A 3D-printed version of a 2nd gate at Tsinghua University is now appearing on the school's 2018 admission letter.
This art work, made by faculty and students at Tsinghua, contains more than 30 components and over a hundred interlocking structures created using laser cutting technology.
As the candidate opens the package, the sculpture pops out from the page.
"To include a 3D sculpture of the Old Gate in the acceptance package," said the Tsinghua Admission Office, "is to convey its elegance and solemnity throughout history, and also to carry other meanings in the new era: inspiration and wisdom, youth and the future."
The university posted the acceptance letter on their official Weibo account, captioned "When you cross the Old Gate in August, a new world will emerge in front of you, and a brand-new Tsinghua awaits your discovery and creation."
The Old Gate, therefore, is no longer just a gate; but a turning point, a milestone, and the beginning of adult life for these new undergraduates.
The post quickly went viral, one netizen commenting "I am losing my mind. I want it."