Smoke free campus

Welcome to a smoke-free campus. International Campus Utrecht, upon which University College Utrecht is located and the UU locations elsewhere are now completely smoke-free. In this way, together we ensure a healthy and sustainable environment to study or work in. 

Smoking is prohibited in all university building courtyards and gardens, including inside and around student accommodation. Smoking is also prohibited within seven meters of the entrances to buildings adjacent to public property. We request that students and employees avoid smoking near the surrounding homes and businesses, in order to avoid causing inconvenience to residents and shoppers.


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.

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