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01 March 2021 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 and/or time.)

SP21 Final Exam Schedule 01 

Academic Affairs

26 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

Dear students, 

The Summer 2021 class schedule has been updated as of Feb. 26th, 2021Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy.  


WRT212.J1 - New Media Writing Lab has been added to the schedule.
The meeting dates would be: April 26, May 10, May 24, June 7, June 21, July 5 and July 19.

Academic Affairs

22 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

Dear students, 

The Summer 2021 class schedule has been updated (Feb. 22nd, 2021)Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy.  

   -Intro. to Business, Section 2 (BUS150.J2/ Mr. Sheehan) starts at 1:15 pm (to 2:45 pm) instead of 1:00 pm (to 2:30 pm).

  -Microeconimics, Section 2 (ECN230.J2/ Mr. Ritter) is now Monday/Wednedsday class instead of Wednesday/Friday class.


Academic Affairs

22 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

LUJ students,

Please see the following message from your dean, Dr. Brender:


Dear Students

Advising for the Summer semester will begin today, Monday (February 22), for Academic students, and I can imagine that you have many questions especially since we will be starting a four-year-degree program next semester.

An immediate question many of you may have is whether classes will be online.  The answer is that we are planning online classes because the pandemic has not ebbed sufficiently in Tokyo.  Like the current semester, we will hold a few live classes on Mondays for the Academic students, mainly language classes (Chinese, Japanese and Spanish) and Public Speaking. 

EAP students will continue to have one live class per week with the phenomenally talented teacher, Mr. Valdorean Cline. EAP students will be assigned a specific day for the live classes, depending on their level within the EAP program. 

Attending live classes will be voluntary for both Academic and EAP students; you will not be required to attend them. Of courses, we at LUJ will continue to take precautions such as sanitizing seating areas, providing proper distancing between desks, ensuring hand sanitizer is available and taking other safety precautions.  You will be asked to wear a mask, take your temperature before arriving on campus, and avoid socializing with each other before and after the class.  We hope the live classes will give you an added incentive to learn while keeping you and your families safe.

This semester advising will be more important than in the past as new pathways are available to you beside the traditional two-year Associate of Arts degree.  You can proceed to a B.A. degree at LUJ or transfer to sister schools in Wisconsin or Virginia.  For more details about the different pathways, please check the information on the blogs or on Google documents. You can also contact the Student Affairs office. Of course, to efficiently plan your way forward, you will need to carefully select the courses necessary to attain your personal goal.

As pioneers in these new opportunities, you will face challenges as you forge ahead. You will need to focus on your future and make significant decisions that will enable you to attain your goal in the shortest time and at the least expense. The LUJ advisors, staff and administrators will advise you as best they can, but ultimately many of the decisions lie with you. Talk with your advisor, your parents, and LUJ staff, check the information on the LUJ blog, and attend information sessions.

I wish you a rewarding advising session, success in the current semester, and a fruitful term ahead.


-Student Affairs

19 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

Dear students,

The Summer 2021 Class Schedule is now published. Please Go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy! 
Please make sure to pay close attention to the Student Resources page, as we will be posting updated versions of the schedule there.

Academic Affairs

11 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

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LUJ students,

As you may have read in our recent announcement, LUJ is planning to open a 4-year B.A. degree program in Tokyo this Summer. This will now offer you three destinations to pursue and complete your 4-year degree—each with it's own exciting opportunities. We will be offering an online session next Wednesday, February 17th (2000-2100), dedicated to providing you with more information about these pathways and to discuss any questions you may have.  The major pathways we will cover include:

  1. Continuing your education at LUJ for a 4-year bachelor's degree
  2. Continuing your education at the LUW home campus for a 4-year bachelor's degree
  3. Continuing your education at VWU for a 4-year bachelor's degree
  4. Any combination of the above

                                            Your Pathways to a 4-Year Degree Session 

                                                  Date: Wednesday, February 17th (2000-2100)

                                                  Location: Click here to join the Zoom session



-Student Affairs

09 February 2021 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students,

This semester, we continue to use the same procedure from previous semesters for Course Withdrawal to best accommodate the current situation. For those who wish to withdraw from a course, please carefully read our advice and follow the instructions shown below.

  ■Deadline for a course withdrawalFriday, March 5th by 5:00 pm



  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. Your instructor may have a 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 may be 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. 
  6. If you are receiving a G.I. Bill benefit, you should contact Student Affairs (for more information.



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 

Academic Affairs

26 January 2021 By In LUJ Blog

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LUJ students,

Still considering what you want to do after graduating from LUJ?  Why not join the upcoming VWU Information Sessions
dedicated to providing you with this kind of information and much more!

The sessions will cover topics such as campus life, affordability, programs/majors, and will even have a Q&A session.

For a schedule, please see below:

LUW Information Session

Virginia Wesleyan University Sessions

Date:  Feb. 1st and 19th Time: 2000-2100



*Password is rvdU5L for session one and Re5xFw for session two


-Student Affairs

14 January 2021 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Students,

As you know, some of our classes are being held in person, but only for students willing and able to come to the campus and who don't pose a threat to anyone in their household. Attending these classes is completely voluntary.

On Monday, the first in-person academic classes will beheld for language courses (Chinese, Japanese and Spanish) as well as for Public Speaking. Students in these classes can opt to attend the live Monday sessions; other sessions will be held on-line. EAP students started in-person classes on Tuesday of this week, with each day allotted to a different level.  All of you who have decided to take these classes need to follow strict guidelines, such as taking your temperature before coming to the campus, wearing a facemask and avoiding unnecessary travel and socializing. We expect all students to only attend classes and not to congregate together or join friends for lunch or coffee, particularly since we are now facing an upsurge in the number of Covid virus cases in the greater Tokyo area.

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo, as well as Saitama, Chiba, and Kanagawa prefectures, due to rapidly spreading Covid infections and  increasing number of cases. Accordingly, we urge all Lakeland students to follow procedures to prevent the further spread of infections. We strongly request you to strictly observe the following guidelines for the duration of the emergency.


1. Refrain from all non-urgent or non-essential trips outside your home.

We strongly request that you stay indoors and refrain from going outside, when not necessary; that you strictly avoid "closed," "crowded," or "close-contact" environments; that all necessary trips outside are kept short; and that you refrain from traveling between cities or prefectures. 

2. Refrain from dinning with others.

Because eating and drinking requires people to remove their masks, the risk of infection is greatly increased.  In addition, often people dine in confined spaces, further increasing the risk. Saliva droplets can easily spread in an enclosed environment, and this has been a major source of the recent spread of infections. We urge you refrain from having lunch, other meals or even cups of coffee with others.

3. Refrain from extracurricular activities.

We strongly request that you refrain from all extracurricular activities involving face-to-face practice, meetings, events, etc.

4. Please continue to be vigilant by maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask, practicing hand-washing and gargling. Avoid the "3 Cs" (closed spaces/crowded places/close contact) so that you neither get infected nor infect others.

Always stay up to date with announcements and information issued by national and local governments and behave accordingly. Be sure to look for updates from LUJ as well. There are cases of people suffering serious after-effects, even if they only experienced mild symptoms initially. Careless behavior has the potential to indirectly contribute to serious conditions in others. Please conduct yourself with responsibility and sound judgment so as to protect the lives and livelihoods of yourself, your family, and your friends.

What to do if you become or may be infected

If you do get infected or suspect you may be infected with COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the disease, please immediately report this to the Student Affairs office at .

I hope those of you choosing to take live classes will enjoy them and learn much from them.

But above all, stay safe.


Alan Brender


Lakeland University Japan




教養課程の最初の対面授業は、来週月曜日に、語学の授業(Chinese、Japanese、Spanish)とPublic Speakingのクラスで実施されます。これらのクラスの学生は、オンラインで授業に出席することも選択できます。その他のクラスは完全オンラインで実施されます。EAPではすでに今週火曜日に対面授業が開始されており、曜日によって異なるレベルの授業が実施されています。対面授業の受講を選択する場合、大学に来る前の検温、マスクの着用、不要不急の移動や付き合いを控える等、ガイドラインを厳守するようお願いします。東京とその近郊では新型コロナウイルス感染者数が急増しているため、授業に出席する場合であっても、友人と集まって飲食することのないよう、十分ご注意ください。


1. 全ての不要不急の外出を控えること


 2. 会食を控えること


 3. 課外活動を控えること


4. 人との距離を保つ、マスクを着用する、手洗いやうがいなどを引き続き怠らないでください。三つの密(密閉、密集、密接)を避け、自身が感染しないよう、また自身が感染源とならないようにしてください。







13 January 2021 By In LUJ Blog

To Academic students,

This is an announcement regarding the ALEKS Placement Assessment, a web-based math placement test.
If you wish to take this assessment test this semester, please send us an email to Academic Affairs () by Wednesday, January 20th to sign up.
Since the testing date and time will be decided after we determine the number of students who signed up for the test and their class schedules, the late sign-up WILL NOT be accepted.
Please make sure to contact us by Wednesday, January 20th.
Should you have any questions, please let us know.
Thank you,
Academic Affairs

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