On Friday, December 18th, the Junior College’s Department of English Studies for Careers hosted a social event for students called “Hato Café (hato meaning ‘pigeon’)” in which coffee and snacks were provided for free.
All snacks were wrapped individually to prevent any possible infection of the coronavirus. The event was also held in a thoroughly disinfected and ventilated area, asking participants to enjoy the event while avoiding the “Three C’s”—closed spaces, crowds and close-contact situations.
The event was held for the purpose of encouraging students to get to know each other and exchange information about their studies and campus facilities. Because opportunities to enter the campus have lessened due to the pandemic, the event was held with hopes among faculty and staff for students to enjoy their student life.
Held on the 1st floor of Building 4, a coffee shop in Sai’in was invited to serve coffee in the event. Drawn to the fragrant aroma of freshly ground coffee, students enjoyed having conversations with a cup in one hand and keeping their distance. In a quiz session for junior college students, pigeon-shaped cookies with icing (made to represent the KUFS logo) were given to those who gave correct answers. They all seemed to enjoy a refreshing break between classes, and headed back to their separate classrooms.