- President's Message to Students (June 15, 2020) 2020.06.15
Common Office of the President
June 15, 2020
Dear Yonsei Students,
The finale of the 2020 spring semester is only two weeks away. I appreciate your hard work and enthusiasm of study shown amidst the online/non-face-to-face lecture environment during the spring semester.
The spread of COVID-19 is not dramatically decreasing even in June and the community spread continues, far from the anticipation that it would dwindle as summer approaches. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over seven million people worldwide, and more than 1,000 people in Seoul alone. It is regrettable that there is a prospect that the threat of COVID-19 will not diminish in the upcoming semester.
Based on the experience of the spring semester, Yonsei has started preparing to respond to the spread of COVID-19 for the fall semester. Preparations are being made to provide quality lectures, support to provide better non-face-to-face lectures or blended learning classes. In addition, the change of various systems to strengthen students' class options are continuously being discussed. We are reviewing the improvement of the system for students, such as reducing the limit of the number of students enrolled in case of online lectures, expanding opportunities for re-taking classes. I will do my best to help Yonsei University students learn in a more informative and flexible environment.
The first semester of 2020 is coming to an end. Even in the midst of the community spread, I hope you will stay safe and pray that you spend a fruitful summer.
I am looking forward to seeing you this fall semester.
Seoung Hwan Suh