Scheduling of Classes and Exams in the Event of Weather Advisories and Public Transportation Stoppage

For the sake of student safety, in the event of emergency warnings, storm warnings, or public transportation stoppage, decisions about classes and exams for Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (including those that are also undergraduate studies) are managed as follows.

Confirm the issuing or withdrawal of emergency warnings and storm warnings, and the operations of public transportation by television, radio, or other news media.

1.Cancellation of classes

(1)Cancellation of classes, etc., based on a weather warning or due to the suspension of public transportation services

Cancellation of classes and postponement of regular examinations (hereinafter “cancellation of classes, etc.”) shall be implemented based on the conditions listed in the attached table, if any of the following items applies.
① When an emergency weather warning or storm warning (hereinafter “a weather warning, etc.”) has been issued in Kyoto City or in the area of Kyoto City.
② When Kyoto City Bus services have been wholly suspended.
③ When at least three of the following transportation services have been wholly or partially suspended:

  • West Japan Railway (Kyoto Line, Biwako Line, Kosei Line, Nara Line, and Sagano Line)
  • Hankyu Railway (between Kawaramachi Station and Umeda Station)
  • Keihan Railway (between Demachiyanagi Station and Yodoyabashi Station/Nakanoshima Station)
  • Kintetsu Railway (between Kyoto Station and Yamato-Saidaiji Station)
  • Kyoto Municipal Subway
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How to manage 1st period and 2nd period classes and regular examinations
Condition Action
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies as of 6:30 1st period and 2nd period classes shall be cancelled.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 6:30 to 8:45
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 8:45 to 10:30 2nd period classes shall be cancelled.
1st period classes and regular examinations will be continued. However, if the executive vice-president for education (hereinafter “the EVP in charge”) in charge deems it necessary to secure the safety of students, 1st period classes must be cancelled even if they are already taking place.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 10:30 to 12:00 2nd period classes and regular examinations will be continued. However, if the EVP in charge deems it necessary to secure the safety of students, 1st period classes must be cancelled even if they are already taking place.
How to manage 3rd period, 4th period, and 5th period classes and regular examinations
Condition Action
If any of the cases set forth ①~③applies during the period from 6:30 to 10:30 3rd period, 4th period, and 5th period classes shall be provided.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies as of 10:30 3rd period, 4th period, and 5th period classes shall be cancelled.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 10:30 to 13:00
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 13:00 to 14:45 pm 4th period and 5th period classes shall be cancelled.
3rd period classes and regular examinations will be continued. However, if the EVP in charge deems it necessary to secure the safety of students, 3rd period classes must be cancelled even if they are already taking place.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 14:45 to 16:30 pm 5th period classes shall be cancelled. 4th period classes and regular examinations will be continued. However, if the EVP in charge deems it necessary to secure the safety of students, 4th periods class must be cancelled even if they are already taking place.
If any of the cases set forth in ①~③applies during the period from 16:30 to 18:00 pm 5th period classes and regular examinations will be continued. However, if the EVP in charge deems it necessary to secure the safety of students, 5th period class must be cancelled even if they are already taking place.

(2)In the event of an earthquake

Cancellation of classes, etc., shall be implemented if an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 6-lower or more has occurred in the area of Yoshida Campus, Uji Campus and Katsura Campus.

(3)Cancellation of classes, etc., implemented by director of ILAS’s determination

Cancellation of classes, etc., shall be implemented if the director of ILAS has determined it necessary to ensure the security of students.

2.If class/exam is cancelled/postponed due to special weather warning or storm warning or public transport at a halt

  • If a class hold a supplement class due to cancellation of a class, Student Desk will notify students of information via posts, etc.
  • In the event that exam is postponed, Student Desk will notify students of information via posts, etc.within 3 days including the day the exam is postponed.
  • If any of the cases set forth in 1(1)①~③ occur on the day of an assignment deadline, Student Desk will postpone the deadline to the following day. However, other instructions might be made so pay attention to the posts, etc. on KULASIS.

3.Special measures for students who are unable to come to the university

Even if the cancellation of classes, etc., in 1 above has not been implemented, when a student cannot come to the university to attend classes, etc., in the event that any of the following items applies and wants to request for special measures, submits a class absence notification to Liberal Arts and General Education Courses Student Desk. If the notification is accepted, it is reported to the instructor.

(1) An earthquake with a seismic intensity of 6-lower or more has occurred in the area where the student lives.
(2) An evacuation order (urgent) or evacuation advisory has been issued in the area where the student lives.
(3) A weather warning, etc. has been issued in the area where the student lives.
(4) A disaster, etc. equivalent to the preceding three items has occurred in the area where the student lives or commutes.