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Currently, Osaka University is restricting entry into its campuses to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, individuals planning to take OU entrance examinations and their parents may enter the campus. Reservations are not required, but make sure to take the following precautions while walking around on campus. We ask you to refrain from unnecessary visits to the campuses for the time being.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19

  1. Wear a mask when spending time in indoor settings. Wear a mask outside when speaking with others or when social distancing is not possible.
  2. If you have a fever or cough, refrain from visiting the university.

Precautions for visitors

  1. Research and classes are being conducted. Walk around the campus quietly. Those who failed to follow the precautions may be asked to leave the campus or refused re-entry.
  2. Other than the Museum of Osaka University, Student Centers, and restaurants and shops, you are not allowed to enter any buildings.
  3. Neither campus tours by students, faculty, and staff nor press coverage is allowed.
  4. Take your garbage with you.
  5. There are no parking lots for visitors. Please use public transportation. Since the university is restricting on-campus traffic, coming to/parking on the campus is not allowed.
  6. Restaurants are crowded during the lunch hour (12:00 p.m. ~ 1:00 p.m.). You are encouraged to avoid this time frame when utilizing dining facilities. For information about campus stores and cafeterias, click here.
  7. Smoking is prohibited in all areas on all campuses.
  8. OU will not take responsibility for accidents during your visit.
  9. To see campus maps, click here. You may also enjoy walking around on campus with a self-guided walking trail map (Toyonaka Campus only) prepared by Museum of Osaka University. (Walking trail map only available in Japanese)
  10. To obtain Osaka University-related materials , click here.
  11. The new Minoh Campus

The Research and Education Hub Building is open on weekdays only. Visitors may enter the lobby area on the first floor as well as the third floor, but entry to the fourth floor and above is restricted. If you wish to see documents related to entrance examinations and past examination questions and answers* (except for the School of Letters and the School of Dentistry), please visit the Student Affairs Section on the second floor. For more information about the School of Foreign Studies, click here. (Any handbooks for the school have not been published.)

*Only materials related to Special Entrance Examination for Privately-funded International Students (Undergraduates) and Entrance Examinations for Third-Year Students entering from Other Universities are available. Regarding past examination questions and answers for General Screening and Comprehensive Selection & Admission by School Recommendation, only those for which permission from the copyright holders has been obtained are published here.

[For individuals outside of the university] Osaka University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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