School Dormitory (Hokushin-ryo)
National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Hachinohe College has a school dormitory called Hokushin-ryo, which can accommodate up to 400 students.
This is a dormitory that offers accommodation to students who have difficulties commuting to the school, including those who live far from the school (the full boarding system was abolished in 2017).
The school dormitories are broadly divided into General dormitories (men's dormitory and women's dormitory) and Mixed International dormitories (one or more international students live on each floor). General dormitories have shared rooms (single rooms for supervising student), and Mixed International dormitory have only single rooms.
Dormitory life is designed to promote personal independence and to foster adaptability to social life, and the teachers in charge assigned to each floor provide daily guidance to the dormitory students, and all teachers take turns to work nightshifts.
In addition, fourth- and fifth-year students (advanced course students: only in the mixed international dormitory) are selected from a group of exemplary students as advisors to lower-grader students "Floor leader" and live on the same floor and follow the same routine.
Dormitory festivals, ball games competitions and other fun and meaningful activities are also organized.