Plans and measures for the fall semester 2020（Updated on August 20)
August 20, 2020
To all students and their parents and guardians,
President of Hiroshima City University
Plans and measures for the fall semester 2020
Due to the spread of COVID-19 across the world, for the spring semester this year Hiroshima City University made drastic changes to its academic calendar and teaching methods, and also restricted students’ class attendance and their activities both on and off campus in order to prevent the spread of the novel virus. We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation, and also that you accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
For the fall semester, we are implementing new measures for course delivery as follows. These are aimed at maximizing learning outcomes while taking advantage of our experiences from the spring semester. Therefore, we have set the measures for different teaching methods that suit each of the three Faculties and the four Graduate Schools.
We continue to make all efforts both to commit to teaching and to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will appreciate your continued support and understanding.
１. Overall policy for teaching methods
Courses for the fall semester will be delivered either online or in person, although it is expected
that a larger number of courses will be online rather than in person for the purpose of preventing
the possible spread of COVID-19. In the case of in-person courses, the utmost care will be taken to
secure students’ health and safety.
２. Measures for different teaching methods
Lectures are delivered online. However, some courses may be delivered partially or entirely in
person for the sake of learning outcomes enhancement.
Laboratory classes are delivered in person, although some classes may be delivered online
Practical classes are delivered in person, although some classes may be delivered online where
４）Seminars (excluding PE and language classes)
Seminars are delivered online unless this is not practical or possible for just cause.
PE classes are delivered online. However, some classes may be delivered in person for the sake
of learning outcomes enhancement.
Language classes are delivered online. However, some courses may be delivered partially or
entirely in person for the sake of learning outcomes enhancement.
３. Schedule prior to the fall semester
Information on the teaching methods of all courses will be notified to students around the middle
of September, upon which students will complete temporary registration for courses they wish to
Students will officially be registered at the beginning of October, after classrooms are fixed for
all courses in consideration of the number of students temporarily registered for each course.
Students are required to check the university website on the regular basis for latest
４. For students living away from Hiroshima
During the fall semester, there are both online and in-person courses. Therefore, those students
who live away from Hiroshima should prepare for moving to Hiroshima in time for the start of the
５. For new (first-year) students
A welcome event for new students is scheduled for Friday, September 25. (An announcement will
be made in due course.) However, please note that attendance is not compulsory, and that
invitees are restricted to new students (excluding their parents/guardians) for the purpose of
preventing the spread of COVID-19.