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Cancellation of Classes Due to Special Circumstances (severe weather/earthquake etc)

Cancellation of Classes Due to Special Circumstances (severe weather/earthquake etc)



• As a general rule, online classes (including regular examinations) will still be held under severe weather warnings.



• However, if circumstances make it difficult to hold online classes, departments may decide to cancel classes. You will be notified via IST Homepage or KOAN if classes have been cancelled.



• If you live in/commute through an area which has been issued a storm warning/emergency warning or has experienced an earthquake with a seismic intensity (shindo) of 5+ or higher and you will not be able to attend online classes due to evacuation and/or evacuation preparations, your department will make arrangements to prevent any penalties with regards to your studies, so please contact the academic affairs section of your department.



(1) Cancellation of classes after issuance of weather warnings

Weather warning -- "Storm Warning" [boufuu-keihou]/"Emergency Warning" [tokubetsu-keihou]


In the case of a "storm warning" [boufuu-keihou] or "emergency warning" [tokubetsu-keihou] (*) being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes will be canceled.


If a storm warning is issued while classes are in session, all classes coming after the one in which the warning was issued will also be canceled.


*This schedule also applies for any "Emergency Warning" [tokubetsu-keihou] (Emergency Warnings are special warnings that generally signify weather that is much more dangerous than a typical "Storm Warning.")


(2) Cancellation of Classes due to Transportation Interruptions


If public transportation systems are stopped or suspended (here in after "Suspended") (include in case of only portion of line is suspended) due to uncontrollable circumstances by disasters the following procedures will be in effect.


(1) For Toyonaka Campus students

Hankyu Takarazuka Line (Umeda-Takadazuka), or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

(2) For Suita Campus students

Hankyu Senri Line (Umeda/Tenjimbashisuji 6chome-Kitasenri), or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

(3) For Minoh Campus students

Osaka Metro Midosuji Line (include Kita-Osaka Kyuko Line) (Umeda/Senri-Chuo), or Osaka Monorail (all lines)


However, please be aware that the procedures for cancellation of classed do not apply when the suspended caused by accidents or trouble.



(3) Resumption of Classes after Cancellation for Weather Warning or Suspension of Public Transport Services


Classes will proceed based on the following schedule in case of cancellation for weather warning or suspension of Public Transport Services:

If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 6a.m.

All classes will be held as usual.

If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 9a.m.

Afternoon classes will be held.

If the weather warning or suspension of public transportation service is still continuing at 9a.m.

Classed will be canceled all day.


Note 1: Students in the United Graduate School of Child Development will be contacted by email regarding classes.


Note 2: Severe weather warning/suspension of public transportation are broadcast on the radio, TV, and internet.



(4) Cancellation of Classes Due to Earthquake

In the case of an earthquake with seismic intensity of grater 5 occurred in Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes will be canceled. Also, if the earthquake occurred after 5:15 p.m., next day's classes will be canceled all day.

And, in the case of an earthquake occurred out the area stated above, or the case of its seismic intensity of lower 5, all classes will be adjusted as the "2. Cancellation of Class Due to Transportation Interruption".



(5) Evacuation Advisory or Evacuation Instruction due to Disaster

In the case of an "evacuation advisory" or "evacuation instruction" (herein after "Evacuation Advisories") due to disaster being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, Department and Division located at the area where Evacuation Advisories issued may cancel classes. Please follow instructions from Department and Division.



(6) Others


(1) If a class is not cancelled but a student cannot attend due to unavoidable circumstances stated below happened in your residential area or while commuting, he or she can ask the Students Affairs Division in charge not to penalize them for being absent from the class.

*In case of a weather warning same as#1 above is issued

*In case of an earthquake same as #4 above is occurred

*In case of public transportation note stated at #2 is suspended .


(2)In the case that issuance of weather alert and evacuation advisories, suspension of public transportation can be predicted well beforehand, or there is necessity of emergently cancel classes, university may announce class cancellation by official web page,IST Homepage or KOAN.