The SNU Gwanak Campus is not at a walking distance from the Seoul National University station. But there is no need to worry, as there is a free shuttle bus that runs from the campus (Administration Building) to the subway station. Gwanak-sa is the biggest dormitory on Gwanak Campus. It includes the Undergraduate House, Graduate House and Family House.
Undergraduate Dormitory rooms are double rooms with large public restrooms, partitioned shower stalls, and laundry rooms located on each floor. Every room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, and telephone for each resident. Each room is also equipped with a LAN for free Internet connection. Bed sheets and a laundry basket will also be provided to each resident at the time of check-in. All buildings have air-conditioned lounges furnished with a TV/VCR, community refrigerator, microwave oven, and vacuum cleaner - all free for resident use. Each building also has a reading room, which is usually located on the 4th floor and is open 24 hours. The living arrangements at Graduate House vary by building, with double rooms in Building 914, single rooms in Building 918, and clusters (shared accommodations with three double rooms) in the remaining four Graduate House buildings (Building 919). Family House accommodates 200 families with children. Each apartment is equipped with two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. For international students, the apartment is furnished with a refrigerator, gas stove, table, bed, and desk.
Cafeterias and Snack Bars
On-campus cafeterias mainly offer Korean cuisine, costing 1,700~10,000 KRW per meal. The menu includes noodles or rice and soup with 3~4 side dishes (Kimchi is usually one of these side dishes). Occasionally, western-style food is available.
SNU provides an array of restaurants on campus to suit various tastes. The Hoam Faculty House has a restaurant run by a hotel, which provides high quality, western-style meals. If you are in the mood for Japanese food, you can go to the 3rd floor of the Dongwon House to enjoy dishes like sushi, noodles and fried vegetables. If you would prefer a healthier meal, try visiting “Bibigo”, a restaurant located in Bldg. 501 and try out their Bibimbap (mixed vegetables on rice).
Computer Labs and Copy Shops on Gwanak Campus
To use the printers or copy machines, you need to insert a prepaid card into a card reader connected to the printer. The rechargeable card (5,000 KRW) can be purchased at any copy shops on campus and at the Central University Library’s snack bar. Printing costs 50 KRW/sheet and copying costs 50 KRW/sheet.
The On-campus Health Service Center is the most conveniently located health care facility for SNU students. Present your student ID card and fill out a form from the reception window to receive medical care and/or prescriptions. Here is the list of medical services they offer:
- Medical check-up
- Health education
- Various types of vaccine
- Group medical check-up
- Checking sanitation condition
- First aid
- Issuing medical certificate etc.
The story University Central Library houses a collection of 2.2 million volumes with over 4,000 seats to read from. There are also a variety of function-specific rooms for audiovisual, binding, map collections, micro-forms, newspapers, periodical, references, reserve books, rare books & archival collections, along with theses and dissertations.
At the SNU Souvenir shop, you can buy SNU memorabilia such a as school shirts, cups, key-holders, bookmarks and traditional items, etc. with the SNU logos. It is located in Student Center, 2nd floor.