Dec 14 2021

Classes in the 2022 academic year

Dear registered students, prospective students, and their guardians,

As a rule, classes during the 2022 academic year will be held in a face-to-face format.

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Japan has decreased since the government lifted its declaration of a state of emergency on September 30, and the University has been holding many fall semester 2021 classes in face-to-face formats. We ask everyone to continue wearing masks, washing hands, and taking other infection prevention measures as before, so that we can return to normality as quickly as possible.

There have been recent reports of new strains of the virus, creating uncertainty about our future. We therefore may have to change our current policies in response to the infection situation and requests from government agencies. In that event we will promptly notify you through the University website, so please check it frequently.

Note that some students will be allowed to remotely participate in classes, such as those with health issues that require them to take special precautions against COVID-19 infections and international students who intended to come to Japan but were unable to do so. The Educational Affairs Department will contact you with details, so please watch for that. If you are traveling abroad to study, the infection status of the country you will be visiting may result in certain restrictions, or you may need to switch to online classes. 

Meiji Gakuin University has established rules regarding various behaviors in its “Standards for operational activities, etc., with respect to COVID-19 infections,” so please refer to those standards as needed.

Leo Murata
President, Meiji Gakuin University
December 13, 2021