Keimyung University — Seongseo Campus [계명대학교 성서캠퍼스]

Kokdu: Season of Deity (2023); Snowdrop (2021-22); Chocolate (2019-20); Extraordinary You (2019); Melting Me Softly (2019); Item (2019); Mister Sunshine (2018); Boys Over Flowers (2009)

The back entrance of the main building of this university is seen as the Emergency Medical Center where Han Gye-jeol (Im Soo-hyang) as a doctor works in episode 1 of Kokdu: Season of Deity (Kkokduui Gyejeol/꼭두의 계절) (MBC, 2023) until she gets fired. This is also where she first meets Kokdu (Kim Jung-hyun); he saves her when she is about to fall down the stairs leading up to this building — while cherry blossoms fall on them.

Parts of this campus appear as ‘Seuli High School’ in Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019) — as seen in episode 1 (full episode 1) when Eun Dan-O (Kim Hye-yoon) is on her way to school or episode 17 (full episode 9), for instance, when Ha-roo (Ro Woon) gets his memories back and reunites with Dan-O on an alley street. The school trip in episode 7 (full episode 4) leads the class to the Hanhakchon Village (한학촌) of this university.

Oh Young-sun (Song Ji-eun) and Park Kyung-ja (Oh Ha-nee) think back in episode 2 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019) to their student times at this university together with Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin-a).

A number of buildings from Seongseo campus’ traditional village ‘Hanhakchon Village’ [한학촌] is featured in episodes 4 and 11, among others, of Mister Sunshine/Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) (tvN, 2018) — one of them being Gyeongcheondang (경천당/敬天堂).

The Dongsan Library [동산도서관], the main building and the entrance of this campus appear as parts of Shinhwa High School in Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers (꽃보다 남자) (KBS2, 2009). Other parts of Shinhwa High School are filmed at the Daemyeong campus and the ChangeUp Campus — Yangpyeong Camp (previously part of Gyeonggi English Village).

Also seen in Snowdrop (설강화) (JTBC, 2021-22) (entrance).

Chocolate (2019-20, episode 14)
Dongsan Medical Center [계명대학교 동산병원]

This hospital appears as ‘Geosung University Hospital’ and run by the Lee family in Chocolate (Chokolis, 초콜릿) (JTBS, 2019-20). This is where Lee Kang (Yoon Kye-sang) —in the first episodes— and Lee Jun (Jang Seung-jo) work and Moon Cha-young (Ha Ji-won) is treated.

Also seen in Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019); Item (아이템) (MBC, 2019).

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Keimyung University [계명대학교], founded in 1899 by an American missionary and two local Presbyterian Church leaders, is a private university located with its two campuses — Daemyeong and Seongseo — both located in the city of Daegu. The Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center [계명대학교 동산병원] is sometimes counted as the third campus, Dongsan Campus.

The Seongseo Campus [계명대학교 성서캠퍼스] is located in Daegu’s neighborhood Sindang [Sindang-dong/신당동] in the Dalseo District [Dalseo-gu/달서구]. A specificity is probably its ‘Hanhakchon Village’ [한학촌] right onsite the campus.

Another specificity of this campus is the Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center [계명대학교 동산병원] that was established on the grounds of this campus on April 15, 2019; right on the prior parking lot of the in front of this university’s College of Nursing [간호대학] and College of Medicine [의과대학]. This Medical Center is not to be confused with (still active) Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital [계명대학교 대구동산병원], founded in 1899, from which, however, most beds were moved to the Medical Center upon opening leaving the older hospital with a little more than 200 beds.

Address of Dongsan Library [계명대학교 성서캠퍼스 동산도서관]
1095 Dalgubeol-daero, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
대구광역시 달서구 달구벌대로 1095
(호산동 1000-2)
Geolocation: 35.857452, 128.485496

Main Building [계명대학교성서캠퍼스 본관]
Geolcation: 35.855750, 128.488845

Adam’s Chapel [계명대학교성서캠퍼스 아담스채플]
Geolocation: 35.857957, 128.484440

Hakchon Village [계명대학교 성서캠퍼스 계명한학촌]
Geolocation: 35.856340, 128.486015

Crossroad in Extraordinary You
Geolocation: 35.856762, 128.489025

Dongsan Medical Center
1035 Dalgubeol-daero, Sindang-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
대구광역시 달서구 달구벌대로 1035
(호산동 산 2-1)
Geolocation: 35.857443, 128.485530

Getting here
Gangchang Station [강창역], Deagu Subway Line 2, Exit 6
(11 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 30/01/2023
Melting Me Softly added by Thom Musni, with scene description by Marion KDL
Snowdrop added by sarahms

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  1. Episode 2 of Melting Me Softly was filmed here.

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