In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 matriculation has been completed entirely online. Instead of the usual in-person matriculation, the pre-recorded online celebration has been broadcasted and delivered via the YouTube channel of UNISTATION, a student club of UNIST.
The virtual ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, February 24 at 11 a.m., honored the newly-admitted freshmen and celebrated their achievements in a manner that is safe and complies with national health protocols.
This year, 378 fresh students (363 students in Science & Engineering and 15 students in Business Administration) were officially welcomed to UNIST in the presence of their family and professors who celebrated this important milestone remotely. The pre-recorded ceremony will be available via the YouTube channel of UNISTATION later in the afternoon, and will remain available to rewatch at your convenience.
The ceremony was held in the following order: ▲Report on academic affairs by Dean Ji Hyun Kim (Academic Affairs, UNIST), ▲ New student oath, and ▲ Awarding of scholarship certificates. This was also followed by welcome remarks by UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee and messages to the incoming freshmen class.
The Oath of Freshmen was delivered by student representatives, JaeHo Oh (Science & Engineering) and WonYoung Lee (Business Administration) on behalf of newly admitted students of UNIST.
The ceremony also featured the awarding of scholarship certificates to the students with outstanding entrance scores. The 2021 UNIST President Fellowship recipients include SungJun Ko, MinJi Ryu, MinSung Cho, and YoonSu Shin. These students will be given financial assistance to study abroad during school years, as well as financial aid to buy textbooks.
“You are the future leaders who will open up a better future of science and technology by growing into scientists who shape the future of AI, sustainability engineers that tackle climate change,” said President Lee. “We hope that you will grow your potential infinitely in the best environment where you can learn cutting-edge technologies, start career as a researcher, and even grow into an entrepreneur.”
Well wishes and congratulatory messages to the incoming freshmen class from fellow alumni and UNIST members marked at the end of the matriculation ceremony. This included welcome messages from Tae-Heon Kim, the CEO of Pireco and Jin Yeong Kim, who has recently been appointed as faculty member of Seoul National University.