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Half-semester System

As of Academic Year 2014, an academic calendar using both the half-semester system and semester system is being used on a University-wide basis. By offering first-half/second-half courses in each of the Spring and Fall semesters, students can study a subject intensively for a short period of time.
Course registration, temporary leave of absence, study abroad, and timing of advancement to the next year/graduation operate on the semester system even if you register half-semester courses, but cancellation of registered courses, final examinations, and academic record notification are conducted according to the half-semester system.

Class Cancellations and Makeup Classes

Whenever classes are canceled for any reason (including classes on substitute class days), in principle, makeup classes are held. Makeup classes are held on Saturdays or designated days for makeup classes.

Handling of Classes during Waseda-Keio Baseball Games

Each year, Waseda-Keio baseball games are held over a weekend in late May or early June in the Spring Semester, and late October or early November in the Fall Semester. In the event that the games extend to the following Monday and beyond, classes for courses offered at the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, as well as classes for Courses Offered by Research Institutes and Centers held at SFC, may be canceled. Information on handling of classes will be posted on the keio.jp portal. Results of games can be confirmed on the Tokyo Big 6 Baseball League official site (in Japanese only).

When You Are Selected as a Citizen Judge Candidate

There is no so-called authorized absence system in Keio University. If you are selected as a citizen judge candidate and wonder whether you should attend classes, consult with the SFC Academic Affairs Office. Please understand that there may be cases in which you are not permitted to be absent from classes.

Handling of Classes in Emergencies

Decisions concerning the canceling of classes in the event of public transportation stoppages due to a natural disaster or large-scale accident, or any other emergency are handled as described below.

In the event of public transportation stoppages and other emergencies

In the event of a natural disaster such as a typhoon, heavy rain, heavy snow or earthquake, public transportation stoppages resulting from a major accident or other cause, and other emergencies in which it is necessary to cancel classes, information will be communicated through SFC official website and Keio University Student Website

Other precautions

In the event that an emergency occurs after classes have begun for the day, the University will deal with the situation by canceling classes or sending students home early. In such cases, be sure to follow the instructions provided by the University via the P.A. system and the above Keio websites.

Support from Faculty Members

At the University, each student must establish goals in line with his/her academic objectives, must carefully consider the courses to be taken and other actions required to make those goals a reality, and then must set up a suitable timetable. This contrasts sharply with the academic setup of high schools. At SFC, the curriculum centers on the Seminar. SFC introduced a mentoring system in Academic Year 2007 to help guide each student to gain a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum and make his/her own study plan. The word "mentor" has the meanings of "advisor, counselor, and senior." Under the mentoring system, mentors (faculty members) provide students with one-on-one support for study, research, and student life so that students can set goals and bring their effort made in study and practical work to fruition in the Graduation Project.


Home Class Advisor

Two faculty members are assigned as home class advisors per home class. They provide consultation on learning, research, and student life. A student's mentor will change according to the Seminar he/she belongs and his/her Graduation Project, but home class advisors will remain the same until graduation.

Mentor for the Seminar

If you register for a Seminar, the faculty member in charge of the Seminar will be your mentor. If the faculty member in charge of the Seminar is away from the University for a semester or longer due to overseas study, sabbatical leave, or other reasons, or if you belong to two Seminars, you might have multiple mentors.

Graduation Project Mentor

In a student's Fourth Year, the faculty member overseeing the student's Graduation Project 1 and Graduation Project 2 becomes the Graduation Project mentor.

Faculty Member Office Hours

Full-time faculty members set a time slot once a week at their individual offices so that students can ask questions and receive individual instruction. Students can casually visit not only their home class advisors and mentors but also faculty members, whether or not the students are taking their classes.

List of Office Hours *You need a keio.jp account in order to view this site.

Academic Considerations for Diversity & Inclusion

If you wish to receive academic considerations for your studies due to a disability or illness, please consult with the Academic Affairs Office.
Process for provision of academic considerations for diversity & inclusion