FRESHMAN ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

WHAT IS NUS FRESHMEN ORIENTATION PROGRAMME (FOP)?
As they begin their NUS journey, new NUS undergraduate students (freshmen) are thrust into a colourful campus life bursting with a vibrant student culture and an exciting range of Freshmen Orientation Programmes (FOPs) aimed to ease them into this new university chapter of their life. These FOPs are organised by various NUS groups that comprise of NUS Students’ Union (NUSSU), NUSSU Faculty Clubs, NUSSU Non-Faculty Clubs, Halls and Residential Colleges, Academic Societies (for various Faculty Departments) and Student Interest Groups.
WHAT ARE THE FOPS IN NUS?
Across the various Faculties, Halls, Residential Colleges, Academic Societies and Interest Groups, there are a total of 70 camps stretching across the months of June, July and Early August. The camps are usually categorised into the following categories :

  1. Exposure/Social Camps, which are usually more focused on forging friendships and creating a more vibrant Student Life Experience and are not limited to Faculties and Residences but Interest Groups as well. These camps usually happen from early June till mid July
  2. Orientation Week Camps, which are usually more focused on introducing the academic aspect of NUS Life and orientation of the campus. These camps usually happen from early June till mid July
  3. Rag Camps, to introduce freshmen to the various Rag & Flag Programmes for the respective Faculty/Hall/Department. These camps usually happen from Mid-May.
Here is a complete list of all FOPs for 2020 (Links for websites and sign-ups to be added, stay tuned) :

Group
Event Name
Event Start Date
Event End Date
Sign-up Links
SHSheares Engagement CampMonday, June 01, 2020Tuesday, June 02, 2020
EHEusoff Hall Engagement CampMonday, June 01, 2020Wednesday, June 03, 2020
KEKing Edward VII Hall Engagement CampMonday, June 01, 2020Wednesday, June 03, 2020
KRKent Ridge Camp Blue BloodMonday, June 01, 2020Wednesday, June 03, 2020
RHRaffles Hall Exposure CampMonday, June 01, 2020Wednesday, June 03, 2020
THTemasek Hall Engagement CampMonday, June 01, 2020Wednesday, June 03, 2020
LAWLaw CampMonday, June 01, 2020Thursday, June 04, 2020
FASSSociology Society CampWednesday, June 03, 2020Friday, June 05, 2020
FASSArts Rag CampThursday, June 04, 2020Saturday, June 06, 2020
FASSHistory Society CampTuesday, June 09, 2020Thursday, June 11, 2020
SCIScience CampTuesday, June 09, 2020Friday, June 12, 2020
ENGINEngin CampTuesday, June 09, 2020Friday, June 12, 2020
BIZNUS Business CampWednesday, June 10, 2020Saturday, June 13, 2020
COMComputing FSCFriday, June 12, 2020Monday, June 15, 2020
FASSPsychologyMonday, June 15, 2020Thursday, June 18, 2020
SDESDE FOCMonday, June 15, 2020Thursday, June 18, 2020
SCIPharmaceutical Society CampTuesday, June 16, 2020Friday, June 19, 2020
FASSEconomics Society CampTuesday, June 16, 2020Friday, June 19, 2020
DENTDental CampFriday, June 19, 2020Sunday, June 21, 2020
THTemasek Hall Rag CampMonday, June 22, 2020Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ENGINISEMonday, June 22, 2020Thursday, June 25, 2020
FASSArts CampMonday, June 22, 2020Thursday, June 25, 2020
ENGINChESS CampMonday, June 22, 2020Thursday, June 25, 2020
ENGINEngin RagFriday, June 26, 2020Sunday, June 28, 2020
ENGINBiomedical Eng CampMonday, June 29, 2020Wednesday, July 01, 2020
FASSPolitical Science CampMonday, June 29, 2020Thursday, July 02, 2020
SCIBESFOP CampMonday, June 29, 2020Thursday, July 02, 2020
SCSports CampMonday, June 29, 2020Thursday, July 02, 2020
SCIFood Science Technology CampTuesday, June 30, 2020Thursday, July 02, 2020
SDEBEMS CampTuesday, June 30, 2020Thursday, July 02, 2020
ENGINMech Eng CampTuesday, June 30, 2020Friday, July 03, 2020
ENGINMaterials Science Eng CampWednesday, July 01, 2020Friday, July 03, 2020
FASSGeography CampWednesday, July 01, 2020Saturday, July 04, 2020
ENGINEngineering Science ProgrammeThursday, July 02, 2020Friday, July 03, 2020
USPUSP CampFriday, July 03, 2020Sunday, July 05, 2020
SCILife Science CampMonday, July 06, 2020Thursday, July 09, 2020
MEDNursing CampTuesday, July 07, 2020Wednesday, July 08, 2020
MEDMedicampTuesday, July 07, 2020Friday, July 10, 2020
IGVarsity Christian FellowshipTuesday, July 07, 2020Friday, July 10, 2020
CSCCSC:Ethelonter CampTuesday, July 07, 2020Saturday, July 11, 2020
FASSGlobal Studies CampWednesday, July 08, 2020Friday, July 10, 2020
PANUSPA FOC CampThursday, July 09, 2020Saturday, July 11, 2020
FASSJapanese Studies CampThursday, July 09, 2020Sunday, July 12, 2020
SCIChemical Sciences Society CampFriday, July 10, 2020Sunday, July 12, 2020
SCIMath & StatisticsSaturday, July 11, 2020Tuesday, July 14, 2020
ENGINECE CampSunday, July 12, 2020Tuesday, July 14, 2020
NUSSUUnion CampSunday, July 12, 2020Wednesday, July 15, 2020
SCIPhysics CampMonday, July 13, 2020Wednesday, July 15, 2020
FASSCommunications and New Media CampMonday, July 13, 2020Thursday, July 16, 2020
EHEusoff Rag CampTuesday, July 14, 2020Thursday, July 16, 2020
ENGINCivil Eng CampTuesday, July 14, 2020Friday, July 17, 2020
SCIPharmaceutical Society OWeekTuesday, July 14, 2020Friday, July 17, 2020
FASSArts OWeekFriday, July 17, 2020Monday, July 20, 2020
COMComputing FOWFriday, July 17, 2020Monday, July 20, 2020
SCIScience OWeekSunday, July 19, 2020Wednesday, July 22, 2020
ENGINEngin OWeekTuesday, July 21, 2020Friday, July 24, 2020
FASSSocial Work Society CampWednesday, July 22, 2020Friday, July 24, 2020
BIZBiz OWeekWednesday, July 22, 2020Saturday, July 25, 2020
SDESDE OWeekWednesday, July 22, 2020Saturday, July 25, 2020
KRKent Ridge Hall Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Thursday, July 30, 2020
SHSheares Welcome and Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Thursday, July 30, 2020
CAPTCAPT Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
KEKing Edward VII Hall Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
RC4RC4 Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
RHRaffles Hall Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
RVRVRC Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
THTemasek Hall Orientation CampTuesday, July 28, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
EHEusoff Hall Orientation CampWednesday, July 29, 2020Saturday, August 01, 2020
TEMBTembusu Welcome WeekThursday, July 30, 2020Sunday, August 02, 2020
USPUSP OWeekMonday, August 03, 2020Thursday, August 06, 2020

FOP FAQs

1When are NUS FOPS held?
Most NUS FOPs are held between June and Mid-August each year. They are usually based on campus grounds, but some activities may be carried out outside.
2Where can Information about the various NUS FOPs be obtained?
Every year during NUS Open Day Student Village, major NUSSU entities - i.e. NUSSU Executive Committee (EXCO), Faculty Clubs, Non-faculty clubs, Halls and Residences - will manning booths to share about their various initiatives and projects, in particular, orientation projects and camps for incoming students/freshmen. Attending NUS Open Day is a good opportunity for prospective NUS students to learn about these NUSSU FOPs as they can engage in a more personal and meaningful conversation with returning NUS students to get a first-hand account of their own freshmen experience and learn about NUS student life. General information about the various NUSSU FOPs organised by the major union entities can be obtained from the Union’s website and its NEXUS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nus.students.union.nexus) which will be regularly updated. For more detailed information about each NUSSU FOP or information about other NUS FOPs, students are advised to check the respective FOP/FOP organising committee/club’s website or Facebook pages for updates
3Is it compulsory to attend NUS Orientation Camps?
It is not compulsory to attend NUS orientation camps, but incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to do so as these camps grant freshmen a better opportunity to get to know their batch mates and seniors, who can provide valuable advice and insights on NUS student life and academics.

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