Student hall is a unique learning ground for enriching the life experience of its residents. It provides rare opportunities for you to cultivate friendships, learn about yourself, develop intellectual faculties and experience a true sense of community. It also plays a special role in your undergraduate education. By living together as a community under the guidance of the Hall Education Teams, which comprising of Residence Masters, Learning Community Fellows, Residential Life Officers, Project Assistants, and Hall Tutors, you will have many opportunities to organize activities together, engage in discussions of various kinds, and share your lives in a meaningful way.
Residential Life Programs and Hall Activities
Student Housing and Residential Life Office constantly organizes central programs to serve all residents while individual halls would also organize Residence Master (RM) – led activities for their own residents. In each of UG Halls I-V, there is a House Students' Association formed by residents and students who work closely with the Residence Masters, Residential Life Officers, Project Assistant and Hall Tutors to promote participation in campus life by their members and the House as a whole.
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Besides programs that offered by Student Housing and Residential Life Office and individual RM-led activities, students can also join our Living Learning Communities and First Year Experience Residential Program to enrich their hall lives by engaging in the community and be nurtured in positive ways.
Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities at HKUST are groups of students who share similar educational interests and live together in UG Halls VI and VII. There are different themes which focus on a wide spectrum of learning opportunities with the aim to encourage whole person development. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their living and learning under these educational themes which are well supported by faculty and staff.
First Year Experience (FYE) Residential Program
The First Year Experience Residential Program (FYE) will be launched in academic year of 2017-18 for selected first-year student to experience hall life in their first-year of University journey. Selected senior students, acting as Senior UG Mentors (SUG), will walk with the first-year students in their transitions to university life, explore together what university education meant, and how to take full advantages of all that HKUST offers. It aims to provide a chance for new students and SUGs to communicate with one another in a casual and comfortable environment, as well as to share their experience, opinions, concerns, and feelings of their surroundings.
Hall life is both challenging and rewarding. The lessons that you learn and the relationships that you develop here could be some of the things that you'll treasure most for the rest of your life. We need to be considerate, self-disciplined, and respectful of others in order to maintain a healthy study and living environment.