According to Article 26 paragraph 8 of the Accommodation Services Regulation in Higher Education as issued by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Turkey – Official Gazette Nr. 31173, 2 July 2020), with which Koç University accommodation services are obliged to comply, our University should take all necessary and relevant health measures following the directives of the public authorities regarding personal and public health. As a condition of the accommodation, Article 21 paragraph 1 lit. c of the Regulation stipulates that one should not have a contagious disease preventing him/her from living in a communal area.

Within the scope of regulations mentioned above, the students who will accommodate in our dormitories will be asked to present their vaccination cards issued via the e-nabız application (or equivalent documents for international students) showing the vaccination against COVID-19 to confirm that they do not have a contagious disease preventing them from living in a communal area. Students, who have had the COVID-19 disease are required to submit an official document showing that they have had the disease, including the date of diagnosis and date of end of isolation.  In any case, the regulations to be issued by the Ministry of Health, the Council of Higher Education, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and any other public authorities are reserved.

What are the precautions taken in dormitories regarding Covid19?

  • 6 square meter area of use will be provided for each student in dormitory rooms.
  • There will be 1,5 meters distance between beds and desks in dormitory rooms.
  • The number of people that can occupy common areas of dormitory buildings at the same time will be limited according to 4 square meters per person criteria and the relevant numbers will be indicated on the entrances of each common area.
  • Common areas that don’t have natural ventilation will be out of use.
  • Visitors from outside campus will not be allowed.
  • Relevant information and reminders will be provided for recalling students to wash their hands frequently and 20 seconds at least, wear masks and use disinfectant.
  • Only dormitory resident students will be allowed to enter their own dormitory buildings.

Are there any designated locations in dormitories to isolate or quarantine people that are diagnosed with Covid-19?

Within the scope of Covid19, rooms that will be determined beforehand by the Health Committee will be designated for isolation and quarantine.

How will entry and exit from dormitories be controlled?

Visitors from outside campus will not be allowed. Only dormitory resident students will be allowed to enter their own dormitory buildings.

What will be the measures for kitchen usage?

Kitchen usage will be based on several precautions. The number of people that can occupy  the kitchens at the same time will be limited  according to 4 square meters per person criteria and the relevant numbers will be indicated on the entrances of each kitchen.

How will social distancing in dormitories will be ensured?

6 square meters per person in dorm rooms, 4 square meters per person in common areas criteria will be applied.

Will roommates be able to change their rooms when they have conflicts with each other about room cleaning and hygiene related issues?

No.

Does ventilation system of bathrooms and toilets provide clean air flow?

Yes.

Will visitors be allowed inside dormitories?

No.

Will board games and console games be provided?

No.

Due to covid-19, I’m worried about sharing my room. Can I get a single room guarantee?

No guarantees can be given about any dorm room type. Room assignments are made based on criteria such as address and class year of the student.

Will I have full access to dormitory facilities and areas such as common areas?

The number of people that can occupy  common areas of dormitory buildings at the same time will be limited  according to 4 square meter per person criteria and the relevant numbers will be indicated on the entrances of each common area.

If I choose not to stay in dormitories this year due to Covid-19, may I face any trouble about getting a dorm in 2022 Fall Term?

Dorm applications and room assignments of each year are made seperately and independent from each other.

Will it be possible to get refunds for dormitory payments, if so, what are the conditions?

Dormitory refunds are made based on the conditions stated in the related article of dormitory directive.

I have some other questions not answered in this page. Where can I contact for further information?

You can send your dormitory related questions to  housing@ku.edu.tr .