• Academic Calendar 2018


    Academic Calendar (Undergraduate School) Academic Calendar (Graduate Shool: Tsukuba)

    Spring Semester (April 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018)
    Events Undergraduate School Graduate School
    Note: Dates for Tokyo Campus are marked with 【 】
    First Day of the Academic Year Sunday, April 1 Sunday, April 1
    Spring Recess Sunday, April 1 - Thursday, April 5 Sunday, April 1 - Thursday, April 5
    【 Sunday, April 1 - Friday, April 6 】
    Entrance Ceremony Friday, April 6 Friday, April 6
    【 Saturday, April 7 】
    Freshman/New Student Orientation Friday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 11 Friday, April 6 - Monday, April 9
    【 Saturday, April 7 】
    Spring Semester Classes Begin Thursday, April 12 Tuesday, April 10
    【 Tuesday, April 10 】
    Spring Sports Day Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13 Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, May 13
    Spring Modules A and B Final Examination Week Tuesday, June 26 - Monday, July 2 Tuesday, June 26 - Monday, July 2
    Spring Modules A, B and C Final Examination Week Wednesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 7 Wednesday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 7
    【 Tuesday, July 24 - Wednesday, July 25,
    Thursday, August 2 - Saturday, August 4 】
    Spring Semester Classes End Tuesday, August 7 Tuesday, August 7
    【 Saturday, July 28 】
    Final Examination Preparation Day Wednesday, August 8 Wednesday, August 8
    【 Tuesday, July 31 - Wednesday, August 1 】
    Summer Recess Thursday, August 9 - Sunday, September 30 Thursday, August 9 - Sunday, September 30
    【 Sunday, August 5 - Sunday, September 30 】
    Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, September 25
    Graduate School Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, September 25


    Fall Semester (October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019)
    Events Undergraduate School Graduates School
    Note: Dates for Tokyo Campus are marked with 【 】
    Entrance Ceremony for Fall Semester Friday, September 28 Friday, September 28
    ★1 Anniversary of the University Monday, October 1 Monday, October 1
    Fall Semester Classes Begin Monday, October 1 Monday, October 1
    【 Tuesday, October 2 】
    Campus-Wide Power Outage (Tsukuba campus) Late October (TBA) Late October (TBA)
    ★2 University Festival Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4 Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4
    Autumn Sports Day Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18 Saturday, November 17 - Sunday, November 18
    Fall Modules A and B Final Examination Week Monday, December 17,
    Thursday, December 20 - Wednesday, December 26
    Monday, December 17,
    Thursday, December 20 - Wednesday, December 26
    Winter Recess Thursday, December 27 - Sunday, January 6 Thursday, December 27 - Sunday, January 6
    【 Sunday, December 23 - Monday, January 7 】
    Fall Modules A, B and C Final Examination Week Monday, February 4,
    Friday, February 8 - Thursday, February 14
    Monday, February 4,
    Friday, February 8 - Thursday, February 14
    【 Tuesday, January 29 - Thursday, January 31, Friday, February 8, Saturday, February 16 】
    Fall Semester Classes End Thursday, February 14 Thursday, February 14
    【 Saturday, February 9 】
    Final Examination Preparation Day Friday, February 15 Friday, February 15
    【 Tuesday, February 5 - Thursday, February 7 】
    Spring Recess Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, March 31 Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, March 31
    【 Sunday, February 17 - Sunday, March 31 】
    Commencement Ceremony Monday, March 25
    Graduate School Commencement Ceremony Monday, March 25
    【 Saturday, March 30 】
    Last Day of the Academic Year Sunday, March 31 Sunday, March 31
    【 Sunday, March 31 】

    Notes:

    • ★1. For the Anniversay of the University, classes will not be cancelled but will be held on Monday, October 1 (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
    • ★2. Due to post-festival clean-up of the University Festival, classes on Friday, November 2 and Monday, November 5 will be postponed (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
    • 3. The schedule for the regular health checkup will be announced at a later time. Classes for undergraduate schools, colleges and graduate schools during the scheduled health checkup will be cancelled (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
    • 4. To meet the required number of school days, some classes will be held on the days stated below (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
      - July 17: Monday classes will be held.
      - October 9: Monday classes will be held.
      - October 31: Friday classes will be held.
      - November 20: Friday classes will be held.
      - January 15: Monday classes will be held.
      - January 17: Friday classes will be held.
      - January 23: Monday classes will be held.
    • 5. Classes on Wednesday, November 28 - Friday, November 30 will be recessed due to the Examination for University Admissions upon Recommendation (Suisen nyūshi shiken) and its related events (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
    • 6. Classes on Friday, January 18 and Monday, January 21 will be recessed due to the National Center Test for University Admissions (Daigaku nyūshi sentā shiken) and its related events. (excludes classes at the Tokyo campus).
    • 7. For the School of Medicine, the University will schedule March 8, 2019 as the date of graduation, but the commencement ceremony will be held on the date scheduled above.


    * One academic year contains two semesters (spring semester and fall semester) which includes six modules, Spring A, Spring B, Spring C, Fall A, Fall B and Fall C. Each module has five weeks.

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