The UOS is planning to lend Birch Hall on weekends to people who would like to use it for small weddings. Last year, the Seoul city government had a policy for small weddings, lending citizen halls to newlyweds for low-cost wedding ceremonies. The policy was successful, changing the minds of many young people about having smaller weddings. However, since the supply of venues is small, the government has announced that it will open more public places as wedding halls.
The UOS have been chosen as one of them Many students expressed approval of this plan positive about this event. Ji-hong Jung (Dept. of Architecture, ’15) said it would be fun and impressive to see a wedding ceremony on campus. But some students expressed concern Kung Park (School of Business Administration, ’15) said it would be inconvenient to students in several ways. First, since there are several clubs and other student gatherings on weekends, the plan would interfere with students using these facilities.
Moreover, a wedding requires facilities management afterwards, adding a burden to staff and students. Additionally, there are some complaints that city residents are already making excessive use of the campus, and some students have said they are concerned that offering Birch Hall as a wedding venue might intensify this public usage. As the plan is implemented, the University will need to address these issues.