Xiamen University Xiang’an Campus Accommodation Regulation
Part I. General Introduction
These regulations are designed to ensure that students' accommodation and surrounding areas are a safe and comfortable environment for living and learning and have been formulated in relation to the Provisions on the Administration of Students in Regular Institutions of Higher Education, Guidelines for Student Conduct in Institutions of Higher Education, Guidelines for Xiamen University and the actual situation of Xiang’an Campus.
The term “student apartment” or “student dormitory”, refers to the place determined by the school to be available for accommodation in the campus. It is a community lifestyle area, the main area for studying, living and communicating, and is an important platform for regular ideological, political education and morality education.
These regulations apply to all students living in the student apartment, including full-time students enrolled in the school plan (referred to as planned students, including undergraduates, masters, doctoral students and inter-school exchange students with cooperation agreements), students enrolled outside the school plan (referred to as unplanned students, including students admitted by the International College, students who are independently admitted by colleges or other education units) and international students.
Part II. Management of Check in, Accommodation and Check out
According to national conditions, school conditions and student education management requirements, accommodation arrangements follow the principle of different gender in separate buildings and relatively concentrated accommodation for students of the same college. Graduate students, unplanned students and international students require an application for admission.
Only one accommodation unit is allocated to one occupant, and a commitment letter for occupancy in the student apartment must be signed.
According to regulations, students shall be accommodated in the student apartment units arranged by the school. Those who are necessary to live off-campus for personal reasons, should report the detailed residential address to the training or education unit and summit an off-campus accommodation commitment, after the approval of the training or education unit, then reported to the student accommodation affairs office. If the address varied, students who live off-campus should report the detailed residential address to the training or education unit and also reported to the student accommodation affairs office.
Students who apply for changing the room due to personal reasons shall submit an application in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the school. Changing dormitory without permission is not allowed. In principle, students who apply for changing accommodation on their own initiative, can only be adjusted once in a year, and they should obey the arrangements of the school.
Students are not allowed to rent or lend their accommodation units. The following acts will be defined as renting or lending an accommodation unit:
(1) The student himself releases the information of renting or leading accommodation unit;
(2) No rental information has been released to the public, but the residence of the accommodation unit is non-registered after verification.
Under any of the following circumstances, the school may adjust the student’s accommodation unit. Students shall cooperate and obey the arrangements:
(1) Student has been diagnosed with an infectious disease that should be isolated;
(2) Projects such as energy saving, emission reduction, sanitation and epidemic prevention;
(3) Assembly of accommodation during the winter and summer vacations;
(4) Adjust of the accommodation of postponed graduate students;
(5) Renovating and maintaining student apartments or related buildings;
(6) Adjustments affected by the overall school plan;
(7) Other circumstances that need to be adjusted.
In any of the following situations, occupants should go through the check-out procedures:
(1) Those who apply for check-out on their own initiative;
(2) Being disqualified from accommodation;
(3) Those who have left the school for more than (included) 180 days for reasons such as studying abroad, applying for military service, or being suspended from school;
(4) Termination of school status due to withdrawal, transfer, graduation, expulsion, etc;
(5) International students leaving due to the expiry of visa or residence permit;
(6) Others who should check out in accordance with regulations and requirements.
Students are obliged to ensure that the facilities and equipment are normal and keep the room clean when they check out. After checking of property management staff while check out procedures were completed, all personal belongings should be taken away.
Those who check out must complete the check-out procedures and moves out of the dormitory within the prescribed time limit, or else, the school may limit the usage of electricity. If students don’t move out of the dormitory within three days after the limitation of electricity, the school may forcibly clean up the personal belongings and their articles occupying the accommodation unit illegally, and the consequences shall be borne by themselves.
Part III. Management of Fees and Public Asset
Students are required to pay relevant fees when they move in. The accommodation fee standard is approved by the competent price department, the financial department implements the fee management, and a central non-tax revenue unified bill or electronic bill will be printed as the receipt certificate.
Accommodation fees are generally charged on an academic year basis. Check-in students should follow the principle of pay first, then check in.
Unplanned students and international students shall consciously pay a deposit. The deposit shall be collected by the property department after being approved by the school finance department.
Students should not change the placement and functions of furniture and other facilities in the apartment or the public areas of the building. An application should be submitted to the management department if there is a need.
Students should take care of public assets and use public service facilities reasonably. If facilities cannot be used due to damage or other reasons, it should be reported in time. In case of human factors, the responsible person shall compensate for the loss included the cost of the facilities, the service cost, transportation cost and etc.
Students who live in the dormitory have the obligation to cooperate and assist the manager of the student apartment to inspect and maintain facilities or equipment in the dormitory and public areas.
Part IV. Management of Dormitory and Public Safety
Students shall abide by Chinese laws and regulations, school discipline and rules, and shall not violate the laws and regulations of China. Students shall not engage in any religious activities in the accommodation area. Students should consciously maintain the safety of student apartments, consciously learn and abide by safety management regulations, enhance fire safety awareness, anti-theft awareness, and legal awareness, properly manage personal property, and improve safety prevention capabilities, self-management capabilities, and self-rescue escape capabilities.
Students should cooperate with the school's fire safety and environmental health inspections; students are obliged to participate in safety education and training activities such as evacuation drills organized by the school, and must not be absent without permission.
Students are not allowed to carry or store dangerous goods in the student residence area. The term dangerous goods include:
(1) Controlled knives, firearms and ammunition;
(2) dangerous chemicals;
(3) flammable, explosive, toxic, corrosive and radioactive materials;
(4) Other dangerous goods that are easy to hurt others and have hidden risks.
Students must abide by the campus electrical appliances management regulations in the student apartment. Students must not use offending appliances, including:
(1) High-power electrical appliances of 1000W and above;
(2) Electrical appliances without national CCC certification (China Compulsory Product Certification).
(3) Electric appliances such as electric heating rods, electric stoves, electric blankets;
(4) Electric appliances without automatic power-off protection devices;
(5) Cooking utensils such as electric rice cookers, microwave ovens, and induction cookers;
(6) Batteries for storage vehicles such as electric vehicles;
(7) Other restricted-use electrical appliances without a license.
Students can use appliances such as hair dryers, electric kettles, refrigerators, and washing machines that meet the national CCC certification (China Compulsory Product Certification) and have a power of less than 1000W. To use the above appliances, students must apply to the management of the student apartment, receive guidance and education on the proper use of appliances, and sign a safety commitment.
Students are not allowed to connect wires individually in the student residence park. The “private wire connect” mentioned in these regulations includes:
(1) Connecting wires from fixed-use sockets for other purposes;
(2) Connecting wires from locations other than fixed sockets;
(3) Connecting the wire from the fixed socket in the room to the outside of the room;
(4) Connecting power from outside the dormitory;
(5) Other acts of connecting wires that cause hidden dangers.
Part V. Public Order and Cultural Construction
Students should respect each other, unite and caring others. Students should consciously maintain public order, and create a positive, healthy, and orderly atmosphere in the student apartment together. Any violation of accommodation should be discouraged or reported.
Undergraduate students in the plan, unplanned students under the management of undergraduates, and international students' apartment will implement a power-off system. The power-off time will be from 0:00 to 6:00 (will be adjusted on holidays and exam weeks).
Students should abide by the student apartment registration system. From 0: 00 to 6: 00, students who enter and exit the student apartment building and the surrounding area need to register and present a valid ID.
Students should abide by the student apartment visitor management system. Visitors can enter the student apartment under accompanying of students during 8: 00-12: 30 and 14: 30-20: 00, and must left before 22:00.
Students should abide by the student apartment access control system. Students entering and exiting the student apartment area must verify their own identity card in accordance with regulations. It is strictly forbidden to enter and exit the student apartment building and surroundings area through the fences, windows and balconies.
Students should consciously maintain good internal hygiene of the student apartment and environmental sanitation in public areas. No personal items should be stacked in public places (including corridors).
Students are not allowed to raise or hold animals, and it is forbidden to feed food to stray animals. Students should report stray animals to the Security Office in a timely manner.
Students should place garbage in accordance with regulations, and must not simply discard, dump, or pile up garbage.
Students who need to post posters, hang banners, display boards or carry out activities in the student apartment need to go through the approval procedures in accordance with relevant school regulations and report to the apartment office.
Students are not allowed to engage in unauthorized commercial activities in student accommodation.
Students are not allowed to smoke or drink in the student apartment, or to make loud noises that affect others' lives, studies, and rest.
Students must abide by the management regulations to use the shared communication area in the student apartment to ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of the area and the integrity of the facilities, and to coordinate with the deployment and supervision of the area management staff.
Part VI. Rewards and Punishments
The campus actively carries out the activities of creating civilized dormitories, praises the advanced, urges the advancement, commend the outstanding dormitories and individuals. The school encourages students or student teams to carry out public welfare work.
The training or education unit records the student's performance in the student apartment into the archive materials such as the academic year identification, the second class report card, etc., as one of the basis for organizational development, promotion and evaluation, and disciplinary treatment.
Penalties such as on-site discouragement and correction, written warnings, notification of criticism, restrictions on electricity use, forced community labour, disqualified from accommodation, and disciplinary actions shall be adopted for students' violations of regulations and disciplines in student apartments.
In case of violation of this provision, but not enough to constitute school disciplinary action, the apartment manager or staff of the training or education unit will warn, discourage, correct and record; if the party refuses to make corrections, the accommodation affairs office will give a written warning and inform the student of the training or education unit, or the training or education unit will gives out written warnings, reports criticisms, and reports to the accommodation affairs office。
Dormitories can be restricted the usage of electricity for the following violations of regulations and disciplines in student apartments:
Connecting wires or using public power sources privately.
Storing or using dangerous goods and illegal electrical appliances.
Misappropriating or damaging firefighting equipment, blocking fire passages, etc.
(2) Students who have affected the normal rest of the person within the prescribed time (13: 00-14: 00, 23: 00-7: 00) and whose plot is seriously complained.
The following violations and disciplines of a student in student apartment can be forced to perform community work in the student apartment:
Students have repeatedly placed garbage against the accordance with regulations, and simply discarded, dumped, and stacked garbage at will.
Students raise or keep animals and feed food to stray animals.
Students smoking, burning gas stoves, candles or other open flames in the building.
The school may punish the student under application system of student apartment for the following violations and disciplinary actions in the student apartment:
(1) Students engage in bed rental and loan activities.
(2) Students who change dormitories or occupy other beds without permission, preventing others from living in the dormitory.
(3) Students staying with the opposite gender, staying in the opposite gender dormitory or off-campus staff staying in.
Students who violate the Xiamen University Student Disciplinary Sanctions Regulations or Chinese laws and regulations shall be punished accordingly.
If student is suspected of violating the law in the student apartment area, the Security Office shall cooperate with the public security bureau to handle it.
Part VII. Supplementary Provisions
If other provisions of the campus regarding the management of student apartments are inconsistent with these regulations, these regulations shall prevail.
The right of interpretation of these regulations rests with student office / accommodation affairs office of Xiang’an campus.
These Provisions will be prosecute from January 1, 2022.