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Spring Reviving the Campus Culture

A Back to SKKU Poster (Spring Official Instagram)

From February 21st to 25th, the 54th Student Council Spring of Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) held an event called “Back to SKKU” at the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus. Back to SKKU aims to revive the campus culture that existed before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by using the image of Seonggyungwan, the highest educational institution for Confucian teachings and studies during the Joseon Dynasty as a theme. It was a welcoming event for freshmen and students who could not come to school due to COVID-19. The Student Council ran an offline communication channel, “Spring Camp,” to receive feedback from students and provide presents through a mission called “Game with Spring!” By completing the missions composed of quizzes or traditional Korean games such as yutnori and jegichagi, students could receive a “Back to SKKU” stamp. Furthermore, Spring engaged students by giving a water bottle or a key ring to those who collected stamps from other booths. Through these events, students could visit booths without hesitation. In addition, to keep the traditional theme of the Joseon Dynasty, the Student Council rented traditional school uniforms called Nansamand spoke using old-fashioned words and phrases. These activities were actively promoted by social media and received fervent responses.

Promoting Clubs and Organizations

The Sungkyun Times Booth

Various club booths were held in the Geumjandi Square during the same week, allowing students to experience club activities through simple games and events. At each booth, students could listen to a brief explanation of the club and club directly by writing their names on offline lists. For instance, the art club Seongmihoe drew simple sketches of students who visited its booth as part of a promotion. Moreover, official school organizations also held promotion booths in front of the Business School. The organizations included the Alimi, the official ambassadors of SKKU, Sungkyunkwan University Broadcasting Station (SUBS), and the SKKU Newspaper. Members of the organizations explained their history, advertised what they do for the campus, and explained recruiting procedures. They also provided minigamessuch as roulettes to intrigue students’ interests. Inside the Business School, there were promotion booths of business associations such as MAPI and S-one. These activities were meaningful since students interested in joining clubs could freely visit the booth to get a brochure and listen to the careers of the association. In particular, since the recruiting process of official organizations and associations is complicated, this event lowered the barrier for students who wished to join them. Lee So-yeong, a junior majoring in Media and Communication, said, “I could spend a meaningful time at different booths. I loved the fact that everyone, regardless of nationality or age, enjoyed the event together, wearing traditional costumes and playing games.”

김하진  0804grace@g.skku.edu

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