See below for information about JUC's campus policies and services.
JUC will provide a pillow, pillow cover, pillowcase, fitted sheet, duvet, and quilted blanket for your use. If desired, you may choose to bring your own set of Twin XL sheets. It is your responsibility to wash your own linens. Please use the campus linens only inside of your room.
Our campus laundry room is open 24-hours for student use. These laundry facilities are free to use for Short-Term students. Laundry detergent is provided. You are welcome to use the clotheslines instead of a dryer on sunny days.
Water from the taps at JUC and from drinking fountains in Jerusalem is safe to drink, but it does not contain fluoride like water in the U.S. Our interior courtyard has a drinking fountain with cold water. Water and ice are also available on the beverage counter in the dining hall, and bottled water is available in the Oasis. Remember that water is a precious commodity in the Middle East, so if you have any extra, please use it prudently (e.g. to water a plant).
Because the electrical current in Israel is 220 Volts, 50 Hertz Frequency, it is important to check the requirements of all of your electronic items before using them here. You will need to use a voltage converter or transformer if your electronic items handle only U.S. electrical requirements (110 Volts, 60 Hertz), and you will need a plug adapter for the Israeli plug type (H). These will also be available for purchase in Israel if you prefer.
Converter: A converter actually converts the 220 Volts, 50 Hertz power to the electrical current and frequency required by your appliance(s). Many converters come with a wattage range or Low/High selector switch. This is because certain appliances, such as hair dryers or straighteners, are heavy (high) power users and others, such as razors, are low power users.
Adapter: An adapter does not convert the power but allows you to use your appliance plug to adapt and fit the Israeli power supply plug – type H.
If your electronic item is not rated for 220 Volts, 50 Hertz and you do not use a converter or transformer, you may permanently damage or destroy what you have plugged in.
Our campus is not air conditioned. However, on hot days (early fall, late spring), rooms can be cooled sufficiently by opening the windows at night and in the morning, and closing them in the afternoon. Jerusalem enjoys wonderful afternoon breezes off of the Mediterranean, and our thick, stone walls do the rest to keep our buildings at a comfortable temperature in the summer. We have enough fans to help cool those stubbornly hot or stuffy places.
While we have central heating on campus, most rooms will not receive heat to a level which students may be accustomed to. During cold weather, rooms are heated from 5am-10am and again from 5pm-10pm. In the winter, hot water for showers is available during room heating hours only. Please time your showers accordingly, and keep your showers to a reasonable length so that all students may have hot water.
For reasons of building structure, as well as safety and security, it is extremely important that students do not go on or in the following areas: (1) the domes on the roof of the main building, (2) the roof of the classroom building, (3) the roof of the dormitory building, or (4) in the back of the kitchen.
All on-campus students must write their name on the sign-out sheet at the campus gate when leaving campus, except for field studies. We ask that you note your departure time and your (approximate) destination. We do not do this to keep you on a short rope, but to know where to find you in an emergency.