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

The Tembusu Reading Room is home to a collection specially curated by our Rector and Fellows. The Reading Room is also a place for students to browse widely and to discover new books beyond their usual reading repertoire. Want to know what is in the collection? An updated online catalogue is available here:

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 Oasis

 Take a break and wind down from your daily stresses in this quiet, comfortable, and safe space, alongside your peers and dear friends.


An exciting space for ideation, expression, education and everything in between. It also serves as a mini-studio for Tembusian to conduct photoshoots and creative works. The sky is the limit!

The Blank Canvas

The Blank Canvas is home to some of our Arts interest groups, our out-of-classroom teaching initiative "Techne", and Tembusu's very own Makerspace. It is a blank canvas to hone your creative expression. Be it painting, craft making and the like, this space beckons you to explore!  

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.