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Extramural and Leisure Activities

It is among the highest ranking priorities of the university to bolster cultural and artistic events. Cultural activities such as Turkish classical music, Turkish folk music, and symphonic music recitals and drama performances are carried out all through the academic year. The spring festival which brings together a variety of lively events has already become a well-established tradition.

During the festival, students have the chance to attend concerts given by Turkey’s prominent singers, to take part in conferences, panels, and to visit the booths displayed by the student organizations and by the local as well as nationwide companies.

Throughout the annually organized interuniversity theatre festival, theatre groups from various universities and the leading theatre companies visit our university and perform their plays.

The duration of these two festivals is one week and they are both open to the community in Kayseri.

As for our faculty, several plays have been performed a large number of times by the Drama Club both in Kayseri and in other cities of Turkey. The club has been presented with numerous awards in festivals it participated in. Detailed information concerning these performances is available on our website. Graduation parties with the participation of the parents have been traditionalized.

Students may benefit from indoor and outdoor sports facilities on the campus. The Süleyman Demirel Sports Hall is conducive to playing basketball, volleyball, badminton and handball. Students have access to the 80th year Atatürk Indoor Football Complex. There are also four outdoor tennis courts, four outdoor basketball courts, two indoor volleyball courts and four outdoor mini football fields. The semi-olympic sized swimming pool complex in the campus and the Skiing Center on Mount Erciyes, approximately 25 km south of Kayseri, are as well worthy of mention.

Sports festivals are organized every year under the title of the Rector’s Cup. The teams of the faculties also participate in the university games in all fields of sports organized nationwide. Basketball and volleyball teams representing the University compete in the official Turkish leagues.