UTown College Programme (incoming freshmen)

A new application window for incoming freshmen will open on 19 May 2014. For more information, visit the Apply page.

UTown Self-Guided Tour

Download these useful guides* (page 1/page 2) for a self-guided tour of University Town!

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Did you know? There are lots of facilities at UTown for all NUS students - 24/7 study clusters, Mac/PC Commons, discussion spaces, a learning cafe, sporting facilities and spaces for the performing arts. Come and discover UTown now!

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    Cornucopia - A Joint-University Interdisciplinary Conference

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    CREATE Bookhaven Science Talk Series
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    Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme Symposium 2014
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    Bookhaven Public Seminar
    Join Publishing Director, Mr Chua Hong Koon, to find out how publishing works for academics and researchers. Mr Chua has more than 30 years of publishing experience working with major publishers like Pearson and Oxford University Press.

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    Israeli Film Fest – A Matter of Size
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    Israeli Film Fest – Super Women
    Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Israel

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    Amplitude by NUS Halls of Residence
    Amplitude is an annual choir and a capella concert performed by the six Halls of Residence in NUS. The concert provides a platform for musical talents to perform and celebrate the one instrument that everyone is born with - the human voice.

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    Power On!
    Power On! showcases some of the newest talents of NUS Electronic Music Lab, who had joined us at the start of the last semester. Join us on Friday, 21 February 2014, from 6.30 to 7.30 pm for a night of thumping beats, pulsing electronica tunes, and much more!

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    Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum 2014
    Date: 19 February 2014   Time: 6.30 to 9.30 pm   Venue: UTown Auditorium 2, Stephen Riady Centre

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    NUS Museum Week
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    Lunch Time Wellness Talk
    Come and learn about the urgency behind the mental health and wellbeing picture, and be equipped with the strategies and tools for great mental health and wellbeing.

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    Yogathon 2014
    NUS Art of Living is proud to present Yogathon 2014 which seeks to provide you with a yoga experience like no other!

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    Project Cupid
    Organised by the NUS Students’ Union, Project Cupid is a networking event where students can mingle and make new friends through interactive games and a picnic session with live music performances.

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    NUS Arts Festival Roadshow 2014
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    Special Talk by Parag Khanna: “Remapping the World”
    Best-selling author Parag Khanna will be sharing insights from his current book project, “Remapping the World”.

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    Dreams & Desires 2014
    Date: 3 Feb to 21 Feb 2014   Venue: Outside the Flavours@UTown food court, level 2 of Stephen Riady Centre

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    Japanese Cultural Festival
    Date: 23 and 24 January 2014   Time: 9 am to 6 pm   Venue: Town Plaza   

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    In Conversation with Prof. Tommy Koh
    Professor Tommy Koh will engage with students on wide ranging topics such as the arts, culture, environment, diplomacy etc., as well as the major influences throughout his illustrious academic and diplomatic career in this lively dialogue session at BookHaven, Stephen Riady Centre. 

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    NUS Human Trafficking Conference
    Date: 10 January 2014, Friday   Time: 9 am to 5 pm   Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

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    CELC Writing Unit Open House
    The Writing Unit is organising an Open House cum walk-in registration for Ideas & Exposition (I&E) modules on 8 and 9 January 2014.

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    Informal Dialogue Session with Dr Michael Pulch
    An informal dialogue session entitled “Achievements and Challenges of the EU” by EU Centre 

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    The Environment and Energy Alternatives for Singapore
    Guest Lecture by Professor Lui Pao Chuen

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    Blood and Bone Marrow Donation Drive at UTown
    The residential colleges at UTown - Cinnamon College (USP), Tembusu College, and College of Alice & Peter Tan - are organising a Blood and Bone Marrow Donation Drive on the 29th & 30th October 2013. All NUS students and staff are welcome to either donate blood or join the Bone Marrow Registrar.

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    Official Opening of UTown
    University Town (UTown) is now officially open!

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    Voices' Mini Concert
    The annual Voices' Mini Concert is here again!

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    Social Venture Week
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    NUS Librarians at UTown
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    Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum 2013
    Join Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, to discuss how Singapore’s education system prepares our graduates for a globalised economy.

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    Supernova Rock Concert 2013
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    Design Think Tank Travelling Exhibition
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    Date: 17 August 2013 (Saturday)

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    NUSSU Rag Day 2013
    Date: 7 August 2013 (Wednesday)

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    NUSLead FORUM 2013
    Date: 6 August 2013 (Tuesday)

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    The Letter
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    ASEAN Forum 2013
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    The Inaugural NUS Women Leaders-Students Networking Event
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    Will You Still Love Me If I'm...?
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    Dolphin Boy
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    Vertical Marathon
    Test your speed and stamina at the Vertical Marathon! Open to all NUS staff and students, the marathon will be taking place at Tembusu College and UTown Residence on 20 March 2013, with prizes to be won! To sign up and for more information, visit http://tembusu.nus.edu.sg/tvm. 

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    Rockfest 2013: An ExxonMobil Campus Concert Event
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    NUS CAC Presents
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    Nodame Cantabile I & Nodame Cantabile II
    Catch these two free screenings during NUS Arts Festival 2013 tracing the story of Nodame and Chiaki. Nodame Cantabile I & II offer a spectacular orchestral score, turning the movie theatre into a virtual concert hall.

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    Spontaneously Combusting
    Come down for an evening of entertainment with the IMPROVables of NUS Stage. They promise to spark your creativity and have you rolling in laughter as part of NUS Arts Festival 2013!

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    A Brew of Jazz Tunes
    Hop on for a good time as the NUS Jazz band experiments with a whole range of arrangements and improvisations from traditional big band to contemporary compositions as part of NUS Arts Festival 2013.

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    NUS Arts Festival Celebrates EduSports
    NUS Arts Festival offers you not-to-be-missed live performances, film screenings, improv and theatre ABSOLUTELY FREE and we invite one and all to EduSports and University Town (UTown) from 9 to 23 Mar 2013.

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    Diversity Symposium 2013
    Achieving an Inclusive Community: Challenges & Opportunities

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    NUS Arts Festival Roadshow
    Performers will present snippets of the upcoming shows this 9 to 23 March at the NUS Arts Festival. Make a trip down to Town Plaza at University Town on Monday, 18 Feb, at 12 pm and enjoy a host of music and dance performances! There will even be a performance by magician, Alexander Yuen, from The Swing Thing (23 Mar)! Goodie bags up...

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    In-Fusion 2013 'Celebrating Life'
    In-Fusion is the biggest Cultural Extravaganza in NUS.

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    FindMore@NUSL Training Session
    Discover how FindMore@NUSL can facilitate your research or assignments.

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    Tohoku: Road To The Future
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    Human Trafficking Symposium
    The Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme, University Scholars Programme, and Tembusu College in NUS, as well as EmancipAsia (a local NGO founded by Sylvia Lee), are co-organising a symposium on human trafficking.

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    10th International Exchange Day (IED)
    Thursday, 6 September 2012, 9 am to 6 pm @ University Town Plaza

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    Moments @ NUS Libraries Photo Exhibition
    The Moments @ NUS Libraries Photo Competition took place from 8 May to 6 July 2012. Participants were to submit original photos of their inspired moments at any of the 7 libraries in NUS. In all, 177 photos were submitted and from these, our judges selected 30 photos.

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    Climate Action Day 2012
    The theme for this year’s Climate Action Day (CAD) is “Let’s Make the Switch!”.

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    RunNUS 2012
    Be in for a whole new challenging experience with us on 2nd September 2012! One of the largest sporting events in NUS is back to allure all runners with our scenic route around the campus and the historic Kent Ridge Park!

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    Supernova Rock Concert 2012
    NUS' Biggest Outdoor Concert is back once again this year! Time to get your rock gear and dancing shoes on as Supernova rocks out UTown this August 2012!

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    An Afternoon with All the King's Men
    Come and meet UK’s best collegiate a cappella group on 29 August! Besides being crowned Voice Festival UK 2012 Champions, All the King’s Men has been awarded Third Place at the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella Final in New York this year. Grab the opportunity to meet them at a dialogue session (accompanied by a song or two) at UTown.

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    Human Trafficking Film Forums
    Perhaps nothing provides a better perspective on human trafficking than films and documentaries. The University Scholars Programme, Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme and Tembusu College have carefully selected a series of powerful films from different countries that we feel convey the issue well. Often told through the eyes of a victim, immerse yourself in these films to learn incredible...

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    Alumni Day @ Kent Ridge Campus
    Organised by the NUS Office of Alumni Relations, the annual Alumni Day @ Kent Ridge Campus will be held at University Town with a concert under the stars (in collaboration with the Timbre Group). With activities for both children and adults, there’s something for everyone!

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    Moving House – A Film Screening & Panel Discussion
    NUS Museum and All Things Bukit Brown present a screening of Tan Pin Pin’s award winning documentary Moving House, two presentations and a Q&A session to mark the next significant development for the planned eight-lane highway that will cut through Bukit Brown cemetery - Exhumation.

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    A special invitation to tour University Town (UTown)
    A one-hour guided tour of UTown will be offered every Wednesday in June 2012 (6/6, 13/6, 20/6 and 27/6), at 4.30 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to view amenities such as theme rooms and apartments at the residential colleges and to understand how UTown was constructed to enrich your student life at NUS.

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    The Musical: Venus Transit @ NUS 2012
    Join us at University Town’s Town Green on 5 June 2012, from 8 to 10 pm, for a musical composed by renowned local composer, Dr Robert Casteels. Participants may look forward to music combined with the celestial sounds!

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    UTown Residential Programme Event for Freshmen
    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find out how you can enrich your campus experience through the multidisciplinary and innovative University Town Residential Programme (UTRP) which extends your learning beyond the classroom. Drop by UTown on 11 May 2012 to find out more!

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    Kent Ridge Ministerial Forum 2012
    4th April @ Town Plaza Auditorium

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    City In A Garden Exhibition by the National Parks Board
    Catch this exhibition by NParks from 2nd to 5th April at the ERC!

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    UTown @ NUS Open House
    Join us at UTown on 17th & 18th March for a series of exciting and informative activities!

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