Transition & Orientation

The Transition and Orientation Program @ NTU (TOP@NTU) aims to provide freshmen with a variety of resources for starting their university education, including orientation activities, mentoring and advising, and more.

Freshman Orientation​ Programs


SPMS Hello Day

SPMS's official orientation day, SPMS Hello Day, is organized by the school administrators, and includes the SPMS Welcome Talk. 

In addition, there are 2 student-led orientation programs. All freshmen should attend the official orientation program, which includes information about how to register for classes, and information about SPMS in general.

The student-led orientation programs are:

  • SPMS O’Week: This program has a shorter schedule, and focuses on basic orientation within the school campus. Freshmen are grouped according to their division (CBC/MAS/PAP). To join in the activities or to join the working committee, please email spmsclub-oweek@e.ntu.edu.sg.

  • SuPreMeS: This program has a longer schedule. Freshmen are grouped across divisions, and activities are more physically challenging and intense. Some orientation activities may take place outside of NTU, around Singapore. Students are also expected to stay overnight. To join in the activities or to join the working committee, please email spmsclub-orientation@e.ntu.edu.sg.

Academic Mentoring

Each incoming freshman is assigned a faculty member as an academic mentor, who can provide useful advice and information about academic life. Click here for more information.​

Peer Support

OGLs (Orientation Group Leaders) are senior students who help orientate the freshmen, and guide them through various tasks during the first year of university, e.g. finding tutorial rooms and lecture theatres, which canteens to visit for good food, how to print lecture notes, how to borrow library books, how to find past-year examination papers, etc. For those who did not sign up for orientation, you will also be assigned buddies. They provide useful advice, such as which courses are suitable to take, how to register for courses, how to fight the Star Wars during add drop period, etc.


Volunteer to be a Buddy!

Want to make a difference in somebody else’s life? Join us and make a difference in the freshmen’s lives! 

As a Buddy, your job will be to aid the freshmen in adjusting smoothly to university life by providing information and social support, and providing advice about the campus, school work, and more. 

For enquiries, please email spms-sw@ntu.edu.sg