National Taipei University (NTPU) announced that the starting date of the Spring Semester has been postponed until March 2, 2020 to reduce the risk of the COVID-19 outbreak on Feb. 4, 2020.
The University has also adjusted the 2020 Spring Semester Academic Calendar and will submit the new calendar to the Ministry of Education for its reference after it is approved by the administration meeting to be held on Feb. 7, 2020.
According to the new calendar, the coming semester will end in the beginning of July and the summer vacation will start on July 6, 2020.
Meanwhile, the commencement will be held on June 13, 2020.
The dates of the graduate school entrance examination will remain the same, and the University will adopt stringent preventive measures against the currently epidemic disease.
NTPU also sets the process to make sure the safety and health of all foreign students. All students from Hong Kong and Macau, who lived in the dormitory, will be advised to return before Feb. 15, 2020 and will be taken to the dormitory for the 14-day health observation.
"It's rent-free for students who come back between Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, 2020 for these 14 days from those two days, “said the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), "but if they come back later than Feb. 15, 2020 and live out of the dormitory, they have to pay the rent by themselves."
The OSA said that those students will be housed in separate rooms and have to report their temperature every morning and night to the University.
After the 14-day health observation, the dormitory will be re-opened for all students between Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020.
To prevent the 2019-nCoV infection in NTPU, all students are required to answer NTPU COVID-19 Survey.