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Classes in the 2021 Academic Year (Update No. 8) - Class Implementation Policy from June 1

News & Event

May 28, 2021

To: Current Hosei University students, their parents and guardians

Hosei University

Classes in the 2021 Academic Year (Update No. 8)
- Class Implementation Policy from June 1


Following the extension of the State of Emergency in Tokyo earlier in May, Hosei University adopted a policy of conducting classes online in principle until May 31. From June 1, this will be slightly eased, and in addition to experiments and practical training classes, some lectures that have small numbers of students will be permitted to take place in an in-person format. Students should check the Learning Management System in regards to the classes they are taking and how those classes will be taught, whether online or face-to-face. In principle, once the declaration of a state of emergency is lifted, we will return to the class implementation policy that was in place at the beginning of April, and resume face-to-face instruction. 

However, we will continue to make changes to our policies in line with changes in the status of novel coronavirus infections. Please continue to adhere to only official information released by Hosei University.

Following the declaration of a state of emergency on April 23, Hosei University restricted face-to-face teaching under the tenet that it is the responsibility of the university to protect the safety and well-being of its students and to limit the spread of infections caused by the movement of people.

However, this doesn’t detract from the fact that a university is fundamentally a place where people meet to deepen their learning. Today’s decision on the class implementation policy is informed by the judgement that while Hosei University must fulfill its responsibilities during this most crucial time to reduce the spread of infections, it is important to return to the university’s original learning style in the future.

That being said, the status of infections remains unpredictable. Under the guidance of the university’s medical staff, we are taking all necessary measures and precautions to prevent infections. However, in order for students to return to campus life they need to adhere to these precautions, for example, by always wearing masks, avoiding talking when eating and absolutely not partaking in parties involving alcohol.

In the future, we will continue to change our class implementation policy according to the status of novel coronavirus infections as well as social conditions, and we will make further announcements should our class implementation policy change again. Please continue to regularly check information on classes on the Hosei University website, Hoppii, and the Learning Management System.

We ask for your continued understanding and cooperation.