【Important】Notice of Study and Research Activity at Grad School of Eng.(Updated on May 7)


The Japanese government extended the state of emergency over COVID-19 outbreak until May 31st. In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please read the following notes.

1. Avoid non-essential trip
If you are currently outside of Hokkaido, please avoid returning to Hokkaido, and stay where you are at the moment. Preventative measures and requests can be different from each community, so please give close attention to updates.

2. Keep Social Distancing
Followed by a request of Hokkaido government, if you return to Hokkaido from other areas, please refrain from coming to school for 2 weeks in principle while self-monitoring the symptoms and avoid non-essential contact with others.

3. Delivery of classes from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri)
The Graduate School of Engineering suspended all in-person classes, research and experiments during the Spring term. Some courses and research will be offered through e-Learning from April 14th (Tue) to June 12th (Fri). Therefore, please avoid coming to school during the given period mentioned above.
For detail, please refer to the following link.


Summer term: June 15th (Mon) to August 7th (Fri) * The details will be announced later.
There are usual classes on July 23rd (Thr) and July 24th (Fri), National holidays
*Makeup classes period: August 11th (Tue) to August 17th (Mon)
*Makeup classes are conducted only when the number of classes in Summer quarter do not meet the requirement.
In-person classes and experiments will be held as scheduled for Summer quarter, however, there is possibility of change in plan depending on circumstances.


4. Minimize laboratory visit
Unless you are instructed to visit the laboratory by your supervisor, please refrain from coming to school and minimize ongoing experiment and research at school.

5. Symptoms and Treatment
If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your supervisor and places below.
  Academic Affairs Office at Grad School of Eng: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Coronavirus public telephone consultation counter: 011-632-4567 (9 am to 9 pm)
 Emergency Medical Consultation Center Sapporo: 011-272-7119 (24 hours)
 Reference: https://www.city.sapporo.jp.e.ain.hp.transer.com/kinkyu_202002.html

6. Mental Support
If you are anxious or mentally unstable, you can visit the following website and send an e-mail to the counselling room.
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7. Others
-Wash your hands frequently and make sure to wear a mask at the Engineering building. If you do not have a mask, please make one by yourself.
-Please avoid a large number of crowds, especially small meeting rooms and cafeteria.
-Pay attention to “3 Cs” and avoid those places.

If you have other inquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tsuyoshi Setoguchi
Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering
Hokkaido University