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30 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear all Academic students,

As your instructor may have informed you already, final exams will be held ONLINE as they are scheduled (please refer SP20 Final Exam Schedule) UNLESS there is update from your instructor.
Please make sure when and how your exams would be given and ask your instructor if you have any further questions.  

Academic Affairs

24 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear International Students, 

As you probably know, we are facing a serious pandemic with the COVID-19 virus. It is affecting not only people’s health but also their ability to conduct business, to hold down jobs and to travel. Many countries are closing their borders and restricting or banning international travel. Airlines are severely limiting the number of international flights.  Travelers, when they reach their destinations, are often requested, or even compelled, to be quarantined for at least two weeks.

The American government has issued a warning to citizens living overseas that if they want to return to the US, they need to do it immediately. Other countries are also urging citizens to return or to be prepared to stay where they are for an indefinite period of time. Please check with your embassy on what your country recommends. The US embassy has issued the following statement:

“In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. U.S. citizens who live abroad should avoid all international travel.”

You can find the U.S. Embassy Japan’s COVID-19 page here: http://jp.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information. It is regularly reviewed and updated. You can also follow on Twitter @usembassytokyo and @ACSToko to see emergency alerts.

It is time for you to make a decision – whether you want to return home to your country or to remain in Japan. If you postpone your decision too long, you may have no choice but to remain in Japan.  If you decide to return to your home country, please make your travel plans soon. Many airlines are offering significant discounts because of the reduction in the number of passengers. At the same time, they are offering fewer flights. Some airlines are no longer offering international flights. If you return to your home country, it is uncertain when you can return. Soon Japan will institute a 14-day quarantine on arriving visitors, so if you return at a later date you may face being quarantined.

This may be one of the biggest decisions of your life, so make it carefully. Consult with your parents and/or other people in your home country, as they may advise you not to return at this time. Be prepared to spend at least 14 days in quarantine after landing in your home country.

LUJ will try to support you as best we can. For this semester, you can complete your LUJ coursework online wherever you go. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss your options, please contact the Student Affairs department at . We are here to help. Next semester is still planned to start on May 4, and a decision will be made at a later date whether we will hold in person or online classes. The staff, faculty and I will do our best to provide you with the best guidance possible in these uncertain times. Keep in touch with us. Please remember to fill out the online travel form before you depart.

In the meantime stay safe by following the guidelines provided by health services.

For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations and their COVID-19 website.

22 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Online Tutoring Available for LUJ Students

LUJ Learning Center is offering online tutoring in 25 academic and EAP subjects.

Sign-up in 3 Easy Steps

1. Check the Schedule: Look at the Online Learning Center Schedule (view it on Google Docs)

2. Choose a Tutor for your subject, a day and time, then click on the tutor's name or the provided Calendly link and reserve the tutor, day, and time. You will be reminded by Calendly on the day of your appointment.

3. Meet your Tutor: At the appointed time simply click on the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/7199753479 to start your tutoring session.

Additionally, flexible scheduling may be available for these tutors. Email Charles at or ask your tutor during your tutoring session.

Chris: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/chris
Haku: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/haku
Kizuku: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/kizuku
Mark: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/mark
Mirena: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/mirena
Zack: https://calendly.com/lujlearningcenter/zack

For further information contact Charles at

 

16 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students,

Due to the extention of the closure of the campus, Lakeland University Japan has decided to extend its Withdrawal Deadline from course(s) and from the semester (to take Leave of Absence) to 5:00 P.M. on March 19. 

Any students who wish to take this opportunity should read the previous post,  "Course Withdrawal Information (March 2)," carefully and follow the procedures listed on the page. Any request beyond the new deadline will not be accepted, so please be careful with the timing to process your request. 

Should you have any questions, please contact the Academic Affairs office at 03-3225-0426 or .

Academic Affairs

14 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

IMPORTANT: Because of temporary issues with the my.lakeland software, Academic Students registering for Summer 2020 courses must register using a different method than usual. It is therefore necessary for you to watch the video at the link below. The video is about 8 ~ 9 minutes long, and demonstrates the correct way to sign up for classes in the coming week of registration.

If the video will not play below, click on this link to see the video on YouTube.

If the video below does not show good enough quality, please expand to make it full-screen, or else go to the YouTube page and watch it there.

Remember, if you do not watch this video, you may not be able to sign up for classes for Summer! Make sure you watch the video, pay attention, and sign up for courses in exactly the same way!

Also remember that if the "Course Search" function does not work properly, log out of my.lakeland, and then log back in and try again.

13 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear students registering for Summer 2020,

As it has been announced by Dr. Brender, the campus will be closed for the rest of the semester. Since the registration for the upcoming term can be done only online, we expect you can register without any problems next week. Please read the Registration Instructions that you received from your academic advisor carefully and follow the instructions. (Also available at http://luj.lakeland.edu/Inside-Lakeland/student-resources.)

On the Registration Instruction and Academic Registration Guide on the bottom of Class Schedule, it is explained that no telephone support will be provided. However, due to the current circumstances, we will accept phone inquiries when students encounter any technical issues. Please log into your My.Lakeland and keep your registration page open before and while you call us. There may be times we need to have a screenshot of your screen to identify the issue, so please be prepared. 

Please keep in mind that at 23:59 PM on March 19th, the online registration will shut down. For those who did not register online on their designated registration day and beyond, they will have to contact Academic Affairs to be able to register for available seats. 

Academic Affairs
Email: 
Phone: 03-3225-0426

13 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

A Message from the Dean, Dr. Alan Brender

学部長 Dr.Alan Brenderからの新型コロナウィルスに関するメッセージ

 Dear Students,

I hope you are coping well with your online classes. LUJ’s administrators are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19, and have decided to continue all courses online for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. We greatly appreciate everyone’s efforts and cooperation as classes continue virtually, and want to remind you to communicate closely with your instructors. Information regarding final exams will be sent to all students in the near future.

The campus will remain closed to students for the rest of the teaching weeks. We are still evaluating how final exams will be administered as well as testing for other purposes.

 

TOEFL Tests and Placement Tests for New Academic Students

EAP and graduating students need to continue checking their LUJ email, as important updates regarding test dates, times, and locations will be sent soon.

Students with Travel Plans

We are requiring any students who have recently or will travel outside of Japan to fill out an online “Travel Plan Survey”, which will be sent to your email from the Student Affairs office shortly. Students returning from a high-risk area, or who believe they may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, will be asked to self-isolate for the recommended period of 14 days prior to returning to the LUJ campus. The most updated information can be found on the CDC website page for Travel Health Notices.

How to Minimize the Risk to Exposure

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, it becomes ever-more important to do everything you can to minimize the risk of exposure. This includes:

1. Avoiding unnecessary large crowds and contact with people who have contracted the virus,

2. Avoid traveling to areas which may be at high risk,

3. Maintaining proper hygiene methods.

 

レイクランド大学では新型コロナウイルスに関する経緯を慎重に見守っており、2020年春学期の残りの期間は全てオンラインでの授業を継続することを決定しました。これまでの皆さんの努力とご協力に感謝するとともに、インストラクターとは引き続き密にコミュニケーションを図るようお願いします。期末試験に関する情報についても、全学生に対して通知される予定です。

残りの学期期間中も学校設備は引き続き利用できません。期末試験及びその他のテストをどのように実施するかについては現在検討中です。

TOEFLおよび新アカデミック生用Placement testsについて

TOEFL実施の日付、時間、場所など、重要なお知らせが近々ありますので、EAP生及び卒業予定の学生は大学のメールアカウントを引き続きチェックしてください。

渡航予定がある学生へ

最近日本国外へ渡航した学生、または今後渡航予定がある学生は、来週以降学生課がメール配信するオンラインサーベイの「Travel Plan Survey」に記入してください。リスクの高い地域から帰国した学生、または新型コロナウイルスに接触があったと思われる学生は、LUJキャンパスに戻る前に14日間、外出を避けて自宅にとどまってください。最新情報はCDCのページ( https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices)で確認できます。

感染リスクを最小化するために

新型コロナウイルスの拡散は続いています。以下を実践し、感染リスクを抑えるよう最大限の努力をお願いします。

  •      人混みを避け、感染可能性の高い人との接触を控える。
  •      リスクの高い地域への旅行を避ける
  •      適切な衛生対策を実践する
12 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students, 

The Summer 2020 class schedule has been UPDATED (March 12 , 2020). Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy.

Time for the courses listed below have been switched.

    -GEN110.J3 (Composition I, Section 3) Mr. Parsons  T&TH  9:00-10:45 ⇒11:05-12:50

    -GEN100.J1 (Writing Workshop, Section 1) Mr. Parsons T&TH  11:05-12:50⇒9:00-10:45 

 In case you already had your advising session with your advisor and wish to change your section, please contact your advisor.

Thank you,

Academic Affairs 

11 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

To LUJ Academic Students,

Waitlist image

Students should keep in mind that even if a class is full, there is an online waiting list

This waiting list, however, does not guarantee registration for classes. Therefore, when you sign up for the waiting list, you must also register for an alternate class, since most students do not get into waitlisted class. Academic Affairs will contact you directly if a seat becomes avairable in the class you are waitlisted for. Otherwise, all waiting lists will be canceled on Monday, March 23rd.

Following registration week, if you cannot get into a class you need or strongly want, please wait until May 4th, 2020. This is the start day of the "Add/Drop Period" when another waitlist will become available if your desired class is still full at the time of attempted registration.

As always, only sign up for classes which are approved by your advisor. 

Thank you,

Academic Affairs

11 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear all Academic students,

The final exam schedule has been set.
Please check your exam day with the image below or click here(*Shown in BOLD means not regular day or classroom.)

[IMPORTANT: Schedules are subject to change depending on the circumstances.]

 SP20 Final Exam Schedule

Academic Affairs

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