A Message from the Dean - June 19, 2020

18 June 2020 By In LUJ Blog
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Dear Students,

Many of you are very eager to return to your classrooms, teachers and friends, but, to safeguard your health, we do not want to rush the opening of the school. Here are some updates on visiting the campus, which have been revised as of June 19, 2020. 

June 22 -26:

You will be able to visit the library with an appointment to check out books, use reference materials in the library, make photocopies, and spend a limited amount of time at a computer in the library. The librarian will be there multiple days throughout the week. Make an appointment with Mr. Laurier () by e-mail, as seating will be restricted to ensure proper social distancing. 

You can also make appointments with staff members in the student or academic affairs offices. The counselor is available online should you wish to seek her assistance in coping with the heavy stress many of you feel. You can make an appointment with the counselor through the Student Affairs office or directly with her if you have had previous meetings.

I am proud at how mature and innovative all of you have become in adjusting to your online courses and overcoming the many technical, scheduling, economic and personal difficulties you have faced. I know you will continue to be vigilant and health conscious. If you decide to visit the campus this week, take the following precautions:

  • checking your temperature before coming in. If you have a temperature of 37.5, please refrain from coming to the campus
  • wearing a facemask (required)
  • keeping as much distance from other passengers on the trains as you can
  • avoiding close contact with your friends, classmates, staff and faculty members
  • utilizing the hand disinfectant when entering the campus and frequently washing your hands  


June 29 - July 3:

1) EAP students: faculty will hold voluntary two-hour workshops offering tactics for improving TOEFL scores for interested students. These workshops are available to all EAP students regardless of level. However, space is limited, so only those with appointments will be admitted.

These voluntary workshops will be held instead of the earlier announced live classes.  You need to make an appointment if you wish to participate. The early session will be from 11:00 - 13:00, and the later session from 13:30 - 15:30. The workshops will be held for three weeks. Your EAP class schedule may change to accommodate the workshops, so please talk with your EAP instructors for details.  

2) Academic students: Mondays will be reserved for a few academic courses, such as Public Speaking, Drawing or Web Design. The first in-person Public Speaking class will take place on Monday, July 6. Please check with your instructor for details.


Most academic and EAP classes will continue online for the rest for the semester in order to protect you during this time of the Covid 19 pandemic. We hope to reopen more classes, if not all, in the fall semester, but it is too early to make any promises.  Please be patient.

Remember that the campus is reopening to allow you educational opportunities.  It is still too dangerous to hold social activities. We know you have not seen many of your LUJ friends in a long time, but this is not the time to hug them or to sit in closely-knit groups. Maintain your distance to stay healthy and to ensure your friends stay healthy too.

As time goes on, and conditions become clearer, we will inform you of any further developments. Please be patient.

Thank you, 


Alan Brender


Lakeland University Japan

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