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Orientation for the Fall Semester

2021 Fall Semester Orientation for New Students

Orientation for New Students (Undergraduates)

Click here to see materials for new undergraduate students. 

The University of Tsukuba holds an orientation for new students to provide necessary information to start their university life.


There are two main types of orientations for new students: the "Common Orientation" for all new students and the "Orientation by Educational Organization "held by each educational organization.


Common Orientation (for Undergraduates)

The following are the items of the "Common Orientation" for all new students in the fall semester. All of them are conducted online.


  • Guidance of Physical Education
    【How to Participate】
    Check the orientation materials for Physical Education on theSports and Physical Education Center website. After checking, be sure to fill out the course application form between Monday, September 6, 2021 and Friday, September 10, 2021.
  • How to use TWINS
    【How to Participate】
    Take "How to use TWINS" in the course "Fall Semester Common Orientation" on the learning management system manaba.
  • Career Support at University of Tsukuba
    【How to Participate】
    Take "How to use TWINS" in the course "Fall Semester Common Orientation" on the learning management system manaba.

*Click here for more information on how to take courses online.


Orientation by Educational Organization (for Undergraduates)

For new students, a combined schedule of "Common Orientation" and "Orientation by Educational Organization" will be sent to their email addresses registered on enrollment. If you are unable to attend the orientation by the method specified by your educational organization, please be sure to contact your educational organization in advance.

Orientation for New Students (Graduate Schools)

Click here to see materials for new graduate students. 

There is no common orientation for new graduate students in the fall semester. Check orientation information from each educational organization. If you are unable to attend the orientation by the method specified by your educational organization, please be sure to contact your educational organization in advance.


Contact information

*Replace "#@#" with "@" in the email address.


  • Educational organization in charge
    Contact Information
  • [Undergraduates] School of Social and International Studies
    Email: jinsya-g30#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Undergraduates] School of Life and Environmental Sciences
    Email: g30-support#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Undergraduates] School of Science and Engineering
    Email: sysinfo_ide#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    HP: http://www.global.tsukuba.ac.jp/IDEngineering
  • [Undergraduates] School of Medicine and Health Sciences College of Medical Sciences
  • [Undergraduates] School of Integrative and Global Majors College of Bachelor's Program in Global Issues
    Email: bpgi-office#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Undergraduates] Japan-Expert Program
    Email: jp-expert#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Degree Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences
    Email: hass_admission#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences(Each Master's/Doctoral Program)
    Subprogram in Applied Physics, Master's / Doctoral Program in Engineering Sciences
    029(853)5443, Email: suuri_kougaku#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Subprogram in Materials Science, Master's / Doctoral Program in Engineering Sciences
    029(853)5443, Email: suuri_kougaku#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Materials Science and Engineering NIMS
    Email: butsuzai#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Master's /Doctoral Program in Materials Innovation
    Email: tsukuba-materials#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering
    *Excludes Master's /Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation
    Email: sysinfo.kyomu#@#sie.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences(Each Master's/Doctoral Program)
    *Excludes Master's /Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation
    Master's / Doctoral Program in Biology
    029(853)6600,
    Email: seibutsu-senkou-jimu#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Master's Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology
    029(853)7228, Email: nogakuin#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Doctoral Program in Agricultural Sciences
    029(853)7228, Email: nogakuin#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Doctoral Program in Bioindustrial Sciences
    029(853)4846, Email: bioindustrial-adm#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Master's / Doctoral Program in Geosciences
    029(853)8491, Email: yagi-y#@#geol.tsukuba.ac.jp
    Master's Program in Environmental Sciences
    Doctoral Program in Environmental Studies
    029(853)4749, Email: jds_office#@#envi.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Joint Master's Degree Program in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
    029(853)7488, Email: jmses_office#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Master's / Doctoral Program in Life Science Innovation
    Email: life-innov#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Master's Program in Sport and Olympic Studies
    Email: tias-admin#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Master's /Doctoral Program in Medical Science
    Email: iga-in#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Master's / Doctoral Program in Informatics
    029(859)1120,
    Email: tosyoss-daigakuin#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Ph.D. Program in Human Biology
    Email: sigma#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] International Joint Degree Master's Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health
    Email: gip_info#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp
  • [Graduate Schools] Ph.D. Program in Humanics
    Email: sigma#@#un.tsukuba.ac.jp


How to attend your orientation online

Follow the instructions of your educational organization to attend the orientation.


① The following is a brief description of the three systems that are especially important for taking online courses and orientations. For more information, check "Online class guidance."


  • Manaba (Learning Management System)
    This system has course pages for each orientation and class, where you can watch videos and materials from the orientation and classes. Detailed instructions and assignment submission for each course may also be done through this system.

  • TWINS (Educational Information System)
    This system enables students to register for classes and view their grades.

  • KdB (Curriculum Development Support System)
    This system enables students to search for and view course syllabi and information on all classes. To understand how to use KDB, read "6. Viewing syllabi using KdB" in the " ICT Guide."

*In order to use the above systems (manaba and TWINS), you need your initial password card for "Unified Authentication System."


Distribution of the Unified Authentication System Password Card

Receive the card in person, by mail, or via online storage from each organization on or after September 1 (Wed.) for students enrolling in September and on or after September 16 (Thu.) for students enrolling in October.


In case of cards undelivered

If you have not received your initial password card for the unified authentication by the following dates, check the contact desk, write your name and examination number, and inform the corresponding contact desk that you have not received your initial password card.
September enrollment: September 10 (Friday)
October enrollment: September 27 (Monday)


② The following shows the procedure for taking an online orientation.
 As an example, we will explain how to take the "Fall Semester Common Orientation". We will use "Online class guidance" and "ICT Guide", which contain detailed system procedures.


  • First, set up the necessary settings to take online classes and orientations.
    Click "Online class guidance" , check the "Procedures for taking online classes" on the same page, and then set the following two points.
    1) Read about unified authentication and change your password.
    2) Test sending and receiving Office 365 email (@s address).
    * If you encounter any problems about registration or others, contact us using the "Contact (Inquiry Form)."

  • Next, in order to take the "Fall Semester Common Orientation" using manaba (the learning management system), read carefully " 1.4 manaba" in "Online class guidance", and log in to manaba.

  • When you log in to manaba, you will find a list of courses on "My Page." The courses and orientations you take will appear all as courses on "My Page." This time, click "Fall Semester Common Orientation" on the "Course list" of "My page."
  •    【Important Point】

    After clicking "Fall Semester Common Orientation", the course page will open. Click "Content list" at the bottom right of "Content (in the order of update)" to view the contents more easily.


  • Take the following items prepared in the "Fall Semester Common Orientation."

1. "How to use TWINS"

Follow the TWINS Users' Guide to log in to the TWINS.
Be sure to read through the following two points and enter the necessary information.
- Read "3. Confirmation of your current address" and enter your address.
- Read "4. Course Registration" to understand the procedure.


2. Career Support at University of Tsukuba

A video on career support at our university is available and you are encouraged to watch it to deepen your understanding about this. To view the video, you need to set up Microsoft 365 settings first. So check "Procedure to sign in to Microsoft 365 and prepare for online lessons" in advance.


    This is a setting that will be required when watching videos of online courses from now on. Register immediately after you receive the "Microsoft 365 Password" according to the "Procedure to sign in to Microsoft 365 and prepare for online lessons."
    *The "Microsoft 365 password" will be given together with the "Unified Authentication System Password Card."

When you take online courses be sure to read the "Online class guidance" and "ICT Guide" for detailed explanation of each system.