Clark Memorial Student Center

The Clark Memorial Student Center was established to honor the achievements of Dr. William S. Clark to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the university’s foundation. It acts as a base for our students and extracurricular activities, and enriches campus life.  The center was completed in December 1959 and opened in September 1960 as one of the first student halls in Japan. The aims of the center are to improve interpersonal relations among students, faculty members and graduates, promote extracurricular activities, contribute to the education of our students, and improve the welfare of students and faculty members.

Please direct your inquiries to the Student Support Division of the Department of Academic Affairs. Feel free to phone them at 011-706-7469.

Opening hours:



Closed on Sundays, public holidays and year-end/New Year holidays.

Facilities for Regular Use

Facility Description
Central Hall This 550 m2 lobby can seat up to 110 people.  Students are free to use the space for meeting others, relaxing, and the like.
Lawn There is a lawn with white birch, lilac, azalea and other trees on the south side of the hall.  Students are feel to use this area to relax, take a stroll, etc.
Service Center The center, operated by the Hokkaido University Co-op, provides a number of services including printing, information on part-time job placements, and support on receiving insurance. Printed materials such as room guides are also available. The center is open from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays.
Cafeteria The cafeteria, operated by the Hokkaido University Co-op, can seat up to 190 people, and is open from 11:00 to 19:00 on weekdays and from 11:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays.

Facilities for Fixed-time Use

Facility Capacity Area Description
Lecture hall 510 people (378 on 1F and 132 on 2F) 567 m2 Complete with a projector, broadcast unit, stage lighting system, organ, piano and other things necessary for lectures, concerts, plays and other events
Large meeting room 90 people 165 m2 Complete with long meeting desks, foldable chairs, a projector, screen and other things necessary for lectures, large conferences and other events (eating and drinking allowed).
Meeting rooms 2-5 30 people 33 m2 Each room is complete with long desks, foldable chairs and a white board that can be used for extracurricular activities and meetings.
Meeting room 9 15 people 16 m2 Complete with long desks, foldable chairs and a blackboard that can be used for extracurricular activities and meetings.
Japanese-style room
66 m2 (28 tatami mats) Can be used for go/shogi games, recitals, Japanese music and other extracurricular activities (eating and drinking allowed).
Tea ceremony room
22 m2 (14 tatami mats) Can be used for tea ceremonies, etc.
Exhibition hall
191 m2 Complete with display panels, devices to put pictures on the wall and other things necessary for extracurricular activities, and exhibiting and presenting paintings and photographs.

One group can use only one facility per week. The exhibition hall can be used for up to 10 days each time.

Applications for permission to use the facilities for the following month are accepted from the 10th day every month (the next weekday if the 10th is a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday). These applications are available at the Reception Counter on the 1st floor of the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education. 

  • When applying for permission to use the facilities, it is necessary for a faculty member, who will be held accountable for the use of the facility, to sign the application form.If you are not a member of a university-certified group and wish to use the center, please consult a faculty member (preferably a full-time lecturer or someone a holding a high level position) or a student committee member of your department.
  • The application form for permission to use the facilities must be submitted at the reception counter at least 7 days before the date of use (not including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays).  If the application form is not submitted by the deadline, usage will not be permitted. Be sure to consult the person in charge in advance if the form cannot be submitted by the deadline due to unavoidable circumstances. Students who wish to use the facilities must submit their application form and present their student ID cards at the Reception Counter at least 10 days (not including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) before the desired date of use.
  • Facilities involving the consumption of food and drink are limited.

  • Please use the facilities strictly within the permitted time. 
  • Facilities must be restored to their original state (tidiness, cleanliness, closing up, lights-out, etc.) before the permitted time ends.
  • Use of the center is on a self-service basis. Users are responsible for preparation before use and restoration to its original state after use.
  • Do not talk loudly or engage in any act that may inconvenience or discomfort other users of the center.
  • Entry of persons wearing wooden clogs or spiked shoes is prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to bring in explosives, flammables and other dangerous goods, placards and other advertisements or other things that may damage or be detrimental to the environment of the center.
  • Fully confirm the contents of the application form before submission to avoid subsequent cancellation or alteration of the application.  If cancellation or alteration of the application is necessary, please consult the person in charge as soon as possible.
  • It is prohibited to move furniture (e.g., chairs, tables) in the center.
  • Meetings and similar events in facilities for regular use (listed under the “Facilities for Regular Use” table in the “Facilities” tab) are prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited.

Updated on   March 16, 2017