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Academic Calendar (2014-15 Academic year)

Academic Calendar (2015-16 Academic year) Undergraduate
EventDate
2014
Entrance Ceremony April 1
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00a.m. Sociology & Social Work 
1:00 p.m. Law 
3:00p.m. Psychology 

April 2
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Letters 
1:00p.m. Economics

April 3
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Orientation for incoming students and transfer students April 1 - 5
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus] April 1 - 5
[Yokohama Campus]April 1 - 5
Start of spring semester classes April 7
Start of Class Service April 7
Final deadline for spring semester registration [4th year students] April 16
[2nd, 3rd year students] April 17
[1st year students] April 18
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of Three-Year Programs April 16 10:30 a.m.
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students April 10
[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 24, 25
Make-up days [Shirokane Campus] June 23 - July 4 (7th Period)*1
[Yokohama Campus] June 23 - July 4 (6th Period) *1
In addition, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods of the following Saturdays will be make-up days: June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12.
End of spring semester July 21
Spring semester regular examination July 22 - 31
Make-up day for a missed examination day: August 1
Standardized English Communication Test: July 30
Summer session (first) August 4 - 8, 11,12
Summer Break August 2 - September 19
Spring semester make-up exam August 21,22,25
Summer session (second) September 1-5, 8, 9
Announcement of September graduates September 5
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 10
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 18 10:30 a.m.
Entrance Ceremony for September Students September 19 10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 20
Final deadline for fall semester registration [4th year students] October 1
[2nd,3rd year students] October 2
[1st year students] October 3
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 1, 4
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus] December 12 5:50-6:50 p.m.*3 Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 11 4:10-5:10 p.m.*3 Shortened classes
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
Winter Break December 29 - 2015 January 3
2015
Start of classes January 5
Acceptance of graduation thesis January 8, 9
Make-up days January 14
[Shirokane Campus]
2014  December 8 - 19 (7th Period)*1
[Yokohama Campus] 
2014 December 8 - 19 (6th Period)*1 
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th periods of the following Saturdays will be make-up days: November 15, 22, 29,  December 6, 13.
End of fall semester January 19
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examinations [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]
January 16,17
Fall semester regular examination January 20 - 29
Make-up day for a missed examination day: January 30
Standardized English Communication Test: January 28
Fall semester make-up exam Mid-February
Announcement of graduates Graduates Send-Off Service by the University President March 6
Commencement Ceremony March 16
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Sociology & Social Work 
1:00 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology 

March 17
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m.  Letters
1:00 p.m. Economics

March 18
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Announcement of grades for the fall semester March 20
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 2014: Showa Day (April 29),  Constitution Day (May 3),alternative holiday( May 6), Marine Day (July 21)
Fall semester 2014: Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 13), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 24), 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).
  
Graduate School
EventDate
2014
Entrance Ceremony April 1
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Sociology
1:00 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m.  Psychology

April 2
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Arts & Letters
1:00p.m. Economics

April 3
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Course guidance for incoming students After the entrance ceremony of the respective departments.
Orientation for incoming students April 1-5
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus] April 1-5
[Yokohama Campus] April 1-5
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 10 12:35-12:55
[Yokohama Campus] April10 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 18
Master thesis defended for September graduates June 25
End of spring semester July 26
Make-up days July 23 - 25
Summer Break July 28 - September 19
Summer session (first) August 4 - 8, 11, 12
Summer session (second) September 1 - 5, 8, 9
Announcement of September graduates September 5
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 10
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 18 10:30a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 20
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1-3
No classes: November 1 - 4
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) [Shirokane Campus]
December 12  5:50-6:50 p.m. *2 Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus]
December 11  4:10-5:10 p.m. *2 Shortened classes
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
Winter Break December 29 - 2015 January 3
2015
Start of classes January 5
Master thesis submitted January 7, 8
Make-up days January 14
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examination [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]
January 16,17
End of fall semester January 20
Master thesis defended February 14
Graduates announced March 6
Commencement Ceremony March 16
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Sociology
1:00 p.m. Law
3:00p.m. Psychology

March 17
[Shirokane Campus]
10:00 a.m. Arts & Letters
1:00 p.m. Economics

March 18
[Yokohama Campus]
10:00 a.m. International Studies
Grades announced March 20
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 2014: Showa Day (April 29), Marine Day (July 21)
Fall semester 2014: Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 13), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 24).
-Shortened classes due to holding of services:
*1 Third period at Yokohama Campus: 1:35-2:55 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)
*2 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).
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).
Graduate Law School
EventDate
2014
Physical examination April 1 - 4
Start of spring semester classes April 5
Final deadline for spring semester registration March 28
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 - 19
Spring semester regular examination July 22 - 31
Make-up day for a missed examination day: August 1
Summer session August 4 - 8, 11,12
September 1-5, 8, 9
Summer Break August 2 - September 19
Spring semester make-up exam August 11, 12
Announcement of September graduates September 5
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 10
Spring semester grades and evaluation verified September 10,11
Final deadline for fall semester registration September 12
Time of deadline for all of the above is 9:00 a.m.
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates September 18 10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 20
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (No classes)
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) December 12  5:50 - 6:50 p.m.
Regular classes held
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25
Winter Break December 24 - 2015 January 3
2015
Start of classes January 5
End of fall semester January 13
Make-up days for fall semester January 14 - 19
Fall semester regular examination January 20-29
Make-up day for a missed examination day: January 30
Fall semester make-up exam Mid-February
Graduates announced / Announcements of grades for the fall semester(Graduates only) March 5
Commencement Ceremony March 16  1:00 p.m.
Announcements of grades for the fall semester March 20
Fall semester grades and evaluation verified March 20, 23
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 2014: Showa Day (April 29)
Fall semester 2014: Health and Sports Day (October 13), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 24).