Campus Life




Yanbu Industrial College :: Yanbu University College :: Yanbu Technical Institute :: English Language Institute

A comprehensive orientation session is provided to students when the semester commences. It is an event to help you feel at home, meet people and make friends along the way. The orientation covers information about various support services and student counseling. Special lectures cover everything from IT access and e-learning, to library use and medical facilities at RCYCI.

In today’s competitive world, fluent English is essential. Research shows that employers around the world are looking for graduates with strong English language skills.

The English Language Centre at Yanbu (ELCY) has a range of support programs to help students enhance their English skills, help them to succeed at their place of study, and increase their employability in the international workforce.

A YIC degree, coupled with strong English language skills, give you the basis for a great future.

The RCYCI Libraries facilitate the educational and research activities by providing innovative information resources and services. It is one-stop for research and resource borrowing from a rich base of over 170,000
ebooks, 25,000 eJourlas, latest 2,000 DVDs, and 15,000 Printed Books.

The libraries are using state-of-the-art Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology based software Symphony, Self-Check Machine and Security System to ensure secure, quick and easy retrieval of resources.

Learning Resource Centres are equipped with the latest iMac Apple computers; Wi-Fi enabled free internet, photocopying, printing and scanning facilities. Its digital library provides on campus and off-campus access to the prestigious research databases like ScienceDirect IEEE, Access Engineering, Springer, Cambridge, Sage, etc.

The RCYCI library learning resource centres, also equipped with multimedia resources offer information literacy programs and hands-on training sessions.

Resources like EndNote Software assist with bibliographies and citations while Turnitin guards against plagiarism.

Students are connected via wireless Internet access throughout the campus and student accommodation, or through the 90 computers available to them in state-of-the-art computer labs which are equipped with printers and scanners.

The computer labs are open 8 am to 9 pm exclusively for students. As a RCYCI student, you are connected to the E-learning portal, moodle – an interactive web environment with your own email account and access to information about your courses, assignments, exams and more.

You can socialize and network at events throughout the year, both on and off the campus.

These include RC sports festival, marathon, equestrian championship, sailing carnival and youth festival.

One of the most popular events is the RC flower show that attracts more than a million visitors from all over Saudi Arabia every year.

Your student days should be about new social and leisure experiences, as well as about your studies.

So get out there, forge lifelong friendships, discover skills you didn’t know you had, and have the time of your life.

RCYCI provides students with social, cultural, sporting and religious-based groups. The College has eight student clubs that include Scientific Innovation & Creativity Club, Social & Cultural Club, Sports Club, English Language Center Club, Media & Communications Club, Islamic Club, Industrial Management Technology Club, and Scouts’ Club.

We have a range of health, fitness, sporting and recreational facilities available to make your stay at RCYCI a fun and healthy one.

RCYCI Sport and Recreation offers a variety of facilities, including a 50 meter swimming pool, track &
field complex and a fully equipped strength and fitness gym with the latest cardio training equipment.

If sport is of more interest to you, then there are tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, and regulation sized grass soccer and cricket fields.

Indoor recreational facilities include table tennis, snooker and soccer game tables. While all these facilities are provided free of charge, there is a nominal fee for joining the Equestrian Club.

RCYCI has an on-campus Health Centre with first aid supplies and other medication.

Students also have access to the state-of-the-art Royal Commission hospital that has a 342 bed medical centre, which caters to various in and out-patient services including general medical, surgical, pediatric, obstetric, optical and dental care.

Students at RCYCI are offered a room in the Student Residence building on your campus. This makes moving to Yanbu a simple process.

When you arrive at the beginning of the first semester you can move in straightaway.

The fully furnished modern rooms have a study desk and free Internet access.

The student residence is located in a very convenient location, with ample greenery.

Students have everything within easy walking distance – laundry rooms with automatic machines, a large dining hall where three meals are served daily, other facilities for snacks, a local post office, a campus mosque that can accommodate 1,000 worshippers, as well as a sports centre.