Shimokita College is an educational program that gathers people from diverse backgrounds in a dormitory at Shimokitazawa, where participants can learn from each other and new values can be shaped. Residents (students) are required to join the programs of Shimokita College (twice a week and 6 hours in total). Also, although Shimokita College is affiliated with Odakyu railway company, UDS, and HLAB, the management of educational programs are conducted by HLAB.
There are three types of educational programs.
Program for shaping the culture in Shimokita College, like the student council in a school. For example, the committee in charge of books, the committee in charge of talk events, the committee in charge of PR events.
Liberal Arts Program
Students hold seminars and share what they have learned in their respective academic field. Researchers are also invited to events.
Program for solving regional issues by working together with shops and companies around the Shimokitazawa area. For example, look for vacant houses in Setagaya District and think of how to effectively utilize the vacant houses with local residents.
Events with the coronavirus pandemic
Even with the coronavirus pandemic, programs are still being carried out with proper anti-infection measures. Everyday temperature checks, sanitization, and enforcement of mask wearing are being conducted.