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2020/04/02

The University's announcements regarding prevention of the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak (Updated April 1, 2020)

    * The following information has been updated (as of April 2, 2020). "3. ④ Regarding Students Who Have Symptoms of Cold or Any Other Illness During the In-Class Period (Updated April 1, 2020)" and "4. To all companies" 

    This page is a collection of announcements regarding the novel coronavirus.


     

    1. For incoming students and current students

    ① Regarding the Start of Classes for the AY2020 (Updated March 31st, 2020)
    The AY2020 Spring semester classes were scheduled to begin from Thursday, April 21st, however, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the start of in-person classes on campus has been postponed again. Please check the dates below for the new start date of in-person and online classes.

    Start of online classes (Some of the classes): Monday, April 13th 〜 Friday, April 17th
    All online classes: Monday, April 20th 〜 Friday, May 1st
    Start of in-person classes: Monday, May 11th

    *Depending on the situation, we may delay the start of in-person classes. In such cases, classes will be conducted online.
    Please check the student portal site for detailed information.

    *The beginning of in-person classes and online classes for graduate schools will be announced on the student portal site once the details are decided.

    ① Regarding the Start of Classes for the AY2020 (As of March 13th, 2020)
    The AY2020 Spring semester classes were scheduled to begin from Thursday, April 2, however, due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the start of in-person classes on campus has been postponed and will begin from Tuesday, April 21. Some of the classes will be held online starting from Monday, April 13th. Depending on the situation, we may delay the start of in-person classes. In such cases, classes will be conducted online.
    Please check the student portal site for detailed information. (Incoming students will be able to use the student portal site from March 25th)
    *The beginning of in-person classes and online classes for graduate schools will be announced on the student portal site once the details are decided.

    ② Regarding the AY2020 Spring Semester Orientation Schedule (Upated March 31st, 2020)
    The Spring Semester in-class orientation, originally scheduled to start from Sunday, April 19th and Monday, April 20th, will be postponed to 【Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th】. Details will be updated on the student portal site, so please check it for the latest information.

    ② Regarding the AY2020 Spring Semester Orientation Schedule (As of March 13th, 2020)
    The Spring Semester orientation, originally scheduled to start from Saturday, March 28, will be held in the format of videos and in-class. The videos will mainly explain about course registration, student life, and applying for scholarships. In-class orientations are scheduled on Sunday, April 19th and Monday, April 20th. Details will be frequently updated on the student portal site, so please check it for the latest information.

    ③ For Students Under Entry Restrictions by the Japanese Government (Updated March 27th, 2020)
    For the time being, the Japanese Government has imposed restrictions on entry to the following countries listed below. Also, visas already issued to people in those countries have been suspended. The Soka University International Affairs Office will be contacting those who apply to these restrictions individually. If you do not hear from the office, please contact the Soka University International Affairs Office (+81-42-691-8230).
    ※Please, take a look at the list to see if this applies to you. Ministry of Justice website

    ③ For Students Under Entry Restrictions by the Japanese Government (Updated March 19, 2020)
    For the time being, the Japanese Government has imposed restrictions on entry to the following countries listed below. Also, visas already issued to people in those countries have been suspended. The Soka University International Affairs Office will be contacting those who apply to these restrictions individually. If you do not hear from the office, please contact the Soka University International Affairs Office (+81-42-691-8230).
    ※Please, take a look at the list to see if this applies to you. Ministry of Justice website

    ④ Regarding Students Who Have Symptoms of Cold or Any Other Illness During the In-Class Period (Updated April 1, 2020)
    ・If you or anyone in your household is suspected infection or diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease, please contact the Soka University Health Center (+81-42-691-9373). Please refrain from coming to the university as well as contact with people. Please stay at home and get plenty of rest to recover.
    ・If you are absent due to suspected infection of the novel coronavirus disease for you or anyone in your household, after recovering completely, please apply for authorized absence at the Academic Affairs Office (+81-42-691-2203). In such case, medical certificate etc. are not required.
    ・If you or anyone in your household is diagnosed as having the novel coronavirus disease, you will be suspended from attending classes until complete recovery. After getting permission from the doctor, please apply for authorized absence with certificates such as a medical certificate or school attendance permission certificate.
    ・If detailed facts of someone you were in contact with was diagnosed with the disease (it does not matter if you were or were not tested)

    【Updated March 13th, 2020】
    ④ Regarding Students Who Have Symptoms of Cold or Any Other Illness During the In-Class Period (during Spring Semester, as of now)
    ・If you or anyone in your household is suspected infection or diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease, please contact the Soka University Health Center (+81-42-691-9373). Please refrain from coming to the university as well as contact with people. Please stay at home and get plenty of rest to recover.
    ・If you are absent due to suspected infection of the novel coronavirus disease for you or anyone in your household, after recovering completely, please apply for authorized absence at the Academic Affairs Office (+81-42-691-2203). In such case, medical certificate etc. are not required.
    ・If you or anyone in your household is diagnosed as having the novel coronavirus disease, you will be suspended from attending classes until complete recovery. After getting permission from the doctor, please apply for authorized absence with certificates such as a medical certificate or school attendance permission certificate.
    *Please read “2.【For students, faculty and staff】Notice regarding the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)” above as well.

    2. 【For students, faculty and staff】Notice regarding the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

    3. Regarding the cancellation of university events

    4. To all companies

    Due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the physical checkup originally scheduled to be held at the beginning of April has been postponed (the rescheduled has not been confirmed) and the submission of the documents will not be possible at this time. To all companies requiring the official documents for the physical checkup, we as for your kind understanding and cooperation. 

    5. Contact list

    Soka University
    ・Representative +81-42-691-2211
    ・International Affairs Office +81-42-691-8230
    ・Faculty Affairs Office (For Graduate Students) +81-42-691-8232
    ・Faculty Affairs Office (For students of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering) +81-42-691-9400
    ■Updated history
    ・March 19th
    Added "Entry Restrictions by the Japanese Government" to "3. For incoming students and current students" 
    ・March 16th 
    Added "Important notice from the Japanese Government to international students working part-time (Japanese and English)" link to 2. Notice regarding the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
    ・March 14th
    Added new information for "Regarding the cancellation of the 46th Soka University and 34th Soka Women’s College Graduation Ceremony"
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