HKU is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not allowed on campus, both indoors and outdoors.
CEDARS manages three amenities centres. The facilities are open for use by students and staff as individuals or groups. Some facilities can be booked online for exclusive use. Priority is given to students, student societies, and student organised activities.
Multi-purpose room, meeting rooms, music rooms, band room, baby care room, shower rooms, exhibition counters, banner sites, student society rooms, supermarket, cafeteria, restaurant
Multi-purpose rooms, meeting rooms, party room, music rooms, prayer room, coffee lounge, photo studio/darkroom, restaurant, student society rooms, banner sites, vCave
Music room, games room, baby care room, assembly hall/lobby, photocopying corner
Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC), is located on the 3/F and 4/F above the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre on the Main Campus.
Studio 303 with a capacity of 148 seats, is an ideal performing venue for experimental performances in a variety of art forms, such as drama, dance, musical performance and theatrical workshop.
Busking area at 4/F is available for the use by student societies and groups. They are welcome to present activities such as band show, dance battle or orchestral performance during lunch time. Booking is free of charge. Please contact CYMCC for details.
Room 201, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
Tel: 2859 8006
Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/CYMCC
The HKU Libraries consists of the Main Library and six specialist branch libraries. The Main Library comprises an all-round collection of materials in arts, humanities, architecture, social sciences, and science and technology. The Libraries also has a rich collection of audio-visual materials and reserve materials, as well as the Special Collections which houses a unique collection of Hong Kong materials, rare books, pamphlets, and microforms. The other six specialist libraries are: Dental Library, Fung Ping Shan Library, Lui Che Woo Law Library, Music Library, Tin Ka Ping Education Library and Yu Chun Keung Medical Library. The Libraries provides photocopiers and laser printers for users to make a copy of documents for the purposes of research, private study, criticism or review. Learning Commons style facilities can be found in Level 3 of the Main Library and branch libraries providing a variety of spaces suitable for different learning styles including reflective self-study as well as collaborative study. Located on the 2/F of the Main Library, the Ingenium is an interdisciplinary space for the University community to be inspired by and to interact with technology.
Learn more: lib.hku.hk
A variety of spaces are provided for individual and self-paced learning in the Learning Commons. These include quiet study areas, reading and lounging areas and individual workstations. Collaborative learning spaces are provided in the form of group study rooms, more traditionally styled work tables as well as diner booth style places that are well suited to group interactivity.
The Chi Wah Learning Commons, located at the podium levels of the Centennial Campus, offers modern learning facilities that encourage and facilitate individual and group study.
Apart from offering a wide range of sports and fitness programmes, the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) mainly manages the following sports facilities:
Flora Ho Sports Centre on Pokfulam Road
Henry Fok Swimming Pool, Stanley Ho Sports Centre at Sandy Bay
4 Fitness Centres in Floral Ho Sports Centre, Henry Fok Health and Fitness Complex, the ACTIVE (Centennial Campus) and the HKU B-Active (Shek Tong Tsui)
6 Tennis courts at Stanley Ho Sports Centre
Learn more: cse.hku.hk
Computing and Network Facilities
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides comprehensive information technology services such as HKU Portal, procedures on connecting to HKU Campus Network and email service etc.
You may visit ITS Service Desk on the 1/F of Library Building (Old Wing) or send email to email@example.com for assistance in using the central computing and network services.
Learn more: its.hku.hk
Daily Life Necessities
All HKU students with a valid HKU Portal account are eligible to rent an e-locker. E-lockers are for temporary storage up to a maximum of 7 consecutive calendar days with the rental fee of HK$1 per hour. Renting of the e-locker is on a first-come- first-served basis, supported by the mobile app called “uLock@hku”. Traditional lockers are also available for application by full-time undergraduate students for longer use of up to one academic year. Students can apply for a traditional locker via a central application system and the allocation is by random ballot.
Learn more: ase.hku.hk
Shuttle Bus Service
The Estates Office operates shuttle bus service for students to travel among various campuses and offices. The service is restricted to HKU students and staff only, thus passengers are required to present their student/staff cards for identification purpose.
KMB Fare Saver Kiosk
KMB Fare Saver Kiosk is located at the bridge linking K.K. Leung Building and Knowles Building. By swiping your Adult/Student Octopus card, you can enjoy a fare discount of up to HK$4 when taking KMB buses.
The majority of banks are closed on Saturday afternoon and public holidays. There are two banks on the Main Campus, with details as follows:
G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, Main Campus
Tel: 2233 3000
Mon – Thu: 9am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Bank of East Asia
Shop P0030, G/F, Centennial Campus
Tel: 3609 1812
Mon – Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat and Sun: Closed
There are a few ATM machines on campus, respectively located at the Haking Wong Podium, Run Run Shaw Podium and on the Centennial Campus.
The nearest wet market is the Shek Tong Tsui Market (about 10-minute walk from Hill Road).
There is one mini PARKnSHOP located on the 2/F of the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre. A larger International by PARKnSHOP can be found on 37-47 Bonham Road (about 10-minute walk from the Main Campus). Nearby a Wellcome can be found on 62 Bonham Road. Another larger Wellcome Superstore is at the Westwood (8 Belcher's Street).
Bookstore and Stationery
The Hong Kong University Press Bookshop (Tel: 3917 7801) is located on the G/F of Run Run Shaw Heritage House (next to the HKU Visitor Centre), Centennial Campus.
The HKU Campus Store selling stationery and souvenirs is located on the UG1/F of Composite Building.
In addition to the facilities in your Faculty, there are a few areas, with photocopying machines available for general use:
1/F and 2/F (CPD-1 and CPD-2) of the Chi Wah Learning Commons
The Main Library and branch libraries (Library patrons should observe the copyright ordinance when making photocopies for research or teaching purposes.)
Room 420, 4/F, Knowles Building (KRCC Production Company)
Photocopy Centre, UG1/F, Composite Building
Shops along Bonham Road and Pokfulam Road (They provide reliable services at reasonable price. Some of them even offer binding services.)
There is a posting box on the Main Campus situated on the LG2/F of Knowles Building. The nearest Post Office is Sai Ying Pun Post Office (27 Pokfulam Road, Tel: 2921 2222), 5-minute walk from the east gate of the Main Campus.
Postage varies with weight and destination. Visit hongkongpost.hk for details.
Baby Care Rooms
Facilities such as washrooms with baby-changing table at the amenities centres, and baby care rooms at the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, The Jockey Club Tower and William M.W. Mong Block are available to parent students, staff and visitors during their time on campus.
You can view the e-newspapers at the two E-newspaper Stations in the Breakout Zone, Level 3 of the Main Library or access online news collections subscribed by the Libraries through the Library website at lib.hku.hk.
The Amenities Centres offer local fax services to all students, though charges may be levied. Some stationery shops and printing companies around campus also provide fax services.
University Health Service
All entitled students may use the University Health Service (UHS).
Students with disability affecting their university life should report to the UHS and CEDARS so that arrangement could be made for the need of special assistance during their time at the University.
The following services are provided by or arranged through the UHS.
Primary medical care on 2/F, Meng Wah Complex. Preventive, elective and expensive items are provided at a charge
Specialist care and hospital care at the public specialist clinic or public ward of Government hospitals by referral (for full-time students only and excluding any maternity care)
Dental service on 3/F, Meng Wah Complex at a charge
Preventive measures including Travel Health Service, Wellness Check-up, Well Woman Check-up and vaccinations at a charge
Physiotherapy on the referral of UHS physicians at a charge
Health education in the form of individual advice, classes/workshops, exhibitions, web information, posters and pamphlets
Medical aids, equipment and appliances may be provided at a charge
Students who are unable to attend any scheduled appointments should notify the relevant receptionist as soon as possible. In case of Dental, Physiotherapy, medical checkup, Travel Health Service and long consultation appointments, at least 24 hours’ notice must be given for any cancellation, or else a penalty fee would be charged.
All non-local students are advised to purchase medical insurance to cover the cost of specialist consultation and hospitalisation.
Students’ family members are not entitled to the UHS services.
Learn more: uhs.hku.hk
3917 2501 / 3917 2502
2859 2511 / 2859 2512
Web Appointment Booking