CREATE is an international research campus and innovation hub, home to the National Research Foundation, as well as interdisciplinary research centres from top universities and corporate laboratories. Town Plaza, located within the first two levels of CREATE Tower has an auditorium, seminar rooms, retail and F&B outlets. The informal study areas at level 2 are also open to students.
The Stephen Riady Centre features a recreational pool, rock-climbing wall, comprehensive gymnasium, dance studios, lecture theatres, and other sporting, cultural, and educational facilities.
The perfect place to host a picnic, organise a Frisbee game, join in a guitar sing-along, relax under the Angsana trees or initiate a star-gazing session at night. The Town Green is also perfect for larger outdoor events, such as open-air concerts, film screenings, and team-building events.
The prayer room is a space built on mutual respect and understanding where all are welcome to unwind, meditate, and also to observe their religious practices.
The Counselling Centre is committed to the highest quality of clinical services to promote the emotional, relational, and academic potential of all students. Understanding the struggles university students face, their goal is to provide a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere using a holistic and collaborative model of care.
The Georgette Chen Arts Studio is dedicated to visual arts classes and events. It could also convert to a gallery space. There are cupboards allocated to store materials for class use, as well as for use by the Visual Art Society (VAS).
The Fabrication Lab is equipped with a Laser-cutter, 3-D Printers and Sewing Machines. It also has soldering and electronics stations, and a ‘Thinking Space’ for students to hang-out and discuss as they work on their projects. The studio is open for walk-ins.
The Performance Hall is where most official events, such as conferences and symposiums take place. Some events held in the past include NUS Open Day, Experience Yale-NUS Weekend, common curriculum lectures, and the Presidents Speaker Series. Learn more about booking the Performance Hall and other venues by clicking here.
Students can gather here for athletic and recreation activities including basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, floorball, yoga, and tchoukball. The MPH is also used for large social gatherings and events.
The Cendana field is an open grass pitch that is used by athletics teams as an additional training space, and is open to all on a first-come first-served basis.
Managed by the Athletics & Recreation department, the Fitness Centre contains a variety of cardio and strength equipment and is accessible by all members of the Yale-NUS College community.
6am-2am, during the semester
8:30am – 5:30pm, during vacations
The black box can hold up to 185 pax (including technical crew and performers) and is suitable for intimate and engaging events and performances.
Find out more about how to book Art Spaces here.
Meals in the dining hall are among the highlights of every student’s daily life at Yale-NUS College. These are moments for the entire community, including the Rector, Assistant Deans, Residential Life Officers, Residential College Advisors, faculty members, and the administration, to come together in an informal setting. Each Residential College has its own dining hall where any student, no matter the college, can eat. Learn more about the Dining Experience by clicking here.
The Amphitheatre is an outdoor area that can hold a variety of events – from event installations, band performances, and theatrical pieces, to outdoor networking activities.
Within the library learning commons, there are two floors of study spaces, group study rooms, exhibition spaces, along with printers and computers available to use.
24-hour Study Area
Group Study Rooms (7)
Café Agora is located at the second floor of East Core and is a great place to stop by for a quick cup of coffee or a buttery croissant! Cafe Agora is open to the public.
Each Residential College has a common lounge, and these are central locations within in the residential college where Rector’s Teas, speakers, small celebrations and gatherings are held.
Each Yale-NUS Residential College has a late-night snack cafe known as a “buttery”: Shiok Shack (Saga), Shiner’s Diner (Elm), and The Nest (Cendana). These butteries bring students together for noodles, omelettes, burgers, and special food items to fuel you through the late night.
Each residential college has their own courtyard that can hold events such as barbecues and wellness classes, or can even simply be a space to unwind on a hammock!
The residential towers at Yale-NUS feature sky gardens — open spaces every two or three floors designed to encourage more social activity. Each sky garden is equipped with picnic tables, plants, benches, and outdoor common spaces, creating a sense of a close-knit neighbourhood within a nested community.
The ERC provides four levels of seminar rooms, discussion spaces, and cubicles for private study. It is also home to a massive indoor and outdoor learning café, one of the most popular hubs within UTown. Most facilities are open 24/7 and wireless enabled.
Located in all three Residential Colleges, laundry rooms provide washers and dryers for students to use free of charge.