International students can apply for dormitory accommodations (see Application Form for On-Campus Housing). University regulations require students in the first year of the regu-
lar (daytime) bachelors program to live on campus unless their homes are within 10 km of the University. Dormitory rooms are approximately 6 ping (18.6 sq m) and contain four beds each. International students generally share a room with 1 or 2 roommates. Dormitory accommodations are segregated by sex.
Dormitory fees are posted on the website of the the Division of Life Guidance. Fees for the 2013 Academic Year are NT$11,300/ semester - NT$13,000/ semester, depending on the type of accommodation.
Students are required to pay a NT$3,000 room deposit that is refunded when they check out of the dormitory. After students pay the deposit, they are issued a door card (which opens a sliding glass door on the first floor of the dormitory) and a room key. Students should check their rooms when they move in and report any damage within 24 hours.
The sliding glass doors on the ground floors of the dormitories are locked between the hours of midnight and 5:30 a.m. Lights in corridors and rooms are turned off at 1 a.m, except during examination weeks.
Dormitory rooms are air-conditioned, but to conserve energy and reduce environmental impact, air conditioning is supplied only during the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. (hours are extended during periods of warm weather). It is customary in Taiwan to shower in the evening, and hot water supply is only available from 5:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.
Hot and cold drinking water is available from water dispensers on each floor. In Taiwan, it is not customary to drink water from the tap; most people do use tapwater, however, to brush their teeth. Remember that carrying your own water bottle is more friendly to the environment than buying bottled water.
Coin-operated washing machines, spinners, and and tumble dryers are available on each floor of the dormitories.
Electric power supply in Taiwan is 110V.
All dormitory rooms have cable connections to the University Internet service.
Students are expected to provide their own toilet articles, slippers (in Taiwan, it is customary to remove one’s shoes when entering living quarters), hair dryers, cleaning supplies, flashlights, desk lamps, and room telephones. The University arranges for vendors to sell dormitory supplies on campus on registration day. Items for sale include bedding, toilet articles, plastic wash basins, slippers, detergent, soap, stationery, and school supplies.Western students may find Taiwanese mattresses hard and should bring their own camping foam or air mattress if they desire more cushioning.
Except for personal computers, most electrical appliances are prohibited in the dormitories. Prohibited items include televisions, refrigerators, hot plates, electric cookers, and hot water dispensers. Gas stoves are also prohibited.
In the tropics, it makes sense to take out the food trash every day—if you don’t, you will probably be raising ants and cockroaches in your dorm room! Dormitory residents may dis- pose of trash in the dumpsters located behind the dormitories.
A reminder from our president and vice president : CJCU is a smoke-free university.
On January 1, 2009 Taiwan became the 17th country in the world to ban indoor smoking at public facilities. The ban applies to the indoor areas of colleges and universities, theaters, restaurants, roofed transport stations, mass transportation vehicles, taxis, and most other indoor facilities. Hotels are included, except in special smoking areas with separate ventilation systems. Chang Jung Christian University has its own smoking ban that applies to the entire campus.
In the past, some international exchange students have requested dormitory accom-
modations during summer vacation; the fee for dormitory accommodations during this time is NT$100/ night.
Students who desire more spacious accommodations can ask for assistance from the Office of International Affairs in finding off-campus housing. There are several privately owned student housing facilities within walking distance of the University.
Kitchen facilities are not available in student dormitories. Students who wish to prepare their own meals can ask for assistance in finding nearby off-campus housing.
International students desiring a homestay option should contact the Office of Interna-