The Tembusu College community is notable for its friendly and welcoming culture. Learning is not restricted to the classroom but interwoven with college life. Students can expect myriad avenues for informal learning, both through organized events and opportunities to interact directly with Fellows and distinguished visitors, who also reside at the college. This is coupled with an active co-curricular schedule of sports, music, culture, drama and other activities organized by student interest groups, houses and the student government.
Floors are clustered together to form five “houses”, which are named after endangered animal species to reflect the college’s concern for the environment. The house system allows the formation of neighbourhoods within the greater college community, and helps students get to know each other by organizing smaller scale events. Houses also compete for trophies and points at events like Sports Day.
Life at Tembusu is stimulated by its space. The College dining hall, shared with Cinnamon College next door, is a central point for students to socialize, and engage with Fellows, Graduate Fellows and distinguished visitors. Graduate Fellows are post-graduate students living in the college, who contribute their experiences as mentors.
Living space at Tembusu is constantly evolving, and the transformation is often student-driven. Spaces of note include a common lounge with a range of board games; a games room with a pool table, air hockey and an xbox with kinect; a music room with a full range of instruments; and a browsing library full of carefully-chosen great books. In addition, every floor has its own lounge.
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