I have been admitted to Özyeğin University and I wish to stay in the dormitories. How and when can I complete my dormitory registration? Dormitory applications will be invited during the enrollment week. Please check for the latest announcements and further details about dormitory applications.
Can I choose my own room mate when I apply for the dormitories? If you specify the student number of the person you wish to be your room mate in your online application form, which you will complete via SIS, we will do our best to meet your request based on our available capacity and the order of priority. Please note that the person you wish to be your room mate must also identify you as his/her preferred room mate, and the order of your room preferences must be the same. Choosing the Annual Registration option will increase your likelihood of staying with your preferred room mate. Room mate requests are met only when all of the requesters are assigned to the same room type. Depending on the room type, the number of room mates to be requested may vary. (For instance, in a case where three friends wish to stay together in a 3-person room, each of these friends must specify each other as their preferred room mates, and also must satisfy the other requirements listed above in order to be eligible to stay together.)
I have been awarded with housing scholarship upon OSYM’s central placement. In which type of room can I stay? As specified in the 2017 OSYS Higher Education Programs and Quotas Guide, if you are admitted to Özyeğin University with full tuition waiver by listing OzU among your top six choices, and ranking among the top 1,000 students in Turkey in the score type of the program in which you are placed, you will be entitled to stay in a 2-person room with bathroom (in Dorm 4) free of charge. If you rank between the top 1,001 and 10,000 students, your housing scholarship will provide exemption from the lowest room rate. In other words, you will be entitled to stay in 4-person rooms without bathroom free of charge. Students may also stay in a different type of room by paying the difference between the room fees and their housing scholarships.
Can I change my room if I cannot get along with my room mate? You can apply to change your roommate only once in a semester via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to meet your request at the earliest convenience based on our available capacity.
When can I check in? When can I check out? Check-in and check-out dates are determined by Accommodation Services Management annually based on the academic calendar. Students who are admitted to the dormitories can check in their rooms after duly completing their dormitory registrations, signing the necessary forms, and submitting their medical reports (health certificates) within the dates announced by the Accommodation Services Management. The checkout dates are announced to students at the end of each semester. Students may also check out from the dormitories at any time during the academic year at their own discretion for various reasons by completing the necessary checkout procedures.
What should I do if I miss the application deadline? Can I submit a late application? Should there be any available capacity in the dormitories, late applications may be invited for students who have missed the application deadline. Students are informed via either MyOzU or their OzU emails about late applications.
I submitted a clean bill of health (medical report) last year. Do I need to submit a new report this year? If so, where and when do I need to submit it? Students must submit a new clean bill of health (medical report) each year. Medical reports must be submitted to Accommodation Services Management on the day they check in the dormitories. Failure to submit a clean bill of health (medical report) will result in being disqualified to check in the dormitories.
If I am a resident in the dormitories during the Fall semester, do I still need to submit a new dormitory application for the Spring semester? Students who choose the Annual Registration option during their dormitory applications and pay the Annual Registration fees may stay in their current rooms until the end of the academic year. Students who do not choose the Annual Registration option must submit a new dormitory application in order to continue to stay in the dormitories during the Spring semester.
Can I stay in the dorms during the summer term? Students who attend the summer school, or complete their summer internships, or participate in on-campus projects may stay in our dormitories. However, admission of students who complete their internships or participate in on-campus projects is subject to the approval of their faculties. The application period and requirements for the summer term are announced to students via email.
What happens if I am not assigned a room? Will I receive a refund for the security deposit that I paid? You will be refunded for the security deposit you paid to the University. Refunds will be deposited into the bank account that you provide to the University. However, you need to fill out the Refund Request Form to request a refund. The Refund Request Form is obtainable from the Accommodation Services Office.
What do I need to do to check out?
You need to vacate your room, visit the Accommodation Services Office, sign the check-out documents, and return your room card.
What happens if I leave the dormitories without duly completing the checkout procedures? In a case where a resident leaves the dormitory without duly competing the check-out procedures in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations, any personal belongings left in the rooms are donated to Duyarlı OzU. Accommodation Services Management will not be held responsible for any personal belongings that are left behind by residents. Furthermore, students who fail to complete the checkout procedures are given 2 penalty points as per the Dormitory Directives.
I vacated my room. I did not leave any personal belongings behind, but I was in a hurry. Therefore, I gave my room card to my friend and left the dormitory without signing the checkout form. Would that be a problem? Residents are required to duly complete their checkout procedures, even if they vacated their rooms. The checkout responsibility cannot be assigned to anyone else.
What sanctions are imposed for failure to pay the housing fees? What happens if I cannot pay the housing fees on time? Failure to pay the housing fees before the announced due date will result in expulsion from the dormitories. Students must submit the required health certificates (medical reports), and pay their housing fees in order to be eligible to move in the dormitories. Students who fail to pay their housing fees before the announced due date are expelled from the dormitories by Accommodation Services Management, and their right to stay in the dormitories is assigned to other applicants on the wait list.
Other than my personal belongings, what should I bring when I move into the dorms? Our dormitory rooms have, mattresses, undersheets, blankets, beds, wardrobes, desks, chairs, fridges, armchairs (only in some of the room types) and desk lamps. Students are expected to bring their own textile items such as pillows, bed sheets, towels, and duvets.
Can I get some help to carry my stuff? Unfortunately, Accommodation Services Management does not have any staff who can help you move your luggage and other belongings into your rooms. However, we have carts available to assist you with your move. You can use our carts to carry your personal belongings to your room.
I have a problem with my floor/building/room/roommate. With whom should I contact first to solve these problems? The Accommodation Services offices are open 24/7. You may contact our staff anytime for any problem you may have, either by visiting our offices in person, or sending an email at email@example.com, or by phone at 0216 564 9190 - 9189.
I lost my room card. What should I do? If you lose your room cards, you may request a new room card at the Accommodation Services offices. However, a replacement fee of 20 TL is assessed for lost room cards. Once this amount is charged to your student account via SIS, you may pay it either online or in cash via Fibabank.
Can I learn the room number of my friend who stays in the dormitory? We cannot disclose any information of our residents to anyone. You may obtain this information directly from your friend.
Can I get a refund for the security deposit I paid when I move out in summer? Students may get a refund for the security deposit they paid when they permanently move out from the dormitories. Students must complete the Refund Request Form to request a refund for the security deposit they paid.
What happens if I am suspended from the University? Does it affect my residence in the dormitory? Suspended students are not allowed to stay in the dorms during the term of their suspension.
I am a student at Özyeğin University but I am not actively pursuing my studies. Can I still reside at the OzU dormitories? You must be either a registered student or on a leave of absence in order to maintain your eligibility to stay in the dormitories. Otherwise, you may not stay in the dormitories.
Can my parents, siblings or friends stay in my room? Sleeping quarters are open to residents only. Non-residents, including the parents of residents, are not allowed in the sleeping quarters. However, the first degree relatives (parents, siblings) of our residents may stay in our Guest House, subject to available capacity on the requested dates. Our guest house provides on-campus accommodation at reasonable room rates.
A friend of mine stays in a 2-person room, and the other bed is not occupied. Since I am also a dorm resident, can I use the unoccupied bed? Students are required to stay in their own rooms assigned by Accommodation Services Management. Students are not allowed to stay in any other room for any reason.
Can an Özyeğin University student who is not a resident of the OzU dorms stay in my room during the exam period, or under bad weather conditions or after parties? Sleeping quarters are open to residents only. Non-residents are not allowed in the sleeping quarters for any reasons. In these type of situations, our students are provided with on-campus accommodation at reasonable rates, subject to available capacity.
I study at Özyeğin University. My sibling has been admitted to another university in Istanbul. Can I stay with my sibling at the Özyeğin University dormitories? The Özyeğin University dormitories are open to Özyeğin University students only. Students of other universities are not allowed in the dormitories. However, the first degree relatives (parents, siblings) of our residents may stay in our Guest House, subject to available capacity on the requested dates. Our guest house provides on-campus accommodation at reasonable room rates.
Can I have a pet in my room? Feeding or keeping pets is not allowed in the dormitories.
Can I put up posters, announcements, pictures etc. on the announcement boards or in the common areas in the dormitories? You may put up announcements or posters on the designated areas. Any posters or announcements you wish to post must be approved by Accommodation Services and stamped by the Student Services Directorate.
If I go to the Health Center for a medical issue, will you let my family know? All medical issues are at the discretion of the physician. Unless deemed necessary by the physician, the families are not notified. If it is deemed necessary, the physician on duty or the Student Services Directorate will notify the family.
Could you please give some information about the fire detectors in the rooms? The detectors in the dorm rooms are smoke detectors. The smoke detectors first send silent alarms, and then normal audible alarms to the control center. Disabling or removing the smoke detectors will be considered a dangerous act and result in penalties.
Could you please give some information about the fire extinguishers on the floors? Fire extinguishers on the floors are dry chemical powder type extinguishers, while fire extinguishers in the kitchens are carbon dioxide fire extinguishers. The use of fire extinguishers for any other purposes than putting out a fire will be considered a dangerous act and result in penalties.
What happens if I leave my personal belongings behind in the common areas? As the common areas are open to all residents 24/7, students are personally responsible for any items they leave behind. Any unattended items found in the common areas are delivered to the Security Center by Accommodation Services Management.
What happens if I leave my dirty dishes in the communal kitchen? Students are personally responsible for any personal belongings left behind in the communal kitchens. Any items abandoned/left behind in the communal kitchens for more than one day will be disposed.
What happens if I leave my items in the laundry room? As the laundry rooms are open to all residents 24/7, students are personally responsible for any items left behind in the laundry room. Any items abandoned/left behind in the laundry rooms for more than one day will be disposed.
What happens if I violate the dormitory directives? Any violation of the Dormitory Directives will result in warnings and/or penalties by Accommodation Services Management and the Dormitory Discipline Commission. The continuation or repetition of unacceptable conduct or violation of the dormitory directives may lead to expulsion from the dormitories and permanent loss of eligibility to stay in the dormitories.