About Residential Life
Residential Life is a critical component of the Fulbright University Vietnam experience. Our Residential Life team strives to provide a safe, supportive, inclusive, and engaging residential environment for all students living in our residential facilities.
Beyond this though, our residential model supports lifelong learning by integrating the intellectual and social lives of our students. These valuable living and learning experiences beyond the classroom will focus on embracing diversity, interpersonal development, communication skills, and the empowerment of independence. Such experiences contribute significantly to student success.
All students in their Freshman year are expected to live at the Waterfront Residence. Students may seek exemption from this requirement and such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students in their Sophomore, Junior and Senior years may be housed at the Waterfront Residence depending on availability, or in nearby apartment buildings. Alternatively, students may arrange their own independent accommodation.
Residential Life Honor Code
- Students have the right to enjoy a peaceful, safe, healthy, clean, and secure environment.
- Students must respect the natural and built environments within the residential complex.
- Students are expected to reside in the residence during weekdays (Sunday night to Thursday night) throughout the academic year.
- Each student is jointly responsible for the good order of his/her residence, the University’s properties, the residences, and its facilities.
- Students will respect other student’s individuality without discrimination or prejudice on social, religious, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic grounds.
- Students should be mindful that they are representatives of Fulbright University Vietnam, and so are expected to act responsibly and show respect towards the staff and other residents of the residences at all times.
Resident Advisor (RA) or Student Resident Advisor (SRA) are guides, mentors, advisors, and voice of University Residence for students living in the residence. RAs/SRAs live with and develop positive relationships with every resident in their community. RAs/SRAs promote a safe, supportive, inclusive, and comfortable living environment, develop community among residents and staff, and are committed to every student’s personal and academic success.
CarePlus + ISOS
CarePlus Medical Assistance service is available to all Fulbright students. You can access this service at Fulbright’s Crescent campus.
- Monday to Friday: from 8am to 8pm
- Saturday: from 8am to 5pm
- Sunday: from 8am to 12pm
Besides the medical assistance service, students with a private health insurance will be able to access a full range of check-up and medical service from CarePlus.
ISOS is the 24/7 helpdesk who partners with Fulbright University to provide students with medical, safety, and security advice at any time.
Students are advised to contact International SOS immediately when any emergency occur relating to wellbeing and/or security. The services are available 24/7.
At the Waterfront and Docklands residences, students are provided with basic appliances and furniture. Each student will be equipped with a mattress, a study desk, a study chair, and a study lamp. Students will be sharing bunkbeds and closets.
The Waterfront Residence
From 2018/2019 academic year, Fulbright students stay at The Waterfront, M1, 2, 4 Nguyen Luong Bang street, Tan Phu ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. There will be 11 to 12 students living in one apartment unit. There are 4 bedrooms in each apartment that can accommodate 2, 3, or 4 students each. The common area is equipped with a TV, a sofa, and a dining table. The kitchen is available in each apartment unit with basic cooking appliances: a water kettle, electric stoves, a microwave oven, and a rice cooker. The laundry area is equipped with a washing and drying machine.
From 2021/2022 academic year, a second official residence is available for Fulbright students. Docklands Residence is located at Nguyen Thi Thap Street, Tan Phu Ward, District 07, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. There will be 6 students living in one apartment unit. There are 3 bedrooms in an apartment, each for 2 students.
Upcoming Residence in District 9
Fulbright’s flagship campus is located on a 15-hectare site in the center of Saigon High Tech Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.
As Fulbright University Vietnam has modified residential requirements, living at the residence is now your decision to make. However, Student Life still provides support for students who choose to live off-campus. The accommodation service will be a reference source in which students can find information regarding rental housing. There are 4 main parts:
- Type of accommodation: General information about different types of accommodations. This aims to give students vision and narrow down choices to which option best suits their choice. We also provide information and contact for available, reliable agencies; and some references: Facebook groups, websites, etc.
- Budget: Overview of Fulbright Residences – The Waterfront for student reference: location, type of accommodation, service, costs, etc, comparison between Fulbright Residence and private housing, and some miscellaneous fees students should be aware of when renting private accommodation.
- Preferred areas: Suggested areas that suit best for a student of Fulbright: location, safety, districts, etc.
- Things to keep in mind: Common questions about services, needs, the process of viewing, and searching for private accommodation.
At Fulbright, we aim to create an inclusive and creative community in both learning at the campus and living in the residence. Therefore, students, especially who choose to live in Fulbright Residence, are provided with three different programs during the academic year. These programs are managed and organized by the Residential Life team to fulfil the basic needs of students, support them with any physical or mental issues, and record information that is useful for further program development.
A series of activities organized by Residential Life team in order to connect students in the residential community and help establish a healthy and safe environment for living and learning. These monthly activities will focus on nurturing critical thinking, communication skills, diversity, and creativity.
This is a platform on social media to provide students on certain information or updates. Through this channel, residential students and staff can interact and connect with each other, leveraging a sense of community for students living in Fulbright Residence.
Also, Fullife are centered on a distinctive theme and strive to provide supportive and inclusive content where students can engage with various topics and ideas, explore their personal identity, as well as enhance their living-learning environment.
WeCARE (C.A.R.E stands for come, ask, respond and embrace) is one-on-one meetings between a team member of SRA/RA and a resident that are guided by a suggested set of prompts customized to the context of a resident’s experience. As a residential university, Fulbright aims at maximizing residents’ experience beyond the confines of a traditional class through student-centered programs with WeCARE.