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There is a nickname of Hongik University and most students may know that nickname. Yes, it is ‘Hongwarts’. Thisnickname of Hongik University is derived from ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter books. Almost all the buildings are connected from the Hong-Mun Hall to the Humanities & Social Science Hall, and the passageways appear to be hidden. This complex campus structure resembles Hogwarts, so this nickname was created. Such a campus structure and a lack of promotion make it hard for us to know and use helpful spaces on campus. This article will introduce some helpful spaces. When you finish reading this article, let’s go there!

Education

There are a lot of team presentations and group studies in college life. Many fellow students visit the Student Union Hall’s first floor or a cafe nearby campus. However, the first floor of the Student Union Hall is exposed to noise because of its openness and we have to buy some drink at a café, so sometimes the expenses are burdensome. So, let’s visit a group study room.

-Location: Main Library building 3rd floor -A maximum of 6 people are allowed and at least 3 people are required to apply.

-4 rooms for 6 people (Table for 6 people, glass blackboard, electrical outlet)

-Up to 3 hours per day is available and can be booked up to 1 week in advance.

-You can make a reservation after logging into the central library homepage.

Is there any place to watch movies on campus? Do you need any place to watch your own videos with friends? Yes! We have one! We have a multimedia information center!

-Location: Information & Communication Center building, 9th floor.

-Service hours: Weekday: 09:00~20:00 (during vacation: 17:00), Saturday: 09:00~15:00

-It has a computer room, a visual data room, and a visual learning room.

-Computer room: There are many computers that are free to use and one printer is also free to use if you have your own paper.

-Visual data room: You don’t need a reservation to use this room. There are a lot of types of visual media, especially movies. You can watch these movies when you deposit your ID card, but you can’t borrow these movies. For example there is the drama ‘Lost’, the movies ‘Slumdong Millionaire’, ‘Taken’, and the animated film ‘Zootopia’. Also, you can watch films on VHS such as ‘Edward Scissorhands’, and ‘Titanic’.

-Visual learning room: Up to 10 people can use this room. We can watch movies from the visual media room as well as personal videos. You can make a reservation after logging into the central library homepage.

HEALTH

At every beginning of a new year, many people promise to exercise consistently and register at a gym. However, cold weather, laziness, and tiredness make our promise come to nothing. Then, how about using fitness room in our college? If you live near the campus or if you are in school using the fitness room on campus will help you to exercise consistently.

-Location: The gym (building M) on the first basement -Service hours: 06:00~22:00 -Membership fees: \ 20,000 a month

-A number of exercise machines comparable to those at a private gym are installed.

-The fitness room is wide enough so that more than 20 people are able to exercise at the same time.

-Only central Health Club students could use this fitness room in the past; but it was later opened to general students and teaching staff at the request of students.

It’s a good afternoon, and there are a lot of students to play soccer or basketball with friends when they have free time. But what if you have no ball in such a situation! Don’t be embarrassed - just visit here!

-Location: Under the grand playground stand headquarters.

-Any Hongik member can borrow various sports equipment, such as a soccer ball, a volleyball, a basketball ball and a liner, a scoreboard, a whistle, etc. by presenting their student card.

-The available hours for using the equipment room are 8:00~19:30 and any rented athletic equipment should be returned by 19:30.

-For events on Saturday and Sunday, students can rent the equipment on Friday and return it on Monday.

Sometimes, we do not feel hurt or sore enough to go to the hospital, but sometimes we want to get some treatment. Also, we want to get some advice from the doctor but medical expenses are too high. However, if you are a Hongik member, don’t worry about it. The Health Care Center is for us!

-Provides students, faculty, and staff with primary first aid care, health maintenance and enhancement, and all medical services are provided free of charge.
(However, a blood test for hyperlipidemia/fatty liver/hyperglycemia for diagnosis/prevention of metabolic syndrome is charged \8,500 for the reagent cost.)

1.-Consultation and treatment

① First aid to faculty, university staff, and students

② Treatment, diagnosis, administration of medicine, giving prescription

③ Provision of medical supplies

2. -Counseling

① Counseling on how to quit smoking

② Counseling on how to quit drinking

③ Obesity counseling

④ Health counseling for faculty, university staff, and students

⑤ Counseling on disease-related leave of absence

⑥ Vaccination counseling (counseling on vaccination required for overseas travelㆍHepatitis A/tetanus)

⑦ Counseling on women’s health

3. -Medical tests

① CBC tests (white/red blood cell, hemoglobin, and platelet inspection)

② Blood sugar tests (blood sugar and hemoglobin inspection before/after meal)

③ Blood pressure measuring

④ Body fat measuring

⑤ 13 tests (hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, hyperglycemia, and kidney function inspection)

⑥ Blood type tests

⑦ Hepatitis B antigenㆍantibody inspection

There are many facilities that Hongik members are free to use. This article introduced facilities focused on health,education, and entertainment. Let’s use places that help us in the complex ‘Hongwarts’ like maze! We deserve it!!

Heo Junyoung  gyunz0224@naver.com

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