- ○In response to the recent spread of COVID-19, universities must ensure the timely actions for stabilizing the academic operations with reference to Academic Operation Guidelines against COVID-19 Infection, published by Ministry of Education;
- ○In accordance with the changes in academic calendar, changes in academic policies and procedures must also be immediately addressed to protect the student rights to study free of concern.
- ○Changes in Academic Calendar
Changes in Academic Calendar Change Before After Notes Postponed
March 2, 2020 March 16, 2020 Shortened
15 Weeks 14 Weeks Start Date: Mon, March 16
End Date: Fri, June 19
- ○Academic Policies for COVID-19-affected Students
- -Suggested criteria is as follows:
Suggested criteria is as follows Subject Confirmed Patients Suspected Patients Self-Quarantine Students and Self-Isolated Students Quarantine
Until being confirmed with full recovery Until being tested negative For the period of delay in entry to Korea and for 14 Days after entry※ More details are suggested in SNU Division of Educational Affairs’s notice on guidance for preventing infections, and may change when the government put additional regulations in place.
- - Students affected by COVID-19 must not enter the campus and attend any class for the legitimate period. Class absences of these students will be acknowledged for attendance with proof documentation*.
- -Each institution that offers courses will be notified of the list of the affected students (confirmed and suspected patients, self-quarantine, and self-isolated cases), including their quarantine period and course registration information, by SNU Division of Educational Affairs (through SNU Health Service Center or Office of International Affairs).
- -Any student who has suspected symptoms can also excuse their class absences with proof documentation* under the approval of the institution or instructor that offers the course.
* Proof documentation includes medical certificates, documents that certifies on the date of entry, etc., which must be submitted to the instructor of that course.
- -Suggested criteria is as follows:
- ○Changes in Class Planning and Operations
- -Undergraduate and graduate programs share the same academic calendar.
- -Due to the shortening of semester (from 15 weeks to 14 weeks), classes will be held as follows:
· 15 hours per credit workload requirement must be completed within 14 weeks.
* In accordance with Article 74 of 「Seoul National University School Regulations」, 1 credit must carry 15 hours or more of classes. (30 hours or more of classes for courses classified as lab sessions, practices, and physical education.)
· The new syllabus that includes the schedule changes, such as extra make-up classes, can be found on the course registration website from March 2, 2020.
- -Course change period is from Monday, March 9 to Friday, March 20, 2020.
- ○Changes in Spring 2020 Academic Calendar
Changes in Spring 2020 Academic Calendar Change Before After 1st semester commences Sun,
Spring semester begins Mon,
Course change period for Spring semester Mon,
First quarter of Spring semester ends Wed,
Second quarter of Spring semester ends;Last day for course withdrawal (drop) Tue,
Spring semester reading period Thu,
Third quarter of Spring semester ends Thu,
Spring semester class ends Fri,
Last day for faculty to submit grades for Spring semester Fri,
- ○See Attached the following documents:
- -Guidance for Preventing COVID-19 Infection
If you have traveled to China and other infected regions and have a fever or respiratory symptoms (cough, shortening of breath, etc.), you must go to state-designated medical facilities or call the KCDC call center (1339), Dasan Seoul Call Center (Area code+120), or local community health center to follow the necessary procedures.
|Confirmed Patients||Those who have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 through the diagnostic test (regardless of whether to have symptoms or not)
· Diagnostic test: PCR
|Regardless of whether they currently experience any symptoms||Report to 1339 or local community health center, and report to SNU Health Service Center, too|
|Suspected Patients||Those who have visited China in the past 14 days||AND experience a fever (37.5℃) or respiratory symptoms (fever, sore throat, etc.)|
|Those who have been in close contact with confirmed case in the past 14 days||AND experience a fever (37.5℃) or respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, etc.)|
|Those suspected with COVID-19 Infection by a doctor||AND experience a fever (37.5℃) or respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, pneumonia, etc.) within 14 days after returning from traveling to COVID-19-infected regions|
(under active surveillance)
|Those who have visited Hubei province in the past 14 days (including transits; entering Korea on February 4 onwards) or those who have been in contact with confirmed case||AND show no symptom;
To be in self-quarantine for 14 days under monitoring of local public health divisions.
|Self-Isolated||Those who have visited China, Hong Kong, and Macau in the past 14 days||AND show no symptom;
To be suspended from entering the campus (excluded from class and work) and prevented from having in contact with people and going outside from the current residence
* Those who develop any suspected symptoms must call the local community health center or 1339 KCDC call center.
|Report to SNU Health Service Center|
|Campus||Institution||Phone Number||Working Hours|
|All||KCDC Call Center
|Dasan Seoul Call Center||Area code+120
(For Seoul, 02-12)
|SNU Health Service Center||02-880-5339
|Daytime (9:00 – 18:00)
Nighttime, Weekend and Holidays
|SNU Administrative Building (Bldg. 60) Night Duty Office||02-880-5181
|Nighttime, Weekend and Holidays|
|Yeongeon||Jongro-gu Community Health Center||02-2428-3552||24 hours|
|SNU Health Service Center (Yeongeon Branch)||02-740-8108||24 hours|
* It is prohibited to show up at on-campus and local health/medical facilities without making any prior notice. You must call ahead to the central unit (KCDC Call Center 1339).
* All COVID-19-affected students must report their information to SNU Health Service Center through firstname.lastname@example.org .
- -Wear a mask if you have any respiratory symptoms, such as coughs, especially when you go outside or visit any health/medical facilities.
- -Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 30 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- -Cover your cough or sneeze into your upper sleeves when you do not wear a mask.
- -Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- -Inform your overseas travel history to medical staff.