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Message about Online Classes from the Dean of the Graduate School of Economics

Students of the Graduate School of Economics


As you are aware, the situation concerning the novel coronavirus has grown even more severe, and in response to the government’s Emergency Declaration, the University has decided to bar entry to its campuses through May 6. We are sure that all of you have been diligently behaving in ways to help avoid the infection of yourselves and others. We implore you to continue your efforts in this regard.


We are aware that you may be particularly concerned about online classes. The Graduate School is coordinating with the instructors in charge of courses to prepare to hold online classes in an appropriate form. We will keep students updated with the latest information via the Graduate School’s website, Waseda Moodle, and other platforms. The Graduate School is doing its utmost to support students’ studies, research activities, and student life.

Therefore, we would like to ask you to cooperate with the requests outlined below so that the most up-to-date information can be disseminated and preparations for classes can be conducted smoothly.


  • Important notices from the University and faculty members responsible for overseeing your studies and research will be sent to your Waseda email address. Be sure to check your inbox daily. If a message requests that you send a reply, please do not fail to do so; nothing elaborate will be required.
  • Please check the Graduate School’s website and Waseda Moodle daily.
  • You should have received a message from MyWaseda with information about the launching of Learn Anywhere. The site is currently a work in progress, but we will continue to post vital information there; please also check the Learn Anywhere site periodically to prepare to take online classes.
  • If you are experiencing any difficulties or would like to discuss anything, please don’t hesitate to contact your supervisor via email. On the other hand, students, such as non-degree students and master’s program students who enrolled in April 2020, would not have your supervisor. In any other circumstances which preclude you from contacting them, please send an email to the following address: [email protected]
  • For those who have requests concerning the protection of their privacy during online classes, please contact the faculty member who teaches your course or your research supervisor. If you would prefer not to be displayed onscreen while taking an online class, please participate in the course with your camera turned off after first consulting with the instructor.


April 24, 2020

Dean of the Graduate School of Economics


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