Frequently Asked Questions

When can I check in and check out?

Dormitory check-in and check-out dates are determined by Dormitory Management Office according to the Academic Calendar.  

More detailed and up to date information can be found using “Exchange Programs” or “Announcementslinks.

Students have to sign a Dormitory Contract and pay the dorm fee to check-in. Check in procedure should be completed within 3 days after dormitory opening day.

Can I choose my roommate during the application?
You can type in a name you want to stay with. If the request is mutual with your friend, we will try our best during the placement process, within the bounds of possibility.

Or, you can make a general request like; local student etc. by sending an email to dorms office.

Can I change my room if I don't get along with my roommate?
Your request will be evaluated within the bounds of possibility. There are no room changes during the first 2 weeks of semester, and you cannot make more than 1 change per semester.

Can I stay in the dorm during summer holiday?
Only summer school students can stay in the dorms during summer. Students, working for a special project within Koc University can also stay, if they can certify this.

Can my relatives or friends stay in my room?
Guests cannot be hosted in students’ rooms. In case of emergencies, only family members can stay in one of our guesthouses up to 3 nights by paying a nightly rate.

What should I do if I have a health problem?
Health centers are available in both campuses, operating 24/7.

Can I have a pet?
No pets are allowed in KU dorms.

Can I listen to music or watch TV in my room?
Unless you don’t disturb anyone else.

Can I post any banner, poster, announcement, picture etc. in my room or dorm?
It is forbidden to post banners, posters, announcements, pictures etc. unless you get approvals from the Dorm Management.

What happens when I disobey dorm rules and regulations?
Appropriate warnings and penalties are issued according to” KOC UNIVERSITY DORMITORY GUIDELINES”.

If I leave the dorm before check out day, can I apply again for the coming terms?
Only students who have been asked to leave by the Dormitory Management or ones who violate rules and regulations cannot apply to the dorms again.

How can I go to the city center?
There private minibuses operating between Sar─▒yer and the campus. It takes only 20 minutes from campus to downtown. In addition, IETT (municipality) buses run in every half an hour. Please click shuttle and bus schedules.  Our campus is approximately 25 minutes to city center.

Are there any shopping facilities in the campus?
Migros mini market is open between 10am-7pm.

Who has priority during dorm allocations?
Scholarship and exchange students have priority during dorm allocations.

Is every student allocated to the room he/she has requested during application?
There are many different types of dorm rooms. Single rooms are given to seniors and juniors. 4 people rooms are planned for ELC students in order to facilitate their adaptation to university. Double bed rooms are planned for exchange students, within bounds of possibility.

What should I do if I lose my room key?
You need to fill in a “Lost Key Form” in the accommodation office, in case the room card is lost, broken or out of order. A fine of 30 TL is deducted from your dorm deposit for the lost or broken card and the card is replaced with a new one.

What should I do if I come across with maintenance issue?
You can report the problem by using Tools & Services/Track-it/Dorm Track-it steps on our University web site. Also, you can report it to your RA or your Dorm Head.

What should I do with the fixtures that I don’t need in my room?
You can hand in such fixtures to our cleaning staff by filling in a form. This form can be obtained from the Dorms Office.

What should I do for the check out?
Students have to inform the Dorms Office at least few hours before check out. Then a room inspection is done by the Dorm Head. Students check out by signing check out forms and returning the room key. Whole responsibility of inspection results and additional costs belongs to residents, if they leave without a notice.

Is there a storage facility where I can leave my extra belongings?
There is a storeroom in building S for those needs. Students can leave only one parcel for the summer period. They have to collect it when the fall term starts. Dormitory Management cannot be held responsible for parcels not collected on time.

Is there anyone who can help me carrying my luggage?
There is no porter service in our dorms. Every student is responsible for his/her own belongings.