The HSG campus is more than a collection of lecture halls and seminar rooms. It is also a place of encounter and art.

Thanks to its modern learning infrastructure, our campus offers optimal conditions for successful studies. The short distances, the various cafeterias and co-working spaces not only ensure a beautiful environment with lots of greenery and a view over the city, the Swiss Alpine mountains and Lake Constance, but above all many places to meet.

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Discover the HSG campus with our student Andreas Oberholzer.

The most important rooms on campus

In our library you will find over 550,000 printed books and periodicals, 175,000 e-books, 800 printed magazines and newspaper subscriptions. You also have access to 70,000 licensed electronic journals. A total of 550 study places are available, as well as various PCs used as research stations and multifunctional devices for printing, copying and scanning. You will need your HSGcard for printing and copying. The library staff will be happy to help you with questions about literature and information searches.

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Are you looking for a place to study undisturbed or to write your thesis? You'll find numerous study and work spaces on campus or within walking distance.

Use the seatfinder to find out about the opening hours of the respective buildings and the available spaces.

Students can reserve group rooms online.

If you have any problems, the PC tutors will be happy to help you.

The University of St. Gallen provides students with various devices such as printers, scanners and PCs for use. There are four computer rooms (01-U102, 01-U103, 01-U179 and 01-U206) in the main building. In addition to standard software, the computers have a comprehensive repertoire of software such as STATA, JMP, Atlas.ti and many more.

For more information, see here (HSG login required).

Our Sapelli cafeteria offers a wide selection of dishes over lunch, which vary in price. At the cold and warm buffet you can also put together your own individual meal or choose a menu. Starting at CHF 6.20, you can get a warm meal. You can find the current menu here.

In addition to the Sapelli in Building 07, there are two other cafés in Buildings 01 and 09, which offer a range of baked pastries, cakes, sandwiches and other snacks as well as various hot and cold drinks throughout the day.

The Migros Cooperative is the operator of the cafeterias on campus.

To keep your body and mind in balance, Unisport offers you a wide range of sports at its own and third-party sports facilities. On our campus, you have access to a sports complex with sports halls, fitness rooms, an artificial grass pitch, a beach volleyball court and other facilities.

Sport facilities


The Student Union (SHSG) offers various locations - ranging from co-working spaces to campus bars and relaxation rooms:

theCO: Co-Working Space, Müller-Friedbergstrasse 6/8

theSTAGE: Event location, Sankt Jakob-Strasse 21

[ad]hoc: Campus bar, Mensavorplatz

MeetingPoint: Bar, Blumenbergplatz

Relaxation room: Main building, 01-U151

Student life on campus

Student Union (SHSG)

Student Union (SHSG)

The Student Union (SHSG) is an official sub-corporation of the University of St.Gallen and actively contributes to its development. It is the umbrella organization for all student activities at the HSG. Its central tasks are the coordination of student activities, the facilitation of the flow of information, advisory activities and the representation of interests in the university committees.

More about SHSG



At HSG, more than half of all students are involved in one of our 120 clubs or academic fraternities alongside their studies. There are no limits to individual interests thanks to the wide range of activities offered. So you can find a balance to everyday university life and get involved in various student initiatives.

All clubs at one glance

Student initiatives

Student initiatives

The University of St.Gallen offers its students numerous opportunities to get involved in student initiatives. For example, get involved with the International Department to create encounters between students from all over the world. Or be part of the START Summit, the largest conference for entrepreneurship and technology organized by students. For more information, visit the Student Government Association (SHSG), the official representative of our students. It is the umbrella organization of student engagement.

More to the initatives