Induction Activities at a Glance

At the start of every academic year, Faculties, Departments and other University Offices (e.g. the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), Information Technology Services (ITS), the HKU Libraries etc.) organise induction activities for new HKU students. The Induction Programme series of CEDARS, the Inauguration Ceremony, and the Peer Connect and High Table are just some of the exciting examples on offer. All these activities are designed to help you integrate with the rest of the University and to cultivate your sense of identity as a member of HKU.

 

University Induction Talks

University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students

The University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students will be held during 17 to 23 August, 2022, depending on your curriculum of study. The Programme comprises three parts, namely Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A, Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk (if any) and CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/registration-and-induction

17 Aug - 23 Aug

HKU Campus and/or online platform

The Student Body Registration & Hall Information Day will be held during 13 to 15 August, 2022, depending on your curriculum of study. The Information Day comprises three parts, i) visits to Faculty and Academic Societies; ii) visits to student clubs promoting different cultural, sports and other areas of interests and iii) visits to student booths of residential and non-residential halls and join hall visits.

Learn more: studentbodyregistration.hku.hk

13 Aug - 15 Aug

HKU Campus

 

Student Body Registration & Hall Information Day

 

1st Semester

Weeks of Welcome (WoW)

The Weeks of Welcome for Non-local Students (WoW) is comprised of a series of fun and fact-finding activities to assist the newly arrived students to settle down, induct into the local way and get to know about the new environment and people. We have prepared a series of local tours to help you explore new culture, people and places. Local students will serve as student hosts to lead these activities and introduce Hong Kong and HKU to new students.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/wow

22 Aug - 13 Sep 2022 & one week before the 2nd semester

Various locations or online platform

CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table

CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table, a flagship programme for first-year undergraduate students entering HKU, puts new students from different faculties and countries of origin into small groups. It comprises 4 non-academic induction activities, namely Goal Setting Exercise, Inspirational Activities, IG Challenge on Adjusting to HKU Life and High Table.

Upon completion of CEDARS Peer Connect and High Table, you can redeem your own Green Gown, one of the most wanted HKU collectables that is available nowhere else!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/fye/peer-connect-and-high-table

28 Aug - Oct / Nov 2022

HKU Main Campus and various locations or online platform

Orientation Day for Non-local Students and Student Club Fair

This is an orientation session designed for the newly arrived non-local students. Topics include adjustment issues, support services and resources provided by CEDARS, life in Hong Kong and HKU and many more. Apart from introducing you to Hong Kong, the University and our campus, you will also get to know other newly arrived non-local students on the occasion. The Student Club Fair will be hosted afterwards to introduce the new students to various student clubs. You can meet student representatives from different student societies and register on the spot as members of these societies.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/wow

26 Aug 2022

9:30am - 4:30pm

HKU Campus

WoW Party

Move your feet and feel the beat! Join the definitive and signature HKU Party for ALL new students before school starts! DJ King (@king_c_allstar), Jaxis, DJ FXlion and Astréas are going to fill the night with the coolest music and heat up the dance floor! Come join the party and enjoy the f2f interaction with new friends from around the world!

Learn more: wp2.cedars.hku.hk/wow-party

26 Aug 2022

7 - 8.30pm

HKU Campus

Inauguration Ceremony for New Students

The Inauguration Ceremony for New Students, organised by CEDARS, is the University's formal welcome to all first-year students at which they will meet the principal officers and senior academics of the University. The Ceremony also consists of a Robing Ceremony which signifies the official induction of the new students to the University family. All new students are expected to attend.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/InaugurationCeremony

31 Aug 2022

10 - 11am

Grand Hall

Financing Your University Studies

At this session, you will be given information on the types of financial assistance, First-in-the-Family Education Fund and scholarships available. Tips on financial management and ways to secure part-time jobs will also be shared.

Learm more: cedars.hku.hk/campuslife/talkonfinance

31 Aug 2022

2:30 - 5pm

MWT1, Meng Wah Complex

CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme (CGCSS) Week

Take a leap into the world! CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme (CGCSS) enriches your global exposure and international career learning experience. The Scheme offers both onsite and virtual International Internships, Career Exploration Programmes and career-focused Intercultural Leadership Programmes with overseas universities and employers.

The annual CGCSS Week will bring to you useful information about the most up-to-date career driven international learning opportunities, including:

  • Information session on internship and career exploration programmes in Mainland China and overseas countries

  • Talks on different working cultures and preparation tips

  • CGCSS account registration and application methods

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/careerspringboard

Enquiry: careerspringboard@cedars.hku.hk

1st Semester

HKU Main Campus or online platform

GEST Orientation

Being a GEST (GE Student Team) member, not only makes the GE events successful and fantastic, but learns and laughs at a fun and cosy environment. A wide range of positions will be open for application. Training and skills sharing sessions will be offered. Join this orientation to learn more about GEST, help us define GEST, and meet new friends.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/GEST

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

mid-Sep 2022

GE Gatherland

 

2nd Semester

University Life Trio

University Life Trio is an event organised by CEDARS exclusively for parents of the first-year undergraduate students, with the aim of facilitating communication between parents and the University, while emphasising student autonomy and self-determination.

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

To be confirmed

HKU Campus

Be Smart: Plan for Your First CV!

Key contents of this workshop:

  • Steps for writing your very first CV

  • What makes good and bad CVs

  • Related resources and support offered by CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section

 

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.​

Enquiry: workshops@cedars.hku.hk

2nd Semester

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Preparing for Your Upcoming Job Interviews

Key contents of this workshop:

  • What interviewers look for in a candidate

  • Learn great answers to tough questions

  • Related resources and support offered by CEDARS-Careers and Placement Section

 

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.​

Enquiry: workshops@cedars.hku.hk

2nd Semester

HKU Main Campus or online platform

 

Throughout the Year

Career and Job Fairs

Large and small-scale career fairs with different themes are organised for you to get a glimpse of the world of work. You may interact with the insiders of your desired industries and companies, and apply for internships on site. Types of fairs include annual Career Fair, Startup Job Fair and other industry and theme-based career events.

Event details will be announced in "Daily Jobs & Career Events" emails from CEDARS.

Enquiry: careers@hku.hk

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Person Enrichment (PE) Programmes

A wide range of Person Enrichment Programmes are organised to facilitate your university success.

Programme highlights:

  • Peer Language Tutoring (Both English and Cantonese) - for cultural exchange and building your social confidence in speaking English/Cantonese

  • Cross-cultural Speed Dating - making friends from different cultural backgrounds and polishing your communication skills

  • Master Your Worries - learning effective skills to manage your worries

Enquiry: cedars-cope@hku.hk

HKU Main Campus or online platform

Tea from Around the World

This cultural exchange programme has been curated since 2017, and student hosts from different places have shared the tea and snacks of their hometown. You can know more about your HKU international peers and their home countries' culture and traditions with tea! Or be one of our student hosts!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/GEST

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

GE Gatherland

Music Salon & Performance

Music Salon is a hub for all of our music-lovers. Each semester, three sessions of Music Salon with different themes would be curated to welcome students with various musical tastes and interests. What's more, lunch time concerts and busking around campus will also be organised!

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/GE-FACE

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

GE Gatherland / online platform /  HKU Campus

Holistic Urban Farming and Gardening

Holistic Urban Farming programmes provide opportunities and inspirations for students to engage in organic farming, horticulture practices and interdisciplinary studies. Students can also be volunteer farmers/gardeners to help with daily operations.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/GE-GREEN

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

Rooftop Farm & Herb Garden on HKU campus

F:A:C:E: Choice & Sharing
(F:A:C:E = Fascinating Arts and Cultural Experiences)

F:A:C:E: Choice recommends arts and cultural programmes to students throughout the year. Ticket subsidy will be offered to full-time HKU students to enjoy different art forms of performances or films. A maximum sum of HK$150 will be provided on a reimbursement basis upon attendance of both the performance and a sharing session.

Learn more: cedars.hku.hk/GE-FACE

Enquiry: gened@hku.hk

GE Gatherland or online platform

Global Friends Programme

The Global Friends Programme (GFP) is a unique social and networking platform for students to meet friends from around the world. A group of GFP ambassadors will initiate an array of fun-filled activities for you to explore different cultures while polishing your language skills.

Learn more: wp2.cedars.hku.hk/globalfriends

Enquiry: cedars@hku.hk

Various locations or online platform

 

Information Technology Services (ITS)

ITS Orientations for New Staff and Students

To provide new students with useful information on the wide range of services offered by ITS, seminars including an introductory session will be conducted.

Learn more: its.hku.hk/events-category/its-orientations

Enquiry: ithelp@hku.hk

Aug/Sep 2022

Online platform

 

Libraries

FYE@HKUL

Join the various fun activities and useful courses to learn about the services and facilities in support of your study.

Enjoy your best First-Year Experience (FYE) at the Libraries!

Learn more: lib-instruction-events.hku.hk/fye_hkul

Enquiry: libis@hku.hk

Aug/Sep 2022

Online platform