Life on Campus

Get the most out of your student experience — learn what you can expect from campus life.

From practical information to social activities and sports, you can find out more about living on campus here. Learn about accommodation and dining, our dress code on campus and public transportation options. And discover how you can maintain a balanced lifestyle through sports, cultural activities and more.


A variety of activities matching the different seasons at Les Roches Crans-Montana are planned every semester. We propose a good mix between sports, culture and other leisure activities almost every weekend. Immerse yourself in local gastronomy, explore urban hubs of culture and innovation, visit natural wonders, and experience living traditions. From the mountains and lakes to the cities and villages, get to know the real Switzerland during your studies.

The Student Governance Association (SGA) also organizes every semester a plethora of social, cultural and sport activities for everyone. These take place on and off campus, and include themed days, talent shows, parties & cultural experiences.

In 2012 Les Roches students broke the world record for the most nationalities in a swimming pool. In 2013 they held a Masterchef competition, Les Roches’ Got Talent, and created a giant human map with one of the world’s leading video artists.

A highlight each semester is Cultural Night. Twice a year, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate your country: in song, dance, comedy, martial arts – or however you wish. After the shows, there’s a chance to taste food from the countries recognized.

After class, you will be able to wind down with your classmates in the different student areas of the school, join a sports activity, or discover our beautiful alpine region for example. You could go out for a drink or a meal at Le Petit Paradis nearby, and there’s a wide range of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops just 10 minutes away in Crans-Montana.


Here is just a selection of the clubs, societies and committees that students are involved in:

  • ETA SIGMA DELTA: An honor society founded in 1978 at the University of New Hampshire – School of Business and Economics. It recognizes top Hospitality and Tourism student talent and has over 90 chapters world-wide, including one at Les Roches.
  • Green Club: Sustainability is a key concern at Les Roches and students wishing to make a difference have the opportunity through the Green Club to launch eco-initiatives, organize events and many other waste-awareness campaigns and activities.
  • Wine Club: Launched by one of the students, the wine club organizes tasting and food pairing exercises, as well as visits to vineyards and wineries. It has even launched its own Les Roches wine label.
  • And various other clubs like : Culinary Club, Spark Society (innovation club), Sharp Speakers (public speaking), Les Roches Gives Back (charity), Coffee Club, Finance Club, Cocktail Club, Art Society

Make yourself at home! On our Crans-Montana Campus, you’ll be able to book your accommodation in one of our several buildings on the Les Roches Housing Platform, all within a ten-minute walk to the school.

After the downpayment is made, all students choosing school accommodation will be offered by default a standard single room. You will receive separate instructions by email from the Lodging Department to log on to our online room reservation system and finalize your choice.

On-campus accommodation is compulsory for undergraduate students during Semesters 1, 3 and 4, as well as for all undergraduate direct entry and undergraduate exchange students transferring to Les Roches Crans-Montana for the first time. The standard rate covers accommodation in a shared double room for Semester 1 students (single room optional), and a single room for Semester 3 and 4 students. Semester 6 and 7 students may choose to stay in a single room or furnished appartment on campus at an additional cost.

Postgraduate students can choose to live on campus in a single room, or in a furnished appartment, or to find external accomodation to live off campus.

For questions concerning accommodations, please email the Accommodation Department and reply to their emails in a timely manner :

In each room, along with a bed and bathroom (some buildings have shared bathrooms), you’ll have plenty of storage and hanging space, as well as a mini fridge and a desk for studying. WiFi is available in all residential buildings and there are laundry facilities and a communal area for hanging out. While you’ll have all the benefits of campus life, the surrounding Swiss countryside will make you feel like you’re living in a village.

All your meals and drinks are included in the school fees with the full residential board, except at the Bars where you’ll need to budget for drinks.

There are several dining options and a bar run by the school.

  • Substance: Diners at Substance get to feast on an elegant selection of classic and contemporary dishes prepared from high-quality, seasonal ingredients that showcase our chefs’ passion and creativity.
  • Fragrance: Experience the warm embrace of our newly transformed bar, where every detail is crafted to elevate your spirits and create unforgettable moments.
  • Marketplace Restaurant: Market Place Restaurant is the living heart of Les Roches, an elegant All Day Dining restaurant, offering a generous buffet to our guests for every meal period of the day.
  • Fresh & Fast: From the now-iconic sushi plate to a selection of salads and sandwiches, the F&F offers a convenient lunch right in the middle of our main lobby.

You will be expected to wear professional business attire on campus, which you will need to bring with you. Les Roches will provide clothing for the practical training modules.

In compliance with the requirements of the hospitality industry, you will wear a business attire from Monday to Friday, from 06:00 to 18:00. After 18:00, tie and jacket are not required and you can dress in smart casual, except for students attending classes or if there is a formal event on the campus.

Students entering their first semester in the Bachelor or Diploma program must bring 2-3 black trousers/skirts and white, button-down shirts (with a collar) for the craft based learning service courses.

For more detailed descriptions of the dress code, see the Professional Image Policy and the Grooming Standards for BBA semester 1 students.

Please refer to your Pre-Arrival Information Booklet for more information on what to pack.

You don’t need a car whilst you are a student at Les Roches, though some students choose to bring one. The walk between classes is short and easy, though you will have to bring footwear for the snowy months as well as the summer ones.

Should you wish to however, you will be able to go on sustainable adventures and discover the beautiful surroundings of your new “Home away from Home”, as well as the wonders of Switzerland, with our shared mobility solution. You can book and rent anytime via the app of our partner Activacar one of the fully electric and four-wheel drive Teslas or BMW parked on campus, and create unforgettable memories with your new friends.

Switzerland also has a fantastic public transportation system. Buses and a funicular railway service connect Bluche with the resort of Crans-Montana above and the mainline railway station in the town of Sierre below.

From Sierre, you can catch a train direct to Geneva airport and connect within a few hours to any major European city.

The Student Affairs Team and the Student Governance Association will help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle through a rich offer of different sports and activities.

Depending on the season, you can participate in sports on-campus, such as volleyball, basketball, football, swimming, or off-campus such as skiing, golfing, surfing, climbing, etc. Or you can just decide to use the gym at your disposal in the main building.


Learning facilities include:

  • 1 auditorium with capacity of 158 seats (dividable in two separate classrooms) with Global Connectivity Classroom to connect with branch campus in Switzerland
  • 17 well equipped classrooms, each with a maximum capacity of 35 seats
  • 4 tutorial rooms, each with a maximum capacity of 15 seats
  • 3 kitchens (each tailored for a different Food & Beverage concepts)
  • 1 demonstration kitchen
  • 1 demonstration bar
  • 1 demonstration front office
  • 1 demonstration hotel room
  • 1 demonstration housekeeping office
  • 1 language laboratory
  • 1 IT laboratory
  • 1 library with study room and media center where faculty and students can research, learn, study, relax and solve problems.

All learning facilities have state-of-the art equipment, including computer projectors, color printing, scanning and copying and audio visual devices. Students can also borrow digital cameras for presentations.

Internet connections are available throughout the campus, in addition to a wifi network that covers al learning facilities, communal areas and students’ living quarters.

The library collection holds more than 6,000 books, professional magazines and over 1,500 CDs/DVDs. In addition, students have access to our e-library with more than 135,000 e-books, 8,000 e-journals, and thousands of academic dissertations, offering a great resource for research.

Our professional librarians offer expertise to ensure the required information is available.

Depending on the student’s program and semester, full or half board at the school is included in the fees, and students choose from four dining options:

  • ONE (Origin Nature Essence) – The latest culinary addition to the campus provides a sophisticated and elegant dining experience, serving native comfort foods from around the world.
  • House of Color Bistro – This is a relaxing, ideal place for students to grab some coffee or refreshment during the day or enjoy a fast-food menu (including burgers, sandwiches and different salads) for lunch or dinner.
  • Le Marché Restaurant – The main dining room on campus serves three meals a day on weekdays and offers brunch and dinner on weekends. Several food stations can be found offering different hot and cold dishes, as well as delicious desserts.
  • El Olivo Restaurante – Serves a la carte, fine dining lunch and dinner. Students can experience here a luxurious and exquisite three-course meal (appetizer, main course and dessert).

Students have access to several outdoor and indoor sport facilities at the school’s official sports center, Manolo Santana Raquet’s Club, just 15 minutes walk from the main campus. Our students have access to the following services at the sports center while studying:

  • Tennis & padel courts – with tennis & padel school
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Bodyblitz, yoga & pilates

Students are also encouraged to organize sporting and recreational activities in collaboration with the Student Services Department.

In addition to these facilities, students have access to plenty of recreational and sport activities outside campus, reachable within a few minutes’ walk or drive by car, as well as a mini football pitch and putting green on campus.

You will be expected to wear professional business attire on campus, which you will need to bring with you. Les Roches will provide clothing for the practical training modules.

Please refer to your Pre-Arrival Information Booklet for more information.