SINGAPORE - Graduates of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can look forward to free membership at three new alumni houses.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of NTU's inauguration as a university, and it announced on Wednesday (Aug 10) that it will open a 10,000 sq ft alumni house - equivalent to nine five-room flats - in Marina Square mall in November.
The second facility will be at NTU's main campus' North Spine Plaza, and it will open by the end of this year; the third will be at one-north and will open next year.
The alumni houses, which aim to keep NTU alumni connected to the university, will cater to all alumni, faculty and staff members.
There will be no membership fee and identification will be by NTU alumni or employee cards.
NTU's president, Professor Bertil Andersson, said that the alumni houses will provide spaces where graduates can meet friends and former professors, or just relax with their families.
He said: "All graduates have a lifetime NTU membership. The university will be with them at the various stages in their lives and we want them to continue to keep the precious bonds and friendships they have made at NTU."
The Marina Square location will have rest areas, a restaurant and bar that can house over 200 guests.
Professor Lee Sing Kong, NTU's vice-president for alumni and advancement, said the three alumni houses were designed in response to extensive feedback from alumni, on how they would like to engage with one another.
NTU alumni are also entitled to a free alumni card that comes with benefits from over 60 participating merchants, and a lifelong e-mail account.
They can also use the university's sports and library facilities for a small fee, and apply for NTU's professional and personal development courses or graduate programmes at discounted rates.
Besides the retail and F&B outlets on campus, alumni can also enjoy promotions in areas such as shopping, dining, leisure, sport and entertainment, and hotels and resorts in Singapore and abroad.