Life at UNNES
Diposting tanggal: 31 Mei 2010

Life at Universitas Negeri Semarang

fasilitas1UNNES as a Green Campus


UNNES has four main campuses located in Sekaran, Bendan Duwur, Ngaliyan, and Tegal. Developed with the concept of a green environment, the campuses are green and convenient. As for it is located in the upper region, the campus will not be affected by the floods.

Since 2012, students, lecturers, and staffs are prohibited from using a motor vehicle around the campus in order to reduce pollution in the effort of environment conserving. To reach one building to another, you have to simply walk or use a bicycle provided.

Living Places

There are several alternative places to stay during the study at UNNES. You can stay in a boarding house or dormitory.

If you choose to stay in a boarding house, there are several options according to the facilities and rental prices. In Sekaran, there are several boarding houses at a cost of Rp.1.5 million or $120 per year. However, if you have a big budget, there are exclusive boarding houses at a price of Rp.5 million to Rp.7 million or $350 to $500 per year.

There are three dormitories provided by the university, which are located in Sekaran (for guys), Kalisegoro (for girls), and Ngaliyan (for guys and girls). The rental fee in the dormitory is only Rp.150 thousand or $10 per month. While staying in the dormitory, students are provided with various training programs such as the English language, leadership, cooking and dancing training.

asramamahasiswaUNNES Dormitory


Outfit Requirements

One of the things that makes studying comfortable is the flexibility to choose outfits. UNNES students are given the freedom to choose clothes according to their needs and tastes.

If you are sporty, wear t-shirt. If you’re casual, wear shirt. Even better if you prefer formal style, simply wear pants, shirt, or dress. However, all options must remain ethically. For activities at campus, you have to wear shoes. Do not wear sandals, especially flips-flops. You are also not allowed to wear a singlet or an undershirt. By fulfilling these ‘outfits requirements’, you will not only be comfortable, but also neat.

Means of Transportation

There are various modes of transportation that you can use at the Campus in Sekaran. If you’re from out of town or even out of country and traveling with an airplane, UNNES campus is only 15 minutes from Ahmad Yani International Airport. From the airport, you can take a taxi or a public transportation.

If you take a train, you can get off at Poncol or Tawang station. From the station, take a public transportation with the destination of Sampangan. From Sampangan you should take another public transportation to UNNES campus.

If you take a bus, you can get off at Terboyo or Mangkang terminal. From the terminal, you can take the Rapid Trans Bus towards the city from where you can proceed with public transportation.

If you’re from the south (Ungaran), we suggest you get off at Sisemut terminal (Ungaran). From there you can take a public transportation. You can also go down in Srondol (Banyumanik) from where you ride a public transportation with the destination of Sekaran and Jatingaleh.

Health Facilities

To serve students and other academic community, UNNES provides Health Service with the name of ‘Puslakes’. Here students can receive health services at an affordable price. Only 50 meters away from the Sekaran campus, there is also a health center. So if you have health concerns that must be addressed soon, you can go there. Moreover, in Sekaran and Patemon, there also clinics and physician practices. Clinics and doctors’ offices are ready to handle your health concerns as soon as possible.

Free Wi-Fi

Internet network in UNNES uses a bandwidth of 1.6 GB that is supported by fiber optic connections among faculties. To provide comfort to the students to access the Internet, Wi-Fi is spread throughout the campus that can be used free of charge.

Sports Facilities

There is a gymnasium named The Gym of Prof. Soegijono, and inside of it there are badminton court, sepak takraw court, indoor volleyball court, indoor basketball court, gymnastics equipments, and martial court.

If you want outdoor sports, there are also synthetic athletics track, football pitch, mini golf and driving range, pitch softball / baseball and hockey court, tennis court, beach volleyball court, basketball court, outdoor volleyball court, and a swimming pool. One more thing if you want a relaxing jogging, there is also a jogging track with a length of 4 km around UNNES campus.

fasilitas2UNNES Swimmingpool


Shopping and Entertainment

In Sekaran, there many stores and minimarkets that provide almost all of the students’ needs for daily life as well as for university activities. There are also many cafes where you can hang out and have coffee, chocolate drink, or milk.

If you want to find some entertainment, you can simply go downtown where you can find fun places.



Living in Semarang

Semarang. A city that is truly one-of-a-kind! You will find the world in this city, but you will never find anything quite like it anywhere else in the world.

The city is located on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. It is the capital and largest city of Central Java Province and the fifth biggest city in Indonesia. It is rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. The beauty of this city is the fact that Semarang has mountain and hills area in the south and beach in the north. It offers you the best tourist experience with its nature and beautiful tourism spots such as Lawang SewuKota Lama, and Sam Po Kong temple. As for those who want to try the traditional foods, Semarang is the home of its delicious spring rolls called Lumpia.

Here, we will show you the must-see destinations and must-do activities that will thrill you for sure. We have rounded up the best attractions that will guide you in and around this amazing city.

Highlights of Semarang

A glance of tourism in Semarang

  1. Lawang Sewu (The thousand doors): Located in center of the city, it is known as the icon of the city and as one of most historical sites in the region.
  1. Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah (Central Java Great Mosque): It is the biggest mosque in Central Java and popular with its mix Javanese, Arabic, and Roman architecture.
  1. Sam Po Kong Temple: A beautiful and historical temple with hidden cave in it
  1. Vihara Buddhagaya Watugong: The tallest pagoda in Indonesia
  1. Kota Lama (Little Netherland): A place full of history, with exotic old buildings
  1. Gedong Songo Temple: The nine majestic temples, which located in Mount Ungaran’s slope and surrounded with nature view.
  1. Umbul Sidomukti: A place to chill yet a place full of challenges.
  1. Curug Lawe and Curug Benowo (Waterfalls): The Breathtaking waterfalls and also known as the Hidden Paradise.

Semarang’s Culinary

  1. Lumpia
  2. Wingko Babat
  3. Bandeng Presto
  4. Soto Semarang

Shop! Shop! Shop!

Pasar Johar

Pasar Johar is a perfect place for a traveler or backpacker. You can get almost everything in this market, from clothes, foods until your daily needs. The best part is that you can also practice your Bahasa Indonesia to bargain to get things cheaper.

Semawis Food Market

The food market only opens during weekend at 6 p.m. until midnight. It is located in the Chinatown and it will give you the best culinary experience in Semarang. You can find traditional snacks and various kind of foods and dessert.


Semarang has 3 big malls, which are Paragon malls, Citra Land Malls, and Java malls.

More about lifestyle in Semarang.

The benefit of studying in Semarang State University (Unnes) is that the living fee is cheaper, compared to any other areas. For example, average price of a boarding house is IDR 1.000,000 to IDR 2,500,000 per semester. You will live another person you might not know or meet before in your life in the same room. Usually boys will be with boys and girls will be with girls. No couples are allowed in this kind of boarding house. As the prices of food are similar one food stall to another around campus. Students usually spend IDR 100,000 to IDR 300,000 per week for their cost of living. The cost includes food, petrol (for motor bikers) and other activities.

Some of the students prefer to rent a house with friends or classmates they already. The normal price of the house they choose will be from IDR 7,000,000 to IDR 12,000,000 per year. The houses are usually half furnished and are able to have four to five tenants.

Miscellaneous Information

  • Various kinds of liquors with different kinds of taste and prices can be found downtown.
  • There are a lot of places for cutting your hair like Salon Kecantikan (Beauty Saloon), Barbershops and Tukang Cukur (Street Hair Cutting). The price of the service is approximately from IDR 8,000 to IDR 250,000
  • SIM Card for cell phones with Indonesian number called “Perdana” will cost you approximately IDR 5,000 to IDR 25,000. They will already provide you with options of usage such as Internet broadband, Blackberry Messenger, texting and calling credit. International calling is usually not included. The variety of providers are IM3, SIMPATI, MENTARI, XL, AXIS and so on.


Rumah Sakit Kariadi

Jl. Dr Sutomo No. 16  Semarang, Jawa Tengah – Indonesia 50244

Call Center      : +6224 8450800

Email              : humas_rskariadi@yahoo.co.id

Rumah Sakit St. Elisabeth

Jl. Kawi No.1 Semarang – Jawa Tengah

Telp     : 024 8310076

Fax      : 024 8413373

Rumah Sakit Telogorejo

Jl. KH. A. Dahlan Semarang – Jawa Tengah

Phone  : 024 8446000

Fax      : 024 8317410


Achamd Yani Internasional Airport

Jalan Puad Ahmad Yani

Semarang 50145

Phone   : +62 247607596

Fax       : +62 247607596

Email    : srg@angkasapura1.co.id


Pelabuhan Tanjung Mas

Jl. Coaster No.10 Semarang 50174

Phone : (024)354 5721

Email   : tgemas@pp3.co.id

Web     : www.tgemas.co.id

Train Stations

Stasiun Tawang Semarang

Jl. Taman Tawang No 1 Semarang

Phone            : (024) 3544544, 3511072, 3582859

Reservation   : http://tiket.kereta-api.co.id

Stasiun Poncol Semarang

Jl. Imam Bonjol No.115 Semarang.
Phone: (024) 3544496, 3556985, 3585092.


Phone, Order By Phone (24-hour)
BLUE BIRD TAXI: (024) 670 1234

KOSTI TAXI: (024) 761 3333

ATLAS TAXI: (024) 841 2181 

Bus Terminals

Bus Terminal Terboyo

JL. Terminal Terboyo, Terminal Terboyo, Terboyo Wetan, Jawa Tengah

Bus Terminal Mangkang

Terminal Mangkang, Gang Mekar Sari Atas, Mangkang Kulon, 50115 Semarang, Indonesia

Money Changer

  • PT Supit, Authorized Money Changer.
    Center: Pemuda St. 39C Semarang 50139
    Phone: +62 24 3542461 (Hunting)
    Fax: +62 24 3517583
  • Branch: Simpang Lima St. No.1 Mall Ciputra Shop Office B4 Semarang 50134
    Phone: +62 24 8440814 (Hunting)
    Fax: +62 24 8440821
  • Rudo Money Changer
    Gajah Mada Plaza
    Simpang Lima St. Gajah Mada Plaza BI A/9-10 Jomblang, Semarang Selatan Semarang 50243 Jawa Tengah
    Phone: +62 24 8451188, 8448666

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