Practicalities for the USI community

Activities for families

The Equal Opportunities Service organises, also in collaboration with other associations, recreation activities for USI families.

  • Junior Camp USI-SUPSI
    The summer camp, organized with SUPSI Gender and Diversity Service for the children (aged between 4 and 11) of the staff of the two institutions, is a measure to support work-life balance. The enrollment fee and the maximum number of participants are defined annually.
    In 2021, the summer camp was held from 23th to 27th August, at Campus Est, Lugano Viganello, with the following Pogram and General terms and Conditions.
    For enrollments, please fill in the dedicated form and declaration of good health, and send it to no later than the 28th May 2020.
    Also in 2020, participants evaluated their experience with Junior Camp very positively. 
  • #USIforKIDS

During these weeks of social isolation, USI families find themselves working and studying from home. Parents, however, are facing an additional challenge: How to entertain their children who are not allowed to go out, or to conduct their usual extracurricular activities? The online recreational and cultural offer is rich and diverse, but for a busy parent it is not easy to find their way through the many options. The Equal Opportunities Service has launched #USIforKIDS, a collection of simple, free and quality activities that children can do independently or together with their parents and have fun in their free time. From audio stories to colouring drawings, from virtual journeys to creative video tutorials, children of all ages can find something to satisfy their curiosity without stressing mums and dads too much. In case the links indicated are no longer active, we recommend searching for the name of the activity and the source through a search engine.

Parents are welcome to report, by sending an email to new initiatives to be added to the list, which will be periodically updated. We wish you a fun time!

  • Fall Break Camp USI
    Fall camp for USI employees’ children between 4 and 11 years old, with the aim to support work-life balance. The enrollment fee and the maximum number of participants are defined annually.
    In 2020, the Fall camp will be offered from 2 to 6 November, with the following Program.
    It is possible to take advantage of a service that accompanies children from and to USI for every day of the Camp. To register write to
  • Festa delle famiglie USI-SUPSI
    A day of relax and fun organized with the SUPSI Gender and Diversity Service for all collaborators and students of the two institutions accompanied by their loved ones. During the day, various fun activities will be offered, free and upon registration, for adults, as well as for children and teenagers. With a contribution of 5 chf per adult it will be possible to have lunch at the USI canteen and participate in the lottery with a final drawing of beautiful prizes.
    In 2019, the Festa delle Famiglie will be held on Saturday, October 12th, at the USI Campus, Lugano. For more information see the Program. Registration for the Event and activities by October 6th at the following link.




Updated on: 28/04/2021