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The article entitled presents the results of a study on the participation of students in culture. Randomly chosen students from the University of Zielona Góra took part in the study. To carry out the research, the method of survey and the technique of questionnaire were used. The main questions were: Can speciﬁc types of students’ participation in culture through the electronic media (the Internet, television) and traditional (press) media be distinguished? Does the way in which students distribute their time between everyday activities determine their media preferences? The investigated hypotheses concerned the diﬀerentiating inﬂuence of the time devoted to social, didactic, and cultural activities on media preferences. The study allowed to establish that there exist substantive correlations between the students’ media preferences (multimedia, television, the Internet, or the Ultra Internet) and the time devoted to their social relations and university duties. No correlations were discovered between the traditionally understood cultural activities and media preferences. The results of the study support the thesis that students use the media, primarily the Internet (though to a various degree), on daily basis. However, the signiﬁcant turn to the media culture of excess seems to lead to the underﬂow of real social links (or results from them). The outcome of the study is a proposed typology of students from the perspective of time devoted to media and social activities. Four empirical types of being placed between the real and virtual worlds were identiﬁed: universal, on air, online/oﬄine, and online.