Vacation Housing


Summer Housing

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.

Elm RC will be the designated Summer Housing Tower for 2020.

Summer Housing will start from 10th May 2020 till 6th August 2020.

Do note that students staying for the summer/vacation will be allocated to different rooms from their current room during that period. The Dean of Students Office coordinates summer housing details. Please refer to the information below for details regarding summer housing.

How does Summer Housing at Yale-NUS work?

Students will apply for Summer housing through a form which will be released sometime in mid to late-March. Applications will close 2 weeks from the form release date.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications sometime in early May.

Date changes after application submissions may be subject to financial penalties.

Do I need a valid reason to apply for Summer housing?

Yes. All students applying to Summer housing will be required to provide a valid reason for their stay on campus.

Typical justifications for Summer housing include:

  • Research Programmes
  • Internships
  • Personal Circumstances
  • Etc.

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

How much will Summer Housing cost?

Summer Housing will be charged at $200 per week.

Is there a minimum stay for Summer Housing?

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

Note: Exceptions will apply for students who are participating in the CIPE Social Impact Bootcamp.

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.

Note: Exceptions may apply for students participating in the CIPE Summer Research Programme who are required to travel to complete fieldwork overseas. Please select the option accordingly in the application form.

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

Yes. You will likely be required to remove ALL your personal belongings from your current semester room and move to a summer housing suite at Elm where you will be housed with other Summer housing residents.

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

When can I check-in to my Summer Housing suite?

Check-ins can be done at the Elm Residential College Office on weekdays ONLY, from 9am to 5pm. – After hours and weekend checkouts are not allowed.

Can I check-in on weekends/after office hours?

No. Please make the necessary travel plans such that your flights arrive on a weekday. Alternatively, should you arrive in Singapore on a weekend, you will be required to arrange for temporary off-campus accommodation at your own expense until Monday at 9am where you will then be able to check-in.

When can I check-out from my Summer Housing suite?

Check-outs can be done at the Elm Residential College Office on weekdays ONLY, from 9am to 5pm. – After hours and weekend checkouts are not allowed.

Can I check-out on weekends/after office hours?

No. Please make the necessary travel plans such that your flights depart on a weekday. Alternatively, should you depart from Singapore on a weekend, you will be required to arrange for temporary off-campus accommodation at your own expense should you wish to depart on a weekend.

Are meals included in Yale-NUS Summer housing?

No. The dining halls will be closed for the entire duration of the summer period.

Kitchen facilities & the buttery kitchens are not available for use throughout the duration of the summer break.

I forgot to sign up for Summer 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 Summer Housing. Are there financial penalties involved?

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

When can I move into my Summer housing room?

Check-In to your Summer Housing room can only be done approximately 2 weeks after the last day of move-out. If you are looking to stay on campus during the first 2 weeks of the summer break, you will remain in your semester rooms until the housekeeping team have prepared the Summer Housing suites for your move-in.

Check-in to your Summer Housing Suite can be done at the Residential College Office on Weekdays ONLY from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm.

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

Can I choose my Summer 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 Summer Housing suite?

Yes. You will be required to get your card reprogrammed at Infra on Weekdays ONLY from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm.

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.

What happens if I leave my personal items in the Summer 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 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.

Will financial assistance be provided for Summer Housing?

Yes, financial assistance applications will be made available for students who may be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 situation at home. Disbursement amounts will be based on your current Financial Aid status.

COVID-19 financial assistance applications are available through the form linked here.

Please contact Ms. Carol at carol.pillai@yale-nus.edu.sg should you have any additional questions.

Note: Students participating in official CIPE programs will receive appropriate funding. For further questions on funding , please approach a CIPE representative

Does NUS offer housing over the summer break?

Yes, NUS offers a “Vacation Stay Exercise” which offer housing options for all NUS-affiliated students in one of their many halls of residences from May to August. Please contact the respective NUS hostel management offices for more information.

http://nus.edu.sg/osa/student-services/hostel-admission/non-graduating/terms-and-conditions

How do I contact NUS Halls of Residences?

 

Halls of Residence Contact Email
Ridge View Residential College ohs.rvrc@nus.edu.sg
Prince George’s Park Residences askpgpr@nus.edu.sg
Tembusu Residential College ohs.tembusu@nus.edu.sg
Cinnamon Residential College ohs.cinnamon@nus.edu.sg
College of Alice and Peter Tan ohs.capt@nus.edu.sg
Residential College 4 ohs.rc4@nus.edu.sg
Eusoff Hall ohs.eusoff@nus.edu.sg
Temasek Hall ohs.temasek@nus.edu.sg
Sheares Hall ohs.sheares@nus.edu.sg
Kent Ridge Hall ohs.kentridge@nus.edu.sg
Raffles Hall ohs.raffles@nus.edu.sg
KEVII Hall ohs.ke7@nus.edu.sg

 

Are there any other short/long-term accommodation options I can explore?

NUS Hostel Admission Services (HAS) has prepared the following a list of contacts and resource references to help facilitate your arrangement of alternative accommodation:

http://www.nus.edu.sg/osa/student-services/hostel-admission/other-accommodation

 

Disclaimer: 
The information and external contacts provided is compiled in good faith, and is intended as a guide only. HAS does not endorse, guarantee, warrant or recommend the accuracy of the information or necessarily subscribe to any such opinions or recommendations. HAS does not profit in any way or sponsor any of the contacts listed. They are provided as a convenience to you.

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.