(To all students) Notice about our policy on classes for the 2022 academic year

29 September, 2021


We would like to let you know about our policy on classes for the 2022 academic year, as it stands at present. This content is subject to change depending on the situation going forward. Please also note that we intend to let you know the most up-to-date information about any future revisions to this policy via the university website, etc.


For classes held in the 2022 academic year, we will continue to hold as many classes as possible face-to-face, with a limit on capacity set for each classroom to avoid the “Three Cs (Closed spaces, Crowded places, Close-contact settings)”, continuing to place importance on our perspective of maintaining the benefits of in-person classes and a campus-based education. However, for courses taken by many students, where classroom allocation is difficult, classes will be held online.

Points to note
(1) When holding face-to-face classes, the capacity limit for each classroom shall be no more than that for an examination room, and measures to prevent the spread of infection shall be implemented.
(2) In order to control the numbers of students taking each course according to the capacity of the classroom, it is intended that registration for most courses will take place via online lottery.
(3) We will make it possible for some of the online classes held via on-demand streaming to be offered as “Other” in the Day and Period category, in order to permit students to register for several such courses, without being limited to particular days or times. We will also put in place a sixth period (19:45 – 21:30), available only for classes held via live video-streaming. However, CAP system limits are in place for both such types.
(4) Students who are unable to participate in face-to-face classes on an ongoing basis due to unavoidable circumstances, for instance, being prevented from entering the country due to immigration restrictions, or having, or living with someone who has, a high risk of complications owing to an underlying health condition, shall be able to apply for special consideration for their studies.
(5) Measures to suspend attendance will be taken for “persons suspected of being infected with COVID-19”, such as those infected with COVID-19, those designated by a health center as someone who has been in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19, or those who have, or who live with someone who has a fever or other cold-like symptoms, and the participation of these persons in face-to-face classes will be suspended.
(6) The ways in which classes are held may be changed even partway through the academic year according to the circumstances, such as the spread of COVID-19 infections.


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