Dormitory life FAQ
Is it mandatory to board in the dormitory of National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Hachinohe College?
The boarding system was abolished in 2017, so it is not necessary to enter the dormitory.
What are the requirements for boarding?
The dormitory is open to students from first to fifth academic year of the main course. Students who have financial difficulties or who have difficulty commuting to school from home would be given priority for admission to the boarding.
From April 2022, advanced course students will be admitted as unit leaders of the Mixed International Dormitory.
How many dormitory students are there?
As of the first of January 2022, there are 294 students living in the dormitory.
Is there any procedure for a student to return home?
Students are allowed to go home on Fridays, Saturdays, and the day before public holidays.
Students are required to submit a form "Request for Staying out overnight" and get a permission from the Dormitory Committee.
Is there a phone in dormitory?
Since many boarders now have smartphones, we have removed the public phones and the phones in each room. Please contact the students directly on their personal phones.
In case of emergency, or in case the student does not answer the phone, please call the dormitory office on 0178-27-7237.
How many people live in one room?
The lower-grader male students are staying in triple rooms (e.g., 1 room manager from 2nd or 3rd year + two 1st year students). The upper-grader students and women's building are in double rooms.
Single rooms are also available in the men's and women's buildings, but these are not available to lower-grader students, but only to 4th- and 5th-year students who have been appointed as Supervising Boarders.
The Mixed International Dormitories consist of single rooms, with six or seven students sharing a floor in one unit.
Students are able to apply for boarding from the 1st year, but only for one year out of five academic years. There is a selection process for admission.
Is there a curfew?
Curfew is 8pm for lower-grader students and 9pm for upper-grader students.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, curfew time have been set earlier than usual.
What is the daily schedule (daily routine)?
How much does it cost for one month?
Please refer to the Dormitory Profile page.
Do male and female live in separate buildings?
We separate the buildings for men and women. There is a layout plan in the Dormitory Profile.
Does Dorm manager stay in the dormitory?
There are two people staying in the dormitory every night, one faculty member and one external security guard.
If there is a serious medical emergency during the night, the faculty member on night duty will deal with the situation.
What kind of facilities and equipment are available in the dormitories?
The following items are available in each dormitory room, dormitory building, and administration building. For more information on other equipment, please contact the dormitory office (0178-27-7237)
|① Dormitory room||Desks, Chairs, Bookshelves, Beds, Clothing lockers|
|② Rental||Small personal lockers with secure locks|
|③ Each building (each floor)||Laundry room (washing machine and dryer), Lounge (TV), Study room (gas stove), Kitchen (microwave, fridge, electric kettle; A, W, S buildings: gas table; B, N, I, E buildings: IH Cooker), Washroom (water heater), Vacuum cleaners and cleaning equipment in each corridor|
|④ Cafeteria||Chopsticks and tableware for mealtime, Ice machine (non-drinking), Jet towel (cafeteria), Vending machine (juice, etc.)|
|⑤ Rental from the Dormitory Office||Ironing, Ironing board, Bicycle air pump, Futon dryer|
Which items are not allowed to be brought into the dormitory?
Prohibited items due to the electrical capacity of each room and the risk of danger:
Cars, motorbikes, mahjong pies, TV and video equipment (lower-graders only), dehumidifiers, humidifiers, electric stoves, electric kotatsu, electric anchors, electric blankets, heaters, electric kettles, electric rice cookers, microwave ovens, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, hair irons (1,400W or more), ironings, trouser presses, refrigerators and other electrical appliances that use electricity continuously, lighters, mosquito coils, incense (including incense sticks) and other flammable items, air guns and other dangerous toys, pets, etc.
※ As for electrical products, radios and cassette tape recorders are allowed to be brought in, but expensive items (for example, audio equipment, expensive radio cassette recorders, etc.) cannot be brought into the dormitory. If you wish to bring in items other than those listed above, please check with faculty member (dormitory committee member) in advance to see if they are prohibited items.
※ Irons and bicycle air pumps can be borrowed from the Dormitory Office. Dormitory students who want to use it can rent from the office.
※ Students are permitted to use, rent or park cars or motorcycles (motorbikes) without permission from the school (any place other than home). This is because it is considered to be an act of bringing prohibited items.
What is prohibited due to the electric capacity of each room and danger prevention:
Personal computer (1st year students may notify the dormitory after the Spring Term Achievement Test, 1st-3rd year students are not allowed to use the computer as a television), television (17 inches or smaller, 4th year students and above are allowed to use the television), bicycle (registration card issued by the dormitory office must be attached to the bicycle), electric mosquito net (which uses an electric socket), electric fan (50W or lower), soldering iron.
There are other internal regulations, so please check with the dormitory staff.