Academic Calendar (2019-20 Academic year)

Academic Calendar (2020-21 Academic year)


Undergraduate | Graduate School

Undergraduate

EventDate
2019
April Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Monday)
10:00 a.m. Sociology & Social Work
12:30 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology

[Shirokane Campus] 
April 2 (Tuesday
12:30 p.m. Letters
3:00 p.m. Economics


[Yokohama Campus] 
April 2 (Tuesday
9:30 a.m. International Studies 
Orientation for incoming students and transfer students, recognition of the credits of the transfer students April 1 (Monday) - April 6 (Saturday)
Physical examination April 1 (Monday) - April 5 (Friday)
Start of spring semester classes April 8 (Monday)
Start of Class Service April 8 (Monday)
Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of Three-Year Programs [Shirokane Campus] April 17 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus] April 18 (Thursday) 12:35-12:55 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus] April 18 (Thursday) 12:35-1:25 p.m. [3rd period:1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)]
Final deadline for spring semester registration April 19 (Friday) 1:00 p.m.
University Festival “Totsuka Matsuri” at Yokohama campus [Yokohama Campus] May 25 (Saturday), May 26 (Sunday)
Spring semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
May 18, June 8, June 22, July 6

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
May 27 (Monday) - June 7 (Friday), June 24 (Monday) - July 5 (Friday)

Make-up days July 22 (Monday), July 30 (Tuesday), July 31 (Wednesday) 

End of spring semester July 20 (Saturday)
Spring semester regular examinations July 23 (Tuesday) - July 31 (Wednesday)
[* The Standardized English Communication Test is on July 30 (Tuesday).]
Summer session (first) August 1 (Thursday) - August 2 (Friday), August 5 (Monday) - August 8 (Thursday)
Summer Break August 1 (Thursday) - September 19 (Thursday)
Spring semester make-up exams August 19 (Monday), August 20 (Tuesday) , August 21 (Wednesday)
Summer session (second) August 21 (Wednesday) - August 22 (Thursday), August 26 (Monday) - August 29 (Thursday)
Announcement of September graduates September 4 (Wednesday)
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 6 (Friday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 18 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.
Entrance Ceremony for September Students [Yokohama Campus] September 19 (Thursday) 10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 20 (Friday)
Final deadline for fall semester registration October 1 (Tuesday)  1 p.m.
University closed due to original activities October 30 (Wednesday), October 31 (Thursday)
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Friday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Friday) - November 3 (Sunday)
[* No classes: November 1 (Friday), November 2 (Saturday), November 4 (Monday)]
 Fall semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
October 19, November 9, November 16, December 14

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
November 11 (Monday) - Nobember 22 (Friday), December 9 (Monday) - December 20 (Friday)

Make-up days January 20 (Monday), January 28 (Tuesday), January 29 (Wednesday)

Christmas Service (Candlelight Service)  *2 [Shirokane Campus] December 13 (Friday) 5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. / Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 12 (Thursday) 4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. / Shortened classes
Winter Break December 24 (Tuesday) - January 5 (Sunday)
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Wednesday)
2020
Start of classes January 6 (Monday)
Acceptance of graduation theses January 8 (Wednesday), January 9 (Thursday)
End of fall semester January 16 (Thursday)
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examinations January 17 (Friday), January 18 (Saturday)
Fall semester regular examinations January 21 (Tuesday) - January 29 (Wednesday)
[* The Standardized English Communication Test is on January 28 (Tuesday)]
Fall semester make-up exams February 10 (Monday), February 12 (Wednesday), February 13 (Thursday)
Spring Courses February 14 (Friday) - February 15 (Saturday), February 17 (Monday) - February 22 (Saturday)
Announcement of March graduates March 6 (Friday)
Announcement of grades for the fall semester March 10 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony for March Graduates [Shirokane Campus] 
March 17 (Tuesday)
9:30 a.m. Sociology & Social Work
12:30 p.m. Law
3 p.m. Psychology

[Shirokane Campus]
March 18 (Wednesday)
9:30 a.m. Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics

[Yokohama Campus]
March 19 (Thursday)
9:30 a.m. International Studies
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] Alternative holiday(May 6), Marine Day (July 15)
[Fall semester] Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 14), and Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23)


*1 Weekday make-up days
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.

*2 Shortened classes due to holding of services shall be as follows.
Shirokane Campus: 5th period 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 6th 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: 4th period 3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 5th 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
2019
Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Monday)
10:00 a.m. Sociology
12:30 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology

[Shirokane Campus]
April 2 (Tuesday)
12:30 p.m. Arts and Letters
3:00 p.m.  Economics/ Bussiness and Law

[Yokohama Campus]
April 2 (Tuesday)
 9:30 a.m. International Studies
Course guidance for incoming students After the entrance ceremony of the respective departments.
Orientation for incoming students April 1 (Monday) - April 6 (Saturday)
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]   April 1 (Monday) - April 5 (Friday) 
Start of spring semester classes April 8 (Monday) 
Start of Class Service April 8 (Monday) 
Registration April 9 (Tuesday) - April 15 (Monday)
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus]  April 18 (Thursday) 12:35-12:55 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus]  April 18 (Thursday) 12:35-1:25 p.m. [3rd period:1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. (Shortened by 10 minutes)]
Topic for master’s thesis submitted April 26 (Friday)
Deadline for submitting research plan for doctoral courses April 26 (Friday)
Master thesis submitted for September graduates June 19 (Wednesday)
Master thesis defended for September graduates July 3 (Wednesday)
End of spring semester July 27 (Saturday)
Spring semester make-up days July 29 (Monday)
Spring semester regular examination *1 July 30 (Tuesday), July 31 (Wednesday
Summer session (first) August 1 (Thursday),  August 2 (Friday), August 5 (Monday) - August 8 (Thursday)
Summer Break August 1 (Thursday) - September 19 (Thursday)
Summer session (second) August 21 (Wednesday) - August 22 (Thursday), August 26 (Monday), August 29 (Thursday)
Announcement of September graduates September 4 (Wednesday)
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 6 (Friday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 18 (Wednesday)  10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 20 (Friday)
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Friday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Friday) - November 3 (Sunday)
No classes: November 1 (Friday), November 2 (Saturday), November 4 (Monday)
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) *2 [Shirokane Campus] December 13 (Friday)  5:50-6:50 p.m. Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 12 (Thursday)  4:10-5:10 p.m. Shortened classes
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Wednesday)
Winter Break December 24 (Tuesday) - January 4 (Saturday)
2020
Start of classes January 6 (Monday)
Master thesis submitted January 8 (Wednesday), January 9 (Thursday)
No classes due to National Center for University Entrance Examination January 17 (Friday), January 18 (Saturday)
Fall semester make-up days January 22 (Wednesday), January 23 (Thursday)
End of fall semester January 25 (Saturday)
Fall semester regular examination *1 January 27 (Monday) - January 28 (Tuesday) 
Master thesis defended February 10 (Monday)
Graduates announced March 6 (Friday)
Grades announced March 10 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
March 17 (Tuesday)
9:30 a.m.  SociologyLaw
12:30 p.m.  Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology

[Shirokane Campus]
March 18 (Wednesday)
9:30 a.m. Arts & Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics / Bussiness and Law

 [Yokohama Campus]
March 19 (Thursday
9:30 a.m. International Studies

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] Alternative holiday(May 6), Marine Day (July 15)
[Fall semester] Autumnal Equinox (September 23), Health and Sports Day (October 14), Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23) 

*1  Spring and fall semester regular examinations: Graduate School of Business and Law only.

*2  
Shortened classes due to holding of services shall be as follows.
Shirokane Campus: 5th period 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 6th 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: 4th period 3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 5th period 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late).The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.