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19 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

To All LUJ Academic Students,

Starting from the first day of the semester, Monday, May 25th at 8:30 am, Add/Drop period will start. Since this semester will start with online courses, Add/Drop will also be held online. If you wish to change your registration, please log into My.Lakeland, as you do online registration for the subsequent semester.

Add/Drop period for the Summer 2020 semester:

START: 8:30 am on Monday, May 25th

CLOSE: 5:00 pm on Friday, May 29th



1. If there are available seats for the courses you are interested in, you can add the course and drop something instead.

(Note: You are NOT permitted to drop those required courses listed below that you have already registered unless it is a section change for the same course.)

Writing Workshop


Reading Workshop


Composition I


Composition II


Foundations of Critical Thinking


2. Please let your advisor know for an approval every time you make a change of your registration on My.Lakeland. Your registration is NOT DONE yet until your advisor approves your course, which will change the course status under the “Course Schedule” section of My.Lakeland to Current from Reserved. Make sure to log in again some time later and check the status. If the courses have not been approved after 2 days, check with your advisor.

   For new academic students: Since your academic advisor will be assigned after Add/Drop period, please contact Academic Affairs for an approval if you make a change of  your registration.

3. No submission of Add/Drop form is needed.


If your intended course is still full on My.lakeland, there is an online waiting list and you can be on the list if you would like. The online waiting list, however, does not guarantee registration for classes and most students do not get into those waitlisted classes, please do not drop any courses you have registered at the time of signing up on an online waitlist.

Academic Affairs will contact you directly if a seat becomes available in the class you are waitlisted for. You must give Academic Affairs the confirmation by its deadline. Please keep checking your phone and LUJ email. Otherwise, all waiting lists will be cancelled after 5:00 pm on Friday, May 29th.

Academic Affairs

19 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear EAP students,

EAP Handbook 2020-2021 is now available on the Student Resources page. Please take a close look at the updated EAP polices and rules.

EAP Affairs

18 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear EAP students,

Summer 2020 EAP Term Calendar is now published on the Student Resouces pagePlease note that the classes will also be held on all national holidays.

EAP Affairs

08 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff

As you know, the Japanese government has extended the Covid 19 emergency until May 31.This means we will have to begin the summer semester with online courses. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but our first consideration is your health and safety.

At this point, we do not know when we can return to live classroom teaching and learning. We are living in unprecedented times when the whole world is facing a lethal pandemic and the future is unknown.  We have to wait (and I know you are tired of waiting) until it is safe to recommence holding  lessons in a classroom surrounded by friends and classmates.


The Summer classes will start on May 25 for academic students and on May 26 for EAP students. We are looking forward to seeing you in the virtual classrooms and providing you with the highest quality education we can under the circumstances.

The Learning Center will have more tutors available online for you to consult with and to ask the questions you hesitate to ask your instructors. Please use this service.  The staff in the Student Affairs and Academic Affairs offices are available to you by email and the counselor, Dr. Kawanishi, is available every Wednesday to help you relieve your stress and to conquer the pent up frustrations, personal and academic, you may be experiencing.

Many students have felt challenged by shifting from one platform to another for different classes because they felt it was time-consuming and frustrating.  To ease this frustration, we will reduce the number of platforms by focusing on Blackboard in the academic program, the same platform that all the other campuses of Lakeland University will use.  EAP classes will primarily use Zoom, as this platform better suits the needs of the students in this program. We hope to have some training sessions available for you to better understand the platform you will be primarily using.


Please adhere to the health guidelines repeated frequently every day – maintaining social distance when you are outside your home, wearing a mask and washing your hands frequently. If we all abide by these simple precautions, we may more quickly defeat the current affliction and return to a more normal life,

To keep up with the latest developments, please check the blog, your LUJ e-mail account, and our website.

Take care, stay healthy and see you online in a few weeks.


Dr. Alan Brender


Lakeland University Japan

07 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear EAP and Bridge students, 

Summer 2020 EAP Class Schedule is now available on the Student Resouces. Thank you.

EAP Affairs

07 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students, 

Summer 2020 Academic Term Calender is now available on the Student Resouces. Thank you.

Academic Affairs

07 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students, 

The Summer 2020 class schedule has been UPDATED (May 1 , 2020). Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy.

The courses listed below have been cancelled due to insuffiecent number of students.

    -Elementary Japanese I (JPS101.J1) 

    -Western Religious Traditions (REL233.J1) 

Thank you,

Academic Affairs 

01 May 2020 By In LUJ Blog

LUJ students,

In accordance with the current public health situation, we will be mailing the new student ID card sticker to your current address.  Moreover, if you require any documents (e.g., verification of enrollment status) from Student Affairs, please contact us at .  Have a nice day and stay healthy.


-Student Affairs

22 April 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Students, 

The Student Handbook for 2020-2021 is now available on the Student Resources page of the LUJ web site (

Please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail if you have any questions, problems, concerns or news that you would like to share with us. Though we are not able to meet face to face, we really do care about you and are always happy to hear from you

 Student Affairs

13 April 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Important Notice - Summer 2020 Starting Date

To all students, faculty, and staff, 

Due to the continuing conditions of the coronavirus, LUJ has decided to postpone the start of the Summer 2020 semester until May 25, 2020. Summer classes for both EAP and Academic programs will now be held from May 25th - August 14th. LUJ's administration continues monitoring the situation closely, and if the campus is unable to reopen by May 25th all classes will be moved online until further notice. Students should take special note that classes - either in-person or online - will be held even on traditionally scheduled national holidays throughout the summer term. 

Naturally, our hope is for a quick return to the traditional in-person classes, but the health and safety of the LUJ community is our top priority. The decision to begin summer classes in-person or online will be announced in mid-May, as we continue assessing the best ways for you to continue your Lakeland education. 

New incoming students and those transitioning from EAP to the Academic program will be receiving additional details by email regarding updates for orientations, placement testing, and summer course registration. 

If you have any questions regarding the summer calendar or upcoming semester, please contact . Even remotely, LUJ staff and faculty continue offering our student support services, and we are here to help you any way we can. 

Thank you. 

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