On January 2, 2018, HUFS held the 2018 New Year's kick-off ceremony at Aekyung Hall of its Seoul Campus.
The ceremony was presided over by HUFS Dean of Administration Support of the Seoul Campus. It began with New Year's messages by Chairman of Dongwon Educational Foundation Kim Chong-chul, HUFS President Kim In-chul, and HUFS Alumni Association President Min Dong-seok and ended with all the participants singing the university song.
During the ceremony, HUFS President Kim In-chul said, "We should focus our efforts on becoming an entrepreneurial university." He stated that to that end, efforts should be made to develop an HUFS education model and overhaul the curriculum to meet the changing academic demands. He went on to say, "At the same time, we should work swiftly to shape a new educational environment that pursues multidisciplinary studies under the guidance of our HUFS values and to strengthen our financial soundness."
The event was attended by some 300 participants, including the directors of the Dongwon Educational Foundation as well as HUFS faculty and staff. It served as a meaningful occasion to kick off the New Year.