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New student dormitory opens at Ookayama Campus

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September 27, 2017

Midorigaoka House, a new 4-floor dormitory housing 63 students, opened in September 2017 on Ookayama Campus.

Exterior of Midorigaoka House

Exterior of Midorigaoka House

Located in the Midorigaoka Area of the campus, the dorm will accommodate both Japanese and international students, providing a diverse, multilingual atmosphere where inhabitants can learn from and support each other on a daily basis.

An opening ceremony, attended by approximately 30 members of the Institute and the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association, was held on September 5 to commemorate the opening.

"Thanks to the generous gifts from Tokyo Tech alumni and other individuals, this new facility will provide a good living environment for both local and international students," President Yoshinao Mishima stated at the ceremony. "As Tokyo Tech robust reforms progress, we continue to welcome more international students to the campus."

President Mishima speaking at opening
President Mishima speaking at opening

Tokyo Tech Alumni Association President Ishida
Tokyo Tech Alumni Association President Ishida

"The Tokyo Tech Fund, created to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the Institute, attracted many contributions from Tokyo Tech graduates and other philanthropists, and this new student dormitory is just one of the fabulous results," President Yoshio Ishida of the Tokyo Tech Alumni Association added. "I expect this outstanding development at the Institute to continue."

Tatami spaces set up in spacious common areas
Tatami spaces set up in spacious common areas

Individual rooms include beds, desks, and refrigerators, while kitchens, toilets, and showers are in common areas
Individual rooms include beds, desks, and refrigerators,
while kitchens, toilets, and showers are in common areas

After the opening celebrations, building designer Koichi Yasuda and structural design head Toru Takeuchi, both professors at Tokyo Tech, explained some of the special features of the building. One of these is the open ceiling above the common areas in the center of the structure, providing an airy space suitable for seminars and other gatherings. Each floor also has a tatami space to give the common areas a touch of Japanese interior design. The 1st-floor entrance to the building is barrier free, and the building connects to the on-campus road via a bridge, providing direct access.

More information regarding the building, room rates, and other details can be found on the Dormitories page.

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Contact

Campus Life Support Group,
Student Support Division, Student Services Department

Email gak.sei@jim.titech.ac.jp

Tel +81-3-5734-7648

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This article has been updated to correct a link on September 29.

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