Implementation of classes in 2021 1H (first and second semesters)

April 5, 2021

To all students of the Graduate School of Agriculture and Faculty of Agriculture

from Chair of the education committee of the Graduate School of Agriculture and Faculty of Agriculture

From April, first-year and second-year classes at the Faculty of Agriculture, centering on lecture-based, experiment-based, practice-based, and research-based courses, will as far as possible be conducted face to face. Depending on what happens in Japan and overseas regarding the pandemic, classes may switch from face-to-face to online delivery. We ask all students to continue to make every effort to prevent the spread of infection, bearing in mind the need to avoid becoming infected or spreading the infection, so that we can create an environment in which teaching and research can be carried out, which is the primary purpose of a university.
Link to all students


Implementation of classes

  1. Students must wash their hands before entering the room, and wear a mask. During the class, efforts should be made to ensure ventilation, with the total heat exchange ventilating equipment (Lossnay) being switched on, and, if necessary, the windows opened. To combat heat stroke, the air-conditioning should be used as necessary.
  2. If you feel ill, please do not come to the University under any circumstances. Please seek advice from your department administrators or the relevant member of teaching staff, etc.
  3. To ensure that you maintain a sufficient distance from your fellow students in the classroom, please only take a seat where there is no X on the desk.
  4. Classes will be delivered from the first period, in line with the master timetable, based on the Academic Year Calendar.
  5. Some classes will be delivered remotely by the lecturer using Zoom or similar video conferencing software. In this case, it is possible to view the class in the timetabled classroom using your own laptop.
  6. In order to avoid the “three Cs,” lectures for which high attendance is expected may be delivered in more than one classroom. In that case, in principle, the lecturer will deliver the lecture face to face in the main classroom (in red on the master timetable), and it will be transmitted live to the secondary classroom(s) (in black on the master timetable) using Zoom, etc. Some such lectures will be accessed using the students’ own laptops; others will be transmitted to the classroom screen. For main and secondary classroom(s) allocation when lectures are delivered to more than one classroom, please check the Class Code list. For details, please check the Google Classroom for each class, and clarify any unclear points with the lecturer.
  7. Do not forget to charge the laptop that you will use in class before you leave home and bring it to the University fully charged. Please also investigate the possibility of bringing a portable power source. If you need to charge your laptop during class, ask the lecturer if you can switch to a seat near a power point. Charging is not available in Lecture Hall 1.
  8. For those who cannot avoid recharging their laptop, a limited number of laptops can be charged over the lunch break in classrooms <link to number of classroom charging points>, other than those in Lecture Hall 1, between 12.00 and 12.45 after the second period. (Only laptops to be used in class can be charged.) At the end of the lunch break, please clear the desk and chair that you used before leaving the room.
  9. Use of extension cords other than the power points provided by the University is forbidden. This rule should be strictly observed because of the possibility of excessive use of electric power causing a power supply failure to the whole building.
  10. Please check regularly for other information regarding classes, as there are likely to be notices from teaching staff on the Google Classroom for each class or on the t-board online bulletin board <link to the online bulletin board>.
  11. In addition to preparing an Internet environment that will allow you to study at home, please refer to the links below to create your Course Plan.

【List of links】

[Online Education Preparation / Trial Period] April 13 (Mon.) to May 8 (Fri.)

 <Existing students> 

Second half grades will be on the online bulletin board, so please check them there.

<New students>

1. Explanation of classes and course registration, information system orientation, and library orientation can all be accessed via the University’s G Suite (Google Classroom) “new student orientation”<due to be available on Apr 2, class code xe3whir><University members only website>

2. To use the University’s G Suite, please set up a University account (including password change) in accordance with the documents entitled “University Account IDPW Notification” and “To begin to use the information system,” to be mailed out on Apr 1.
After initial set-up, you will be able to use services such as the University’s G Suite (University members only website).

※Please check the University members only website after setting up a University G Suite account.

3. Next, please set up a University email account and check how to use Google Classroom.

4. Please discuss any queries relating to account set-up with the member of teaching staff responsible for information support for your department or major program <link to list of names>from Apr 2.

5. A student handbook, Course Description handbook, and master timetable will also be mailed to you.

6. Documents to be mailed on Apr 1 will all be mailed to the address to which the acceptance notification was sent.

Schedule for classes

【Advance preparations】


Textbooks and reference materials to be used will be indicated in the class syllabus.

Textbooks can be purchased online via the University’s co-op website, so please make the necessary preparations.


Students whose network environment has changed because they have just come to Tokyo or otherwise moved house, etc., should make every effort to organize the necessary new network environment.

Please note that students who have been unable to set up the necessary network environment in time can borrow a WiFi router from the University to access online classes (only for the period in which the new network environment is being organized).

The number of WiFi routers available is limited, and so new students will be prioritized. Please be aware that routers may not be available for existing students to borrow. As far as possible, please sort out the necessary network environment yourself.

Students who have been unable to set up a network environment in time and so would like to borrow a router should download the loan application form (貸与申請書) and the separate relevant notes and only apply after carefully reading the notes.

Please see the notes for details of the application process, length of loan, and method of collection and return.

≪Application period≫ Mar 24 (Wed) – Mar 31 (Wed)

The loan application form (貸与申請書) (Word file) is available from Mar 24

The separate relevant notes (別紙 注意事項) are available from Mar 24. 

 【Course registration preparation period】


Please create your Course Plan, with reference to items such as the Course Description handbook, the master timetable, the syllabus function on SPICA, and the Google Classroom for each class.

Please check the delivery format and method for each class on the Class Code list ※(now available: will be updated regularly (University members only website). (Google Classroom is the platform for each class.)
The master timetable can be viewed on the University’s website. Printed copies are available near the noticeboard in front of the Student Support Office (学生支援室) in the main building (本館).

Notification of changes and corrections to the master timetable that occur after it has been published on the website will be made via the t-board online bulletin board

 (2) Credits are not awarded to students who only participate via Google Classroom. Please be sure to register yourself on a course during the course registration period using SPICA (academic affairs information system)

Online bulletin board
Syllabuses, timetables:
Class code list(available now: will be updated regularly)  (University members only website)
SPICA(University members only website)

【Course registration period】
Apr 7 (Wed) – Apr 20 (Tues) 8:30 - 22:00 ※shuts at 17:00 in the final day

【Course registration confirmation and correction period】
Apr 22 (Thurs) – Apr 28 (Wed) 8:30 - 22:00 ※shuts at 17:00 on the final day

 (1)  For information relating to course registration, please see First half of 2021 academic year course registration (University members only website)
 (2) Information about each class will be given directly by the lecturer via Google Classroom or the online bulletin board, so be sure to check them regularly.

For enquiries about course registration, please use the contact information below.

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology,
Graduate School of Agriculture and Faculty of Agriculture,

Fuchu Student Support Office
Educational Affairs Section I
Email address:akyomu1(@ mark)
Telephone: 042-367-5662

【Commencement of classes】

 (1) In the 2021 academic year, flexible lectures will be approved , on the assumption of 45 hours of learning (including preparation and class time) for each credit.
 (2) For intensive courses, and some other classes, classes will be held at the weekend and on national holidays. 
 (3) The format of lectures varies depending on class, and could be “face-to-face in one classroom,” “face-to-face in the main classroom and remote in other classroom(s),” “live remote delivery by a lecturer who is not in the classroom,” or “on-demand remote delivery.” <Class code list>(University members only website)
 (4) As shown on the master timetable, for lectures that are expected to be attended by many students, attendees will be divided between two or more classrooms, and the face-to-face session in the main classroom will be transmitted live to the secondary classroom(s). Please view the lecture via your own laptop or other device. 
 (5) If you are attending a remote class, please bring your laptop to the University with sufficient charge. 
 (6) The chat function will sometimes be used to ask questions to gauge the level of understanding, to raise issues, and for Q&A sessions, and there will sometimes be mini-tests as part of the online class.
 (7) During the timetabled period, the lecturer will be available for questions. Please be proactive in asking questions in real time via Google Classroom, etc.  

For queries relating to the content of classes, please contact the lecturer directly.

The contact details of the lecturer for each class should be in the syllabus. If they are not there, for members of the regular teaching staff, please check the Course Description handbook (link to teaching staff contact details page), and for members of the non-regular teaching staff, please check with Educational Affairs Section I.

【Advice relating to studies】

If you need advice about your studies, please contact your education committee member, your member of the student support committee, the Health Service Center, or the Student Support Office, as below.

[Course Registration Period] June 1 (Mon.) - June 12 (Fri.), 2020

Even if you register for the online lecture in Google Classroom, you will not be eligible for credit unless you register for the course via the SPICA system.
  Please be sure to register for courses via SPICA.

Course Registration Period  June 1 (Mon.) to June 12 (Fri.), 2020 
Registration Confirmation Period  June 16 (Tue.) to June 18 (Thu.), 2020 

 Academic Information System (SPICA):

WEB bulletin board:

Search for "Registration / Registration correction period" on the WEB bulletin board


Graduate School of Agriculture and Faculty of Agriculture, TUAT

Student Support Office, Fuchu

Email address: akyomu1(symbol @)