CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table

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CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table is a flagship programme held in the last week of August to connect first-year undergraduates from different faculties and countries of origin. Under the guidance of Student Induction Instructors (SIIs), new students in small groups will set ambitious yet realistic personal goals and explore the ideal of a university. You will also engage in intellectual dialogue with distinguished alumni and staff members, and act to make a real impact as Digital Humanitarians in a Mapathon to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world, aiding locals and international NGOs’ medical humanitarian relief works. The High Table is the pinnacle and concluding event to induce a sense of pride and identity with the University. Upon completion of CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table, you will be entitled to redeem a Green Gown, one of the most wanted HKU collectables that is available nowhere else!

Date/ Time

This is a two-day programme. Participants must attend all activities on both days. Please note that the programme rundown is subject to change in response to unexpected situations and circumstances.


HKU campus


  • Full-time and full degree undergraduates

  • Both local and non-local students are welcome

Medium of Language


Programme Fee

  • HK$100 programme fee

  • Redeem a Green Gown upon completion of all activities

Registration and Payment Procedure



Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis until all quota is full. Please note your enrolment is ONLY CONFIRMED upon payment of programme fee (HK$100).

Full Commitment Required

This is a two-day programme which is best described as a ‘hands-on, minds-on experience’. Through an interactive and collaborative process, participants will acquire a holistic learning experience. Each segment of the Programme will build on the activities before and after, so it is critical that participants arrive punctually and participate fully and actively. Not doing so create challenges not only to yourself but other participants. If you are unable to commit fully, we invite you to join other CEDARS induction activities which require less commitment.

Dress Code

Part I (31 Aug): Casual wear

  • Skirt, mini-skirt and flip-flops are not recommended.

  • You will receive an HKU t-shirt to wear upon registration.

Part II (1 Sep): Business formal

  • Please dress in formal attire for High Table.

  • Male students: a shirt, a pair of trousers and a pair of leather shoes.

  • Female students: a shirt with pants/skirt or a dress and a pair of leather shoes.

Note: No jacket is required, as you will be given a green gown to wear on top for High Table. Please also keep your personal belongings minimal. 

 Arrangement on Mapathon

Participants are required to bring their own laptops and mice on 1 September (Sun) to take part in the Mapathon, working together to create digital maps of the world’s forgotten places for medical humanitarian relief works. If you do not have any laptop, please indicate on the registration form to facilitate our arrangement.