Freshman Orientation Programme

Welcome to your student life in Singapore Polytechnic!

Congratulations! We are excited to have you join us!

Freshman Orientation Programme (FOP) is a compulsory programme and the most important event for new students. In the space of a week before the start of the academic year, you will be oriented on the use of all the important SP e-services and enjoy a tour of your school facilities during your orientation programme in SP. You will also meet your new classmates and personal tutors so you do not feel so alone on your first day of school!



Important things to do before coming to school

Please refer to your offer email for your admission number in order to perform some of the following tasks.

1. Purchase laptop
Purchase your laptop online at

3. Check your school FOP
Please scroll down to School FOP to find out where and when you need to report for your school freshman orientation programme.

4.  Complete the following modules in BrightSpace
You will need to sign in using your iChat account (e.g. Please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. If you have difficulty accessing the link, please try again 1-2 working days later.

1. SPICE Essentials Training materials (by 12 April 2024) 

Learn to connect to SP Student wireless internet and get up to speed with the essential SP e-Services by watching the videos in this module. 

2. Workplace Safety and Health Awareness Training (by 12 April 2024) 

This 60-minute training on "Campus Safety & Health - Our Responsibility" will introduce the fundamentals of safety and health to all freshmen.

3Respect in Relationship (by 30 April 2024)  

Understanding your boundaries and respecting other people's.

4. 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students (by 30 April 2024)  

Do you know practising the 7 Habits of Highly Effective College Students will help you improve your grades and your relationship? Start your journey of 7 habits now.

5. Download our SP Apps
Download the SP Mobile App to access all the essential tools you need .

7. Take part in SP Cares
Be part of #S PCares by bring food items such as rice, cooking oil and canned food for donation during your school FOP.  Scroll down to SP Cares for more information.

School FOP

Please click on your school below to find out when and where to report for your school Freshman Orientation Program:

School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE)

School of Business (SB)

School of Chemical & Life Sciences (CLS)

School of Computing (SoC)

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Media, Arts & Design School (MAD)

School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE)

Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)

School of Mathematics & Science (MS) – Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP)


International Student FOP

If you are an international student and wish to connect with and get some guidance from other local and international students, we welcome you to join the International Student FOP (ISFOP). 

Click to view the ISFOP 2024 Programme

To sign up for ISFOP, please register here. The deadline for registration is 5 April 2024. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon successful sign-up. 

Freshman Camps

Worried of being alone on the first day of school? Having school jitters? Why not kick start your poly life with our Freshman camps organised by Singapore Polytechnic Students’ Union, the academic school clubs and its optional constituent clubs? Get a sneak peek into the exciting side of Poly life and make some friends before school starts.

Grab this fantastic opportunity to interact with other freshmen or seniors before the academic year gets busy! 

Check out the camp posters here (accessible via iChat account)


Please click on the links below to view the camp registration/indemnity form. Please only sign up for the camp run by your own school club. All students may participate in the Mega Freshman Camp. 

Mega Freshman Camp by Students' Union/Community Service and Cultural Club/Students' Sports Club 

School of Architecture & the Built Environment (ABE Club)

School of Business (SB Club)

School of Chemical & Life Sciences (CLS Club)

School of Computing (SoC Club)

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE Club)

Media, Arts & Design School (MAD Club)

School of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE Club)

Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA Club)

SP Cares

As part of our SP core values, we encourage students to serve the community in many ways, through our various local community and overseas service-learning projects. And to kickstart your journey, all freshmen will be participating in SP Cares as part of your orientation programme.

Your generous donation will go a long way in meeting the most important basic needs of the less-fortunate families and elderly in Singapore through food distribution programmes.

Date: 8, 9, 11 April 2024 (Please check your school programme for the date of your donation as a class)

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: SP Convention Centre (SPCC)

Click here to find out more.

FFTH Food Wish List

FFTH Donate Right

CCA Carnival

As you embark on your exhilarating journey in SP, you will forge new friendships and garner new experiences that will last you a lifetime.

From exciting treks with the Adventurers, rowing with our champion Dragon Boaters, and shining like a star under the bright lights of the stage, we have over 100 CCA clubs for you to choose from. We are sure you will find one to call your own!

Visit the two-day CCA Carnival to explore the CCA booths and sign up for your most favourite CCA! Enrich your student life and make your time in SP memorable!

Date: 9 and 11 April 2024

Time: 11am to 6pm

Venue: Food Court 5 foyer, Sports Arena (SPAR) Walkway and Rockwall Central Plaza, Student Development Office Foyer, Poly Centre. 


Click here to find out more.


Education & Career Guidance (ECG)

Connect with our Education and Career Coaches to explore your strengths, interests, education and career goals. Click here for ECG brochure.

Visit our Library and Fablab

Learn how to use your student card/account to borrow books, magazines, and to access Library and FabLab digital resources, services and facilities, such as Project rooms, photo/video recording studios and Makerspace. 

Click to view our Library and FabLab FOP page

HBL Survival Toolkit

At some point of your journey in SP, we may embark on Home-Based Learning (HBL). This HBL survival toolkit has useful learning strategies that you can adopt to manage and monitor your learning. You will also find useful tips and strategies to manage your mental and physical wellness.

Click to view our HBL toolkit


SP Sustainability Matters