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Housing Regulations

For a clean and pleasant living environment:

  • Please use the driers located in the laundry rooms or portable racks to dry your laundry. Refrain from hanging clothes at a visible location on the balconies, or outside of the buildings.
  • Please note that kitchen fan filters should be changed every six months. You can call the Housing Office staff to have your filters changed.
  • Please do not use bedroom/living/dining room furniture on the balconies, or in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Please do not dispose of your cigarette butts on the ground or flick them out from your window.
  • If you notice any type of insects in or around your apartment, do not use pesticide yourself, instead, please inform the Housing Office about the situation immediately.
  • Please do not place shoes, shoe racks and flowerpots in front of your apartment door, as they will hinder easy entrance and exit.
  • Please do not leave garbage bags in front of your apartment door except during collection hours.
  • Please do not have parties, picnics and barbecues in the common areas of the campus or in the areas around the apartment buildings so as not to disturb other residents.
  • Please keep the volume of televisions, radios and musical instruments at a low level and refrain from making any noise (moving furniture, shouting, running, banging doors, operating electrical appliances, etc.) that could disturb the residents in your building before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
  • Please do not leave your pet’s feces on the ground.


For your safety:

  • Please make sure that your windows/doors are closed/locked when you are not in your apartment. Note that in some buildings, the door will lock when the door closes. If you have left the key in the lock, it may not be possible to unlock it from the outside. In other buildings the door must be locked manually. Please do not leave your apartment keys in unsafe places, such as under doormats.
  • Entrance doors are equipped with an intercom system. For your safety, please use this system. Keep your door locked at all times, and do not open it to unknown individuals.
  • The number of lamps and appliances plugged in at a single electrical outlet should not exceed the number that can be accommodated by one surge protector per outlet.
  • In case of unusual odors, smoke or noise originating in your apartment, please contact the Housing Office staff immediately for knowledgeable help. Until help arrives, open all doors and windows and do not turn on any electrical devices or press the doorbell button.
  • Please consider having a gas detector installed into your kitchen as a preventive measure against bottled gas leak. If you purchase the detector, the Housing Office staff will come to your apartment and install it for you.
  • Please read the instructions for all electrical appliances before using them, and do not attempt to handle any electrical problems yourself.
  • Please take necessary precautions so that objects such as flowerpots do not fall from the balconies.
  • Please do not use any type of grill on the campus grounds or on the balconies of your residency; grilling and frying are allowed only in the kitchen.
  • Please do not clean the freezer with sharp objects. First unplug the refrigerator and wait until the ice melts. If necessary, call the Housing Office and ask for assistance.
  • Please do not use vacuum cleaners on wet surfaces; they are for dry surfaces only.
  • Installing antennas on the roof of the buildings is prohibited for security reasons and also because it causes considerable damage to the roof tiles. Please ask the technician installing your antenna to contact the Housing Office regarding its placement.
  • Please inform your housekeeper(s) about the safety issues to prevent injuries or accidents from occurring while they are providing household services in your apartment. Also, if you have a housekeeper coming in on a regular basis, please remind her to get a temporary entrance card in order to be able to enter the campus easily as well as to use the University shuttle buses.
  • Please complete or update all forms given to you by the Housing Office and return them to the nearest Housing Office at your earliest convenience.


For protecting University property:

  • The apartment is for the use of the appointee and members of his/her family only. It cannot be sublet or used by others.
  • The resident assumes full responsibility for damage (including that caused by pets) to University-owned equipment and furnishings.
  • Please return University-owned equipment and furnishings to the Housing Office if you are not using them.
  • If you request that your apartment be painted, the Housing Office will use a standard white paint. If you would like to have your apartment painted in a different color, you will need to pay the cost of having the apartment repainted in the standard color at the time of your departure.


Loss of Keys: Please notify the Housing Office if you lose your apartment key during working hours. After working hours or on the weekend, contact security for help at the emergency number, ext. 6666 or 266 4050. You may want to ask the Housing Office to have a spare key readily available for your convenience in such cases; however, Housing Office personnel are not allowed to keep spare keys for faculty housing apartments without written permission from residents. Should you want the Housing Office to keep a spare key for your apartment, please stop by the office to fill out the permission form.