Academic Calendar (2021-22 Academic year)


Undergraduate | Graduate School

Undergraduate

EventDate
2021
April Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Thursday)
10:00 a.m. Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics
3:00 p.m. Sociology & Social Work

[Shirokane Campus] 
April 2 (Friday
12:30 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology


[Yokohama Campus] 
April 2 (Friday
9:30 a.m. International Studies 
Orientation for incoming students and transfer students, recognition of the credits of the transfer students April 1 (Thursday) - April 5 (Monday)
Physical examination late March - early April
Start of spring semester classes April 6 (Tuesday)
Start of Class Service April 6 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony for Graduates of Three-Year Programs [Shirokane Campus] April 14 (Wednesday) 10:30 a.m.
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus] April 15 (Thursday) 1:00-1:20 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus] April 15 (Thursday) 1:00-1:40 p.m. [3rd period:1:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (shortened by 10 minutes)]
Final deadline for spring semester registration April 13 (Tuesday) 1:00 p.m.
University Festival “Totsuka Matsuri” at Yokohama campus [Yokohama Campus] May 29 (Saturday), May 30 (Sunday)
Spring semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
May 15, 29, June 19, July 3

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
May 24(Monday) - June 4(Friday), June 21(Monday) -  July 2(Friday)

Make-up days
July
 22 (Thursday) - July 29(Thursday

End of spring semester July 21 (Wednesday)
Spring semester regular examinations July 22 (Thursday) - July 29 (Thursday)
Summer session (first) July 30 (Friday), August 2(Monday) - 6(Friday)
Summer Break July 30 (Friday) - September 17 (Friday)
Spring semester make-up exams August 18 (Wednesday) - August 20 (Friday
Summer session (second) August 23 (Monday) - August 27 (Friday), August 30 (Monday)
Announcement of September graduates September 3 (Friday)
Announcement of grades for the spring semester September 7 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 16 (Thursday) 10:30 a.m.
Entrance Ceremony for September Students [Yokohama Campus] September 17 (Friday) 10:30 a.m.
Start of fall semester classes September 18 (Saturday)
Final deadline for fall semester registration September 25 (Saturday)  9:00 p.m.
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Monday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Monday) - November 3 (Wednesday)
[* No classes:November 2 (Tuesday), November 4 (Thursday)]
 Fall semester make-up days

Weekend make-up days [3rd, 4th, and 5th periods on Saturdays]
October 23, November 6, November 27, December 4

Weekday make-up days [Refer to *1]
November 8 (Monday) - Nobember 19 (Friday), December 6 (Monday) - December 17 (Friday)

Make-up days
January 20 (Thursday) - January 29 (Saturday)

Christmas Service (Candlelight Service)  *2 [Shirokane Campus] December 17 (Friday) 6:05 p.m. - 7:05 p.m. / Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 16 (Thursday) 4:20 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. / Shortened classes
Winter Break December 28 (Tuesday) - January 5 (Wednesday)
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Saturday)
2022
Start of classes January 6 (Thursday)
End of fall semester January 19 (Wednesday)
No classes Due to The Common Test for University Entrance Examination January 14 (Friday), January 15 (Saturday)
Fall semester regular examinations January 20 (Thursday) - January 29 (Saturday)
Fall semester make-up exams February 8 (Tuesday) - February 10 (Thursday)
Spring Courses February 14 (Monday) - February 19 (Saturday), February 21 (Monday), February 22 (Tuesday)
Announcement of March graduates March 4 (Friday)
Announcement of grades for the fall semester March 8 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony for March Graduates [Shirokane Campus] 
March 17 (Thursday)
9:30 a.m. Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics
3 p.m. Sociology & Social Work

[Shirokane Campus]
March 18 (Friday)
9:30 a.m. Law
12:30 p.m. Psychology

[Yokohama Campus]
March 19 (Saturday)
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] Showa Day (April 29), Constitution Memorial Day (May 3), ※Marine day (July 22), ※Sports Day (July 23)
[Fall semester] Respect for the Aged Day (September 20), Autumnal Equinox Day (September 23),, Labor Thanks Giving Day (November 23)
(※End of semester make-up day and examination day).


*1 Weekday make-up days
As a general rule held in 7th period on the Shirokane Campus (8:20 p.m. - 9:50 p.m.) and 6th period on the Yokohama Campus (6:40 p.m. - 8:10 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 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 6th period 7:10 p.m. -8:10 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: 4th period 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 5th period 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late).The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.

Graduate School

EventDate
2021
Entrance Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
April 1 (Thursday)
10:00 a.m. Arts and Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics/ Bussiness and Law
3:00 p.m. Sociology

[Shirokane Campus]
April 2 (Friday)
12:30 p.m. Law
3:00 p.m. Psychology 

[Yokohama Campus]
April 2 (Friday)
 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 (Thursday) - April 5 (Monday)
Physical examination [Shirokane Campus / Yokohama Campus]   Late March to early April
Start of spring semester classes April 6 (Tuesday) 
Start of Class Service April 6 (Tuesday) 
Registration April 7 (Wednesday) - April 13 (Tuesday)
Easter Service to Welcome Incoming Students [Shirokane Campus]  April 15 (Thursday) 1:00-1:20 p.m.
[Yokohama Campus]  April 15 (Thursday) 1:00-1:40 p.m. [3rd period:1:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Shortened by 10 minutes)]
Topic for Master’s Thesis Submitted April 28 (Wednesday)
Deadline for Submitting Research Plan for Doctoral Courses April 28 (Wednesday)
Master's Thesis Submitted for September Graduates June 16 (Wednesday)
Master's Thesis Review Deadline for September Graduates June 30 (Wednesday)
End of Spring Semester July 21 (Wednesday)
Spring Semester Make-up Days July 24 (Saturday),July 26(Monday)
Spring Semester Regular Examination *1 July 27 (Tuesday), July 28 (Wednesday
Summer Session (First) July 30 (Friday),  August 2 (Monday) - August 6 (Friday)
Summer Break July 29 (Thursday) - September 19 (Sunday)
Summer Session (Second) August 23 (Monday) - August 27 (Friday), August 30 (Monday)
Announcement of September Graduates September 3 (Friday)
Announcement of Grades for The Spring Semester September 7 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony for September Graduates [Shirokane Campus] September 16 (Thursday)  10:30 a.m.
Start of Fall Semester Classes September 20 (Monday)
Anniversary of University’s Founding November 1 (Monday)
University Festival “Shirokane-sai” at Shirokane Campus November 1 (Monday) - November 3 (Wednesday)
No classes: November 2 (Tuesday), November 4 (Thursday)
Christmas Service (Candlelight Service) *2 [Shirokane Campus] December 17 (Friday)  6:05-7:05 p.m. Shortened classes
[Yokohama Campus] December 16 (Thursday)  4:20-5:20 p.m. Shortened classes
Nativity Day (Holiday determined by the University) December 25 (Saturday)
Winter Break December 23 (Thursday) - January 5 (Wednesday)
2022
Start of Classes January 6 (Thursday)
Master's Thesis Submitted January 6 (Thursday), January 7 (Friday)
No classes Due to The Common Test for University Entrance Examination January 14 (Friday), January 15 (Saturday)
Fall Semester Make-up Days January 26 (Wednesday)
End of Fall Semester January 25 (Thursday)
Fall Semester Regular Examination *1 January 27 (Thursday) - January 28 (Friday) 
Master's Thesis Review Deadline February 10 (Thursday)
Graduates Announced March 4 (Friday)
Grades Announced March 8 (Tuesday)
Commencement Ceremony [Shirokane Campus]
March 17 (Thursday)
9:30 a.m.  Arts & Letters
12:30 p.m. Economics / Bussiness and Law
3:00 p.m. Sociology

[Shirokane Campus]
March 18 (Friday)
9:30 a.m.  Law
12:30 p.m. Psychology

 [Yokohama Campus]
March 19 (Saturday
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] Showa Day(April 29), Constitution Memorial Day(May 3)
[Fall semester]  Respect for the Aged Day (September 20), Autumnal Equinox Day (September 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: December 17 (Friday) 5th period 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 6th period 7:10 p.m. - 8:10 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late). The Shirokane Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.
Yokohama Campus: December 16 (Thursday) 4th period 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (ending 30 minutes early), 5th period 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (starting 30 minutes late).The Yokohama Campus noon Chapel Hour will not be held.