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.

Crans Montana

The Student Governance Association (SGA) 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.

Make yourself at home. Accommodation on campus in Bluche is included in your fees. 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.

A few single rooms are available, however if you decide to live in a double room, you could well find the student you’re sharing with quickly becomes your best friend on campus.

Along with a bed and bathroom (some buildings have shared bathrooms), you’ll have plenty of storage and hanging space 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 residential board, except at the Lobby Bar and the Tacot Bar where you’ll need to budget for drinks.

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


  • The Market Place (main dining room): Three meals served daily, several food stations on offer
  • Roots Restaurant: Farm to table. Fine dining restaurant offering a three-course business lunch and a full dinner menu
  • Roots Bar: An ideal place for socializing and enjoying cocktails, wine and beer
  • Fresh & Fast: Healthy snacks, salads and sushis to eat on the spot or to take away
  • B3: Snacks and sandwiches for lunch and dinner

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.

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.

Switzerland 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 full-time sports coach can help you maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Depending on the season, you can participate in sports on-campus, such as volleyball, basketball, football or swimming.


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.