The Halls of Residence are vibrant communities dedicated to experiential learning.
Imagine living in a close-knit environment that provides a unique learning experience that challenges your thinking, hones your analytical skills and, above all, leverages on the strength in diversity. That is what the Halls offer you: a chance to explore new interests, pursue fresh experiences, and engage in hands-on learning in this unique blend of living and learning.
Opportunities abound here from leadership programmes to activities that broaden and deepen pursuits in culture and the arts, sports, and intellectual interests. You can contribute in meaningful ways to the local community through community service, or beyond by embarking on overseas community projects.
Living in the halls also gives you the chance to read Hall modules such as Exploration in Musical Production (GEH1040) and Understanding Body, Mind and Culture through Sport (GEH1063). These modules put theory into practice in a purposeful and meaningful way. In addition, the Halls also offer the convenience of taking some of your General Education modules, namely Quantitative Reasoning (GER1000H) and Asking Questions (GEQ1000H) in your Hall.
There are seven Halls on Kent Ridge Campus, each with its own unique tradition and heritage.
Eusoff Hall (EH) is a progressive residence offering inclusive, stimulating and purposeful living-cum-learning programmes. At EH, you will find a home away from home, enjoy peer academic support from academically gifted seniors, immerse in intentional engagement in co-curricular activities and build lasting friendships. EH prepares you for work life and makes your university experience meaningful and memorable.
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Kent Ridge Hall
Kent Ridge Hall (KRH) strives to be a premium provider of a first class university living experience that is unique and well rounded. Through a myriad of opportunities in the performing arts, sports or committees that cater to your passion, immerse yourself in the positive and vibrant living experiences of university on-campus housing by becoming part of the KRH family. Residents of KRH who are interested in entrepreneurship can also look forward to applying for the KREATE award, which aims to provide seed funding for business proposals that are innovative and has potential commercial value.
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King Edward VII Hall
With a century-old tradition, King Edward VII Hall (KEVII)’s uniqueness is its strong commitment to cultivating individual effectiveness within a living-learning community. KEVII offers a plethora of out-of-classroom activities in the theatre arts, culture, music, sports, photo-journalism, community engagement, and leadership. You will actively explore and develop your distinctive voice as you learn, grow and interact within a supportive, inclusive, and diverse community. With effective integration between heritage and the enthusiasm of its residents, KEVII embodies synergy and vibrancy in living its motto – “to strive, to seek, to serve”.
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Established in 1958, Raffles Hall (RH) has a rich heritage supported by strong alumni relations and a traditional culture of excellence cultivated by its residents. It is the largest and most centrally located hall within the Kent Ridge Campus. The RH experience provides ample opportunities for residents to excel in academic and co-curricular pursuits, including staging original and successful musical productions annually that display their skillsets and creative expressions as well as experiencing new pursuits to enhance your residential life on campus.
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Founded in 1952 as the Dunearn Road Hostels, Sheares Hall (SH) has groomed generations of notable leaders and we have an exceptional alumni network that set up the very first hall-based bursary at NUS. At SH, be prepared to immerse yourself in a spectrum of experiences through living together and through cultural, sports, committee, and community activities. Our aim is to facilitate your development – it’s not just what you come in with that’s important to us, but what you leave SH with that we strive hard towards. At SH, we want you to dare to reach the highest in all aspects of your time at NUS.
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Temasek Hall (TH) prides itself on its sports excellence as shown in its stellar performances in Inter-Hall Games and in its continual efforts to nurture sports talents. TH believes in being a Hall of Opportunities, where you will be exposed to the areas of sports, performing arts, leadership and organisational committees. Most importantly, TH strives to be the second home for all residents. As its motto goes, "Some Call it a Hostel, We Call it Home".
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Located within the Prince George’s Park Residences, the newly established Prince George’s Park House (PGP House) provides a balanced one-year living and learning programme for freshmen. PGP House helps freshmen settle into varsity life by providing a familial and well-supported residential environment through its team of Resident Fellows and Resident Assistants. The signature Peer Mentorship Programme extends academic and student life related guidance by a select group of dedicated seniors. PGP House empowers residents to innovate solutions for the betterment of community and the needy through frugal innovation initiatives. Be part of a family that believes in the values of frugality and paying it forward!
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Ever since the founding of the halls, hall residents have actively participated in co-curricular activities and programmes that helped students develop teamwork, leadership qualities, and learning beyond the classroom, while at the same time capitalize on the experience of living within a shared community. In order to provide a learning experience for students in a more systematic and effective way, hall modules that carry modular credits were conceptualised. The learning approach adopted in the hall modules focuses on the application of theories and knowledge through experiential learning, thinking critically about the philosophy behind practice, reflecting on the learning process, and leveraging on interaction with the residential community in building knowledge in a meaningful way. Join us for an even more enriching living/learning experience.
Raffles Hall: GEK1065/GEH1040 Exploration in Musical Production
Course Attribute: without NUS Prereq and can SU
Description This module engages students to think and express themselves through the production process of a musical. By introducing the various aspects of mounting a musical production, it empowers the students to transmit this understanding into an actual display of intrinsic ideas. The module will be executed through classroom seminars and an experiential component culminating in the form of a micro-musical. The content coverage embodies a survey and appreciation of Singapore musicals; and to expound on the hardware and software requirements in mounting a musical. This include individual elements like acting, singing, writing, composing, music-making and dancing which are interwoven in the creation of this art form; as well as the financial and budget planning, safety measures and basic aspects of stage management.
Temasek Hall: GEH1063 Understanding Body, Mind and Culture through Sport
Course Attribute: without NUS Prereq and can SU
Description In the contemporary society, sports are closely linked to larger issues such as health, fitness, physical appearance, money, politics, and cultural values. This module draws on physical, psychological and sociocultural knowledge and complements it with required practical and experiential learning to provide students with a grounded appreciation of sports and related issues. It discusses the recent rise of marathons, iron man races, and cycling. It also confronts controversial issues pertaining to the use of substances to improve performance and motivation to attain the desired body image. Finally, it questions how these are linked to societal and cultural expectations.
GEQ/GER1000H - Tutorial Balloting for Hall Freshmen
Please note that for Hall Freshmen reading GEQ/GER1000 modules, these modules will be coded as GEQ1000H and GER1000H starting from cohort AY18/19 and 19/20 respectively.
For more information on Tutorial Balloting for Hall Freshmen (GEQ/GER1000H), please refer to the GER and GEQ website.
For other GER/GEQ1000H related questions, please refer to the FAQ section.