Adverse Weather and Make-up Arrangements

Special Announcement


Below were the information and arrangements during the Orientation and Induction periods in Jul & Aug 2018

In Case of Typhoon Signals or Rainstorm Warnings are Announced

Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning, or Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3

  • When Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning is announced or Typhoon Signal No. 1 or No. 3 is hoisted, all activities will continue as scheduled. All offices will also remain open.
  • For other activities off Campus, please watch for announcements, emails or contact the organizing schools or offices.

Black Rainstorm Warning

  • If black rainstorm warning is announced, all the activities will be canceled.
  • Those on campus activities in progress will normally continue until the end, unless otherwise instructed by organizing units.
  • Stay indoors wherever you are and do not leave until the warning is canceled and/or the conditions are safe.

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Above

  • When a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or to be hoisted within 2 hours (pre-No. 8), all activities will be canceled.
  • Those on campus activities in progress should be terminated as soon as practicable.

In case of Typhoon Signal No.8 or Above, or Rainstorm Warnings are Canceled

  • at or before 06:30
    • activities starting at or after 8:30 will be held as scheduled
  • at or before 08:00
    • Student Card Collection (Aug 8-9) will be held as scheduled
    • SBM activities will be held as scheduled and will be resumed after 2 hours of the announcement made by the HK Observatory
    • SENG Welcome and Orientation (Aug 27) starting at 09:30 will be held as scheduled
  • at or before 12 noon
    • activities starting before 14:00 will be canceled
    • activities starting at or after 14:00 will be held as scheduled
  • at or before 16:00
    • activities starting before 18:00 will be canceled
    • activities starting at or after 18:00 will be held as scheduled 
  • If Signal No. 8 or above or a Black Warning is still in force at 16:00, all evening activities will be canceled.

Make-up Arrangements

Some activities canceled may have make-up arrangements. Please refer to the Make-up Arrangements below, email notifications from the organizing schools or offices and their websites for most update information.

Canceled activities originally scheduledMake-up ArrangementsTime & Venue
Jul 19ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Jul 23may change
Jul 20ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Jul 23may change
Aug 2SENG's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 3 same time; LT-K
Aug 8SENG's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 9 (morning session only)same
Aug 8SSCI's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 9same
Aug 8SBM's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 9same
Aug 8IPO's activities (T&M DDP)rescheduled to Aug 9same
Aug 8IPO's activities (EVMT)rescheduled to Aug 9same
Aug 9Student Card Collection*rescheduled to Aug 10same
Aug 9IPO's activities (RMBI)notified through students' HKUST emailsTBC
Aug 9 or 10Student-led Welcome Fairrescheduled to Aug 11same
Aug 20ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Aug 22may change
Aug 21SHSS' activitiesrescheduled to Aug 28may change
Aug 21ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Aug 22 or 25may change
Aug 21Student Card Collection*rescheduled to Aug 22same
Aug 22ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Aug 25may change
Aug 23SENG studentsrefer to peer mentors' notificationsmay change
Aug 23ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Aug 25 or 28may change
Aug 24Getting Started activitiesnotified through students' HKUST emailsmay change
Aug 24ELPA activitiesrescheduled to Aug 25 or 28may change
Aug 24SENG's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 28may change
Aug 25Getting Started activitiesnotified through students' HKUST emailsmay change
Aug 26SBM's activitiesrescheduled to Aug 28same
Aug 28IPO's activities (T&M DDP)rescheduled to Aug 29same


* For Student Card Collection: Applicable to JUPAS entry only. Students of Non-JUPAS entry, please refer to email notification.