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2021 Fall Semester Class Implementation Policy

News & Event

To: Current Hosei University students, their parents and guardians

Hosei University

2021 Fall Semester Class Implementation Policy
 

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government declared a new state of emergency (from July 12 to September 12), and the spread of the novel coronavirus variant (Delta strain) is currently spreading nationwide. As such, Hosei University has decided that in order to ensure the safety of our students, and prevent the spread of infections through the movement of people, that in principle classes will be in an online format for a two week period from September 17 to October 2. This will take effect from the first day of the fall semester. However, some experiments and practical training subjects, classes with small groups, and lecture subjects will be permitted to be taught in a face-to-face format.

After October 4, we are expecting that the university’s class implementation policy will shift to a face-to-face format, with a gradual switch of online classes to in-person classes. However, we plan to announce a formal decision regarding this on around September 24.

As explained above, we expect classes will be held basically in-person from October 4, and all students, such as those living in rural areas, must ensure that their living arrangements enable them to attend classes on our campuses. In addition, as a certain number of classes will be held online please ensure that you have an adequate learning environment (PC, Wi-Fi, etc.). Specific details about individual classes (whether they are face-to-face or online) will be posted on the Learning Management System. 

In principle, students who are unable to physically attend classes, for example foreign students who are unable to enter Japan and students who have underlying illnesses, will be guaranteed the option to take online classes, apart for some subjects for which the educational purpose cannot be achieved without in-person teaching. Please refer to the Web bulletin board for further information on the application procedures for attending classes.

In addition, in order for students to be able to receive vaccinations without worry or hesitation, we will take full consideration to ensuring that there are no disadvantages for being absent from class due to receiving a vaccination, or suffering side effects after a vaccination. Please check the Web bulletin board for further details.

We ask for your continued understanding and cooperation.