The government decided to extend the current state of emergency covering Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hyogo prefectures and expand it to Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures where the infections are spreading, and to set the deadline for the extension to Monday, May 31.
In response to this, the university decided to maintain the BCP level 3 until Monday, May 31 and to continue with our class policy “web-based classes in principle”. The implementation period for this policy will be from Monday, May 17 to Sunday, June 6.
Moreover, as for the class operation after June 7, we will make a further decision in mid to late May, while monitoring the trend of novel coronavirus countermeasures taken by the national and local governments, and inform you accordingly.
However, face-to-face classes may be held for some courses such as experiments, practicums or exercises in which face-to-face classes are deemed highly necessary for academic reasons, taking measures to prevent infection. There are already descriptions for each BCP level in the Class Format section of the syllabus, but that information may change so be sure to check announcements from the class instructor via manaba+R, etc. Furthermore, for students who feel uneasy about taking face-to-face classes, you can also take classes online depending on your individual circumstances, so please inform your instructor in charge of the class.
As the coronavirus disease continues for a long period of time, it is likely to have a variety of effects on your university life in general, so please feel free to consult with the university if you have any concerns or problems.
*“BCP” refers to Ritsumeikan University's action guidelines in response to COVID-19. The activity level is determined according to the infection situation and the level requested by the government. Further details can be found here. ⇒https://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/file.jsp?id=459354
You can use the facilities on campus. For details, please refer to the following links.
・Self-study environments such as libraries, multimedia rooms and the ICT-Lab, print stations and vacant classrooms are available for use.
Library ⇒ https://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/lib/a03/010/
Multimedia rooms ⇒ https://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/rainbow/service-mmr/#mmrweb
ICT-Lab. ⇒ https://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/rainbow/service-ictlabpcspace/
・You can use the Co-op stores and cafeterias on campus. For details, please check the Ritsumeikan CO-OP website.
・Manabi Stations, administrative offices for each college and graduate school, and other desks for students are open as usual.
Further details can be found here.⇒ https://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/pathways-future/eng/others/office_hours.html/