In-person gathering for new students entering in April, 2020

September 1st, 2020
Vice President for Student and General Affairs

We regret that due to the spread of novel coronavirus infections we have not been able to offer an opportunity for our new enrollees to meet each other on Yotsuya Campus, after cancelling the Entrance Ceremony and Orientation Camp.

We will hold an in-person gathering for new students entering in April, 2020 on Yotsuya Campus, taking thorough infection prevention measures. In order to make sure that everyone is not on campus at the same time, we will hold the event over several days. Please check the schedule provided below:

Transfer students are welcome to participate.

  • Attendance is not mandatory. Missing the event will not disadvantage students in terms of course registration, grades or any other aspect of student life. Students who wish to participate are asked to register in advance following the instructions provided in the section “3. How to participate.”
  • Please understand that the event may be cancelled on short notice if the situation of novel coronavirus infections change.
  • A video of the event will be made available for on-demand viewing to students who could not participate.

1. Programs

Starting time:  1:00 p.m.  (Students can enter the campus after 0:30 p.m.)

  1. Plenary meeting in Room 6-101 (Bldg. No.6):   30 minutes
     Messages from the Catholic Jesuit Center, the President and Vice Presidents
  2. Department-specific meetings and campus tour (library, cafeteria, etc.):   2 hours
  • Departments that have plans for online meetings or support programs on other dates will not have a department-specific meeting.
  • After the plenary meeting, in order to avoid the “three Cs” (closed spaces, crowded places, close contact settings), some departments will have gatherings while others will go on a campus tour first. Details will be announced at least one day before each event.
  • The event is scheduled to end at 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., so that students may avoid the commuter rush.
  • Please refrain from coming to campus if you have a fever or do not feel well on the day of the event.
  • Students do not have to travel long distances to Tokyo just for the purpose of participating in this event. For new students who could not adjust their schedule to join on the given date, we are looking into holding similar events in the future. Details will be announced as soon as they have been decided.

2. Schedule
  1. Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
    Department of Law (∗),   Department of International Legal Studies (∗),   Department of Hispanic Studies (∗),   Department of Luso-Brazilian Studies (∗),   Department of Theology
  2. Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
    Department of Economics (∗),   Department of English Literature,   Department of Nursing,   Department of Japanese Literature,   Department of Russian Studies (∗)
  3. Thursday, September 10th, 2020
    Department of Liberal Arts,   Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences,   Department of Social Services,   Department of Philosophy
  4. Friday, September 11th, 2020
    Department of Global Studies (∗),   Department of Legal Studies of the Global Environment,   Department of German Studies,   Department of Sociology,   Department of Education
  5. Monday, September 14th, 2020
    Department of Management (∗),   Department of Information and Communication Sciences,   Department of French Studies,   Department of Psychology,   Department of French Literature,   Department of Journalism
  6. Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
    Department of English Studies (∗),   Department of Materials and Life Sciences,   Department of German Literature,   Department of History

Note: Departments marked with (∗) have plans for online meetings or support programs on other dates, and thus will not meet in person. On the day of the event, students will have only a campus tour after gathering at the designated meeting places for their departments.

3. How to participate

Please register via Loyola “Questionnaires and applications.”

Registration deadline:   Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

  • Earlier deadlines are set for participants on:
    Tuesday, September 8th:    deadline at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 7th
    Wednesday, September 9th:   deadline at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8th

4. Contact

Center for Student Affairs, Bureau of Student Affairs

Sophia University

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