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OKAN UNIVERSITY

Campuses

The main campus for undergraduate programs is the Tuzla Campus on the Asian part of İstanbul. The campus is close to İstanbul’s second international airport Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Tuzla campus houses modern faculty buildings, residence halls, student center with cafeterias, shops, a cinema and game room. On the campus, there is also a sports compound which includes a semi-Olympic size swimming pool, an indoor basketball court, a fitness center equipped with state-of-the art equipment and a martial arts room. There are also outdoor basketball and tennis courts and a football field. Tuzla campus is ideal for undergraduate students with its safe and pleasant environment. University shuttle buses as well as public buses connect the campus to downtown areas Kadikoy and Taksim.

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There are three other campuses in central locations of the city. Graduate programs are delivered either at Mecidiyekoy or Kadikoy campus. Both are business districts with easy access and excellent public transportation links.

Accommodation

Okan University offers accommodation for 1000 students in four fully equipped Residence Halls on its main campus. Students can choose to stay in single, double or four-person rooms. The dormitories have study halls, TV rooms and a medical center. Restaurants and cafeterias serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Laundry and cleaning services are also provided.

Social Life

Social and cultural activities are considered integral parts of education at Okan University. Many seminars, conferences and symposia are organized at the university with the participation of distinguished scholars.

Students are also encouraged to take part in social, cultural and sports activities through the Student Clubs. Some examples of current Student Clubs are Dance Club, Photography Club, Aikido Club, Motor Sports Club and Social Responsibility Club. Regular trips to historical sites and touristic regions are organized by the Tourism Club.

The Okan Spring Festival is organized every year by student organizations. It has become a center of interest not only for Okan students but also for students of other universities.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students ensures the student-centered approach of Okan University. The dean is the first point of contact for students to help them with academic as well as practical issues, such as accommodation, shuttles and meals. The dean supports Student Clubs and contributes to the personal development of students via an active social life on campus.

Okan Psychological Counseling and Education Center (OPDEM)

Psychological counselors at OPDEM provide individual advising to students to help them deal with any academic, emotional or social problems they may experience. Individual advising sessions are free of charge and strictly confidential. OPDEM also organizes seminars and prepares educational materials for the personal development of students, such as on improving communication skills, managing time effectively and dealing with stress.