Minecraft student orientation in Thailand


Minecraft student orientation in ThailandImages adapted from: KMITL

Various events and activities like weddings and graduation ceremonies have been forced to get cancelled to prevent any increasing number of COVID-19 patients, and this means a student orientation for University is on the list. 

However, this is a crucial part of Uni life that students can’t miss. So, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) decided to host an online orientation to invite their freshmen students to explore the university in Minecraft instead. 


Exploring the campus via 3D models


Minecraft student orientation in Thailand
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On 3rd August 2020, KMITL invited over 6,000 students, professors, and university staff to join an online orientation via Zoom and Facebook live. 

Minecraft student orientation in Thailand
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The rector of the institute, Prof. Dr. Suchatchavee Suwansawas, also joined the meeting and talked more about the campus, learning guides, his personal experiences, and other necessary information for the incoming students. 

Minecraft student orientation in ThailandImages adapted from: KMITL

He also presented 3D models of KMITL in the sandbox game, Minecraft, that featured all buildings and facilities within the campus. Plus, all students and staff are allowed to access the game and explore as well as design KMITL as they liked. 

Minecraft student orientation in ThailandA mini-concert before ending the meeting
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Student orientation amid COVID-19


Minecraft is a game that allows players to widen their creativity to create their own 3D world, and it’s amazing to see it being adapted to help us in the real world.

Aside from promoting social distancing measures, this event also proves that we are now living in an age of technology where games don’t have to be used for entertainment purposes only. 

Congratulations all first-year students – you are the very first generation with an online student orientation, on Minecraft no less! 

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