HALL LIFE

Hall life is one of the most highly searched topic before coming to university. Here's what you need to know about staying on campus!

Settling in

Checking in

After you have submitted the hall application and receive the reply offer for hall, you should check in respective hall within the determined date before.​

Hall Office

As you entered the hall, be sure to go through each hall office to finish the check in process.

 

Note that sometimes your hall office might not be in your hall as it is located besides the hall you live in. For example, Hall 5 office is located in Hall 4.

Things to bring for check in:

  • ​Passport or another IC

  • Admission Offer Letter

  • Form indicating that you have paid for 2 months

Key fob

After the check in process is clear, you should receive your hall key fob. Be sure to take care of

it, as it may charge you $50 if you lose it.

Medical checkup

Medical checkup can be done in Fullerton Health Centre inside NTU which is located beside the

Student Service Centre (SSC) building.

 

You must register for a scheduled time before you proceed to the Health Centre.

Things to bring to checkup:

  • Passport or another IC

  • Admission Offer Letter

  • MC1 form (which you will receive after you are admitted in NTU)

  • Cash for medical checkup payment

Process

When you reach, you should do some registration in order to proceed and fill up the MC2 form which was given directly at that place. After that just follow some procedure and you will be

Moving in

Things to bring:

Sleep

  • ​Bedding

  • Pillow(s)

  • Blankets

  • Bed sheets, Pillow cases

  • Bolster (optional)

  • Mattress protector

Utensils

  • Cutlery (spoons, forks, knives, chopsticks)

  • Bowls, cups, jugs, mugs

  • Dish washing soap and sponge

Cleaning

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Cleaning cloth

Other necessities

  • Extension cords

  • Toiletries​​

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste

    • Facewash, bodywash

    • Shampoo

    • Face and body towels

  • SIM card​

Full List

Hall of residences

NTU campus has 24 halls in total and all of them have their own:

  • Lounges equipped with a TV and sofas .

  • Reading rooms, which are usually air-conditioned, where you can find tables, chairs and cubicles to study.

  • Computer rooms where you can have access to free internet and printing services.

  • Pantries providing hot water dispenser, microwave and usually 2 induction cookers. However, no common fridge is provided. Students can install their own fridge in their rooms and pay a fee every semester.

  • Laundry rooms equipped with washing machines and dryers operated by new $1 coins (30 min/cycle).

  • Iron and iron board are also provided for free.

  • Residents are required to bring their own cleaning agents.

 

All rooms come with a study table and chair, a wardrobe with a full-length mirror, cupboards/shelves and drawers, a bed and a ceiling fan. Residents have to purchase their own pillows and bedsheets.

At this stage, you’re all probably wondering which hall is the best right? Well, here are some information which can help you:

  • Hall 4, hall 5 and hall 7 are the closest to South Spine, Canteen B.

  • Hall 3 and hall 16 are the closest to North Spine, Canteen A.

  • Binjai, Tanjong, Banyan, Saraca, Tamarind and Meranti Halls are the newest halls of residences.

  • The newer the hall of residences, the better the amenities provided. However, rooms are smaller and narrower compared to older halls (Hall 1, 2 and 7) where rooms are relatively more spacious.

  • Any volleyball amateurs around? Pioneer and Crescent halls are definitely the place to be.

  • Any tennis/basketball amateurs? Hall 7 has its own basketball court and 2 tennis courts which have to be booked, with priority given to Hall 7 residents.

  • Want to keep fit? Meranti/ Saraca/ Tamarind Halls have THE biggest gym of NTU.

  • Food lovers? No worry, most halls have their own canteen.

  • CATS? Someone said cats? Yes! Most halls have hall cat(s) and they are very friendly since NTU’s Cat Management Network feeds them daily. Each hall has its Cat Society.

​The map above provides you with a snapshot of our halls of residences.

Hall activities and events

Clubs

Who said hall life was boring? Come down and join the various clubs to make the most of your university life! Each hall will generally have these clubs for you to participate in:

  • Hall Council - in charge of welfare of residents and hall events (night cycling, supper trails, etc.)

  • Jamband (Music club)

  • Dance club

  • Cheerleading

  • Sports team - Volleyball, basketball, football, tennis, table tennis, squash …

  • Recreational activities - Scrabble, darts, contract bridge, chess …

Major Hall Events

  • Annual Freshmen Orientation Programme (FOP)

Don’t forget to sign up for FOP! FOP will be one of your first, most enriching, fun and integrating activity. It is usually overnight, and is held one week before the start of the first semester and lasts 3 to 4 days.

  • Overseas Community Involvement Project (OCIP)

Want to discover even more countries? OCIP gives you this unique chance! OCIP is usually after the second semester, during the summer break. You’ll get the chance to volunteer in a foreign country and build strong friendships during this trip.

  • Dinner and Dance party (D&D)

Halls have their D&D during which the hall king and queen are elected.

Hall activities are not compulsory but highly encouraged, especially if you want to stay in the same hall in coming years. That being said, you should still try out hall activities at least once to experience each hall's unique culture. In fact, hall is also a really good place for you to forge ties that will last throughout your University life. Who knows, you might meet your special someone in hall!

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