Accommodation

International Residence Chuo

Chuo University’s mission is to foster individuals who contribute to human welfare with global perspectives and practical applications. To provide an environment to nurture such global individuals, Chuo opened the International Residence Chuo (IRC) in April 2020. The IRC is shared accommodation with students living in separate units that contain six private rooms each and where students from various backgrounds can share community life.
The concept of the IRC is to facilitate interculturality among students through daily life living together.
Based on this concept, various events, orientations, and meetings will be held in the IRC. Residents should actively participate in these events.

Implementation of the structure of the IRC concept is led by the RAs. In addition, the Concept, Mission, Vision, and Value were designed to clarify the goals for dormitory life. Residents live supporting each other towards achieving these goals.

Public Spaces

Common kitchen has IH cooking heater, cookware, and dishes. There are facilities necessary for life, such as laundry room, bathroom, storage room, and common lounge.

Common facilities: kitchen (5F), lounge (5F), hall (5F), theater (2F), meeting rooms (7, 9F), Japanese rooms (5, 8F), training rooms (3, 4F), storage room (1F), bathroom (1F), toilet (1F, 5F), coin laundry (1F), spare room (1F), mail box room (1F), delivery lockers (1F), vending machines (5F), prayer rooms (Global Gateway Chuo)

There are English speaking live-in managers in the residence to support residents.

Private Space

Each unit containing six private rooms has a shower (no bathtub), dressing room, toilet, washbasins, mini kitchen, dining table, chairs, shoe storage, microwave, white board, and separate trash bin. Private rooms (10㎡) are equipped with: air conditioner, open closet, bed, desk, chair, fridge, lighting, curtain, hanging laundry-pole holders, wireless LAN, and TV socket (terrestrial channels only).

Management Policy

All residents need to value diversity and help each other for comfortable residence life. As the support staff (student leaders) to make the system, there are Resident Assistants (RAs) and Unit Leaders (ULs). In addition, there are rules and regulations for smooth community living.

What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?

RAs support all residents to develop strong identification within the residence, as well as to have comfortable and fulfilling community life. They facilitate communication to organize events and play a role to develop the continuity of residence life. They cooperate with the Front Office and the International Center in planning and running events and improving the environment in the IRC.

What is a Unit Leader (UL)?

ULs strive to bring the unit together, create Unit Contracts, and hold meetings in the unit, engage in maintenance of the environment in the unit, and ensure the environment for comfortable unit life. In addition to coordinating the unit and supporting residential life, ULs also play a role as a bridge among students in the unit, the Front Office, and the International Center.

RA/UL Training system

RAs and ULs are required to have leadership, intercultural understanding, and communication skills. Training courses are provided free of charge and some courses are compulsory.

RA/UL
(some are compulsory)

Training for team building and leadership
Training for cultural understanding, communication skills, and personal relations
English language course (on-campus TOEIC course) *free of charge
Emergency first-response and disaster prevention training

RA/UL benefits

RAs and ULs are responsible for residence management and are expected to give time and effort to support the IRC and fellow residents. Therefore, the following benefits are provided.

RA/UL will be paid for residence arrival support (twice a year), with registration as part-time staff at Chuo, paid according to the hours worked.
RA will be paid 100,000 yen annual subsidy for rent payment (with certain standards/ payment four times)
UL will be paid 60,000 yen annual subsidy for rent payment (with certain standards/ payment four times)

Rules and Regulations of the residence for smooth community life (excerpts)

  • Residents shall participate in weekly unit meetings, all events and orientations of the IRC.
  • Entry into or assisting entry into the IRC by non-residents is prohibited. (Family members of residents can visit the common area on the fifth floor.)
  • Entry into or assisting entry into living areas of other genders is prohibited at all times. *Use your student ID card as a key when entering the IRC (allowed to enter only permitted areas).
  • After use of common facilities, all equipment shall be returned in original condition, to original locations.
  • Do not make noises that disturb others after 21:00. All should maintain a quiet environment.

Facts About (Equipment and Rent)

Building name International Residence Chuo
Address 413-1 Higashinakano, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0351
Access On-campus, 1 minute walk from the Tama Monorail Chuo-Daigaku Meisei-Daigaku Station
Rooms 300 rooms (6 private rooms in each unit x 50)
Private rooms (approx. 10㎡) are equipped with:
air conditioner, open closet, bed, desk, chair, fridge, lighting, curtain, hanging laundry-pole holders, wireless LAN, and TV socket (terrestrial channels only)
Structure of building

Nine-story, reinforced concrete

Rent 62,800 yen (monthly) *All utilities included (electricity, gas, water and Internet)
Initial cost 62,800 yen (at the time of moving in)
Other charges

1,540 yen (tax incl.) (monthly) for rental futon set, plus a set-up fee: 550 yen (tax incl.) (first month only)
*In a lump sum payment for the contract period (non-refundable if moving out during the contract period).
*All residents are required to rent a set of futon.
*Available services (free of charge): sheets cleaning twice a month and storage of a winter quilt during summer

Use of the guarantor system 18,840 yen a year (if applicable, for privately financed international students only)
Fire insurance (about 4,000 yen a year)
*Further details of Fire insurance will be informed upon move-in procedure.
Contract period 1 year. Residents can request an extension of their residence contract for one year, but only after permission is given following a contract extension screening (comprehensive screening for contributions to the IRC and activity participation). In such cases, the period of residence can be extended up to one year.
At the procedure for moving in, students will have a fixed-term lease contract with Chuo’s designated company.

Lessor: Sekisui House Real Estate Tokyo Ltd.
Office in charge: IRC Management Office (National Students Information Center Co., Ltd.)

Cycle Parking Bicycle: free of charge (spaces are limited)
Motorcycle: 1,100 yen a month (tax incl.)
Others Upon moving out, a cleaning fee (27,500 yen including tax, or 38,500 yen for a barrier-free room, including tax) and, if needed, repair fee will be deducted from the initial cost.
University will assign your room. Conditions may vary depending on the floor and room location, but you cannot change that room.

Contact Information

Please contact the persons in charge of the IRC at the International Center for further information.

TEL: 042-674-2216
FAX: 042-674-2214
E-mail: chuoir-grp@g.chuo-u.ac.jp