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Doshisha University Action after the Lifting of the State of Emergency【No.15 Notice】

Updated Jun. 21, 2021
Doshisha University Action after the Lifting of the State of Emergency
【No.15 Notice】

 The Japanese government has decided to lift the state of emergency declared for Kyoto Prefecture as of June 20 (Sun) and newly introduce the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures.
 Accordingly, Doshisha University withdraws No. 14 Notice on June 20 (Sun) and takes the following measures during the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures from June 21 (Mon) to July 11 (Sun).
 If the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures is extended, these measures of Doshisha University will continue until its end.
 During the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures, this No. 15 Notice prevails “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (4th Edition)” and the “Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” (hereinafter collectively “Guidelines”).For matters not specified in No. 15 Notice, please follow the Guidelines as before.


1.Entry into Campus
  • Unnecessary and non-urgent entry of outside visitors are not permitted.
  • Only major gates on each campus will be open. Other gates such as side gates will be closed.

2.Class Management
  • There are no changes to our class management policy for the Spring Semester (combination of face-to-face and online learning).
  • Subjects that were switched to “online learning” during the period of the state of emergency from the initial “face-to-face” or “combination of face-to-face and online” in the syllabus will return to their respective original format of instruction in principle. However, some of those that had been switched to “online learning” already before the declaration of the state of emergency may continue to be offered online until the end of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures. Students taking the affected courses should follow the instructions of the respective course instructors.

3.Extracurricular Activities
  • We continue to recommend using online services for extracurricular activities.
  • It is requested that participation in activities held outside of Kyoto Prefecture be refrained from.
  • Student groups affiliated with Gakuyudan and groups registered with the Student Support Services Center that intend to engage in extracurricular activities during the above-mentioned period are required to submit the details of their activities, their plans to prevent infection and their pledge to comply with such plans to the Student Support Services Center in advance and obtain the Center’s permission. Student groups engaging in extracurricular activities without permission or beyond the permitted extent will be subject to a separate action.
  • Not limited to the above groups, all students are requested to refrain from engaging in face-to-face activities in groups, including activities of voluntary student groups not registered with the university and friends’ gatherings.

4.Events and Academic Conferences on Campus
  • Facilities normally open to public will be unavailable to outside visitors while the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures are in effect.
  • It is recommended that open courses and lectures that are open to public be conducted online.
  • All university facilities (including those not used for classes) will be unavailable for use by outside organizations. For existing bookings during the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures, the event organizers will be notified of cancellation except for those that cannot be cancelled.
  • As for events and ceremonies hosted by the university, only essential and unavoidable ones shall be held and with a minimum number of attendants.
  • Details on facility closures and event cancellations will be announced separately by the respective organizers on their websites etc.

5.The following acts are prohibited.
  • Talking without a mask
  • Drinking alcohol and staying overnight at a friend’s apartment or dormitory
  • Partying, gathering with a large group and dining with people before and after that
  • Visiting restaurants or bars outside of their requested business hours
Doshisha University Action after the Lifting of the State of Emergency
【No.15 Notice】

 The Japanese government has decided to lift the state of emergency declared for Kyoto Prefecture as of June 20 (Sun) and newly introduce the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures.
 Accordingly, Doshisha University withdraws No. 14 Notice on June 20 (Sun) and takes the following measures during the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures from June 21 (Mon) to July 11 (Sun).
 If the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures is extended, these measures of Doshisha University will continue until its end.
 During the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures, this No. 15 Notice prevails “Doshisha University Guidelines for Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (4th Edition)” and the “Guide to Preventing Spread of Infection of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” (hereinafter collectively “Guidelines”).For matters not specified in No. 15 Notice, please follow the Guidelines as before.


1.Entry into Campus
  • Unnecessary and non-urgent entry of outside visitors are not permitted.
  • Only major gates on each campus will be open. Other gates such as side gates will be closed.

2.Class Management
  • There are no changes to our class management policy for the Spring Semester (combination of face-to-face and online learning).
  • Subjects that were switched to “online learning” during the period of the state of emergency from the initial “face-to-face” or “combination of face-to-face and online” in the syllabus will return to their respective original format of instruction in principle. However, some of those that had been switched to “online learning” already before the declaration of the state of emergency may continue to be offered online until the end of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures. Students taking the affected courses should follow the instructions of the respective course instructors.

3.Extracurricular Activities
  • We continue to recommend using online services for extracurricular activities.
  • It is requested that participation in activities held outside of Kyoto Prefecture be refrained from.
  • Student groups affiliated with Gakuyudan and groups registered with the Student Support Services Center that intend to engage in extracurricular activities during the above-mentioned period are required to submit the details of their activities, their plans to prevent infection and their pledge to comply with such plans to the Student Support Services Center in advance and obtain the Center’s permission. Student groups engaging in extracurricular activities without permission or beyond the permitted extent will be subject to a separate action.
  • Not limited to the above groups, all students are requested to refrain from engaging in face-to-face activities in groups, including activities of voluntary student groups not registered with the university and friends’ gatherings.

4.Events and Academic Conferences on Campus
  • Facilities normally open to public will be unavailable to outside visitors while the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures are in effect.
  • It is recommended that open courses and lectures that are open to public be conducted online.
  • All university facilities (including those not used for classes) will be unavailable for use by outside organizations. For existing bookings during the period of implementation of the Stronger COVID-19 Preventive Measures, the event organizers will be notified of cancellation except for those that cannot be cancelled.
  • As for events and ceremonies hosted by the university, only essential and unavoidable ones shall be held and with a minimum number of attendants.
  • Details on facility closures and event cancellations will be announced separately by the respective organizers on their websites etc.

5.The following acts are prohibited.
  • Talking without a mask
  • Drinking alcohol and staying overnight at a friend’s apartment or dormitory
  • Partying, gathering with a large group and dining with people before and after that
  • Visiting restaurants or bars outside of their requested business hours