Student Acitivities

Chulalongkorn University is aware of its moral and social responsibilities. An important part of its educational program is devoted to general education. The aim is to emphasize the educated, well-rounded aspect of graduates naturally and, at the same time, to instill in them a humanistic outlook. All the University’s syllabuses and pedagogical as well as extramural programs and activities have been designed to sharpen a sense of social justice and responsibility, as well as to hone the ability to meet community needs. The University does not claim to serve as a model of good conduct, nor does it pretend to have answers to all problems in moral, ethical, or social matters. However, by raising pertinent questions and demonstrating concern for such matters, Chulalongkorn renders a service to the nation as a whole.

Here are some examples of CU student activities.

Welcome Freshies Day

This is an initiation rite to welcome freshmen to be parts of Chulalongkorn University. The highlight of this event is when the first-year students solemnly pledge their allegiance at the monument of King Rama V and King Rama VI. This revives the ‘’sacred’’ atmosphere of the ceremony that was formerly performed by the students of the Royal Page School. This event is usually attended by the University administrators, teachers, students and alumni.

The Wai Kru Ceremony

This is a traditional Thai ceremony held once a year at the beginning of the first semester. Representatives of the first-year students (both undergraduates and graduates) from each faculty pay their respects to their teachers by presenting a tray of flowers, incense sticks and a candle to the President, who represents the faculty members. The University executives, faculty members and students participate in this annual event.

Loy Krathong Day

Loy Krathong Day, a festival marking the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, allows students to express their creativity in order to keep the tradition alive by organizing a procession featuring colorful costumes and female students dressed in the traditional Thai attire to represent “Nang Nopamas,” a young maiden who symbolizes the festival.

Student Clubs

There are more than forty student clubs at Chulalongkorn University.

Academic Clubs
  • Buddhism and Traditions
  • Religious Studies
  • Mind Study
  • Creation and Design
  • Debates, Public Speaking and Human Relations
  • Literary Club
  • Foreign Relations
  • CU Comp
Sport Clubs
  • Takraw (rattan ball game)
  • Athletics
  • Shooting
  • Judo
  • Boxing
  • Aquatic Sports
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Jockey
  • Football
  • Fencing
  • Badminton
  • Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Bridge and Chess
  • Petong
  • Karate
  • Tekwando
  • Rhythmic Dance
Arts and Culture Clubs
  • Thai Classical Music
  • Chorus
  • Photography
  • Lanna Arts and Culture
  • Isan Club
  • CU Band
  • Thai Classical Dance and Dramatic Arts
  • Northeastern Arts and Culture
  • Traditional Thai Weapons and Martial Arts
Community Development and the Public Good Clubs
  • Voluntary Work Camp for Students
  • Hill Tribe Development Volunteers
  • Conservation
  • Blood Donation and Social Welfare
  • CU Community Work
  • Southern Students

Learn more about the student clubs in the PDF file below

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University