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Spring Semester(2021)

April, 20211 (Thu)Start of Spring Semester
Course guidance for new students
2(Fri)Course guidance for new students
3(Sat)Convocation Ceremony
Course guidance for new students
4(Sun)Course guidance for new students
5(Mon)Course registration *1
Course guidance for new students
6(Tue)
7(Wed)Classes begin
29(Thu)~Holidays
May~5(Wed)Holidays
June11(Fri)Deadline for payment of Spring Semester fees
July22(Thu)Marine Day (classes held as usual)
23(Fri)National Sports Day (classes held as usual)
27(Tue)Last day of classes
28(Wed)Final examinations begin
August9(Mon)Substitute holiday (Examination date)
10(Tue)Final examinations end
11(Wed)Summer Recess begins
September9(Thu)Spring Semester thesis adjudication day
Summer Recess ends
10(Fri)Grade Notification *2
18(Sat)Spring Semester Ceremony for Bestowing Degrees 
20(Mon)End of Spring Semester


Fall Semester(2021)

September21(Tue)Start of Fall Semester
Changes to course registration accepted
22(Wed)Changes to course registration accepted
25(Sat)Classes begin
November3(Wed)Culture Day (classes held as usual)
23 (Tue)Labor Thanksgiving Day (classes held as usual)
26(Fri)Deadline for payment of Fall Semester fees
26(Fri)Doshisha EVE (no classes)
27(Sat)
28(Sun)
29(Mon)Anniversary of Establishment (university holiday)
December25(Sta)Christmas Day(university holiday)
28(Tue)Winter Recess begins
January, 20226(Thu)Winter Recess ends
7(Fri)Classes recommence
23(Sun)Founder’s Day
24(Mon)Last day of classes
25(Tue)Final examinations begin
February14(Mon)Final examinations end
March3(Thu)Fall Semester thesis adjudication day
20(Sun)Fall Semester Ceremony for Bestowing Degrees
(one of the days to be designated by the university)
21(Mon)
22(Tue)
23(Wed)Grade Notification *3
31(Thu)End of Fall Semester

*1
The general registration period is held on the designated day during this period.
Depending on year of entry to the University, registration days and time will vary.
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
in March of the previous academic year and the course registration period.
*2
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
and the period for course changes.
*3
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
and the course registration period in April of the next academic year.

Spring Semester(2020)

April, 20201 (Wed)Start of Spring Semester
Course guidance for new students
2(Thu)Course guidance for new students
3(Fri)Spring Semester Convocation Ceremony
Course guidance for new students
4(Sat)Course registration *1
Course guidance for new students
5(Sun)
6(Mon)Classes begin
29(Wed)~Holidays
May~5(Tue)Holidays
6(Wed)Substitute holiday (classes held as usual)
June5(Fri)Deadline for payment of Spring Semester fees
July23(Thu)Marine Day (classes held as usual)
24(Fri)National Sports Day(classes held as usual)
25(Sat)Last day of classes
27(Mon)Final examinations begin
August7(Fri)Final examinations end
8(Sat)Summer Recess begins
September10(Thu)Spring Semester thesis adjudication day
Summer Recess ends
11(Fri)Grade Notification *2
19(Sat)Spring Semester Ceremony for Bestowing Degrees 
20(Sun)End of Spring Semester


Fall Semester(2020)

September21(Mon)Start of Fall Semester
Fall Semester Convocation Ceremony
Changes to course registration accepted
22(Tue)Changes to course registration accepted
24(Thu)Classes begin
November20(Fri)Deadline for payment of Fall Semester fees
23 (Mon)Labor Thanksgiving Day(classes held as usual)
26(Thu)Doshisha EVE (no classes)
27(Fri)
28(Sat)
29(Sun)Anniversary of Establishment
December23(Wed)Winter Recess begins
25(Fri)Christmas Day(university holiday)
January, 20215(Tue)Winter Recess ends
6(Wed)Classes recommence
23(Sat)Founder’s Day
26(Tue)Last day of classes
27(Wed)Final examinations begin
February16(Tue)Final examinations end
March4(Thu)Fall Semester thesis adjudication day
20(Sat)Fall Semester Ceremony for Bestowing Degrees
(one of the days to be designated by the university)
21(Sun)
22(Mon)
24(Wed)Grade Notification *3
31(Wed)End of Fall Semester

*1
The general registration period is held on the designated day during this period.
Depending on year of entry to the University, registration days and time will vary.
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
in March of the previous academic year and the course registration period.
*2
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
and the period for course changes.
*3
The advanced registration period is held between the Grade Notification day
and the course registration period in April of the next academic year.