Student Spaces

With the creation of physical spaces within the college, we hope that these student spaces can help create a supportive and conducive environment for our students to live and learn together. Students can have small group discussions with their peers and fellows, as well as hold events to promote social, educational and cultural interaction, and bonding at these purpose-built spaces.

Reading Room

Thomas Jefferson famously quipped, "I cannot live without books." Similarly, Tembusu College believes that books — and the ideas they bring with them — are the vitality, and life, of any community. The collection is carefully curated with the input of the entire fellowship; there is a myriad of books reflecting the movement of thought from the ancients to the contemporary. The opening hours of the reading room are weekdays from 7pm till 11pm during the semester. Our catalogue can be found at

The Box Office


If you're interested in coffee, film or just looking for a place to chill, you'll definitely want to head over to The Box Office! Whether you want to relax, catch up and bond over making coffee, or a movie (or two!) — there's no better place to do it than in Tembusu's own home cinema.

The Abbey

If you love music, you’re at the right place! The Abbey is Tembusu’s very own jamming studio. Equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems and amplifiers, the stage is set for you and like-minded musicians to jam and have fun!

The Atlas

The Atlas, where Tembusians past and present take a break from the rigour of university life. Here in the Atlas, our Tembusians bring the world to Tembusu by sharing their diverse global experiences with one another. Come down to the Atlas to experience this intermingling of people, cultures, and ideas!

The Common Lounge

The Common Lounge is a space that is widely used by our students for social gatherings, discussions, study spaces, etc. Student's Teas, Work-in-Progress Seminars, House Parties are some of the many activities that take place in the Common Lounge. There is also a piano located in the lounge for students who would like to mesmerise the crowd with the tunes.

The Amphitheatre

The Basement 1 Amphitheatre is a popular hangout place for house events in the evenings such as Open Mic, Mid-Autumn Festival Gatherings, etc. Plenty of space for students to spend the evening enjoying the songs by their fellow peers. It is also a frequently used workout space by one of our interest groups (tCali). Come down in the evenings to join them to work that biceps and abs.The College is also within close proximity to the following amenities and services within University Town:

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.