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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.




TOEFLおよび新アカデミック生用Placement testsについて



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(で確認できます。



  •      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

06 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 your online classes are proceeding well and that you have been able to overcome any initial technical problems you may have encountered with online instruction. If you are still facing problems, please contact your instructors by e-mail, Blackboard or any platforms they have suggested -- and you are able to access. If you are unable to contact your instructors, please inform the Academic Affairs office () to obtain assistance.

At this time, we are monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue with the current plan of closing the campus next week. We will continue evaluating whether we can restart classroom teaching on March 16, as well as the guidelines established by the Japanese government and other institutions in Japan to determine when we might resume in-person classes.

Our primary concern is your health, and we don’t want to jeopardize that by resuming classroom teaching prematurely. Please check the blog frequently for updates.

We strongly suggest that those students who have returned to their home countries to self-monitor and isolate themselves for at least 14 days to ensure that you were not infected while you were in Japan. If you do come down with symptoms of the virus, follow the advice of your local authorities in your country on how to get tested.  Please keep us informed of your whereabouts. We urge you to avoid travelling, especially to areas that have experienced outbreaks of the virus.

Please stay safe and do your best to follow the precautions listed below.


To help limit the possible spread of COVID-19 in the LUJ community, going forward we would like to request that all students take the following steps if you have a fever or other cold symptoms: 

  1. Conscientiously use good hygiene measures and cough etiquette;
  2. Refrain from going out; and
  3. Measure and record your body temperature daily.
  4. If you take a break from classes, please reach out to your professors; you are responsible for missed classes and meeting deadlines.
  5. If you have cold symptoms (including a fever higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius 99.5, cough or difficulty breathing) or have been in contact with confirmed case of coronavirus, please report this to the Student Affairs office () so we can arrange for any necessary assistance.

For all students, the health information that we shared previously continues to apply, namely:

Wearing a mask whenever possible, and if you don't wear one, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand rubs or wipes with 60%-95% alcohol. Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (such as your phone). Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Try to avoid unnecessary crowds and gatherings. 

Review the information on the coronavirus posted by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (English: the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare). 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends as a general guideline that those who experience symptoms stay at home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). 

Please continue checking the LUJ blog for updates regarding the coronavirus.

Thank you. 





1. 入念な衛生対策と咳エチケットを実践する。

2. 外出を控える。

3. 毎日体温を測定して記録する。

4. 授業を欠席する場合は担当教員に連絡をとり、遅れを取り戻すこと。

5. 風邪のような症状(摂氏37.5度以上または華氏99.5度以上、咳、呼吸が苦しいなど)が出た場合、またはコロナウイルスが確認された人や場所と接触があった場合、学生課()に連絡してください。








06 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students, 

The Summer 2020 class schedule is UPDATED (March 6, 2020). Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy! 

   GEN110.J3 - Composition I Section 3 and GEN112.J3 - Composition II Section 3 have been added.

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

Academic Affairs 

02 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear LUJ Academic Students,

We have sent you an email regarding your registration day, so please check your LUJ email for your registration day. 

If you have any questions, please contact Academic Affairs at  or ask your advisor.

Thank you,  

Academic Affiars

02 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students,

Due to the recent (2-week) closure of the LUJ campus, we will temporarily change our Course Withdrawal procedures to best accommodate the current situation. For those who wish to withdraw from a course, please carefully read our advices and follow the instructions shown below.


  1. Before you make up your mind on withdrawing from a course, please make sure that you consult with your instructor to find the true status of your course progress. You instructor may have different view on your outcome of your final grade.
  2. No payment refunds (including time and efforts you have already invested.
  3. Your expected graduation term may be extended due to the shortage of credit hours by withdrawing from a course this term.
  4. The course level that you can register for maybe affected.
  5. If you are on the school-sponsored visa, you may not reduce your workload below nine semester hours after withdrawing from one or more courses. If you also repeatedly withdraw from courses and slow down on your academic progress, you may increase the chance of not getting your student visa renewed by the Immigration Bureau.


Instead of coming to the Academic Affairs office to pick up the withdrawal form, the students who wish to withdraw from a course may send an email request.

     Please send your request to the following parties:
               To: Academic Affairs ()
               CC: Your Instructor and Academic Advisor

     Required information to include in order to successfully withdraw from your course:
               Full Name:
               LUJ Student ID:
               LUW Student ID:
               Course Code and Section (e.g. GEN100.J1):
               Title of course (e.g. Writing Workshop):
               Credit hours (e.g. 1 cr., 3 cr., or 4 cr.):
               Do you have a school-sponsored visa? (Answer by Yes or No):
               Do you receive military benefits? (Answer by Yes or No):
               Do you receive U.S. Financial Aid? (Answer by Yes or No):

Should you have any questions, please contact Academic Affairs at  or call us at 03-3225-0426. There may be further notifications from our department, so we advise you to pay close attention to this LUJ Blog.

Academic Affairs

01 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Entering School and Document Issuing during Suspension of In-Person Classes period



Dear Students,

As you have previously been informed, LUJ is currently closed to students, and will only be open on March 2nd and 3rd for the express purposes of retrieving books.

Please keep in mind that in the event you do stop by for this, you are required to immediately depart the school after retrieving your books.

Moreover, if you require a document(s) from Student Affairs, please send a request to Student Affairs (, and an appointment will be scheduled for you to pick it up.

Student Affairs








28 February 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As an update on our last report on the coronavirus outbreak, I wish to inform you that the administration of Lakeland University Japan has decided to follow the lead of the Japanese government and institutions of higher learning to suspend in-person classes from March 2 – March 13. Class lessons will continue online throughout that time, and students should begin receiving instructions from their teachers early next week, including which platforms (Blackboard, Skype, email, Google Hangouts, etc.) will be used. It is important for students to frequently check their LUJ email accounts for further instruction.

LUJ’s administration will frequently reevaluate the situation and provide updates via the LUJ blog as soon as they are available.

Suspension Notice of In-Person Classes

Starting date: Monday, Mar. 2

Tentative Resumption date: Monday, Mar. 16

Note: Classes will continue during that time online. Instructors will contact you with further details via your LUJ email account.  

During the two-week suspension period, we will determine when conditions will allow us to resume regular classroom teaching.

International students who wish to return to their home countries may do so and should continue their studies online. Those who plan to leave Japan need to complete an online form which will be available on the LUJ website shortly. Please continue checking the LUJ blog for updates.

Students may visit the campus on Monday, Mar. 2 or Tuesday, Mar. 3 to collect books and personal belongings from their lockers. After Tuesday, the campus will be closed to students until classes are resumed.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience the in-person class suspensions may cause you, but our primary concern is your health and safety. Please continue checking the LUJ blog for further updates on the coronavirus emergency.



新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19発症事例の最新情報を踏まえて、レイクランド大学ジャパン・キャンパスは日本政府の要請と各高等教育機関の決定に従い、32()から313()まで対面式授業の中止を決定しました。以後2週間、授業はオンラインを通じて行われます。どのオンライン・プラットフォーム(BlackboardEメール、Google Hangouts等)を使用して非対面授業を行うかなどの指示は、来週前半に各教授より通達がされます。Eメールや使用中のオンライン・プラットフォーム等を頻繁に確認し、教授の指示に従ってください。



授業形態の変更に伴う皆さんの不便、不都合を思うと心苦しい限りですが、今回の臨時対応は皆さんの健康と安全を一番に考えて決定されました。今後もLUJ ブログの告知内容に従い行動してください。





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