Smoke-free UU

Welcome to a smoke-free campus. Utrecht Science Park, the International Campus Utrecht and the UU locations in the city centre are now completely smoke-free. In this way, together we ensure a healthy and sustainable environment to study or work in. From 6 to 10 September you will see this message pop up in various UU locations.

Which areas are now smoke-free?

City centre and International Campus Utrecht

Smoking is prohibited in all university building courtyards and gardens (view map). Smoking is also prohibited within seven meters of the entrances to buildings adjacent to public property. The International College Utrecht campus is also a non-smoking area. We urgently request that students and employees avoid smoking near the surrounding homes and businesses, in order to avoid causing inconvenience to residents and shoppers.

Utrecht Science Park

The Utrecht Science Park is smoke-free, including the Botanical Gardens and the Olympos Sports Centre. The municipal green areas, bus stops and public roads are also smoke-free. See the maps below for the full non-smoking areas.


We have enforcement officers walking around on UU grounds. They enforce the smoking policy. You may also be reminded of the policy by other UU employees. We all share responsibility for keeping the university premises smoke-free. When necessary, we hold each other accountable. This also applies when a colleague or fellow student is smoking in a non-smoking area.

Smoking tolerated spots

There are a limited number of 'smoking tolerated spots' in Utrecht Science Park. These spots have been determined by the municipality. This ensures an alternative for smokers, without having to cause inconvenience to others. To find these spots, see this map of the Utrecht Science Park.

Would you like to quit smoking?

You can ask your general practitioner for advice. A general practitioner can give advice in quitting smoking and refer you to a stop smoking programme. Health insurances reimburse these programmes in full and they are not at the expense of the 'eigen risico'. You can also find information and tips on quitting smoking on

Would you like to know more about the smoking policy? Send us an email at