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Accommodations around USM Main Campus

 Selected hotels are listed according to their distance from Universiti Sains Malaysia
(USM) Main Campus.

1. GUEST HOUSE UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
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Type
2 Star Guest House
Distance
Within USM Main Campus
Contact
Price Rance
From RM150.00
2. B HOTEL
Website
Type
Budget
Distance
3km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive from
USM
Bus Services
301, 303, 304, 308 (From Sungai Nibong Bus
Terminal to Sungai Dua Gate, USM)
Contact
+604 657 0000
Price Range
From RM45.00
3. VISTANA HOTEL PENANG
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Website                      
Type
4 Star Hotel
Distance
3 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 646 8000
Price Range
From RM 200.00

4. ANGGERIK LODGING PENANG

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Website
Type
Budget Lodging
Distance
1 km with approximately 5 minutes’ drive from USM
Bus Service
302 (From outside hotel to Bukit Gambir Gate,
USM)
Map
Contact
+604 658 3760
Price Range
From RM 50.00
5. EASTIN HOTEL PENANG
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Website
Type
5 Star Hotel
Distance
4 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Bus Services
304 and 308 (From Queensbay Mall Bus Stop to Sungai
Dua Gate, USM)
Map
Contact
+604 612 1111
Price Range
From RM 400.00
6. APPLE 1 HOTEL
Apple 1
Website
Type
Budget
Distance
4 km with approximately 10 minutes’ drive
from USM
Bus Services
304, 308 (From Queensbay Mall Bus Stop to
Sungai Dua Gate, USM)
Map
Contact
+604 640 6666
Price Range
From RM 90.00
7. ALORA HOTEL
Website
http://www.alorahotel.com/
Type
3 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 646 7777
Price Range
From RM 120.00
8. THE KRYSTAL SUITES PENANG
Website
Type
3 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive
from USM
Map
Contact
+604 613 3333
Price Range
From RM 160.00
9. HOTEL EQUATORIAL PENANG
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Website
Type
5 Star Hotel
Distance
5 km with approximately 15 minutes’ drive from
USM
Map
Contact
+604 632 7000
Price Range
From RM 350.00
10. U HOTEL PENANG
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Website
Type
2 Star Boutique Hotel
Distance
1 km with approximately 5 minutes’ drive from
USM
Map
Contact
+604 658 1000
Price Range
from RM 150.00
Important Message
  1. Kindly use http://www.agoda.com / http://www.airasiago.com / http://www.asiarooms.com / or other hotel bookings website to book.  Sometimes they do offer competitive and lower price than those shown in hotels official websites.
  2. Room reservation is to be sent directly to the hotel and is subject to room availability.
  3. If you wish to require further assistance regarding room and services, please contact the hotel directly.

 

Dress Code

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Dress Code
Place / Location
Formal Wear
Collared T-shirt
Short / Long Sleeved Shirt
Long Pants (Not Jeans)
Traditional Outfit
Uniform
Shoes
Formal Functions
Meeting with the University
Officers / Staff
Semi-Formal
Non-Collared T-Shirt
Jeans
Denim Jacket
Sandals
Flip flops* (Not encouraged)
Lecture Theatres
Tutorial Rooms
Laboratories
Libraries
USM Medical Centre

Cafeterias

Chancellery Building

Sports Attire
Within Sports Facilities
Sleeveless Dress
Miniskirts
Shorts
NOT allowed within the campus
vicinity (except flip flops)

 

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Student Hostels

Staying in the USM Student Hostels (Desasiswa)

No matter where you live on campus, you’re usually within walking distance of everything you need. It’s about RM2.70 to RM4.50 per day per person (only for students). Different prices applied on non-students. All rooms are equipped with basic furniture, including:-

  • Bed with a mattress;
  • Table;
  • Chair;
  • Wardrobe;
  • Fan, rubbish bin and a broom.

Pillows, linen and additional cleaning equipment are not provided. The hostels have no kitchen, although facilities to boil water are made available. Coin self operated laundry machines are also available. Each hostel will have different design and layout, therefore the amount of toilet and bathroom are not same. There are different hostels for men and women.

  • Men are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED to visit the hostels for women, and vice-versa.
  • Overnight visitors are not allowed but your friends are welcome to visit you during the day.
  • Quiet hours should be observed after 12:00am.

When you live in the hostels, USM has free WiFi provided. There is a chance that you may not be able to get access to the Internet. This is due some of the blind spots of the Wifi Zone.

In case you wish to continue living in the hostel after the exams, you can apply for an extension to do so. Eateries are available outside campus during the semester break. The hostel officers will inform you about the application procedure, as well as handling over the keys. No application is needed for staying in the hostel during shorter school breaks.

All Freshie are COMPULSORY to stay in the campus during Orientation Week (Program Siswa Lestari).

To continue staying in Campus Hostel, you are required to obtain a minimum requirement of MyCSD units. Find out more about MyCSD here (http://www.myusminfo.com/mycsd/)

List of USM Hostels

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Off-Campus Accommodation

However, if you prefer staying outside the campus, please make sure you are clear about all the costs that you might incur in your housing arrangements, and that USM will not be held responsible.

  • Usually water and electric bills are not included in the rent.
  • Also, be prepared to pay a deposit, usually one month’s rent in advance.

 

For more information about USM Housing and Accommodation, kindly contact UPPU:-

Main Campus

Pejabat Pusat Perumahan & Penginapan Universiti
Tingkat 1, Bangunan H23,
Kompleks Cahaya Siswa, 11800 USM.
No Tel: 04-653 4459; Fax: 04-657 8962
FB: UPPU USM
Email: uppu@usm.my

Engineering Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
Seri Ampangan, 14300 Nibong Tebal,
Pulau Pinang.
No Tel: 04-599 5530; Fax: 04-594 1005

Health Campus

Desasiswa, Universiti Sains Malaysia,
16150 Kubang Kerian,
Kelantan.
No Tel: 09-767 3000; Fax: 09-765 2678

Website: http://uppu.usm.my

MyCSD: A New Educative Approach in Recognizing Student’s Achievement – USM Experience

CONTINUOUS STUDENT DEVELOPMENT [MYCSD]: A NEW EDUCATIVE APPROACH IN RECOGNIZING STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENT – UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA EXPERIENCE

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Parallel with the advancement of the globalization era, the national educational revolution plays a very crucial part to prepare the Malaysian educational standard to achieve a global standard and to compete in the international arena. In order to become a global educational hub, the Malaysian educational standard must be recognized internationally.

The educational system must be able to carry out its function as a catalyst to produce human resource with soft skills aside from their specialization. The obvious weakness of most graduates is the lack of a good self image and soft skill as required by the employers in the competitive job market. In order to overcome those problems, USM has introduced a holistic approach to emphasize on the soft skill model thought their student development program.

Continuous Student Development [MyCSD] is one of the such Talent Management program among students. This model was formulated in such way in order to produce versatile graduates with all the necessary skills to face future challenges. The activities planned for those students while they are on the campus both academic and non academic will receive a proper recognition. So, this paper attempt to give an overall description of the MyCSD model practiced in Universiti Sains Malaysia [USM] that covers both academic and co-curriculum activities.

N. Zainun, R. Hamid, N. Ismail, K.E. Abd Halim (2010) CONTINUOUS STUDENT DEVELOPMENT [MYCSD]: A NEW EDUCATIVE APPROACH IN RECOGNIZING STUDENT’S ACHIEVEMENT – UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA EXPERIENCE, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 4257-4262.