing Platform, all within a ten-minute walk to the school.

A few single rooms are available, however if you decide to live in a double room, you could well find the student you’re sharing with quickly becomes your best friend on campus.

Along with a bed and bathroom (some buildings have shared bathrooms), you’ll have plenty of storage and hanging space and a desk for studying. WiFi is available in all residential buildings and there are laundry facilities and a communal area for hanging out. While you’ll have all the benefits of campus life, the surrounding Swiss countryside will make you feel like you’re living in a village.

All your meals and drinks are included in the school fees, except at the Lobby Bar and the Sports Bar where you’ll need to budget for drinks.

There are 4 dining options and a bar run by the school.

  • The Market Place is our main dining room which serves three meals a day. There are several food stations offering various dishes including a magnificent dessert bar.
  • The A la Carte is a fine dining restaurant that seats 60 people. You’ll be able to enjoy a three-course business lunch and a full dinner menu.
  • The Sports Bar is a modern, open space for socializing.
  • The Café du Village is perfect for a quick meal, snack or drink and is open after hours.
  • The Lobby Bar offers another alternative with refreshments and snacks at reasonable prices.

Dress Code

Dress Code

You will be expected to wear professional business attire on campus, which you will need to bring with you. Les Roches will provide clothing for the practical training modules.

Please refer to your Pre-Arrival Information Booklet for more information.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Getting Around and About

You don’t need a car whilst you are a student at Les Roches, though some students choose to bring one. The walk between classes is short and easy, though you will have to bring footwear for the snowy months as well as the summer ones.

Switzerland has a fantastic public transportation system. Buses and a funicular railway service connect Bluche with the resort of Crans-Montana above and the mainline railway station in the town of Sierre below.

From Sierre, you can catch a train direct to Geneva airport and connect within a few hours to any major European city. 

Sports

Sports

The full-time sports coach can help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Depending on the season, you can participate in sports on-campus, such as volleyball, basketball, football or swimming.

Additionally, the sports coach organizes trainings and competitions for team sports.

The campus also has a modern gym and fitness center, where you can use the equipment free of charge (open daily till 11pm). 

We currently have sports teams for:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Badminton
  • Rugby

Other activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Kick boxing
  • Ice skating
  • Snowshoeing
  • Skiing (downhill and cross country)
  • Curling
  • Paragliding
  • Sledging

Crans-Montana is just a few minutes away.  It is one of Europe’s leading ski resorts and regularly hosts World Championships and many World Cup races. In the summer, the local tourism department organizes a full calendar of events, including the Omega European Masters which students help to organize.

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