Freshman Orientation Programme

Welcome to your student life in Singapore Polytechnic!

Congratulations! We are excited to have you join us!

Freshman Orientation Program (FOP) is a compulsory program 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 program 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 www.sp

2. Declare vaccination status

All students must declare their vaccination status. Please click  here

3. Find Class Assignment

Click to find your class assignment  or login into https://  > e-Services/e-Resources > Personal > My Info

4. Check your school program

Please click on the schools below to find out where and when you need to report for your school’s FOP.

5. Download our Apps

SP Mobile App   Download and install the SP Mobile ( Android or  iOS ) app to access all the essential tools you need.

SP AR Map   Download the mobile app ( Android or  iOS ) for the SP AR Map to get around SP campus. This app uses augmented reality (AR) to guide you to your destination.

6. Complete SPICE Essentials Training

Learn to connect to SP Student wireless internet and get up to speed with the essential SP e-Services by watching the videos in the  SPICE Essentials Training materials hosted on our e-learning platform known as eSP (Brightspace). You will need to log in with your iChat account (e.g. to access these materials either via your laptop or mobile devices.

Please complete viewing all the materials in the SPICE Essential Training hosted on eSP (Brightspace) at your own time starting 1 April 2022 or during the FOP week.

7. Complete WSH Awareness Training on “Campus Safety & Health – Our Responsibility”

1. Click to access BrightSpace (starting 1 April 2022) Please use Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
2. Log in using your ichat account (e.g. to watch the materials in Articulate Rise from your laptop or mobile phone.
3. Click on the “Course Information” title under “D2L Visual TOC” on Brightspace and read the instructions. After which, go to the content page.
4. Click on the “Learning Resources” title and read the instructions carefully. Proceed to the next activity and begin the lesson in Articulate Rise.

You have to complete this module on Brightspace at your own time starting 1 April 2022 or during the FOP week.

8. Update Pre-SP CCA Record

Click to update your pre-SP CCA record or go to > e-Services/e-Resources (for Students) > CCA > Pre-SP CCA

9. View Library & FabLab

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

10. Take part in SP Cares

Be part of #SPCares by bringing food items such as rice, canned meat, bread spread to give to Food from The Heart. See below for more information.

School Programs

To enhance the protection of our school students and staff against the Covid-19 infection, MOE had earlier announced additional precautionary measures to minimise congregation of students in large numbers, including the suspension of large group and communal activities such as assemblies, camps and mass celebrations. As such, orientation will take place on a smaller scale.

If you are coming to SP by private transport, please drop off at the Dover MRT Station driveway.

Click here for our COVID-19 advisory

Freshman Orientation Camps

Worried of being alone on the first day of school? Having school jitters? Why not kick start your poly life with our Freshman Orientation (FO) camps organized 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! Click to register or to find out more.

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 kick start your journey, all freshmen will be participating in SP Cares as part of your Orientation Program.

Your generous donations will go a long way in meeting the most important basic needs of less-unfortunate families and elderly in Singapore through food distribution programmes. Watch this video to find out more about this food donation drive by SP Cares!

Click here for the food items to bring to SP


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 our CCA Carnival to check out what is in store for you. Head down to T11 Square from 12 to 14 April, 10am to 4pm, to explore and sign up for a CCA. See you there!

Click here to find out how to join a CCA!

Education & Career Guidance (ECG)

Connect with our friendly Education & Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellors to explore your strengths, interests, education and career goals. Watch the ECG video to find out more.

Click here for ECG brochure