Presidential Message: Implementation of experiment/practice-based classes after the full lifting of COVID-19 State of Emergency

To MuroranIT students,


Following the declaration of state of emergency over the growing spread of COVID-19, MuroranIT has been conducting all classes via Zoom regardless of the type of class since April 22. Notice below may change depending on pandemic level of severity, but I would like you to pay a close attention to the following decisions at this stage:


-All lecture-based classes in the first semester will be offered online through Zoom.


For experiment/practice-based classes which are currently implemented in the platform of distance learning, they will be changed to face-to-face ones on campus, with utmost effort to avoid confined spaces, crowded places, and close contact, 3 weeks after the full lifting of state of emergency by the Japanese government and Hokkaido prefecture.


-In order to minimize the risk of infection during the experiment/practice-based classes on campus, students should stay in Muroran with a self-observation on their health condition and body temperature for two weeks before the start of experiments/practice-based classes in the university. Students should not go outside unless necessary or urgent.


Students who are attending online classes from areas outside Hokkaido under a state of emergency by central and/or local authorities will be asked to take special online experiment/practice-based classes (supplementary classes may also be required). After the complete lifting of the state of emergency and travel restrictions, they should come to Muroran immediately, stay home for two weeks with a self-observation on health condition and body temperature, and then attend face-to-face experiment/practice-based classes on campus.


KUGA Yoshikazu


Muroran Institute of Technology


Please see your parents and/or relatives through online devices like Skype or Zoom if you would like to see them during “golden week” from April 29th to May 6th. MuroranIT would like you to refrain from returning home or travelling out of Muroran.
※ If two states of emergency for Hokkaido are lifted on May 7 as originally planned, face-to-face experiment/practice-based classes on campus will start on May 28. So, stay in Muroran on and after May 13.