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March 27, 2020: Change: Students Affected by Government Entry Bans

March 25, 2020: Change: Changes to the 2020 Spring Semester Schedule

March 25, 2020: Change: Health Checkups

March 13, 2020: Change: Section 2 of Student Staff Activities and Club/Circle Activities

March 13, 2020: Delete: Section 3 of Student Staff Activities and Club/Circle Activities

March 13, 2020: Delete: Section 4 of Student Staff Activities and Club/Circle Activities

March 13, 2020: Change: Overseas Travel & Health Management, Temperature & Condition Record Sheet

March 13, 2020: Addition: Students Approved for a 2020 Spring Semester Leave of Absence:

March 13, 2020: Addition: Students Approved for Readmission from the AY2020 Spring Semester

March 11, 2020: All information has been updated.

March 9, 2020: None

Information

Suspension of the March 2020 Graduation and April 2020 Entrance Ceremonies 

Announcement of Grades

No changes will be made to the date of the AY 2019 fall semester grade announcement or grade inquiry periods.

Changes to the 2020 Spring Semester Schedule

  • The start of classes for the spring semester has been changed from Wednesday, April 8 to Wednesday, April 22.
  • To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, classes starting Wednesday, April 22 will be conducted online for the first quarter of the spring semester.

For more information about the start of classes, please see the link . (Updated March 25, 2020)

・AY 2020 Spring Semester Course Registration Schedule (Revised Edition)
Term College Priority Date & Time
Period A
1st Priority :
GPA of 3.00 and higher

2nd Priority :
GPA of 2.50 and higher
APS 1 st Priority Apr. 6 (Mon) 9:30 – Apr. 7 (Tue) 12:00
2nd Priority Apr. 6 (Mon) 12:30 – Apr. 7 (Tue) 12:00
Regular Apr. 6 (Mon) 15:30 – Apr. 7 (Tue) 12:00
APM / Graduate Students 1 st Priority Apr. 8 (Wed) 9:30 – Apr. 9 (Thu) 12:00
2nd Priority Apr. 8 (Wed) 12:30 – Apr. 9 (Thu) 12:00
Regular Apr. 8 (Wed) 15:30 – Apr. 9 (Thu) 12:00
Period B New and Reinstated Students Apr. 16 (Thu) 10:00 – Apr. 17 (Fri) 12:00
Current Students Apr. 16 (Thu) 15:00 – Apr. 17 (Fri) 12:00
Correction Period 1 All Students Apr. 29 (Wed) 10:00 – Apr. 30 (Thu) 10:00
Correction Period 2 All Students Jun. 22 (Mon) 10:00 – Jun. 23 (Tue) 10:00

Overseas Travel & Health Management

At the present time, students are strongly urged to stay near their current place of residence, to not engage in any unnecessary overseas travel, and to practice measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
All current students are requested to submit the Temperature & Condition Record Sheet to the university. Please write the names of any countries you have been to from March 1 until the date you returned to Japan in the space on the form reserved for travel history.

  1. 1) Form available here.

If you experience any of the symptoms listed below, consult with a health care center in the area where you live (consult with the Health Clinic if you have returned to Beppu), receive treatment from a medical institution, and come to APU once you have fully recovered. When seeking treatment at a medical institution, be sure to call first, and wear a face mask while receiving treatment at the medical institution.

  1. 1) Fever of 37.5 degrees or more
  2. 2) Cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, or sore throat
  3. 3) Severe fatigue or shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)

APU Health Clinic: booking@apu.ac.jp

Students Affected by Government Entry Bans

The Government of Japan has restricted entry to Japan from multiple areas. See the following website for a list of affected countries or regions.
Information related to New Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) from Immigration Services Agency
http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html

Additionally, the Government of Japan has placed quarantine requirements on all people entering Japan who have visited any areas subject to strengthened quarantine. See the following website for a list of affected countries and regions, as well as additional information.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Q&A
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00003.html

In regards to these restrictions, the university is investigating the current location of all current students. A survey has been sent to each student's APU email address; each student receiving this survey must complete and return it.

Students outside of Japan who are unable to return to Japan due to the above restrictions may apply for a Leave of Absence for the 2020 spring semester by completing the application procedure with the Student Office by Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Please download the necessary documents from the page linked below, and email the completed forms to the Student Office (apustu1@apu.ac.jp).
Applicants will be required to pay the matriculation fee only; the application fee and review will be waived.

Japanese: http://www.apu.ac.jp/studentsupport/page/content0293.html/#LoA
English: http://en.apu.ac.jp/studentsupport/page/content0293.html/#LoA

Students Approved for a 2020 Spring Semester Leave of Absence:

Students who were planning to go abroad during their leave of absence period but have no choice but to cancel their leave of absence due to a government travel ban, must submit a “Leave of Absence Permission Cancellation Request” to the Student Office by March 19, 2020. Please contact the Student Office to receive an application form.

Students Approved for Readmission from the AY2020 Spring Semester

Students who were approved for readmission but are unable to enroll due to reasons such as their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) application being denied or those who are unable to book a flight because of the entry ban must submit a “Readmission Permission Cancellation Request” to the Student Office by March 19, 2020. Please contact the Student Office to receive an application form.

Inquiries

Academic Matters
Academic Office: acsubmit@apu.ac.jp
Student Exchange
Academic Office: outbound@apu.ac.jp
Leave of Absence, Scholarships
Student Office: apustu1@apu.ac.jp
Health Concerns
Health Clinic: apustu5@apu.ac.jp

Everyday Preventative Actions

Students are encouraged to wash their hands frequently, gargle, practice cough etiquette, and take other regular measures to prevent infection.
If you experience any cold-like symptoms, try to avoid going out. If you must go out, wear a mask.
Common contributors to the spread of an infectious disease are poor ventilation, spending time in enclosed spaces crowded with people, and being in places where there is a chance of coming into contact with a large number of people. Try to avoid places with poor ventilation, spaces crowded with people, and places where you may encounter large numbers of people.

Health Checkups

Students scheduled to take their periodic health checks in the spring semester will have their checks scheduled from the end of May to mid-June. These students will be contacted by the Health Clinic.

Student Staff Activities and Club/Circle Activities

  1. 1) Student staff will receive instructions concerning their activities from the office in charge.
  2. 2) Suspension of Extracurricular Activities and Facility Use for March 2020
    In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the University has decided to temporarily suspend extracurricular activities and facility use until the end of the month. Both on-campus and off-campus student activities will not be permitted from Thursday, March 12 to Tuesday, March 31. Students will not be able to use university facilities including the Gymnasium and Multipurpose Field for student activities or individual use during this period.
    Student organizations that will hold online meetings must make sure that each member participating in the meeting are doing so from his/her own residence.
    An announcement on student activities and facility use from April will be made on Friday, March 27. The Spring Semester Facility Meeting for clubs and circles, as well as the event for clubs and circles to promote their organizations (promotional booth) during the new student orientation period have been postponed. The March 27 announcement will include new dates for these events.
    Remember that you are not immune to contracting an infectious disease. Please continue to undertake the measures necessary to protect yourself, your friends, and your club/circle members.
Health Management Guidelines

* Students participating in club/circle activities should chart their temperature daily beginning 2 weeks prior to the activity date. (Use the attached Health Check Sheet)
* Students with a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher are not allowed to participate in club/circle activities.
* Individuals with symptoms that include a fever of 37.5 degrees or higher for four days or longer, cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose or a cough, severe fatigue, or shortness of breath should contact the APU Health Clinic and follow the instructions of the staff.
* Refrain from participating in club/circle activities if you are not feeling well.
* Wear a mask if you have a cough or other cold-like symptoms.
Please contact the extracurricular activities staff in the Student Office if you have any questions or concerns.

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