"When ready, this campus will also offer students residential living spaces. I understand that it would be mandatory for all first-year students to stay in residence, and the residential experience is part-and-parcel of the delivery of its unique curriculum and pedagogy. It will also offer an opportunity for students to build a sense of identity and community, which is essential for any university and more so for a new institution."
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- Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower,
at the SUTD Ground-Breaking Ceremony
SUTD’s student hostel, named 6°
by the students, is part of the residential living programme designed for its students to foster collaboration and interaction among them. Residence is mandatory for all students in their first three terms (equivalent to one year); the experience is part of the delivery of SUTD’s unique curriculum and pedagogy. Located just 200m away, 6°
is within walking distance from the campus, so students will have unparalleled ease of access to campus facilities and resources.
Creativity is the heart of SUTD and the hostel provides a myriad of opportunities for students to express themselves. At 6°
, you interact with 500 like-minded brilliant and resourceful individuals. This assemblage of talented young minds will spark off novel and original ideas, enabling you to realise your full potential.
There will be nine students in each fully furnished 3-bedroom apartment, with three students sharing a room. The stylishly decorated apartment will be a departure from standard dorm living styles. Students will have the freedom to customise the entire apartment to suit their living styles, and there are ample opportunities for students to express their creativity, from doodle walls at the void decks to their living rooms.
SUTD students are empowered to form the community’s own distinct personality. Its culture, traditions and legacies could be yours to create.