About IGC Housing

Incheon Global Campus Student Housing Rules

Enacted on 2021-07-16

Chapter 1. General Rules
1. Purpose

The purpose of rules for the use of Incheon Global Campus Housing (hereinafter referred to as the "housing") is to determine the terms of compliance for the residents regarding the efficient management, operation and use of the housing in order to realize a communal life where freedom and discipline are harmonized.

2. Use of Housing

① The use of Housing facilities is restricted to residents.

② The Incheon Global Campus Foundation (hereinafter referred to as the "Foundation") CEO (hereinafter referred to as the "CEO") may permit the use of housing for a certain period of time for non-residents if it meets the purpose of operation and management of the housing and does not interfere with the operation of the housing.

3. Applicable Standards

① In using the “housing” as stipulated in Article 2 of the Housing Operating Regulation, applicable standards to ‘students', 'faculty' and 'foundation staff' specified in Article 4 of the above regulation shall follow these terms of use.

② External parties other than the user in Paragraph 1 above are permitted by mutual agreement or official document.

4. Period of Use

① The period of use for this campus housing is the regular spring and fall semesters including summer and winter vacations of the IGC universities.

② IGC universities and on-campus institutions may request a short-term use of the housing for the purpose of educational events and management that can contribute to campus development. However, the short-term use is only applicable during summer and winter vacations, and can only be used within the scope that does not interfere with the housing operation schedule after screening of the event by the Foundation.

Chapter 2 .Housing Admission and Application
5. Housing Admission Qualification

① International and Korean students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate schools at Incheon Global Campus or participants in programs run by the IGC universities.

② Others recognized as necessary by the Foundation and universities and approved by CEO of the Foundation.

③ Those who fall under any of the following subparagraphs are not allowed to enter the housing.

 1. Those who have been submitted to a disciplinary measure according to the school regulations of the IGC universities

 2. Those who have a history of being evicted from the housing and receive restrictions on re-admission

 3. Those who are on leave of absence and have not registered for the regular semester (including graduates)

 4. Those who are recognized as needing isolation by medical doctors, such as those with legally stated contagious diseases

 5. Those who do not submit the application documents stipulated in Article 7 or those who refuse to agree on the IGC Housing terms and conditions to the housing admission

 6. Others who are recognized as inappropriate for communal living

6. Admission Selection

① Admission selection to the housing has regular and mid-term selections as follows:

 1) Regular selection takes place before the start of each semester.

 2) Mid-term selection can take place after the start of each semester.

② The number of students using the housing for each university is determined by the Operating Committee, and the final selection right lies with the Foundation.

③ The Foundation should give priority to the students enrolled in the IGC universities.

7. Admission Application and Submission Documents

Those who wish to move into the housing must complete the application for admission and pay their fee within the specified period. The following documents, such as the application for admission, must be submitted to the foundation.

 1) Application for admission(including a written pledge)

 2) Medical report

 3) Copy of bankbook(for refund of housing fee)

 4) Proof of registration for the incoming semester(continuing students and returning students)

 5) School admission documents(new students)

 6) Other documents required by the Foundation

8. Admission Registration

Those who are selected as residents-to-be must complete the registration for the semester, prepare the admission documents and complete the on-site registration for admission within the period set by the Foundation.

① Those who wish to move into the housing must visit the housing with documents or certificates to prove their identity during the announced period of registration and go through a separate registration procedure.

② The housing office of the Foundation(including security personnel) approves the use of facilities by the applicants of the paragraph 1 after checking their admission qualifications, required documents, payment of usage fees and whether they have visited and registered during the period of admission registration.

③ Those who do not show up during the registration period and do not move in during the announced period are considered as they have given up on entering the housing.

9. Residence Period

① In principle, the residence period for the regular semester is 16 weeks per semester. However, the period may be changed according to the academic schedules of the universities. The residence period in vacation will be determined according to the start and end dates of the spring and fall semesters of the year.

② In principle, the start date of the residence period shall be Monday and the end date shall be Sunday.

10. Housing Room Assignment and Change

① The assignment of housing rooms is based on the following subparagraphs of assignment principles, but they can be adjusted if necessary.

 1) Smokers and non-smokers should not be assigned to the same room.

 2) Students with a sensitive lifestyle and those with an insensitive lifestyle should not be assigned to the same room.

② In accordance with the housing assignment principle of the Foundation, the housing office or the student affairs department of the universities proceeds with the room assignment, but the final decision rests with the Foundation.

③ The room assigned in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph cannot be arbitrarily changed without prior permission from the Foundation.

④ In principle, the assigned room cannot be changed after admission. However, within 2 weeks from the start of the regular semester, a student may apply for a change within the same room type and the Foundation may change the room if the reason to change is acceptable by social norms.

⑤ If a resident is assigned to a double room by themselves, the Foundation reserves the right to reassign them to a room with another occupant, or to assign them a roommate at any point the semester, with advnace notice.

Chapter 3. Resident Duties and Responsibilities.
11. User Duties

Those who use the housing facilities must comply with the following subparagraphs.

① Fulfill your duty of care as a good manager and user.

② The use and internal structure of the housing shall not be changed or damaged without the permission of the Foundation.

③ The room cannot be rented to a third party.

12. Application for Overnight Stay

If a resident is staying overnight, the resident must complete an application for overnight stay in advance. (Overnight means after 00:00)

13. Access Card

① Access cards are distributed to the permitted residents and the cards must be carried at all times.

② If the access card is lost, a small reissuance fee (KRW 20,000) will be charged.

③ If the card is lost more than 3 times, reissuance may be restricted.

④ It is strictly prohibited to forge(falsify), use, transfer or lend the access card to other people.

⑤ Residents must always carry their access card and present it when requested by the housing staff.

14. Usage Fee Refund

① Those who wish to cancel their admission before the start of the semester can get a full refund if the application for cancellation is completed 7 days(including the starting date of the official admission schedule) before the start of the official admission schedule for the semester(including holidays). However, those who completed the application for cancellation of admission after this period(including the last day of the official schedule) and before the end of the official admission schedule will be refunded only after deducting one week's usage fee from their paid housing fee.

② Applications for moving out from the point in time when the admission schedule is over are applied with the same fee rate to the mid-term moving out, regardless of whether or not the admissions were registered.

③ If residents have completed the registration, but want to move out in mid-term, it is not possible in principle, except for cases of unavoidable reasons(illness, general leave of absence including military leave, withdrawal, etc.). If their reasons are recognized, part of their housing fee will be refunded according to the criteria below.

Mid-term Moving Out Period (vacation) Refund Amount
Within 4 weeks after admission
(within 2 weeks)
Within 8 weeks after admission
(within 4 weeks)
Within 12 weeks after admission
(within 6 weeks)
12 weeks after admission
(after 6 weeks)
No Refund

④ The refund amount for mid-term moving out is calculated based on the actual check-out date, not on the date of application for moving out. In principle, once an application for admission cancellation (including mid-term moving out) is received, re-admission or overturning of the decision is not possible.

15. Cleaning and Fire Prevention

① Residents are responsible for the cleaning and sanitary condition of all common areas as well as the rooms they use.

② Residents are responsible for maintaining their own garbage disposal and separation.

③ Residents must take their garbage out to a designated location.

④ Residents must pick up their parcel within 7 days(including holidays) after arrival. Parcels that have been left for 7 days will be returned.

⑤ Residents must not bring fire-inducing objects into the room.

16. Prohibition Within the Housing

Residents are not permitted to engage in any of the following acts within the housing and may be subject to sanctions in case of violation.

 1) Criminal offenses such as assault(including sexual assault), theft, gambling, possession and use of narcotics in the housing.

 2) Act of a female student entering a male student's floor or room, as well as an act of a male student entering a female student's floor or room.

 3) Smoking(including e-cigarettes) and drinking in the housing.

 4) Title lender or resident with borrowed-name.

 5) Illegally receiving or opening mail addressed to another person.

 6) Violating the Copyright Act, Act on Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection, the Youth Protection Act and other related acts through the housing IP.

 7) Posting articles that may be offensive or morally reprehensible to others through online/offline bulletin boards.

 8) Bringing in and using flammable substances or dangerous substances in the housing.

 9) Privately using, taking out, damaging(destroying) public housing facilities, or exposing them to danger.

 10) Act of causing disturbance or commotion inside/outside the housing.

 11) Drawing graffiti inside/outside the housing, attaching unauthorized attachments as well as displaying and distributing unauthorized advertisements.

 12) Bringing in and raising pets in housing.

 13) Non-compliance to the housing admission/moving out schedules.

 14) Poor condition of room and furniture arrangement when moving out.

 15) Forging(falsifying) access cards, using them and transferring or lending them to others.

 16) Bringing in or using electric heating appliances(refrigerator, electric kettle, electric blanket, etc.).

 17) Abnormal entry and exit of the housing using emergency doors and windows other than the main door.

 18) Entering through an unauthorized door in the housing.

 19) Accompanying non-residents to a room or providing accommodation without prior permission.

 20) Changing rooms without prior permission.

 21) Opening and using a room without prior permission.

 22) Non-cooperative attitude during random inspection.

 23) Staying out without requesting to stay overnight

 24) Bringing and eating cooked food or delivery food to undesignated places.

 25) Dumping regular waste(food waste) outside the designated place.

 26) Dumping regular waste(recyclable waste) and food waste without separating.

 27) Failing to follow the proper instructions of the housing manager (including security personnel).

 28) Poor cleaning condition after eating at designated places.

 29) Using the emergency stairs normally.

 30) Entering and leaving the housing without using the access control system(entry door/speed gate).

17. Random Inspection and Cooperation Obligation

① The housing manager(including security personnel) may inspect residents' room without prior notice to maintain and manage the housing facilities, order and safety. Residents must cooperate to the inspection. In the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster or fire, the manager can enter a room without prior notice and then notify later.

② The housing manager(including security personnel) may enter a room without a consent of the resident or prior notice if it is determined that dangerous activities or items are being carried in, which threaten the life of the housing residents as well as the safety and welfare of the university campus.

③ In the event of an emergency such as an epidemic disease, the Foundation may control the entrance and access times for the purpose of preventing the spread of infectious diseases and ensuring the safety of residents. Residents must cooperate.

18. Compensation Obligation

In case of intentionally or negligently losing or damaging the housing facilities or equipment, it shall be compensated with actual expenses.

19. Use of Electric Heaters

In principle, electric heaters with a risk of fire(electric blanket, hot water mat, radiator, etc.) cannot be used in the housing. They can only be used in designated places only when the Foundation permits the use.

20. Managing Personal Belongings

① The housing is not responsible for the storage or loss of residents' valuables, cash, etc.

② Responsibility for all personal belongings is entirely up to the resident him/herself.

21. Entrance of Non-residents

① Residents can meet non-residents at designated places within the designated time period(09:00-22:00). Non-residents are strictly prohibited from entering the housing after the designated period.

② Non-residents must present identification(e.g.student ID) when requested by the housing manager(including security personnel). If necessary, non-residents must record personal information and purpose of visit in the visitor list.

③ In the event of an emergency such as an epidemic disease, the Foundation may control the entry of non-residents to the extent necessary for the purpose of preventing the spread of infectious diseases and ensuring the safety of residents.

Chapter 4 . Moving Out
22. Regular Moving Out

In principle, regular moving out is carried out at the expiration of the previously notified period of residence and residents are obliged to follow the moving out procedure.

23. Mid-term Moving Out

Those who wish to voluntarily move out from the housing for a valid reason must apply for moving out at least 7 days(including holidays) prior to the scheduled move-out date.

24. Compulsory Moving Out

① In the case of any of the following subparagraphs, the Foundation may compulsorily dismiss a resident.

 1) Students on a leave of absence(unregistered to a school).

 2) Those who have not paid or defaulted on the housing usage fee.

 3) Those who violate school regulations and housing-related rules and regulations.

 4) Those who disturb the order of the housing.

 5) Those who did not registered for admission.

 6) Those who use foul or abusive language toward the housing staff members(including security personnel).

 7) Others recognized by the CEO of the Foundation as unsuitable to have a communal life.

② Disposition of moving out in the preceding paragraph shall be determined by the Foundation.

 1) In the disposition of moving out under Paragraph 1, the person concerned is given an opportunity to make a statement.

 2) The disposition of moving out under Paragraph 1 takes effect upon notification to the person concerned or public notification.

 3) The Foundation notifies the reason for the disposition to those who have been subject to a compulsory moving out due to No. 4 and 7 under Paragraph 1. However, in case of urgency, the notification may be omitted.

25. Moving Out Procedures

① Regular check-outs: submit check-out application by the due date.

② Mid course check-outs: on the date of approval, or on the date desired.

③ Those who are forced eviction should check-out on the date of notification, or within 7 days including holidays.

④ Those checking-out under item 1), item 2) and item 3), must follow official procedures. Those who do not follow the official procedures will have penalties.

26. Re-admission Restriction

① Re-admission restriction period is applied based on the period of enrollment, not the period of leave of absence.

② The Foundation CEO may adjust the re-admission restriction period according to the severity of the rule violation and other circumstances. Compulsorily moved out residents cannot be re-admitted permanently unless otherwise notified.

Chapter 5. Resident Guidance
27. Imposing Penalty Points

① Penalty points are imposed according to the attached <Penalty Point Standards Table>. However, in case of violations not specified in the table, penalty points may be imposed through an internal procedure(the housing working-level meeting).

② Penalty points imposed from above Paragraph 1 are added up and maintained for 2 years. Those who receive 5 points or above are compulsorily moved out. The Foundation may apply reward and penalty points to the priority of applications for housing for the next semester.

③ The Foundation may order the students who received penalty points to do volunteer works in the facilities depending on the severity of the penalty points. Penalty points are deleted according to the contents of the volunteer work.

28. Imposing Reward Points

① Reward points are imposed according to the attached <Reward Point Standards Table>.

② Students who have penalty points while living in the housing can reduce the penalty points as much as reward point they received. However, this does not apply to cases where an act that resulted in compulsory moving out has been committed.

29. Sanctions

In accordance with Article 27, the Foundation may compulsorily move out the relevant student if it falls under any of acts resulted compulsory moving out as indicated in the <Penalty Point Standards Table>