Letter to Freshmen

 

Dear Freshman

 

Congratulations on your successful admission to Eusoff Hall for the academic year 2017/18!

 

You have made the right choice as Eusoff Hall is more than just a place to stay on campus.  It is your home away from home as you join a community of students from diverse backgrounds. Living at Eusoff Hall helps get you ready for life as the hall offers an inclusive, educationally stimulating and purposeful environment with abundant academic/instructive, co-curricular and networking opportunities for you to explore, learn, grow and become responsible for yourselves.

 

There are many activities – social, educational, sporting and cultural – which are organised by the Hall throughout the year.  You will find support as well as academic/life mentorship from our seniors, Resident Fellows and management staff. You are strongly encouraged to participate actively in all activities and to use the opportunities offered to discover your passion and develop your potential during your stay in Eusoff Hall.  I am confident that your hall experience will contribute to a memorable university experience for you.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an academic initiative which will benefit freshmen as well as useful information on financial aid, hall registration and rules, and the Orientation program which are explicated below:

 

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Groups

There is an initiative specially organized to benefit freshmen at Eusoff. PAL will be organized along faculty lines so that you can better prepare and cope with your introductory modules. PAL groups will be facilitated by academically gifted senior Student Facilitators (SFs) who have undergone training in facilitating group discussions.

 

I strongly encourage you to make a point to join PAL groups which will be conducted 4 times each semester.  You will get to study with other residents from your faculty and benefit from past experiences and wisdom of SFs who have read the modules not to mention having access to past year notes and exam questions.  You will also get tips on how good presentation and writing skills, how to manage your S/U options, SEP advice, how to manage a good balance between academic, hall and social life, and many other pertinent advice for your new university life.

 

The hall will be calling for participation very soon, so look out for it!

 

Eusoff Financial Aid

Eusoff Hall is committed to providing a quality education and experiential learning to all Eusoffians and to ensuring that no deserving student is denied residence at the Hall because of financial difficulty.  Needy students can apply for financial aid.  Eusoff Hall offers two types of financial aids – Eusoff Bursary and Eusoff-Ngee Ann Kongsi Student Financial Assistant.  Details and criteria of the Eusoff Financial Aid are available at this link.

 

Freshmen Registration and Matriculation

Please be informed that the Registration and Matriculation Day for Freshmen is on Sunday, 23 July 2017 between 9 am and 3 pm.  Please refer to the “Important Notes” and other instructions in the attached documents for information on Hall Admission.  To expedite the registration process, please complete this online registration exercise. You are required to check in personally. For international students, if you wish to check in before 23 July 2017, please contact the Hall Office at eshjbhk@nus.edu.sg  to make the necessary arrangement.

 

We would like to make it compulsory for you to check in on 23rd July 2017 as the Hall has lined –up the following programmes for you:

Programme

1.00pm               Entrance of parents, students and Hall Management to Dining Hall for Lunch

1.30pm               Master’s Speech
                            Introduction of Resident Fellows
                            Performance by Eusoff Choir

2.30pm               Hall Security Talk by NUS Office of Campus Security and Singapore Police Force
                             Financial Aid Talk by Mr Mark Teng, Domestic Bursar of Eusoff Hall

3.30pm               Performance by Eusoff Dance Club
                             End


Hall Rules
Hall Living comes with a set of housing rules which you will have to read and acknowledge compliance prior to your acceptance of the hall. The Hall’s Housing Rules are in line with university housing rules and are there to ensure a conducive, safe and peaceful living condition for the benefit of the common good at the hall. Please ensure that you carefully read through all of the Hall’s Housing Rules as breaches of hall rules are regulated by a demerit point system which carries penalties that can result in the termination of your hall residence.

 

Eusoff Orientation

Once you have checked in, you are encouraged to take part in our Eusoff Hall Orientation activities which have been planned for you from 23rd July to 27st July 2017.  The main objective of the Orientation is to welcome you and to help you make friends and settle into your new environment and adapt to University life.  Our Eusoff Hall Orientation Committee has worked hard during the vacation to plan and prepare an interesting and exciting programme for all of you.  Do turn up and join as many events as you can and start getting involved so as to make the most of your stay at Eusoff!  The Orientation programme also gives you a good opportunity to become acquainted with your fellow residents and Hall Management with whom you will work and live closely during your stay in the Hall.

 

 

I look forward to welcoming you personally to Eusoff Hall on 23rd July 2017!

 

 

Yours sincerely

A/Prof Goh Beng Lan

Master, Eusoff Hall

 

 


Updated 13 July 2017



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