News & Events

Weeks of Welcome (WoW) 2016 - Events for new non-local students

Quota is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Event Date, Time and Venue Description

Welcoming Reception

Jan 9-13 (Mon - Fri)

10:00-17:30

Global Lounge

Visit International Affairs Office when you arrive at HKU in Global Lounge (G/F Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre) to pick up useful information and to hand in your student card application form between January 9-13. You will also have the chance to mingle and chit-chat with your peers!

Orientation Day for non-local students

Jan 13 (Fri)

9:30-14:30

Rayson Huang Theatre

This is an orientation specially for the newly arrived non-local students. Apart from introducing you to HKSAR, the University and our campus, you will also get to know other newly arrived non-local students on the occasion.  

Free of charge; light lunch is included
 
Registration link: http://w2.cedars.hku.hk/nlo

Cooking workshop: Chinese New Year Turnip Cake 

Jan 12 (Thur)

15:30-18:00

PMQ Taste Library

(In collaboration with PMQ Taste Library)
 
Tunip cake is definitely the most popular food during Chinese New Year! It symbolises rising fortune in the new year. Let's make our own unique turnip cakes and share the happiness of Chinese New Year!
 
Sign up and pay at the Global Lounge reception on a first-come first-served basis!
 
HK$100 / person

TramOramic Tour 

Jan 19 (Thur)

17:30-20:00

Sai Wan

Hop aboard a 1920s-style open top tram and embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour through genuine Hong Kong. During your amazing journey you’ll encounter bustling streets, ultra-modern cityscapes and attractions. 

Route: Whitty Street Tram Depot > Causeway Bay > Happy Valley > Whitty Street

Sign up and pay at the Global Lounge reception on a first-come first-served basis!
 
HK$50 / person

Half Day Tour

Jan 21 (Sat)

12:00-17:00

Victoria Peak & Stanley

Victoria Peak is Hong Kong Island's highest point and a landmark of the Hong Kong skyline. The incredible views of the harbour and one of the most magnificent skylines in the planet that will literally take your breath away.

Stanley Market is a magical maze of alleys that wind down to Stanley Bay. You’ll find a mix of haute couture fashion and regional clothing, along with accessories, souvenirs, ornaments and other unique knick-knacks.

Sign up and pay at the Global Lounge reception on a first-come first-served basis!
 
HK$60 / person (Lunch is not included)

Chinese New Year Pun Choi Feast

Jan 25 (Wed)

18:30-20:00

Global Lounge 

Pun Choi is essentially a typical and communal dish for Chinese New Year. Comprising prawns, abalone, chicken, duck and vegetables, each item is prepared separately and layered in a bowl. Let's join the Pun Choi Feast and celebrate the Chinese New Year together!

Sign up and pay at the Global Lounge reception on a first-come first-served basis!

HK$50 / person