Mainz University is one of the few campus universities in Germany: the university buildings are not dotted around the city, but– apart from a few exceptions – are located on one extensive site with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The JGU Botanical Garden is the perfect setting for relaxing and chatting in summer. A lively academic culture is encouraged on the campus. A wide variety of collaborations and events promote dialogue with interested members of the public. The university also offers a wealth of leisure activities, ranging from the choir and orchestra of the Collegium musicum and the EuropaChor Academy to the general university sports courses, which cover 70 types of sport, theatre groups and a diverse range of student initiatives.