For Incoming First-Year Students

Welcome and congratulations!

Photo of Osaka Ibaraki Campus

The GLA Community is excited to have you join us, and we look forward to your arrival on campus. This page is intended to help you plan and prepare for your next stage in your life. Should you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact the GLA office.

Your first year at GLA

Arrival and Check-In

The nearest train station is JR Ibaraki and Hankyu Minami-Ibaraki station. The nearest airport is Kansai International Airport (KIX).

First-Year Transition Seminar

We hold two First-Year Transition Seminar, one in the Spring, one in the Fall.


New student orientation is held each semester. Check out the Academic Calendar for schedule as well as the Study Support Site for Current Students.

G-House Dormitory

Most students take advantage of the on-campus dormitory experience where your classroom is a mere two minutes dash away.

Advising and Registration

See the information on advising as well as the relevant manuals for course registration procedure and schedule below.

Quick Checklist

  • Get your RAINBOW ID Card
  • Register with City Hall of Ibaraki
  • Health and Wellness Center and Health Insurance
  • Open a bank account
  • Attend welcome events

My GLA – Student Resources

Check out My GLA with links to many student resources available at Ritsumeikan online and on-campus.