Campus Life

All students live on campus. TCU believes that Christian education extends to living as well as to thinking. So the university’s educational program extends to our life as an international Christian community in a Japanese setting.

Within the limits of Japanese law and within the general guidance of the faculty, the students govern themselves and set their own rules and regulations. Currently, for example, the students have imposed a campus curfew. Both men and women are expected to be in their dorms by eleven in the evening.

In Japan, most schools require the students to help clean and maintain the campus facilities. TCU has incorporated that Japanese tradition into its educational practice. All students, in the spirit of Christian concern for each other, share in maintaining the dorms and take turns in other light-maintenance on campus.

The men and women have separate dormitories. Men are not allowed to visit in the women’s dorm, nor women in the men’s dorm.

No alcohol or smoking is allowed on campus or at activities sponsored by the university or by any student group. Illegal drugs and other substances are banned on campus.

There are many on-campus opportunities for music groups, choir, clubs (called “circles”), concerts, intramural athletic events, exercise, prayer groups, student government, and just relaxing. In addition students are encouraged to explore the vast cultural resources in the Tokyo area, such as the innumerable museums, concerts, dramatic productions, art-exhibits, technical shows, public lectures, and sporting events.

Students take a central role in organizing the activities for “Zion’s Festival,” the Christmas party, and other on-campus celebrations.

TCU’s campus is safe, clean, and spacious, located in a pleasant, well-planned neighborhood with broad streets, safe sidewalks, parks, private homes and condominiums, some shops, another university, several training campuses for Japan’s largest corporations, and highly competent police, fire, and medical services. It has convenient train and bus access to the rest of the Tokyo area, including Tokyo International Airport and Tokyo’s central business sections.