Vacation Housing


Summer Housing

Important Note: These FAQs apply for students seeking to live on-campus during the Summer and has been contextualized to the current COVID-19 situation in Singapore.

Each summer, the College offers housing for students staying in Singapore for work or research purposes. On-campus summer housing is a privilege and is not guaranteed to students. The Code of Student Conduct is fully enforceable during the summer period. Failure to adhere to it may result in the immediate termination of a student’s summer housing, among other things.

Summer Housing will start from 11th May 2020 till 6th August 2020.

The Dean of Students Office coordinates summer housing details. Please refer to the information below for details regarding summer housing:

Important Forms and Links

Summer Housing Application (by 27 Apr 2359hrs)

Financial Assistance Application for Summer Housing (by 27 Apr 2359hrs)

Off-Campus Housing Resources (compiled by StuGov)

When is the deadline for summer housing applications?

  • Summer Housing applications close on 27th April 2359hrs.
  • We are using the same application form as before. – The link has been included at the end of this email.

How much will Summer Housing cost?

Summer Housing will be charged at $200 per week.

If I submitted an application before the start of the Circuit Breaker, is my application still valid?

All previous applications since applications opened on 20th March are valid and will be reviewed accordingly. If you have submitted multiple applications due to changing specific circumstances, please note that we will only consider your latest application submitted before 27th April 2359hrs.

How can I be sure that my application has been received?

  • To address any potential confusion, we will be sending out an email later today(20/4), to each student who has submitted a summer housing application, so that you can verify your submission. If the information is correct, no further action is required.
  • To cancel, please reply to the email and outline your intended departure date.
  • If your circumstances have change and you would like to make changes to your application, please submit a new application through the Summer Housing application link below, and we will only consider your most recent submission before 27th April 2359hrs.

 

Will my Summer Housing application be approved?

  • Applications with substantiated reasons will be approved:
    • Internship in Singapore
    • CIPE Summer Research Programmes
    • NUS Research or Study Modules
    • Border Closures or lack of available flights to return home due to COVID-19
  • All other requests will be reviewed on a case-to-case basis.
  • The results of your application will be released on 1st May 2020.

I am currently at home and would like to return to campus and apply for summer housing. Can I do so?

  • International students on student passes are required to seek approval from ICA/MOE prior to returning to Singapore. This can be done by dropping the Student Services team an email with your request along with an online travel declaration submission.
  • You should only apply for Summer Housing once you have received approval from ICA/MOE for your request. (If the approval is granted past the Summer Housing application deadline, please drop me an email with your individual request)

My internship/Summer Research Programme only starts in June / July. Can I continue staying on campus during the interim period?

  • Yes, you may live on campus as a Summer Housing resident prior to the start of your internship.
  • Do note that prevailing Summer Housing rates will apply in the interim period prior to the start of your internship.

What happens if the Government announces an extension to the Circuit-Breaker? (Past 4th May and into the Summer Break)

  •  Regardless of an extension to Circuit Breaker legislation, all students who remain on campus past the end of semester (11th May) would need an approved Summer Housing application.
  • Students will be charged prevailing Summer Housing rates from 11th May onwards.
  • If you do not have an approved Summer Housing application, you are required to move-out before Noon on the 11th of May.

Can I apply for summer housing if I am graduating this May?

Yes, in these extraordinary times, we are allowing graduating students to apply for summer housing.

When will I know the results of my application?

  • Application results will be released on 1st May.
  • Allocation details will be released at a later date.

Can I change my summer housing dates or cancel after 27 April? Will there be any fees?

  • Yes, you may change them if necessary. Date-change/cancellation fees will be waived.
  • Please contact Erfaan (numan@yale-nus.edu.sg) as early as possible to communicate the change.

 

Will food be provided during summer housing?

  • Unfortunately, food will not be provided as Sodexo is only contracted to operate during the semester.
  • Butteries will not be accessible in light of the current situation.
  • UTown foodcourts will remain open throughout the entire duration of the Summer Break.

 

Will I be able to choose my suitemates during summer housing?

  • As we cannot predict how the Circuit Breaker and COVID-19 situation will pan out, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to choose your suitemates and be reallocated to a different suite.
  • Under the likely case that similar levels of government restrictions are in place, there will be no suite movements for the time being other than for students who end up as the only person in their suite.

Do I have to move to a different suite?

You might have to move to a different suite if you are the only person in your current suite, or if we need to turnover your suite for incoming students near the start of the semester.

Is there a minimum stay for Summer Housing?

You may only apply for Summer Housing with a minimum 2 week stay.

Can I check-out after a 2-week stay on campus and return several weeks later for another 2-week stint?

No. You will only be allowed to check-in and out once throughout the duration of the summer break.

Do I need to get my card re-programmed again before moving back into my semester suite at the end of the summer break?

Yes. You will need to reprogram your card at Infra on your semester room move-in day.

Am I allowed to leave my personal items in the Summer housing suite after I’ve checked out?

  • No. Any items left in the rooms and suites after checkout will immediately be disposed of by housekeeping staff as per the Code of Student Conduct. Students will also be charged labour and administrative costs in addition to a fine.
  • Your room and suite must be left in exact move-in condition. Students who have received fines previously may be subject to a higher fine and potentially a conduct hearing.

The items left in the Summer Housing suite aren’t mine. Why am I still receiving a fine for this?

  • It is the collective responsibility for all residents in the suite to ensure that the suite in left in move-in condition prior to check-out. If it is impossible to ascertain the individual(s) responsible for any violation of the housing guidelines, all suite mates will receive a minimum fine of $50 per person.
  • This amount is strictly non-negotiable.

Can I let external guests stay in my Summer Housing room/suite?

  • No. Guests are strictly not allowed to live in your suite over the Summer break.
  • You may be subject to a conduct hearing should you be found in breach of this policy.

What happens on the last day of Circuit Breaker housing (11th May)?

  • All students with an approved summer housing application are to remain in their current rooms and suites pending further details on re-allocations (If any)

Apart from Yale-NUS summer housing, where else can I find temporary accommodation? Can I apply for NUS Housing?

Unfortunately, NUS halls/residences may not be able to house students over the summer in light of COVID-19. Please consider off-campus housing in addition to Yale-NUS summer housing (check out the resource compiled by StuGov as linked below).

 

How do I apply for financial assistance for summer housing?

If you require financial assistance for housing fees, please apply by 27 April 2359hrs. This is a separate form from the summer housing form, (link above), and all previous submissions (even before Circuit Breaker) are still valid.

 

I’d like to return home, but I am unable to afford the flight tickets. Who do I approach for assistance?

Please speak to Ms. Carol from Student Services at pillai@yale-nus.edu.sg for discussions on financial assistance options.

December Housing

A limited number of rooms will be offered for December Housing on-campus at Yale-NUS College for AY19/20. December housing is not-guaranteed and subject to approval on a case-to-case basis. Students are expected to substantiate their applications with documents to validate their need for Housing on campus over the winter break. Students requiring financial assistance may approach our Student Services team at Yale-NUS College for more information.

How does December Housing at Yale-NUS work?

Students will apply for December housing through an application form released in late September. Applications will close on 13th October at 2359 (11.59pm)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications in late October.

Students requiring financial aid will also be interviewed in mid-October to assess their need.

Final room allocations will be released to successful applicants in November.

Cancellations upon approval of your application will incur a $200 penalty fee.

Do I need a valid reason to apply for December Housing?

Yes. All students applying to December Housing will be required to provide a valid reason for their stay with attached substantiating documents.

Typical justifications for December housing include:

  • Research Programmes
  • Internships

Your application form will be rejected if you do not substantiate your need for housing over the winter break.

How much will December Housing cost?

December Housing will be charged at $200 per week.

Is there a minimum stay for December Housing?

Yes. You will be required to stay for the entire duration of the winter break, from the 9 of December 2019 to the 9 of January 2020.

Do I have to move out from my current room to a different room?

Yes. You will be required to gather your personal belongings from your current room and move to a winter suite where you will be housed with other winter housing residents.

This is to ensure better management of residents’ needs and for the safety and security of everyone living on campus during the break.

Will I be able to access my semester room during the break?

No. Card access to your room will be deactivated on your move-out day – 9 December 2019

Are meals included in Yale-NUS December Housing?

December Housing will only include accommodation as the dining halls will not be open for students during the winter break.

I forgot to sign up for December Housing and the deadline has since passed. Can I still apply?

No. Students must adhere to the strict deadline set out by the Dean of Students Office.

I’ve submitted an application and decided that I no longer need December Housing. Are there financial penalties involved?

Yes. Once your application has been approved, no changes or cancellations will be allowed.

Cancellations will incur a $200 penalty fee.

My December Housing application was rejected. Can I appeal this decision?

Unfortunately, with limited available rooms for December Housing, we will not be able to accommodate all applicants. Decisions on your applications are made after careful consideration of your need and overall situation.

We will not be accepting any appeals.

My December Housing application was rejected. Where else can I apply to?

You may apply to NUS Housing options if needed. Do note that there may be black-out dates at NUS Housing between 9 December 2019 to 9 January 2020. It would be best to approach the respective halls of residence to find out more.

You are encouraged to also explore various short term off-campus options .

When can I move into my December Housing room?

Check in to your winter room can only be done on the last day of move-out, on the 9 December from 9am onwards. Check-in to your December Housing room can be done at the Residential College Office between 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm.

You will NOT be allowed to check-in after office hours, or on weekends or public holidays.

Can I choose my December Housing suite mates?

No. You will be allocated a room based on operational and administrative requirements. We are only able to cater to medical requirements and gender preferences (single or mixed-gender suites)

Do I need to get my card re-programmed at Infra before moving-in to my December Housing suite?

Yes. You will be required to get your card reprogrammed at Infra on the 9 December between 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm.

Do I need to get my card re-programmed again before moving back into my semester suite?

Yes. You will be required to get your card re-programmed at Infra on the 9 December between 9am to 12pm or 2pm to 5pm.

What happens if I leave items in the December Housing suite after I’ve checked-out?

Any items left in the rooms and suites after checkout will immediately be disposed of by housekeeping staff as per the Code of Student Conduct. Students will also be charged labour and administrative costs in addition to a fine.

Your  room and suite must be left in the exact move-in condition. Students who have received fines previously may be subject to a higher fine and potentially a conduct hearing.

The items left in the December Housing suite aren’t mine. Why am I still receiving a fine for this?

It is the collective responsibility for all residents in the suite to ensure that the suite is left in move-in condition prior to check-out. If it is impossible to ascertain the individual(s) responsible for any violation of the housing guidelines, all suite mates will receive a minimum fine of $30 per person.

This amount is strictly non-negotiable.

Can I let external guests stay in my December Housing room/suite?

No. Guests are strictly not allowed to live in your suite over the winter break.

You may be subject to a conduct hearing should you be found in breach of this policy.

How is financial assistance for December Housing determined?

Financial assistance is determined based on need. If you have need for financial assistance, please email Student Services at studenthelp@yale-nus.edu.sg. The Student Services and Residential Housing staff will subsequently meet with you to discuss your financial assistance package.