Students of YSTU have an active life outside the classroom. The University has a Union of students and Trade Union Committee for students. Sports, creative, scientific and social events are held. Students participate and win competitions and festivals of regional, Federal and International levels. In 2018 Anastasia Kamneva and Juliana Muravyeva became the best (1st and 3rd place) in Europe (Budapest) at EuroSkills 2018, the professional skills competitions in the "Laboratory chemical analysis" category.
Campus of YSTU is one of the largest in the region and includes 8 academic buildings, 4 student hostels, sports building, dining room, stadium, autodrome. All nonresident students are provided with hostels.