UTown Self-Guided Tour

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

Alternatively, you may also wish to embark on an interactive self-guided tour by downloading our NUS Campus Explorer app available on both ITunes and Google Play Store! Listen to the audio guides and check in to the various buildings to win a mystery gift! Have fun exploring UTown!

* Best viewed in Google Chrome and optimised for A3

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Quotes "As a USP student, it was rewarding to witness how the shift to UTown had provided USP students with many more resources and platforms to organise communal learning activities beyond the classroom…"
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Did you know? The residential colleges at UTown are anchored by two programmes - University Scholars Programme, and UTown College Programme. Check out the 'Programmes' section to find out more.

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General Information about UTown

  • What is University Town (UTown) and what does UTown have?

    An educational hub complete with residential spaces and learning facilities, UTown is built to serve its residents as well as the wider NUS community. It features four residential colleges, a UTown Residence, an Education Resource Centre, Stephen Riady Centre, Town Plaza and Town Green.

    UTown represents a bold approach towards undergraduate education by promoting innovative learning technologies and creative teaching pedagogies. The facilities at UTown such as learning café and computer commons that are open 24/7 are purposefully designed to encourage collaborative learning and multidisciplinary engagement. Its many study clusters cater to a variety of studying habits that attract students and staff across all Faculties/Schools and all years of study.

  • Can non-residents enjoy the facilities at UTown?

    Definitely! Besides the residential colleges and the UTown Residence, whose premises are mainly for the use by residents, other NUS facilities at UTown are open to all NUS students and staff.

    Please refer to the web pages on the Education Resource Centre, Stephen Riady Centre and Town Plaza for more information on the facilities available.

  • How can I get to UTown?

    Visitors can get to UTown by:

    • Bus
      - NUS Internal Shuttle Bus D
      - Public buses 33 and 196 from Dover Road
      - Public buses 33, 96, 151, 183 and 196 from Clementi Road

    • Bicycle (where there is a dedicated cycling path parallel to the roads)

    • Motor vehicles
      - Via Dover Road
      - Via College Link from Kent Ridge Campus

    • Or by foot from Kent Ridge Campus (where there is a sheltered walkway)

    For more information, please refer to http://utown.nus.edu.sg/contact/getting-here/.

  • Are there any F&B or retail outlets?

    Yes, visitors can choose from a variety of outlets:

    1) At Town Plaza

      - Subway
      - The Royals Bistro
      - Fine Food, a food court that offers various cuisines
      - Hwang’s Korean Restaurant
      - Sapore Italiano
      - Cheers

    2) At the Education Resource Centre

      - Starbucks

    3) At Stephen Riady Centre

      - Flavours@UTown, a food court which offers various cuisines
      - Pizza Hut Express
      - Waa Cow
      - Bookhaven
      - Guardian
      - Liang Seng Sports
      - FairPrice Xpress

  • Does UTown have any programmes that non-residents can take part in?

    Also based at UTown is the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme which aims to groom Singapore’s next generation of community leaders.

    Each year, the programme admits a small number of NUS undergraduates from all Faculties/Schools. Students will have the opportunity to read modules relevant to community leadership; conduct research on topical social issues such as poverty, chronic unemployment and ageing; engage in an attachment with a social service organisation; as well as interact with outstanding local and overseas community leaders, social service organisation leaders, social entrepreneurs and academics at talks and workshops.