19 Kent Ridge Crescent
6516 2078 (Telephone)
6773 0589 (Facsimile)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the difference between Halls and Residential Colleges?
For HONUS, there are no air-conditioned rooms, all are naturally ventilated. However, for RCs, some rooms are air-conditioned. For RCs, there are only single rooms and the cost of staying is higher than HONUS, averaging about $2500 per semester with compulsory meal plans of $900 per semester. The biggest difference is that there are no compulsory hall modules required for HONUS while there are compulsory RC modules (4).
- Firstly, location wise, RH has a central location in NUS and is within a walking distance to the Engineering faculty, Yusof Ishak House, University Sports Centre, University Health Centre, University Cultural Centre, MPSH(where examinations are held) and even University Town. RH also has two bus stops which offer easy access to all other faculties via the free NUS shuttle bus service.
- Due to our central location, you can find a diverse range of students across all faculties. Apart from expanding your social circle, you can also find many helpful seniors within your faculty who are ever ready to offer their tips and advices based on their experiences.
- RH is the hall of opportunities! RHesidents are welcomed to try new CCAs in RH, such as picking up a new sport or learning a new skill. There are also numerous leadership roles available for RHesidents. Here in RH, we aim to recognize and nurture all RHesidents to the fullest potential.
- RH also has a strong focus on a holistic education. We have a wide variety of mentoring programmes, wellness & support care programmes, hall-life programmes & education, symposiums and talks with prominent alumni.
What is the commitment like?
The level of commitment depends on your personal interest! For those who enjoy a vibrant and exciting hall life, you are welcomed to join more CCAs. An average RHesident has about 3-4 CCAs. While it may seem a lot, this number is actually very manageable, as unlike in JC or Polytechnic where CCAs are year-long, hall CCAs have go by periods, eg. Sports CCAs are only intensive in Sem1 as IHG starts at the beginning of Sem2. So if you manage your time well, you can balance both academics and CCAs very well.
What is the RH culture?
- RH has a welcoming and accepting culture, where you are free to try out new things and you can definitely find many like-minded individuals. There is no need of fear for any social pressure to change, as the uniqueness of every RHesident is celebrated. Our environment allows RHesidents, to discover their passions, what they like/dislike, connect with like-minded individuals, and equip themselves for their future, all while staying true to themselves – they become who they want to be.
- Due to the kampung-like structure of RH blocks, there is a very strong community spirit among RHesidents. RH offers a strong family culture where everyone cares and looks out for each other, and for many RHesidents it is our home away from home!
How are the rooming arrangements like?
RH offers two types of rooms, single and double. For those opting for single rooms, RH has the largest single room amongst other halls. RH also offers single rooms within the Kuok Foundation House. For those opting for double rooms, RH has the greatest number of doubles rooms. Furthermore, you are able to choose your roommate of the same gender should you wish to room with your friend, or you can have a new roommate and make new friends!