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, lounge, photo studio/darkroom, restaurant, student society rooms, banner site, vCave
Music room, games room, baby care room, assembly hall/lobby, photocopying corner
Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC), managed by CEDARS, is located on the 3/F, 4/F and 5/F above the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre on the Main Campus.
Yuet Ming Auditorium holding up to 400 seats, is a modern and well-equipped proscenium theatre at HKU, which is designed for cultural performances, drama productions and various kinds of functions.
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.
Exhibition Gallery, located on the 5/F of CYMCC with approximate 134 sq. m. of exhibition area, is an ideal place for student artwork display, posters and publicity presentations.
Room 401, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Tel: 3917 1281
Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/CYMCC
Located on the G/F of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre and open to all HKU students, the Global Lounge provides a venue for all types of interactions, informal gatherings, and multi-cultural and international activities such as cultural nights, exhibitions, and concerts to take place. The Global Lounge has offered a unique experience to you and has established itself as a hub of students' social and cultural life at HKU.
Learn more: www.als.hku.hk/globallounge
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. Located on the 3/F of the Main Library, Level 3 is a learning commons style facility providing a variety of spaces suitable for different learning styles including reflective self-study as well as collaborative study.
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 Learning Commons is a campus hub equipped with modern learning facilities that encourages and facilitates individual and group study.
Chi Wah Learning Commons: podium levels of Centennial Campus
The Oval: 1/F of Knowles Building
The Curve: 1/F and 2/F of K.K. Leung Building
The Lounge: 2/F of Main Building
Learn more: www.les.hku.hk/teaching-learning/learning-space
Apart from offering a wide range of sports and fitness programmes, the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) also manages the following sports facilities:
Flora Ho Sports Centre, Lindsay Ride Sports Centre and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool on Pokfulam Road
Stanley Ho Sports Centre, Henry Fok Swimming Pool at Sandy Bay
3 Fitness Centres in Lindsay Ride Sports Centre, Henry Fok Health and Fitness Complex and the ACTIVE (Centennial Campus)
Tennis courts at High West on Pokfulam Road and Robert Black College
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 use e-lockers. 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-comefirst-
served basis, supported by the mobile app called “uLock@hku”. A number of existing traditional lockers will be available for application by full-time undergraduate students for longer- term use of up to one academic year. Students can apply for the traditional lockers by a central application system by random ballot.
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 HK$4 fare discount for taking two bus trips.
The majority of banks are closed on Saturday afternoon and public holidays. There are two banks on 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: 2211 1333
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 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 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).
Bookstores and Stationery
The University bookstore (Swindon Book Co. Ltd) (Tel: 2546 8412) is located on the G/F of Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus. Textbooks, stationery and books for leisure reading are for sale.
The Hong Kong University Press Bookshop (Tel: 3917 7801) is located on the G/F of Run Run Shaw Heritage House (next to the Visitor and Information Centre), Centennial Campus.
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU) also operates a co-op store selling stationery and souvenirs. It is located on the 1/F of the 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 (LC)
The Main Library and branch libraries (Octopus-card operated photocopying machines are available in each library. Library patrons should observe the copyright ordinance when making photocopies for research or teaching purposes.)
The Oval, 1/F, Knowles Building
Room 420, 4/F, Knowles Building (Knowles Digital Centre Ltd.)
Union Photocopy Centre, 1/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 letterbox on Main Campus situated on the LG 2/F of Knowles Building. The nearest Post Office is Sai Ying Pun Post Office (27 Pokfulam Road, Tel: 2546 2396), 5-minute walk from the east gate of Main Campus.
Postage varies with weight and destination. Visit www.hongkongpost.hk for details.
Baby Care Rooms
Facilities such as washrooms with baby-changing table at all amenities centres, and baby care rooms at 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.
Local newspapers and magazines are available at the Office of The Hong Kong University Students' Union (HKUSU), as well as the Dental Library, Yu Chun Keung Medical Library, and the Lui Che Woo Law Library.
Selected overseas newspapers for the latest two months are kept on the 1/F New Wing of the Main Library. You may also access online news collections subscribed by the Libraries through the Library website at lib.hku.hk.
Please refer to the Main Campus and Sassoon Road Campus maps.
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.
Public phones on the campus:
1/F, Meng Wah Complex
Run Run Shaw Podium
G/F, K.K. Leung Building
G/F, Main Building
P4, P5 and P6, Graduate House
Paid public phones for local/IDD Calls on the campus:
LG 1/F, Library Building (New Wing)
1/F, Robert Black College
P4, Graduate House
UG/F, Knowles Building
G/F, Haking Wong Building
G/F, Main Building
Run Run Shaw Podium
University Health Service
The University Health Service (UHS) provides the following services for eligible students.
Primary medical care on 2/F, Meng Wah Complex. Preventive, elective and expensive items are provided at a charge.
Dental service on 3/F, Meng Wah Complex at a charge.
Physiotherapy service (upon the referral of UHS physicians) at a charge.
Where appropriate, referral to public specialist out-patient clinics or public hospitals.*
Students unable to attend any scheduled appointments should notify the UHS reception as soon as possible. For dental, physiotherapy, medical checkup, Travel Health Clinic and long consultation appointments, at least 24 hours’ notice must be given for any cancellation, or else a penalty fee would be charged.
Students’ family members are not entitled to the UHS services.
Learn more: www.uhs.hku.hk
Dental Appointments / Enquiries
Web Appointment Booking
* Notes for students who need specialist care and hospital care in government clinics and hospital:
If you are a Hong Kong citizen, you will be charged at public rate.
If you are not a Hong Kong citizen, you may be charged at private rate. You should, therefore, purchase appropriate and adequate private medical and hospital insurance covering the whole period of your stay in Hong Kong.