Going out, having fun, campus activities

University isn’t all about studying!  Students at UT2J can get involved in an abundance of diverse cultural and sporting activities.

Arts and culture
La Fabrique

More than 200 free artistic events are organised each year at the Fabrique and elsewhere. These are organised by the Centre d’Initiatives Artistiques du Mirail (CIAM), the university’s arts and culture department, in partnership with other university departments, cultural institutions, cultural professionals and artists. Artistic practice workshops are also offered free of charge, as well as cultural excursions in the region and optional and open courses.

Want to find out about UT2J’s cultural programme? A diary is available on culture.univ-tlse2.fr.

Centre d’initiatives artistiques du Mirail (Ciam)

Campus Mirail, bât. La Fabrique
ciam@univ-tlse2.fr – 05 61 50 44 62

La Maison des initiatives étudiantes (MIE)

Dedicated to student life on the Mirail campus, the Maison des initiatives étudiantes is a place for exchanges, activities, representations and information.

It offers students:

  • a place to relax, read, play board games and meet other students
  • a stage for concerts, plays, dance performances, conferences, etc.
  • a meeting room (capacity of 19 people)

It is also home to a large number of UT2J and partner associations.

Division de la vie étudiante (Dive)

Pôle des associations et des initiatives étudiantes (PAIE)
Campus Mirail, Maison des initiatives étudiantes (MIE)
paie@univ-tlse2.fr – 05 61 50 24 11 ou 42 47

La Fabrique, a unique venue dedicated to the arts and culture

The only university building of its kind in Europe, located at the entrance to the Mirail campus, it houses:

  • 3 exhibition rooms devoted to contemporary art
  • 1 video, cinema and performance room
  • specialist workshops for the plastic and applied arts
  • 1 dance studio
  • 1 theatre rehearsal room
  • 3 music rooms with sound control
  • multimedia rooms

The Third-Place / Le Tiers-lieu

Opened in 2021 and located on the ground floor of the Olympe de Gouges building, the Tiers-lieu is a place to work, eat and relax. It has a stage, exhibition equipment, a screen and a video projector.

A place where people can meet and express themselves, any member of the university can propose cultural activities. Concerts, screenings, debates, lectures, small-scale theatre productions, etc. can all be programmed here.

Bring the Tiers-lieu to life, take part in the call for projects!

As a UT2J student, you can propose your cultural activity for the Tiers-lieu programme by sending in your application before the 10th of the month before your event.

Find out + culture.univ-tlse2.fr

Contact : culture.tiers-lieu@univ-tlse2.fr


As well as being places to study, they are also places to live and relax, to recharge your batteries, learn new things and get away from it all. Various workshops and events (exhibitions, language cafés, quizzes) are offered throughout the year.

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Student common rooms

These are meeting places where you can enjoy hot or cold drinks and snacks while taking part in cultural and fun activities organised by student volunteers (reading, lectures, screenings, board games, etc.). Everything you need to have a good time or even become a volunteer! These centres are open according to the availability of the people who run them, generally between 12 noon and 2pm.


Budding sports enthusiasts are not forgotten! Around thirty physical and sporting activities are on offer to all students, from beginners to advanced practitioners, in personal training (leisure) or in training leading to qualifications (optional and/or introductory courses).

UT2J also has a dedicated scheme for top-level sportspeople.

University physical activity and sports department (Suaps)

Campus Mirail, bât. Le Gymnase
Du lundi au jeudi de 9h30 à 11h30 et de 13h à 16h & le vendredi de 9h30 à 11h30
suaps@univ-tlse2.fr – 05 61 50 46 05

The Toulouse – Jean Jaurès sports association

It enables all students to obtain a multi-sport licence from the French University Sport Federation FFSU (Fédération française du sport universitaire).

This licence enables students to take part in competitive sport at any level, both nationally and academically, as well as taking part in courses and various events throughout the year.

Contact : assport@univ-tlse2.fr