Academic Calendar (2017-18 Academic year)


Undergraduate | Graduate School

Undergraduate

EventDate
2017
April Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Saturday)
9:30 a.m. Psychology
12:30 p.m. Letters
3 p.m. Economics

[Yokohama Campus]
April 3 (Monday) 
9:30 a.m. International Studies

[Shirokane Campus]
April 3 (Monday) 
12:30 p.m. Sociology & Social Work
3 p.m. Law
Orientation for incoming students and transfer students, recognition of the credits of the transfer students April 1 (Saturday) - April 6 (Thursday)
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus] April 1 (Saturday) - April 6 (Thursday)
[Yokohama Campus] April 1 (Saturday) - April 6 (Thursday)
Start of spring semester classes April 7 (Friday)
Start of Class Service April 7 (Friday)
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus] April 13 (Thursday) 12:35-1:00 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus] April 13 (Thursday) 12:35-1:25 p.m. Shortened classes *2
Final deadline for spring semester registration April 19 (Wednesday) 9:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of Three-Year Programs [Shirokane Campus] April 19 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.
No classes due to original activities May 1 (Monday) - May 2 (Tuesday)
University Festival “Totsuka Matsuri” at Yokohama campus [Yokohama Campus] May 27 (Saturday) - May 28 (Sunday)
Spring semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
May 13, May 20, June 10, June 17, July 1 and July 8

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
May 22 (Monday) - June 2 (Friday), July 3 (Monday) - July 14 (Friday)

End of spring semester July 20 (Thursday)
Spring semester regular examinations July 21 (Friday) - July 29 (Saturday)
[* The Standardized English Communication Test is on July 28 (Friday).]
Spring semester spscial make-up days July 31 (Monday)
Summer session (first) August 1 (Tuesday) - August 4 (Friday), August 7 (Monday), August 8 (Tuesday)
Summer Break August 1 (Tuesday) - September 20 (Wednesday)
Spring semester make-up exams August 17 (Thursday), August 18 (Friday) , August 21 (Monday)
Summer session (second) August 22 (Tuesday) - August 25 (Friday), August 28 (Monday), August 29 (Tuesday)
Announcement of September graduates September 1 (Friday)
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 6 (Wednesday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 19 (Tuesday) 10:30 a.m.
Entrance Ceremony for September Students [Yokohama Campus] September 20 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 21 (Thursday)
Final deadline for fall semester registration October 3 (Tuesday) 9 a.m.
University closed due to original activities October 31 (Tuesday)
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Wednesday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Wednesday) - November 3 (Friday)
[* No classes: November 1 (Wednesday), November 2 (Thursday), November 4 (Saturday)]
 Fall semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
October 14, October 21, October 28, November 11, December 2, December 9

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
November 6 (Monday) - Nobember 17 (Friday), December 4 (Monday) - December 15 (Friday)

Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus] December 15 (Friday) 5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. / Shortened classes *3
[Yokohama Campus] December 14 (Thursday) 4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. / Shortened classes *3
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Monday)
Winter Break December 26 (Tuesday) - January 8 (Monday)
2018
Start of classes January 9 (Tuesday)
Acceptance of graduation theses January 10 (Wednesday) and January 11 (Thursday)
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examinations January 12 (Friday) and January 13 (Saturday)
Fall semester special make-up days January 12 (Friday)
End of fall semester January 20 (Saturday)
Fall semester regular examinations January 22 (Monday) - January 30 (Tuesday)
[* The Standardized English Communication Test is on January 29 (Monday)]
Fall semester make-up exams February 8 (Thursday), February 9 (Friday), and February 13 (Tuesday)
Spring Courses February 14 (Wednesday) - February 17 (Saturday), February 19 (Monday) - February 22 (Thursday)
Announcement of September graduates March 7 (Wednesday)
Commencement Ceremony [Shirokane Campus] 
March 19 (Monday)
9:30 a.m. Psychology
12:30 p.m. Letters
3 p.m. Economics

[Shirokane Campus]
March 20 (Tuesday)
9:30 a.m. Sociology & Social Work
12:30 p.m. Law

[Yokohama Campus]
March 17 (Saturday)
9:30 a.m. International Studies
Announcement of grades for the fall semester March 22 (thursday)
Classes on Holidays
In order to ensure the number of classes per every weekday in each semester, classes will be held on the following holidays.
[Spring semester] Marine Day (July 17)
[Fall semester] Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 9), and the Emperor's Birthday (December 23)

Weekday make-up days
*1 As a general rule held in 7th period on the Shirokane Campus (8:05 p.m. - 9:35 p.m.) and 6th period on the Yokohama Campus (6:25 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.) but when circumstances permit can be held in 6th period on the Shirokane Campus and 5th period on the Yokohama Campus.

Shortened classes due to holding of services shall be as follows.
*2  Third period at Yokohama Campus: 1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)
*3  Shirokane Campus: fifth period 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), sixth period 6:55 p.m. -7:55 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: fourth period 3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), fifth period 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late).The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.

Graduate School

EventDate
2017
Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Saturday)
9:30 a.m. Psychology
12:30 p.m. Arts and Letters
3:00 p.m. Economics / Bussiness and Law

[Yokohama Campus]
April 3 (Monday)
 9:30 a.m. International Studies

[Shirokane Campus]
April 3 (Monday)
12:30 p.m. Sociology
3:00 p.m. Law
Course guidance for incoming students After the entrance ceremony of the respective departments.
Orientation for incoming students April 1 (Saturday) - April 6 (Thursday)
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]   April 1 (Saturday) - April 6 (Thursday) 
Start of spring semester classes April 7 (Friday) 
Start of Class Service April 7 (Friday) 
Registration April 8 (Saturday) -14 (Friday)
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus]   April 13 (Thursday) 12:35-1:00 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus]  April 13 (Thursday) 12:35-1:25 p.m. Shortened classes *1
Topic for master’s thesis submitted April 28 (Friday)
Deadline for submitting research plan for doctoral courses April 28 (Friday)
Master thesis submitted for September graduates June 21 (Wednesday)
Master thesis defended for September graduates July 5 (Wednesday)
Spring semester make-up days July 24 (Monday), July 25 (Tuesday)
End of spring semester July 27 (Thursday)
Spring semester regular examination July 28 (Friday) - July 31 (Monday) *2
Summer session (first) August 1 (Tuesday) - August 4 (Friday), August 7 (Monday), August 8 (Tuesday)
Summer Break August 1 (Tuesday) - September 20 (Wednesday)
Summer session (second) August 22 (Tuesday) - August 25 (Friday), August 28 (Monday), August 29 (Tuesday)
Announcement of September graduates September 1 (Friday)
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 6 (Wednesday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 19 (Tuesday)  10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 21 (Thursday)
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Wednesday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Wednesday) - November 3 (Friday)
No classes: November 1 (Wednesday), November 2 (Thursday), November 4 (Saturday)
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus] December 15 (Friday)  5:50-6:50 p.m. *3 Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 14 (Thursday)  4:10-5:10 p.m. *3 Shortened classes
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Monday)
Winter Break December 26 (Tuesday) - January 8 (Monday)
2018
Start of classes January 9 (Tuesday)
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examination January 13 (Saturday)
Master thesis submitted January 15 (Monday), January 16 (Tuesday)
Fall semester make-up days January 12 (Friday), January 23 (Tuesday)
End of fall semester January 27 (Saturday)
Fall semester regular examination January 29 (Monday) - 30 (Tuesday) *2
Master thesis defended February 10 (Saturday)
Graduates announced March 7 (Wednesday)
Commencement Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
March 19 (Monday)
9:30 a.m.  Psychology
12:30 p.m.  Arts & Letters
3:00 p.m. Economics / Bussiness and Law

[Shirokane Campus]
March 20 (Tuesday)
9:30 a.m. Sociology
12:30 p.m. Law

 [Yokohama Campus]
March 17 (Saturday) 
9:30 a.m. International Studies
Grades announced March 22 (Thursday)

Note:
Classes on Holidays
In order to ensure the number of per every weekday in each semester, classes will be held on the following holidays.
[Spring semester] Marine Day (July 17)
[Fall semester] Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 9), the Emperor's Birthday (December 23)

Shortened classes due to holding of services shall be as follows.
*1  Third period at Yokohama Campus: 1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. (Shortened by 10 minutes)
*2  Spring and fall semester regular examinations: Graduate School of Business and Law only
*3  Shirokane Campus: fifth period 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), sixth period 6:55 p.m. -7:55 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: fourth period 3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), fifth period 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late).The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.