Adverse Weather and Make-up Arrangements

Special Announcement


Below were the information and arrangements during the Orientation and Induction periods in Jul & Aug 2017

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 9-10, 21-22) starting at 09:30 will be held as scheduled
    • SEM 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 29) 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 scheduled Make-up Arrangements Time & Venue
Aug 2 SENG's activities rescheduled to Aug 3  same
Aug 9 SSCI's activities rescheduled to Aug 10 same
Aug 9 IPO's activities (T&M DDP) rescheduled to Aug 10 same
Aug 10 IPO's activities (RMBI) rescheduled to Aug 11 same
Aug 10 IPO's activities (EVMT) rescheduled to Aug 14 same
Aug 9 or 10 Student-led Welcome Fair rescheduled to Aug 11 same
Aug 21 SHSS' activities rescheduled to Aug 28 may change
Aug 22 ELPA activities rescheduled to Aug 26 may change
Aug 22 Student Card Collection rescheduled on Aug 23 same
Aug 23 ELPA activities rescheduled to Aug 26 may change
Aug 23 SENG students refer to peer mentors' notifications may change
Aug 24 ELPA activities rescheduled to Aug 26 may change
Aug 24 Getting Started activities notified through students' HKUST emails may change
Aug 25 ELPA activities rescheduled to Aug 26 may change
Aug 25 SENG's activities rescheduled to Aug 28 may change
Aug 25 Getting Started activities notified through students' HKUST emails may change
Aug 29 IPO's activities (T&M DDP) rescheduled to Aug 30 same
Aug 30 SBM's activities rescheduled to Sep 3 may change