In academic year 2021-2022, Fulbright University Vietnam (Fulbright) launches a new residence within the Docklands Saigon compound, just a five-minute shuttle bus ride away from the D7 campus. Approximately 82% of Fulbright’s undergraduate population lived on campus in the 2020-2021 academic year, and the new Docklands Residence will increase residential spaces enough to accommodate more students as Fulbright remains committed to providing students with a traditional residential, liberal arts-inspired education.
Believing that students should get the best out of their college experience, Fulbright hopes to provide students a home on campus, within the heart of all that is going on. “The Docklands Residence, like the Waterfront Residence, will continue providing a safe, supportive, inclusive, and engaging residential environment for all sophomores and juniors. 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,” shared Mr. Steve Paris, Director of Student Life at Fulbright University Vietnam.
The Docklands Residence will have accommodation for 234 students, in 39 apartments. Each of the fully-furnished three-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms, a shared kitchen and living space, and a balcony. One apartment can house a maximum of six students, with two students per room, where they share a bunk bed and a study area.
The new residence is an apartment-style living with a multitude of amenities such as a fitness center with yoga facilities, tennis courts, a pool, and a library. Shuttle bus service from the Residence to Campus and vice versa will also be provided.
In addition to residential life playing a key role in the college experience, the new Docklands residence will provide Fulbright students with a fitting environment that supports student development, wellness, and academics. Students living in Fulbright residence can get access to three exciting programs – Bustle, FulLife, and WeCARE, which are managed and organized by the Residential Life team to fulfill the basic needs of students, support them with any physical or mental issues, and record information that is useful for further program development.
A team of on-site staff, including Resident Advisors and Student Resident Advisors will provide student support for residential students. In addition, Fulbright’s security and health consultant, International SOS, will be available 24/7 for any emergency happening when a student is under Fulbright’s care.
“At Fulbright, we commit to developing the whole person, so the place where students live is an important part of the Fulbright experience,” Mr. Paris said. “We are excited to meet the needs of our students by offering a new home and an inclusive environment for them while they study with us.”