Response Regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease
Regarding classes and various orientations to be held at the start of AY2020
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Regarding AY2020 Classes and Various Orientations

 

For G30 students

 For more details, check the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

 

Update regarding implementation of spring semester classes: Class implementation policy related to the lowering of Activities Levels (Updated May 29, 2020)

The activity level in the University's Activity Guideline "Education" has been relaxed from 3 to 2 and is now as follows

  • Conduct lectures and seminars (as a rule, classes should be conducted remotely using ICT. If exceptional circumstances require face-to-face classes, the number of people must be limited.)
  • Conduct experiments and practical training (with limits on number of people)

Currently, each faculty and graduate school is examining the implementation system, etc. under the above policy.  If, as a result of the review, there are any changes to the way in which classes are taken, we will announce these changes on the NUCT lecture website.

It is our policy to conduct Liberal Arts & Sciences courses during the spring semester only by using ICT for distance learning.

※In accordance with the change to our Activities Guidelines levels, Access Points (on-campus Wi-Fi and computers for students who do not have an adequate Internet environment) will be made available.

   Opening of On-Campus Access Points(PDF link)

  

Precautions when arriving at the university for classes, etc. (Published May 29, 2020)

The content of "To All Students of Nagoya University(Daily Life)" has been updated. Please check before you go to school for classes.

 

 Please keep a record of your daily activities as it is necessary to identify those who are "close contacts" if any University members become infected with the novel coronavirus.

 

 Please make sure to keep a record of where you were seated for all of the classes you attended (for example: second row, third seat from the right) as it is necessary to identify those who are "close contacts" if any University members become infected with the novel coronavirus.

 

Regarding Academic Measures to be Taken if University Members Become Infected with COVID-19 & Regarding Treatment of Class Absences Due to COVID-19 Infection or Fever/Cold Symptoms (Published April 27, 2020)

It was posted on the Nagoya University Portal. Please log in to check it out.

 

Regarding Learning Environment (Published April 16, 2020)

 As a response to the novel coronavirus infectious disease, we are planning to hold online lectures for many classes.

 As for such classes, in principle, students shall take part in online lectures from home, etc., without coming to the university.

 We recommend that you own a laptop or tablet for learning purposes and prepare a sufficient Internet environment. Please be very careful of your data traffic for smartphones, etc.

 If you are not able to use the internet, please contact your undergraduate/graduate schools by e-mail.(In the case of the educational activity level to 4, the campus access point will be closed.)

*1  Considering the situation that many educational institutions shift their classes to distance learning at home due to the spread of new coronavirus infectious diseases, multiple telecommunications carriers have decided to carry out mobile phones while understanding the importance of education. We are currently providing a special communication service to limit the communication capacity of the telephone.

Summary of communication services for online lectures by students of each company

 

Advisory on the Proper Handling of Copyrighted Materials(Published April 17,2020)

 Students attending remote classes at Nagoya University that utilize Information and

Communication Technologies (ICT) shall comply with "Advisory on the Proper Handling of Copyrighted Materials".

 

Temporary closure of student payment income window "Response to the novel coronavirus infectious diseas"(Published April 17,2020)

 Due to the spread of new coronavirus infectious diseases, "Activity guideline: Student entrance restrictions: Level 3: Prohibition of undergraduate and graduate students from attending school" has been temporarily closed.

 For details, see "Temporary closing of the student payment income window".

 

For new students  Notice of Special Lecture "Introduction to Student Life" Canceled and "Class formation meetings organized by student groups" (Published April 7, 2020)

 For more details, check the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

 

Information Regarding Orientations Taking Place from April 3 (Published April 2, 2020)
  • The schedule may be changed for any undergraduate/graduate school student orientations taking place from April 3, so please check your undergraduate/graduate school website.
  • The new student orientation timetable for undergraduate schools on April 3 has been changed for some departments in the School of Science and School of Engineering.
  • If you are not feeling well, please refrain from participation, and send an email to your affiliated undergraduate/graduate school stating your absence.

 *Undergraduate/graduate schools contact information (website, email address, etc.)

 *In the case where on-site orientations are held, they will take place with the venues and participants dispersed, the total time shortened, and hygiene control measures taken.

 

 【Below, published March 17, 2020

 

 We at Nagoya University have been working hard to disseminate information through our website, etc., about our response to the novel coronavirus infectious disease.

 For the coming semester, in order to support as much as possible our students' desire and motivation to learn in addition to maintaining educational and research activities, Nagoya University will proceed with various orientations and classes from April onwards according to the policies outlined for "1." below, so that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff members is prioritized and the spread of the disease can be prevented. Information on our university's future response to the disease will be announced in a timely manner.

 The schedule below may change depending on how the novel coronavirus infectious disease spreads in the future. If any changes are made, notifications of such changes will be given on the website, etc.

 

Table of Contents

1. Policies related to the implementation of lectures, etc., during AY2020 Spring Semester (Novel coronavirus infectious disease measures)

 - Measures for infection prevention

 - Policies related to the implementation of lectures, etc.

2. Information for students in accordance with the above policies

 - Outline (Points)

 - To current students (undergraduate/graduate)

 - To new students

   - Matters concerning both new undergraduate students and new graduate students

   - New undergraduate students

   - Transfer undergraduate students

   - New graduate students

 - To non-degree students such as research students and credited auditors

3. Other remarks

 - Purchase of commuter passes

   - Annual health checkups for new and current students

   - About student printer

 

1. Policies related to the implementation of lectures, etc., during AY2020 Spring Semester (Novel coronavirus infectious disease measures)

Measures for infection prevention"*" marks our recommendations for students, faculty and staff members

  • If you have cold-like symptoms such as a fever, do not come to the university and rest at home. If you have the following symptoms, consult the "Nagoya University Health Administration Office".

   - If cold-like symptoms and/or a fever above 37.5 degrees continues for 4 or more days
   - If you feel extremely tired (fatigue) or have difficulty breathing (respiratory problems)

  • Maintain an adequate distance from each other (including when dining in the cafeteria)

   - Sit in every other seat

   - Wear a mask*

  • Eliminate situations where you are spending long hours in a closed room, etc.

   - Take a break every 30-40 minutes and ventilate

   - Wash your hands during breaks*

 

Policies related to the implementation of lectures, etc.

 April 2020 shall be designated as a special time period to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infectious disease (hereafter "special period") where lectures, orientations, etc., (hereafter "lectures, etc.") will be held with careful consideration of our students' health and safety.

 

  • Friday, April 3 - Thursday, April 16 will be the orientation period.

Notifications regarding the dates and times, etc., will be done through the websites of their affiliated undergraduate/graduate schools. In addition to the usual "Orientation related to Course Registration", an "Orientation for Class Implementation" will be held to disseminate information on how classes will be carried out and how to use NUCT during the special period. Each school/graduate school shall take necessary measures such as dispersing and spreading out the schedules or carrying out the orientation in a large venue. 

  • In principle, Spring Semester classes shall begin on Friday, April 17.

The class implementation policy has changed significantly. Please check the article at the top of this page.

  
*1. NUCT (Nagoya University Collaboration and Course Tools) is an online system that facilitates learning and provides resources; for instance, checking class information, viewing educational materials, giving out assignments, handing in reports, etc.
 

2. Information for students in accordance with the above policies

  • Outline (Points)

- April 2020 will be designated as a special period. In principle, Friday, April 3 - Thursday, April 16 will be the orientation period, and classes will begin on Friday, April 17.

- Undergraduate/graduate students (including new students) must attend the "Course Registration Orientation". The schedules will be given on the undergraduate/graduate school websites.

- Information on the orientations, etc., for transfer undergraduate students and non-degree students (credited auditors, research students, etc.) will be given on the undergraduate/graduate school websites.

-For classes during the special period, NUCT (see *1) will be used. Instructions on how to use NUCT will be given at the course registration orientation.

- A Nagoya University ID is required when using NUCT. The ID will be mailed to new undergraduate students and given out to new graduate students at the course registration orientation. Undergraduate transfer students and non-degree students enrolling in April will receive it from their affiliated graduate/undergraduate school at a different time. Current students other than new students (including non-degree students) should check and confirm their ID and password.

 

  • To current (undergraduate/graduate) students

 Current students must first attend the "Course Registration Orientation" given by their respective undergraduate/graduate schools, and receive course information. Depending on the undergraduate/graduate school, the "Orientation for Class Implementation" and the "Course Registration Orientation" may take place on different days.

 Details such as the dates and times will be given on the websites of their affiliated graduate/undergraduate schools, so please keep yourself updated and check the website from time to time.

*The orientation schedule for each undergraduate/graduate school, and the class implementation method for each undergraduate/graduate school, the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Doctoral Education Consortium are currently being discussed. We will update each website as soon as the decisions are made, so please wait until they have been decided and posted on the website.

*Some undergraduate/graduate schools may not hold an orientation, and publish orientation-related materials online instead.

*Notification of course registration period, etc., for current undergraduate students

https://portal.nagoya-u.ac.jp/app/group/student/academics/student-affairs

 

  • To new students

 Matters concerning both new undergraduate students and new graduate students

  About using NUCT and your Nagoya University ID

1. The University information services will become available after you receive your ID, take the "Information Security Training for New Students" and pass the training test. After April 1, login with your Nagoya University ID from the URL below and make sure to take the training. The undergraduate course registration will not become possible until the training test has been passed.

            - Information Security Training for New Students (https://ist.nagoya-u.ac.jp/)

 

2. The Nagoya University ID will be mailed to new undergraduate students by the University on March 23. New graduate students should follow the instructions of their affiliated graduate school website and come to the university to receive their ID.

 

3. As a measure against the novel coronavirus infectious disease, orientations and lectures using NUCT are planned to be held starting in April so that students can study and access the necessary materials at home. The Nagoya University ID will be used to log into NUCT.

         - NUCT (https://ct.nagoya-u.ac.jp/)

 

 New undergraduate students

 Information on classes and various orientations that will take place from April 2020 onwards are as outlined in the Enrollment Procedure Guide, which was sent out to admitted students after the announcement of admission results. The changes to this information -- made in response to the novel coronavirus infectious disease -- are given below in the "April Schedule". Including the article found in the URL, please keep yourself updated and check the relevant websites from time to time.

 New undergraduate students should first attend the "Course Registration Orientation" carried out by each undergraduate school and the "Special Lecture (Introduction to University Life) (includes the orientation for class implementation)" carried out by the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and receive the relevant information.

 Details such as the schedule for the "Course Registration Orientation" will be given on the website of your affiliated undergraduate school, and details such as the schedule for "Special Lecture (Introduction to University Life) (includes the Orientation for Class Implementation)" will be given during the English Placement Test on April 4 and on the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences website, so please keep yourself updated and check it from time to time.

*The orientation schedule for each undergraduate school, and the class implementation method for each undergraduate school and the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences are currently being discussed. We will update each website as soon as the decision are made, so please wait until they have been decided and posted on the website.

 

April Schedule (in order of when it will take place)

 

Event

Date

(Date has been changed from the original date)

Will take place

Distribution of textbook lists, etc.

April 2. Check the Nagoya University Coop website for more details.

Distribution of student ID cards, "Course Registration Orientation" carried out by undergraduate schools

April 3 - April 9. The specific schedule will be posted on each school's website.

Online course registration

April 3 - April 9

English Placement Test (TOEFL ITP Test)

Rescheduled from April 4. For more details, check the Academic English Support Section website.

English Placement Test (Criterion Test)

Rescheduled from April 6. For more details, check the Academic English Support Section website.

Purchase of textbooks

April 15-16. For more details, look at the Nagoya University Coop website.

Classes begin

In principle, will begin on April 17.

Some classes may begin earlier. In that case, we will inform you at the Course Registration Orientation, etc.

Partial Postponed

 

Annual health checkup

Only online health interviews are offered at the present time. The mass health checkups will take place in May or later. For more details, refer to the "Annual health checkups for new and current students".

Change in method

 

Special lecture related to student life

The course will be changed to "NUCT". Please check  "Special lecture related to student life" for details and take the course by April 30.

Special Lecture (Introduction to University Life) (includes the Orientation for Class Implementation)

Cancel face-to-face lecture.The explanatory materials will be posted on the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences website.

Cancelled

Entrance Ceremony

JASSO scholarship guidance

Post-entrance ceremony performances by student groups

Class formation meetings organized by student groups

In case of implementation, we will guide you on the NU New Student Welcome Events Executive Committee website.

 

Transfer undergraduate students

Information, such as classes and various orientations that will take place from April 2020 onwards and how to receive your student ID card and Nagoya University ID, will be posted on your affiliated undergraduate school's website.

 

New graduate students

The schedule for classes and orientations that will take place from April 2020 onwards will change.

New graduate students should first attend the "Course Registration Orientation" carried out by each graduate school and receive the relevant information. Some graduate schools may conduct the "Orientation for Class Implementation" and the "Course Registration Orientation" on different days.

Details such as the schedule for "Course Registration Orientation" will be given on the website of your affiliated undergraduate school, so please keep yourself updated and check it from time to time.

*The orientation schedule for each graduate school, and the class implementation method for each graduate school, Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Doctoral Education Consortium are currently being discussed. We will update each website as soon as the decisions are made, so please wait until they have been decided and posted on the webpage.

 

 

  • To non-degree students (credit-transfer students, credited auditors, audit students, research students, special short-term training students, special research students)

Information, such as classes and orientations that will take place from April 2020 onwards and how to receive your student ID card and Nagoya University ID, will be posted on your affiliated undergraduate/graduate school's websites.
 

3. Other remarks

  • Purchase of commuter passes

 In principle, commuter passes will be issued between the closest stations (bus stops) from your home and Nagoya University.

 To purchase a commuter pass from JR, Meitetsu, Kintetsu or other railroad/bus companies, present a university-issued "commuter pass purchase record" and "student ID card" to the commuter-pass-issuing counter. For details about purchasing commuter passes, please inquire at the relevant railroad/bus company.

 Note that for the Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya (City Bus, Subway), you will be able to purchase a commuter pass for any requested section or route. However, if you are purchasing a commuter pass connected to another public transportation provider, a "commuter pass purchase record" becomes necessary, and in principle, the commuter pass will be issued between the closest stations (bus stops) from your home and Nagoya University.

* Please check for details on the Transportation Bureau, City of Nagoya webpage.

 The "commuter pass purchase record" will be distributed to new undergraduate students after the English placement test on April 4, and all other students (including non-degree students) should receive it at the office of their affiliated undergraduate/graduate school. *However, until the September of their second year, undergraduate students should receive it at the office of the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

  • Annual health checkups for new and current students

 The annual health checkups for new and current students originally scheduled for April have been postponed to May or later. Only online health interviews are offered at the present time. For more details, refer to the "For more details, refer to the "To All Students of Nagoya University (Annual Health Checkup)".

 The schedule, etc. for the mass health checkups, once decided, will be put on the noticeboards of the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the affiliated schools and graduate schools, as well as the Health Administration Office website.

 

  •  About student printer

 There is no printer that can print for free in classrooms. If printing is required, use the cloud-on-demand service (paid) provided by the University Co-op.