Zelkova House, Ginkgo House, Oak House

 The dormitory Zelkova House was completed in March 2010 and Ginkgo House and Oak House were completed in March 2011. Zelkova House, Ginkgo House and Oak House are to be a facility where students from various countries and cultures learn and live together, while aiming to realize an international education that encourages development of students in all aspect.

  Each dormitory has the same floor plan comprising of three floors with accommodations for 126 residents. Men reside on the 1st floors with women on the 2nd and 3rd floors. All rooms are doubles and offer ample space with about 25m2 (nearly 270ft2). It is hoped that with two students to each room, the dormitories will foster mutual understanding and respect as well as an atmosphere that cultivates friendship and a spirit of cooperation.

  A feature of these new dormitories is its security system. For all three dormitories, only residents and their families are permitted to enter the facilities. Residents unlock the entrance with their personal card key. Also, on the 1st floor of each dormitory are residential facilities for each dormitory’s supervisors.

Dormitory Facilities and Equipment
In each pod
【Twin Rooms】: beds, mattresses, desks, chairs, file cabinets, bookshelves, desk lamps, closets, lockers, small table, air-conditioner, WiFi
【Common area】 : refrigerators, shower rooms (no bathtub), bathrooms, washbasins, full-length mirror, storage room, vacuum

On Each floor
【Study Room】   : desks, chairs, whiteboard, cork board, WiFi
【Kitchen】           : refrigerator, microwave ovens, oven toasters, induction cooktops, rice cookers, electric pots, cupboard, 
                             tables, chairs
【Social Room】   : TV, table, sofa, whiteboard
【Laundry Room】: washing machines, drying machines, iron, ironing board
【Drying Room】  : laundry pole

Common facilities in the dormitory (1st floor)
【Lounge】          : table, sofa, whiteboard
【Infirmary】        : bed, table, chair, bathroom, wash basin
【Others】           : reception, mail boxes, shoe lockers, umbrella stands

Common facilities outside of dormitory
Bicycle parking space, garbage collection site
* All air-conditioned rooms.
* Wi-Fi available.

What to bring
Stationery, toiletries, laundry basket, towels, clothes hangers, medicines, room slippers and other personal belongings for your comfort are necessary.

As a basic rule, residents of Zelkova House, Ginkgo House and Oak House are required to use the Bedding Lease & Linen Supply Service because the storage, laundry and drying space is limited. Contract should be renewed annually.

~Description of first floor~

*Differs in detail according to the floor and dormitory
*About storespace, please visit here

Zelkova House Ginkgo House Oak House

Duties and Rules
 In order to keep the dormitory clean, there are duties such as cleaning in each dormitory. Residents should follow the rules of the dormitory as well as cooperate with each other to organize their rooms and communal area and maintain cleanliness in the dormitory. Professional cleaners clean the the communal space Monday through Saturday.
Dormitory meetings are held monthly in each dormitory. Various matters concerning the dorm will be discussed in this meeting in order to make the dorm running smoothly. Attendance at these meetings is part of your requirements as a dormitory resident so be sure to participate.
*There are dormitories that set some kind of penalty for being absent from the meetings or  neglecting duties.

① Curfew (except graduate students)
  Residents must return to the dormitory before 0:00 a.m.(Midnight). If for unavoidable reasons residents are not able to return to the dormitory before curfew, residents must contact the dormitory supervisor as soon as possible.

② Notification for Temporary Curfew Exemption
  If residents will not be spending the night in the dormitory (including returning to one's home), they must inform the dormitory supervisor in advance.

③ Visitors
 Inviting guests into the dormitory is prohibited except for residents’ families. Also, even if the visitor is a resident’s family, they are allowed only to the first floor lounge and not further.
 However, in such case as moving into the dormitory and when the Housing Office gives permission, one can enter the dormitory.

④ Residents are prohibited from taking the following actions.
1)  Using students’ residential rooms in any ways other than those stipulated as its objectives
2)  Smoking in the dormitory or its environs
3)  Underage drinking (legal drinking age is 20 years old)
4)  Drinking alcohol outside students’ residential rooms
5)  Entering the living areas of residents of the opposite sex
6)  Keeping animals in the dormitory or its environs
7)  Bringing unpermitted electrical appliances, furniture, etc. into the dormitory.

⑤ Compensation for card key and closet key
  Compensation must be made for lost or broken card key and closet key.

Annual Events of Zelkova House, Ginkgo House and Oak House
Spring Term
                       April             Welcoming Events for April Students
                       May              Okada Cup (football tournament : male)
                       June             Kick Out Party for September Students
                                            Summer recess (dormitories closed)
Autumn Term
                       September    Welcoming Events for September Students
                       October         Dormitory Festival
Winter Term
                      December       Caroling
                      January           Okada Cup (football tournament : male)
                      February         Kick Out Party for April Students
(1) Above schedule is subject to change.
(2) During the term, dormitory meetings are held once a month and it is mandatory to attend these meetings.
(3) There are other events within the dorm and among the other dormitories.

List of items that need approval to bring into Zelkova House, Ginkgo House and Oak House
Allowed without application:○  Application required:△  Not allowed:×

Category Item Permission Remarks
Electrical appliance Hair dryer  
  Hair iron  
  Electric shaver  
  Desk lamp Equipped on each desk
  Vacuum Equipped at each pod
  Air purifiers  
  Electric blanket Application required
  Electric stove × Air conditioners are equipped in each room.
Not allowed because of fire risk.
  Electric carpet × Not allowed because of fire risk.
  Kotatsu × Not allowed because of fire risk.
  Television × Equipped in the social room.
  DVD player Application required.
  Projector Application required.
  Clothes iron × Equipped.  Not allowed because of fire risk.
  Refrigerator × Not allowed because of limitation of electrical capacity and fire risk.
  Rice cooker × Not allowed because of limitation of electrical capacity and fire risk.
  Electric hot plate × Not allowed because of limitation of electrical capacity and fire risk.
  Microwave/Toaster oven × Not allowed because of limitation of electrical capacity and fire risk.
  Sewing machine Application required.
Cooking equipment Blender Application required.  Must be kept in your room.
  Food processors Application required.  Must be kept in your room.
  Electric kettle × Equipped in the Kitchen.
Furniture Full-length mirror × Equipped in each pod.
  Drawer Only if it can be stored inside the locker or the closet, or there is an appropriate reason for having it, permission will be given upon application.
  Book shelf Only if it can be stored inside the locker or the closet, or there is an appropriate reason for having it, permission will be given upon application.
  Closet × Furnished in each room.
Audio Home audio
CD player (exp, portable)
Application required.
  Guitar Application required.
  Amplifier Application required.
  Electric piano, keyboard Application required.
Game Console game (Play station, X-box, wii etc)  

  • Please consult with the dormitory Supervisor and apply for permission at the Housing Office after moving into the dormitory.
  • Usage of items that will be permitted will be based upon mutual understanding of those who share the room.
  • Anything that can be brought into the dormitory should be kept in your rooms or in the storage room.
  • Write your room number and name on any piece of paper and attach it on things to be kept in the storage room.
  • Do not leave any personal belongings when you move out.
  • For anything not listed in the above chart, please inquire the Housing Office.