FAQs (CAPT Edition)

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Required Modules

All CAPTains are required to study five modules during their stay in CAPT. They comprise 2 Ideas & Exposition (I&E) modules (commonly referred to as IEMs), 1 Junior Seminar (JS), and 2 Senior Seminars (SS).

More information about modules (along with the list of modules being offered in the upcoming/current semester) can be found at the CAPT official website.

Can I use S/U on CAPT Modules?
JS’s are CS/CU (i.e., compulsory S/U). You can S/U the rest, including Capstone.
What is the difference between bidding and balloting?

You will need to bid for your faculty modules. This is done through CORS, where you use points to get modules that you want. On the other hand, balloting is where you rank your choices, and the school will try to give you your top few choices. This is done for both CAPT modules, and for the tutorial slots for your faculty modules (after you have successfully gotten your faculty modules). Essentially:


Success determined by Highest bidders Ranking and chance
Used for Faculty modules Tutorial slots for faculty modules CAPT modules
Done on Before semester starts Weeks 1-2 Before semester starts
For more information NUS CORS CAPT UTCP Page


Meals at the Dining Hall

All CAPTains are required to purchase meal plan, which provides breakfast and dinner in the Dining Hall. The Dining Hall is located on the first floor of the College.

What are the meal times?
Breakfast: Monday to Saturday, 7.00am – 10.30am
Dinner: Sunday to Friday, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Oh no, I need to leave very early and the Dining Hall isn’t open in time! What to do?
Not to worry, you can make a request for an early breakfast (served at 6:30am)! You may approach Dining Hall Assistant Managers Aidil or Myke, they can be found in the Dining Hall during meal hours. You will need to make the request at least two days in advance!
How do I get a meal in the Dining Hall?
You can tap your card at the card reader near the entrance of the food serving area in the dining hall (there is usually a dining hall staff standing there, next to the computer). You will then receive a coupon, which you place in the bowl at the counter for whichever cuisine you want. Note that you can tap a maximum of 3 times per meal each day.
What kinds of meals are provided in the Dining Hall?
Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western cuisines are provided (you will need to use one coupon for each serving). There is also a free-flow of drinks and side dishes (such as soup or salad).
Is there a menu that I can view?
Yes there is! You can find it here. If you use Telegram, there is also a Telegram bot created by a very talented CAPTain, and you can find it at @rcmealbot.
 Can I check how many meal credits I have left?
Yes you can! You can check it at https://myaces.nus.edu.sg/Prjhml/.


We have a mailroom in CAPT! It is located beside the Housing Management Office (OHS). The mailbox can be used to receive letters and small packages (which can fit in the slot). You can also post mail out from here.

Please note that parcels will NOT fit into the mailbox and neither the College office nor OHS is able to receive parcels on your behalf. You may wish to arrange for a personal delivery via courier.

If you’re buying products online, you can consider using the POPStation service as we have a POPStation conveniently located at the Stephen Riady Centre (SRC).

What is the address of CAPT?
College of Alice & Peter Tan
8 College Avenue East
Singapore 138615

The Flying Seed

The Flying Seed is the CAPT common lounge located on the first floor, right outside the lifts. Facilities include a TV, an upright piano (you can plug in your earphones if you don’t want to disturb others), and a printing / photocopying station.

Do I need to book the Flying Seed to use the TV?
No you don’t have to! But please also be considerate when you are using the TV. Bring down your own VGA or HDMI cable.
Help! I plugged in my earphones and music is still coming out from the piano!
You will need to engage the damper pedal (the middle one). Also, make sure that the button next to the earphone jack is switched on!
Can I borrow board games from the Flying Seed?
Drop by the Flying Seed, and you’ll see the point of contact with his/her phone number in front of the games cupboard. Just drop him/her a message!


There are printing stations at the Flying Seed which allows you to print using your portable USB device or wireless through the NUS server and requires you to use an Ezlink Card for payment. Please refer to the instructions at the Flying Seed for more info. Other printing options in UTown include printers at PC Commons and Mac Commons at SRC, which also require an Ezlink card. However, you’ll need to follow instructions at those printing stations on how to transfer your document through the NUS server to the printing unit.

Theme Rooms (TRs)

The Theme Rooms are located on level B1. We have three Theme Rooms: the Workshop (Theme Room 1: for baking and other Interest Group (IG) activities), the Black Box (Theme Room 2: for jamming and making music), and the Arena (the games room). TRs 1 and 2 are open for CAPTains to book!

The Arena (Theme Room 3) is open to all CAPTains, 24/7! Just use your Student Card to access the room. Please do take care of the equipment in the room!

Reading Rooms

The Reading Room is dedicated to reading and quiet studying. This room is located on Level 1, behind the Multi-­Purpose Hall, next to Seminar Rooms 1 and 2.

The Room is furnished with study tables and a wide variety of books that you can peruse while you are there. The Reading Room is open to all CAPTains and can be accessed with your Student Card. Do visit the Reading Room if you are looking for some silence and solitude!

Seminar Rooms (SR’s)

The courses taught at CAPT are usually held in one of the six Seminar Rooms within the College. These Seminar Rooms come fully equipped with audio­visual equipment and can also be used for student activities (subject to availability and approval).

Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 are located on Level 1, behind the Multi-Purpose Hall, whereas Seminar Rooms 3 to 6 are located on Level B1 under the Dining Hall.


We have three lifts that service the College. They’re often decorated with posters and articles about the happenings in CAPT, do keep an eye out for them!

Oops I accidentally pressed a button / I changed my mind. How do I unpress a lift button?
No worries! You can always cancel any level by holding the button for the respective level while the lift door is open.


The pantry is arguably the most important place you need to know, because it is where the water coolers are located (and common fridge, too). Pantries are located on Levels 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, near Room #63.

Should you decide to cook, please turn on the stove hood and avoid sudden generation of smoke and steam. The pantry has a smoke detector, and smoke or steam from cooking is the most frequent cause of fire alarms in CAPT. Each neighbourhood may have its own policies and equipment regarding the use of the pantry, so please check with your Neighbourhood Committee and ensure that you comply with them.

Laundry Rooms

Similar to the pantry, each neighbourhood has one laundry room that contains two washers and two dryers. Laundry rooms are located on Levels 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, near room #63. Both washers and dryers are coin­ operated and use the new $1 coins (see image beside).

Oh no, I ran out of new $1 coins!
If you run out of coins, coin ­changing machines are available in the laundry room on Levels 8 and 14. You can also ask your friends!
How long does the washing machine and dryer take?
The washing machine takes 35 minutes, while the dryer takes 30 minutes!

Common Bathrooms

On every floor, there are two sets of bathrooms, with one on each wing (near Rooms #57 and #64, respectively). Each bathroom is equipped with three shower rooms, toilets and washbasins.

On single gender floors, the bathrooms on both wings are allocated for the gender of that floor. However, on mixed gender floors, each wing’s bathroom will be allocated for the gender of that wing.

Refuse Room

Every floor has a refuse room for you to dispose of your trash. It is located opposite Room #62. There are three different chutes for general waste, paper, and plastic. Please separate your waste into these categories and dispose of them accordingly (Save the Earth!). For the purpose of hygiene, put all your general rubbish into a plastic bag and dispose of it in the refuse chute, instead of the pantry/toilet bin. You may, however, dispose of paper and plastic recyclables straight into their respective chutes. For plastics, please wash containers first before throwing. For items that do not fit into the refuse chute, please bring them to the main waste disposal area on Level 1 (between Level 1 washroom and the Mailroom).

Important: Do not leave rubbish on the floor of the Refuse Room and turn off the lights.

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle is located between the Dining Hall and the Lift Lobby, at Level 1. The Bermuda Triangle is a very interesting place, with a Facebook Wall (where we have Polaroids of all current CAPTains), vending machines, a machine for topping up your aircon credits, and a water dispenser. The Bermuda Triangle is also very interesting, because you will need your Student Card in order to get out of the area. IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your Student Card when you visit the Dining Hall!

Booking of Facilities

What facilities can I book in CAPT?
You can book the MPSH, Theme Room, Flying Seed and the Dining Hall.
How can I book a facility in CAPT?
You can do so at the Booking page on the CAPTlife website.
What are the criteria / requirements if I want to book a facility in CAPT?
The event should be College or Neighbourhood-related (that is, you should not be booking for your faculty, etc.). You are however allowed to book the MPH for personal use (games with friends) but a CAPTain has to always be present. Please also make your booking a few weeks in advance.

Student Life

Residential Fellows (RFs)

The College Fellowship includes both resident and non­resident fellows ­ these are professors and faculty members of the University, all of whom are involved in teaching modules and in the living and learning programmes of the College both in and out of the classroom.

Resident Fellows not only teach in CAPT, they also live in the College all year round to provide pastoral care, advice, and mentorship for students.

Working together with the RAs and Neighbourhood Committees, they play a very important role in creating a secure and supportive environment for communal living and for learning. Our RFs are happy to chat about their own passion, research and hobbies, or about studies and life in general. Do get to know your RF through Neighbourhood bonding activities, along the corridors, or over a meal!

Residential Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are friendly and approachable CAPTains who help to oversee the residential life aspect at CAPT. There is an RA designated for each floor and you can find them in Room #69. Having battled (and survived) at least four semesters of NUS life, the RAs are people who want to share their experiences and make life better for those around them.

The RA team works throughout the year for CAPTains’ safety and wellbeing, so that everyone can enjoy their time in CAPT. So, don’t hesitate to approach any RA if you need someone to talk to or for some advice on university matters. They are more than happy to have a chat (or heart-to-heart) talk!

Who is my RF / RA?
Diagram showing RAs and RFs in CAPTCredits: The CAPTain’s Compass

College Students’ Committee (CSC)

For detailed information on the work the CSC does including specific committees, please click here.

Standing Committee

The Standing Committee consists of the President, External Vice President (EVP), Internal Vice President (IVP), General Secretary & Finance Secretary. They oversee the various groups in CAPT and serve as the link between the Internal & External Directors, Resident Fellows, Resident Assistants and Neighbourhood Heads.

Internal Committee

The Internal Committee plans and execute initiatives, activities or events to engage with CAPTains within the college, striving to create a vibrant and dynamic college community. The committee includes the IVP and the Directors of Sports, Clubs and Societies, Student Affairs and Publicity.

External Committee

The External Committee consists of the EVP and Directors of ACE, SI and EXA. They function to coordinate and manage ties and relations between CAPT and our external stakeholders/partners. They also facilitate opportunities for CAPTains to engage with such partners.

Neighbourhood Committees

Each neighbourhood has its own unique committee but all share the same intention on creating a sense of family within CAPT. These committees plan activities at a neighbourhood level to allow for deeper interaction at a personal level amongst CAPTains.

Interest Groups

Interest groups refer to a community of CAPTains who come together with a common interest for various activities! Bonded by their interest and not proficiency levels, IGs are good platforms where CAPTains can take their time to either learn new skills, or improve on them! Also, IGs can range from sports like ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ to music groups such as ‘Guitarpella’, and even aesthetics group like ‘HandiyCraft’. No fear if you have never thrown a dodgeball or cooked an egg before in your life – for IGs are open to all CAPTains regardless of your current skill level! IGs are also ‘For CAPTains, by CAPTains” and will be a good platform to meet CAPTains from other houses! So what are you waiting for? Join us now!

What is the difference between IGs and CSC Subcommittees?
Interest groups do not require you to join them officially! Although CAPTains are strongly encouraged to join the IG sessions regularly, CAPTains can choose to come down only on certain weeks as well where the day’s activities particularly interest them!
Can I start a new IG?
CAPTains are known for our wide-ranging interests and their passion in starting communities. Here in CAPT, the CSC and various RFs work towards a space where CAPTains are allowed to pursue their passions. As long as you feel that your idea aligns with CAPT’s vision and will greatly benefit the community within CAPT, feel free to submit your ideas here. Alternatively, you can approach the Clubs and Societies Director for Arts/Skill related interests or the Sports Director for sporting interests.
Should you wish to start a new Sports Interest Group, look for our friendly sports vice-director (internal), Wendelyn Tew, from Garuda, who will be more than happy to offer her expertise.
if your ideas are more arts oriented, it would be a  Club & Society Interest Group. Hence, look for our awesome Clubsocs Director, Yeo Kai Xiang, from ROC, who will also be more than happy to offer his assistance.
Friendly advice though, interest groups serve to not only unite people with the same interests, but also to exemplify the values of our college in its operations. As such, please do take serious consideration before approaching any of the directors for advice!

New Initiatives by CAPTains

Do you have an awesome idea you’d like to carry out? As a young college, the 5th CSC would like to support new initiatives to the best of our abilities. First steps of starting something new is definitely approaching like-minded individuals and talking to seniors (RAs, CSC members, House Heads etc.) to get a better picture on how your initiative can be created within CAPT. Do take note of the college’s emphasis on Active Citizenship and Community Engagement when you set out to formulate a new initiative. Once you have a plan, you can submit your proposals for review here or speak to the relevant Director if it clearly falls under their purview.

For example, under ACE:
As long as you have an idea and a willing partner, approach Ruth or Jasper or Tze Yi to discuss your new initiative. Along the way a proposal will have to be submitted to the ACE Directors, who will vet before sending to the professors Dr Tan and Sue. We are looking for feasibility, sustainability, and a chance for CAPTains to both learn and engage (not just engage).

Supper (Food in general actually)

If, for some magical reason, you, or anyone around you are feeling hungry at night and want some food, here are some easily accessible food places for you:

(Remember to jio your friends!)


Ameens is our common go-to delivery service which offers Indian food and other common staples like Nasi Goreng Pattaya and Teh Cino. This is their number 6774 0637

90jix is a student-run supper delivery service by our friends over at USP. They deliver from a range of shops so that means more food more supper! You’ll have to order in advance and they deliver in waves. Check them out here http://ninejix.wix.com/suppertime!

McDonalds you know what to do 🙂


Sheng Siong at Casa Clementi is about 10 minutes walk away from CAPT via Dover Road (exit at RC4) and opens until 12am every night. Grab a few friends and got for a Sheng Siong run to get some groceries, snacks, fruits, etc.!

Fairprice Express at UTown opens until 9.30pm everyday

Starbucks at SRC opens 24 hours! Don’t miss their one-for-one promos!

Cheers near the UTown Bus Stop opens 24/7 as well!


What do I do if I lost my matriculation card? Can I still get into CAPT?
Approach OHS office for a temporary Glutz card which allows access. If its after office hours, contact the RA on duty (refer to signs outside the lifts on B1 and Level 1). You may also fill out this form to report your lost card in the NUS Lost and Found system in case someone has found it. Otherwise, you’ll have to apply for a new matric card here.