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Life on campus

Studying and living in Wädenswil.

Mensa and self-catering

Enjoy the fine fare prepared by Michael Krauer and his team for ZHAW employees, students and visitors. Enjoy meals and snacks, all at student-friendly prices. Microwaves are available for those who prefer to bring their own food.

Of course we provide free WiFi for our guests.

ZHAW LSFM - the study app

The "ZHAW LSFM" app is aimed at students, lecturers, staff and visitors. It answers your questions about studying and the campus in Wädenswil. For example:

  • Menu plan: What does the refectory serve?
  • Timetable: Where is the next lesson?
  • Contacts: How can I reach lecturers or students?
  • Orientation: Where is my building?

Culture and art

Organize your free time actively and creatively

As students and employees of the ZHAW in Wädenswil, you benefit from a wide range of recreational opportunities. As a student, you attend most courses free of charge.

The Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ) offers a varied sports program: Volleyball, basketball and badminton training in the three local gyms in Wädenswil or strength and endurance training in the Strength/Cardio Center.

In addition to a wide range of language training, art and culture are not neglected. Sing along in the choir, be creative in the painting course or improvise in the theater group. Technology enthusiasts develop projects with Rasberry Pi and Arduino in the Physical Computing Lab.


Take the plunge into self-employement after your studies! The Wädenswil founder organisation, grow, is located in the immediate vicinity of the ZHAW in Wädenswil. In addition to its infrastructure, grow offers specialist know-how exchange and assistance in the initial phase of a start-up.