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Academic Calendar (2015-16 Academic year)

Undergraduate
EventDate
2015
Entrance Ceremony April 1
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00a.m. Economics
1:00p.m. Sociology & Social Work 
3:00p.m. Law 
April 2
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00a.m. International Studies
April 2
[Shirokane Campus]
1:00p.m. Psychology 
3:00p.m. Letters
Orientation for incoming students and transfer students April 1 - 6
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus] April 1 - 6
[Yokohama Campus]April 1 - 6
Start of spring semester classes April 7
Start of Class Service April 7
Final deadline for spring semester registration [4th year students] April 15
[2nd, 3rd year students] April 16
[1st year students] April 17
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of Three-Year Programs April 15 10:30 a.m.
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students April 9
[Shirokane Campus] 12:35-12:55 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus] 12:35-1:25 p.m. *2 Shortened classes
University Festival “Totsuka Matsuri” at Yokohama campus May 23, 24
End of spring semester July 20
Make-up days July 21
[Shirokane Campus] June 29 - July 10 (7th Period)*1
[Yokohama Campus] June 29 - July 10 (6th Period) *1
In addition, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods of the following Saturdays will be make-up days: June 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11.
Spring semester regular examination July 22 - 30
Make-up day for a missed examination day: July 31
Standardized English Communication Test: July 29
Summer session (first) August 3 - 7, 10,11
Summer Break August 3 - September 17
Spring semester make-up exam August 20,21,24
Summer session (second) September 1-4, 7-9
Announcement of September graduates September 4
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 9
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 17 2:00 p.m.
Entrance Ceremony for September Students September 17 10:00 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 18
Final deadline for fall semester registration [4th year students] September 30
[2nd,3rd year students] October 1
[1st year students] October 2
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9 a.m.
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1-3
No classes: November 2, 4
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus] December 11 5:50-6:50 p.m.*3 Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 10 4:10-5:10 p.m.*3 Shortened classes
Winter Break December 24 - 2016 January 3
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
2016
Start of classes January 4
Acceptance of graduation thesis January 7, 8
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examinations [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]
January 15,16
End of fall semester January 18
Make-up days January 19
[Shirokane Campus]
2015  December 7 - 18 (7th Period)*1
[Yokohama Campus] 
2015 December 7 - 18 (6th Period)*1 
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods of the following Saturdays will be make-up days: November 14, 21, 28,  December 5, 12.
Fall semester regular examination January 20 - 28
Make-up day for a missed examination day: January 29
Standardized English Communication Test: January 27
Fall semester make-up exam  February 10,12,15
Announcement of graduates Graduates Send-Off Service by the University President March 4
Commencement Ceremony March 17
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Economics
1:00 p.m. Sociology & Social Work 
3:00 p.m. Law
March 18
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m.  Psychology
1:00 p.m. Letters
March 19
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Announcement of grades for the fall semester March 22
Note:
- In order to ensure that each semester contains 15 class days per every weekday, classes will be held on the following holidays:
Spring semester 2015: Showa Day (April 29), Greenery Day (May 4), Children's Day (May 5), alternative holiday( May 6), Marine Day (July 20)
Fall semester 2015: Respect for the Aged Day (September 21), People's Day (September 22), Autumnal Equinox Day (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 12), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23), Emperor's Birthday (December 23) .

*1 Shirokane Campus: seventh period 8:05-9:35 p.m.  Yokohama Campus: sixth period 6:25 - 7:55 p.m.
When circumstances (registration overlap, classroom availability, etc.) permit, it is fine to use the Shirokane Campus sixth period and the Yokohama Campus fifth period as make-up instruction.
- Shortened classes due to holding of services:
*2 Third period at Yokohama Campus: 1:35-2:55 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)
*3 Shirokane Campus: fifth period 4:45-5:45 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes), sixth period 6:55-7:55 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: fourth period 3:05-4:05 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes), fifth period 5:15-6:15 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes). The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held. 

  
Graduate School
EventDate
2015
Entrance Ceremony April 1
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Economics / Business and Law
1:00 p.m. Sociology
3:00 p.m. Law
April 2
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
April 2
[Shirokane Campus]
1:00 p.m. Psychology
3:00 p.m. Arts & Letters
Course guidance for incoming students After the entrance ceremony of the respective departments.
Orientation for incoming students April 1-6
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus] April 1-6
[Yokohama Campus] April 1-6
Start of spring semester classes April 7
Start of Class Service April 7
Registration April 8-15
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus] April 9 12:35-12:55
[Yokohama Campus] April 9 12:35-13:25 *1 Shortened classes
Topic for master’s thesis submitted April 30
Deadline for submitting research plan for doctoral courses April 30
Master thesis submitted for September graduates June 17
Master thesis defended for September graduates July 1
End of spring semester July 20
Make-up days July 21, 22
Spring semester regular examination July 23 - 30 *2
Make-up day for a missed examination day: July 31
Summer session (first) August 3 - 7, 10, 11
Summer Break August 3 - September 17
Summer session (second) September 1 - 4, 7 - 9
Announcement of September graduates September 4
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 9
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 17 2:00 p.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 18
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1-3
No classes: November 2, 4
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus]
December 11  5:50-6:50 p.m. *3 Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus]
December 10  4:10-5:10 p.m. *3 Shortened classes
Winter Break December 24 - 2016 January 3
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
2016
Start of classes January 4
Master thesis submitted January 6, 7
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examination [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]
January 15,16
End of fall semester January 18
Make-up days January 19, 20
Fall semester regular examination January 21 - 28
Make-up day for a missed examination day: January 29
Master thesis defended February 13
Graduates announced March 4
Commencement Ceremony March 17
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Economics
1:00 p.m. Sociology
3:00 p.m. Law
March 18
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Psychology
1:00 p.m. Arts & Letters
March 19
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Grades announced March 22
Note:
 In order to ensure that each semester contains 15 class days per every weekday, classes will be held on the following holidays:
Spring semester 2015: Showa Day (April 29), Greenery Day (May 4), Children's Day (May 5), alternative holiday( May 6), Marine Day (July 20)
Fall semester 2015: Respect for the Aged Day (September 21), People's Day (September 22), Autumnal Equinox Day (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 12), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23), Emperor's Birthday (December 23) .

-Shortened classes due to holding of services:
*1 Third period at Yokohama Campus: 1:35-2:55 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)
*2 Spring and Fall semester regular examination: Graduate School of Business and Law only
*3 Shirokane Campus: fifth period 4:45-5:45 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes), sixth period 6:55-7:55 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: fourth period 3:05-4:05 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes), fifth period 5:15-6:15 p.m. (shortened by 30 minutes). The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Graduate Law School
EventDate
2015
Physical examination April 1 - 4
Start of spring semester classes April 6
Final deadline for spring semester registration March 30
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9 a.m.
End of spring semester July 15
Make-up days for spring semester July 16 - 18, 21
Spring semester regular examination July 22 - 29
Make-up day for a missed examination day: july 30
Summer session August 3 - 7, 10,11
September 1-4, 7 - 9
Summer Break August 3 - September 19
Spring semester make-up exam August 6, 7
Announcement of September graduates September 4
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 9
Spring semester grades and evaluation verified September 9,10
Final deadline for fall semester registration September 11
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 17 2:00 p.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 24
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (No classes)
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) December 11  5:50 - 6:50 p.m.
Regular classes held
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
Winter Break December 24 - 2016 January 3
2016
Start of classes January 4
End of fall semester January 13
Make-up days for fall semester January 14 - 18
Fall semester regular examination January 19-26
Make-up day for a missed examination day: January 27
Fall semester make-up exam February 10, 12
Graduates announced / Announcements of grades for the fall semester March 4
Fall semester grades and evaluation verified March 4, 5
Commencement Ceremony March 17  3:00 p.m.
Note:
- In order to ensure that each semester contains 15 class days per every weekday, classes will be held on the following holidays:
Spring semester 2015: Showa Day (April 29)
Fall semester 2015: Health and Sports Day (October 12), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23).