UNIST, which had been closed to the general public due to the prolonged COVID-19, will reopen campus services and welcome more students to face-to-face classes.
On May 20, a group of students and teachers from Hyejinwon, a social welfare facility located in Ulju-gun, Ulsan, visited UNIST for a special meeting that featured campus walking tour and musical performances by UNIST students.
Graced with a warm spring day, about 50 students and teachers from Hyejinwon took a walk through the UNIST campus under the guidance of UNIST students and faculty and had a great time watching performances prepared by UNIST students.
This has been initially started from last year when employees of the Office of Public Relations and International Affairs at UNIST visited Hyejinwon to deliver consolation goods. At the time, Hyejinwon worried that “It has been difficult for Hyejinwon students to engage in outdoor activities due to COVID-19,” and the Office of Public Relations Team promised to invite them to campus as the COVID-19 situation improves.
The event, which held under the theme of ‘Warm Spring Day on UNIST Campus with Hyejinwon‘ has been promoted with the support and cooperation of UNIST students. On this day, students volunteers from Dan_B and UNI: Student Ambassadors of UNIST also gathered to spend time with Hyejinwon students. Also, student performance clubs, such as Melting Point and Unplugged also decided to make talent donations.
Faculty and staff members of UNIST also participated in the event to help students who need assistance eating and walking. Meanwhile, Hyejinwon is a residential facility for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Established in 2001, the facility currently holds a total of 39 individuals.