Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street
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Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street

Introduction

The University is building four Residential Colleges on Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town for 1800 students. They will be completed in the summer of 2012 to provide the much needed residential places for the double cohort of students of the 3-3-4 curriculum.

LWS Outlook

(Colleges Perspective. Courtesy of CYS Associates HK LTD)

The Residential Colleges will have three distinctive features. First, as they are located within Kennedy Town and next to many residential blocks, students will have very close engagement with the community. Students will use their knowledge and skills to help build a better community and at the same time, learn and grow in the process.

Second, there will be a strong intellectual and academic component. In 2012-3, there will be 25% - 33% postgraduates and the rest are undergraduates in each College. In the long run, the proportion of undergraduates to postgraduates is 1:1. The Master of each College, who is a senior academic of the University, will provide strong academic and intellectual leadership for the student residents. Through activities such as seminars, salons, talks and projects, students will together embark on interesting intellectual journeys and explorations. Such activities will also benefit the rest of the University community.

Third, the Residential Colleges will have strong representations of local, mainland and overseas students. There will be a lot of in-depth cultural exchange. The students may also help Kennedy Town to develop into a multi-cultural community.

Finally, the Residential Colleges will build on the proud traditions of halls, e.g., identity, High Table Dinners, etc.

lobby 1

(Shuttle Lift Perspective. Courtesy of CYS Associates HK LTD)

A Governance Committee has been set up and it is chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor SP Chow. Other members of the Governance Committee include academic staff, community leaders, representative of masters, and representatives of student residents and representatives of the HKU Students' Union and Postgraduate Student Association.

lobby 2

(Podium Lobby Perspective. Courtesy of CYS Associates HK LTD)

Halls have a long tradition in HKU. For a century, they have nurtured many leaders and provided a strong base for students and alumni to identify with the University. Halls and Residential Colleges will provide a complete range of residential experience and work hand-in-hand in a complementary manner to achieve students' whole-person development. The University will try to secure the resources required by both the Residential Colleges and Halls so that they can both excel in different ways.

Online Location Map: http://g.co/maps/k76f2

google map

Facilities

The Colleges have the following room mix:

Block

Single Room

Double

Disabled Room
(Single)

Subtotal
(Place)

Room

Place

Block A

304

85

170

9

483

Block B

304

85

170

9

483

Block C

52

178

356

9

417

Block D

52

178

356

9

417

Total number of places =

1800

Each single room is about 8 sq.m, while double room is about 15 sq.m. All rooms are furnished with beds, wardrobes, writing desks with lamps, chairs and bookshelves. Also, rooms are connected to the HKU Campus Network with data ports for internet access.

single roomsingle room

double room

Each floor has a communal pantry equipped with hot and cold drinking water supply, hot plates, microwave oven, refrigerator and television. There are communal washrooms and shower stalls on each floor as well.

data port in room

There is five-storey podium housing rooms and a multi-purpose hall for various social and academic-related activities. The multi-purpose hall with cafeteria will serve all members of the Residential Colleges.

multi-purpose hall

(Hall Perspective. Courtesy of CYS Associates HK LTD)

Laundry and air-conditioning services are operated by a 'pre-paid smartcard' device.

Smartcard in room

Access to Campus

Residents are linked to the Main Campus by means of University Shuttle Bus Service within normal school hours. Route and schedule of the bus will be provided later on.

Fees

The Governance Committee and the Committee of Student Affairs have approved the following lodging charges for the Residential Colleges. The fees are subject to the final approval of the University Council.

Lodging Fee in Year 2012-13 (HK Dollar)

 

Single room

Double room

Undergraduate

$16260

$12195 per student

Postgraduate

$24390

$18970 per student

The residential year 2012-13 will run from September 6 2012 to June 4, 2013 (271 days).

Apart from the lodging fee, resident will be required to pay some miscellaneous charges such as students' association membership fees, compulsory high table fees, room and/or smartcard deposits, etc. on a semester basis. The total ranges from $800 to $1,500 per semester while some of them may be refundable. The office of the Colleges will give you an update list of charges after you have been offered a place.

Applications for Places in Year 2012-13

Admission to the Residential Colleges is on an annual basis. We are now inviting students to apply for residence in the Residential Colleges. Students may apply for both Halls and the Residential Colleges. If they are accepted to both, they will need to make a decision on where to live. Students will be assigned by CEDARS to the Residential Colleges according to the criteria set down by the Governance Committee and in consultation with the Masters.

In 2012-13, because of the double cohort, we will have a rather large number of first year students, particularly those from outside Hong Kong, who are considered to have a more urgent need of accommodation. Because of this reason, the number of places for local and current students will be relatively small.

Students will be admitted by the Colleges in the following order of priority approved by the Senate in 2010. The final quota for each category of students will be decided in early June.

Undergraduate
(full time students only)

Postgraduate
(full time research students only)

1. Newly arrived non-local students

1. Newly arrived non-local students

2. Newly arrived local students

2. Newly arrived local students

3. Current non-local students who have no prior experience in Hall

3. Current non-local students who have no prior experience in Hall

4. Current non-local students who have experience in Hall

4. Current non-local students who have experience in Hall

5. Local senior year student who have no prior experience in Hall

5. Local senior year students who have no prior experience in Hall

6. Local senior year student who have experience in Hall

6. Local senior year students who have experience in Hall

For other students outside the categories above, their applications will be considered only if there is remaining vacancy in the Colleges after October 2012, after the commencement of classes.

Application Schedules

Interested students please complete one of the following application forms according to your student categories and the specified deadline.

For new non-local undergraduate students

Date

Event

May 29 - July 31

Online application period

Application form: same as [Accommodation for Newly-admitted Non-local Students (2012~2013)], please click here.

May 29 - July 31

Process applications and check validity

Aug 1 onwards

Announcement of results (emails, websites and notice boards) until all quota are filled up

Sept 5

Deadline for acceptance of offer (students who receive the offer on
Aug 28 or before must accept the offer within 7 days)

 

For new postgraduate students (local and non-local)

Date

Event

June 5, 10am -
July 31

Online application period

Application form: http://apps.cedars.hku.hk/lwsrc_new/

(Applications after Aug 1 will be considered as late applications and the admission priority will be lower)

June 5 - July 31

Process applications and check validity

Aug 1 onwards

Announcement of results (emails, websites and notice boards) until all quota are filled up

Admission Results for this round of application:
http://cedars.hku.hk/residences/admission/1213/LWSRC/ApplicationResult_newpg.pdf

Sept 5

Deadline for acceptance of offer (students who receive the offer on Aug 28 or before must accept the offer within 7 days)

 

For current undergraduate and postgraduate students (local and non-local)

Date

Event

June 4

Student session to introduce Residential Colleges

June 5, 10am -
June 14, 5pm

Online application period

Application form: http://apps.cedars.hku.hk/lwsrc_current/

June 14 - 22

Process applications and check validity (interviews by Master or College staff if necessary)

June 25

Announcement of results (emails, websites and notice boards)

Admission Results for this round of application:
http://cedars.hku.hk/residences/admission/1213/LWSRC/r1_ApplicationResult.pdf

June 28

Deadline for acceptance of offer

 

For new local undergraduate students
(for students who admitted on or before 7 August, eg: HKALE, 3-year cohort)

Date

Event

(REVISED)

Aug 6, at 16:30

Student session to introduce Residential Colleges

Venue = T1, Meng Wah Complex, the Main Campus (MWT1)

Location Map: http://www.hku.hk/maps/pop_maps.html?section=MC&searchbldg=yes&buildtype=M&select=MW&bldgserfac=1

Aug 2 - 8

Online application period (included in Round II Hall Application)

Please refer to website of Academic Support and Admissions Section, The Registry for detail:
http://www.asa.hku.hk/halls.htm

Aug 9 - 17

Process applications and check validity (interviews by Master or College staff if necessary)

Sept 5

Admission Results for this round of application:
http://cedars.hku.hk/residences/admission/1213/LWSRC/r2_ApplicationResult.pdf

Sept 14

Deadline for acceptance of offer

 

For new local undergraduate students
(for students who admitted after 7 August, eg: HKDSE, 4-year cohort)

Date

Event

(REVISED)

Aug 23, at 16:30

Student session to introduce Residential Colleges

Venue = Rayson Huang Theatre, the Main Campus (RHT)

Location Map: http://www.hku.hk/maps/pop_maps.html?section=MC&searchbldg=yes&buildtype=R&select=RH&bldgserfac=1

Aug 24 - 29

Online application period (included in Round II Hall Application)

Please refer to website of Academic Support and Admissions Section, The Registry for detail:
http://www.asa.hku.hk/halls.htm

Aug 29 - Sept 4

Process applications and check validity (interviews by Master or College staff if necessary)

Sept 5

Admission Results for this round of application:
http://cedars.hku.hk/residences/admission/1213/LWSRC/r2_ApplicationResult.pdf

Sept 14

Deadline for acceptance of offer

 

Enquiry

Please refer your questions to the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

Telephone : 852 - 2859 2305
Fax: 852 - 2546 0184
Email : lwsrc@cedars.hku.hk

3 August 2012


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