General Rules for Residents
To ensure a comfortable living environment，residents of lnternational House are expected to observe the lnternational House Regulations，Student Housing Regulations，and Detailed Rules for the Use of lnternational House Communal Spaces, as well as the following rules:
- Keys for Accommodation Units
- Rules for Using Living Accommodation
- Use of Communal Spaces
- Inspection of Accommodation
- Notification of Defects
- Returning Home Temporarily or Other Long-term Absences
- Arranging Electric Supply, News Papers, etc.
- Consultations for Residents
- Revision of the General Rules for Residents
Keys for Accommodation Units
Keys for accommodation units are provided to residents on arrival．Residents are responsible for their own keys and are expected to take good care them The House Office or the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division must be notified if a key is lost，mislaid，or broken.
Keys must not be lent to other persons or copied.
Rules for Using Living Accommodation
At the time of moving in，residents are given an explanation of how to usethe fittings and equipment in the accommodation .
Fittings and equipment should be treated with care to avoid soiling，damage，or breakage.
Remodeling is not permitted． Breakages should be immediately reported to the House Office or the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division．
At the time of leaving，residents must clean fittings and equipment and have them finally checked.
Household articles other than those supplied in the accommodation must be provided by the resident.
Residents must keep their accommodation clean，and in particular regularly clean the ventilation fan，unit bathroom，kitchen，air-conditioner，refrigerator，washing machine，etc.
Nothing other than toilet paper should be put into toilet bowls.
Residents must take precautions to avoid fire or theft．Dangerous materials such as chemicals must not be brought into the accommodation.
The use of open-flame heating devices such as oil heaters is prohibited.
No one other than persons granted a Residence Permit may stay overnight in the House．
Use of Communal Spaces
Users of the communal spaces（multi-purpose hall and Japanese room）should avoid inconveniencing subsequent users by leaving the premises tidily arranged.
The multi-purpose hall and Japanese room can be used at the following times:Monday through Friday，10:00 a．m．to 5:00 p．m，except for the period from December 28 to January 4 and on national holidays prescribed in the law concerning national holidays（Law No．178，1948）．
The House Director may alter the above usage times if it is considered necessary.
Outside of the above times ， residents can use the multi-purpose hall with their user card．
Persons wishing to use the Japanese room must give prior notice to the House Office and obtain permission.
- Persons wishing to hold international exchange activities in the communal spaces should obtain permission by submitting a completed Application to Use the Commual Facilities of Internatioal House to the House Director at least 7 days in advance.
Mail other than registered items is delivered to the mail boxes located on the first floor of each building.
Mail boxes are locked by a dial.
Residents are informed of the dial number at the time of moving in.
Registered mail and packages are delivered to residents' accommodation.
If a resident is out，the House Office will receive such items．
The resident will be advised by telephone，and should collect the mail from the House Office.
If there is nobody in the House Office to receive the mail，a notification will be left in the mail box．In this case，residents must make their own arrangements with the Post Office to receive the mail.
Notices to residents are posted on the notice board in front of the HouseOffice．
Residents are advised to look at the board daily.
A private telephone card system is installed in the House．Residents are not required to enter into an agreement with NTT.
A card is lent to each resident on arriva1．Care should be taken to avoid losing it.
Cards must be returned at the time of leaving.
Please note that you cannot use the telephone if the card payment machine doesn't have the balance.
Also, you should not that the amount once paid for the telephone will not be returned or reimbursed.
Please inform the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division of your telephone number when you obtained the cellular phone.
Residents must exercise care in handling fire．
They should not to smoke in bed or in places where no ashtray is available.
Also, you should be aware that smoking is allowed only in designated areas on campus (since October,2003).
Residents should be careful concerning fire prevention．
They should make themselves conversant with the locations of the firealarmsand fire extinguishers，and how to operate them.
Residents must be willing to participate in and cooperate with fire training.
If a fire is discovered，all other residents should be warned immediately by means of the fire-alarm located in the corridor．If a fire starts when the House Office is closed，the resident tutor，the fire station（telephone:119），and the University should be informed．
Fire-alarms and fire extinguishers must not be touched under normalcircumstances．
Inspection of Accommodation
To comply with laws and regulations ，members of the University staff will from time to time need to enter residents' accommodation to check facilities and equipment．At such times，occupants will be requested to be present.
In the case of an emergency such as a fire，members of staff are permitted to enter accommodation without obtaining the consent of the occupant.
Residents who，whether on purpose or through negligence，cause loss，damage，or soiling of the facilities ， equipment ， or other articles provided ， will be required to pay compensation for the cost of restoring the property.
Notification of Defects
Residents should promptly inform the House Office or the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division of any defects in the electricity，gas，or water supply，drainage system，hot-water supply，air conditioner/heater，or in other equipment．
If an emergency occurs at night ， the utility company concerned should be contacted directly，and the resident tutor and the University informed.
Returning Home Temporarily or Other Long-term Absences
Residents who return temporarily to their home country or who plan to be absent for a period exceeding one week should inform the House Office or the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division in advance．
Keeping dogs，cats，birds，or other pets in or around the House Office is not permitted.
Garbage should be sorted in accordance with Yashiro-cho's requirements（see pamphlet） and left at the specified collection point or in one of the containers on designated garbage-collection days.
Residents should set a roster to clean and tidy the garbage-collection point after garbage has been collected.
Residents should not leave detergents or other personal items in thelaundry room of the building for singles．
Equipment in the laundry room should be cleaned after use．
Residents should not leave anything in the corridors or on the stairs ．
They should set a roster to clean the corridors and stairs，and ensure they are cleaned regularly.
Residents who wish to park a car or motorcycle within the grounds of the House should notify the Student Support Team of the Student Support Division.
Cars should be parked in the parking lot at the side of International House．
Motorcycles and bicycles should be left in the bicycle stand．When residents finally leave the House，bicycles must be removed or disposed of．
Arranging Electric Supply, News Papers, etc.
For the supply of electricity， Internet Service， newspaper delivery， and milk delivery ， residents should make arrangements with the suppliers and pay them directly.
Before finally leaving the House，residents should cancel any such arrangements and pay all outstanding charges.
For electricity， the Kansai Electric Power Co.
postcard，which will be found in the door pocket of the accommodation unit ， should be filled out and mailed．
Consultations for Residents
A Consultant Advisor visits the House regularly to give residents guidance，advice ， and help in problems related to their daily lives or studies at Consultation Room．Details of consultation days，times，etc.，can be obtained from the House Office or the Foreign Students and International Exchange Team of the Student Support Division.
A tutor is resident in the House，who can be consulted on any day-to-day matters.
Revision of the General Rules for Residents
These General Rules for Residents may be revised if required for the better management of the House.