PG Resident Handbook 2023-24

INTRODUCTION 3 2 The hall management staff would like to extend our warm welcome to you. The mission of our office is to provide quality management, facilities, personnel, services and learning programs to our residents. Working with DSTO (Dean of Students’ Office) and other academic departments, we strive to provide a vibrant and diverse living and learning platform for cultural, recreational, social and academic growth. Living in the hall community at HKUST will certainly be an amazing experience where you can meet lots of new friends, learn how to live with your roommates, expose to idea that you have never encountered. You may even face obstacles and problems that are difficult to solve. Do not feel desperate, as you are not alone in facing these challenges. Many people within our hall community, including your Residence Masters, peers and hall staff, can offer help and support. You are welcome to speak out and discuss with us in order to find ways to cope with difficulties. The student halls are close to academic facilities, and you can easily access various campus resources. Residents are encouraged to join various activities organized by the Residence Master, and hall staff that stimulates both educational and social development. We hope you will have an unforgettable experience in the hall life at HKUST! introduction Welcome Message The University believes in total and holistic education. Students are encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and to engage in athletic and cultural activities as participants rather than spectators. Campus living is a desirable part of studies. In addition to having easy access to academic and research facilities, the opportunity to interact, in a residential environment, with peers not only stimulates learning but may also lead to long-term friendship and business associations. It also provides opportunities for students to learn to mix with fellow students of different cultures and background harmoniously. Each student is charged with the responsibility to act honourably and to hold fellow students to the same standard. Postgraduate students live in Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong (SKCC) Hall, University Apartments Tower A&B (UAA/UAB) and the Jockey Club Global Graduate Tower(GGT), which are collectively known as the PG Residences. The main objective of this handbook is to provide basic information about the PG Residences to all residents with a view to facilitating them in deriving maximum benefit from living there. The architects and the builders have created for us the physical environment in form of rooms, corridors and others. It will be you, the residents, through your stay in the PG Residences that will give life and character to the residential environment. Do make good use of the handbook to explore the facilities and services available. At the same time, do ask yourself in what way, through your participation, efforts, creativity, cooperation, acceptance and others, you can contribute to the creation of an environment that will bring educational benefit to all. WELCOME MESSAGE