Students at UPIK engage in a number of both sports and academic extra curricular activities. The games include:-
- Basket ball
- volley ball
The academic extra curricular activities includes:-
- Guild Council (GC)Activities
- Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) activities
- Cultural Students' activities
- Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Activities
The Chapter for Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba is called Society of Petroleum Engineers Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba Students’ chapter 6173 founded in 2014 and abbreviated as SPE UPIK Chapter 6173.
Student Chapters provide unique opportunities for networking, mentoring and bonding over common interests. They provide support both within the student community and to local communities outside the institution and also sponsor students to attend distinguished lectures organized by SPE International.