Information in this webpage refers to activities organized in 2018. Updated "New Student Orientation 2019" for students joining HKUST in Summer of 2019 is scheduled to be released by end of May.

My First Day @HKUST

University-wide Orientation

O’Venture is a new form of University-wide Orientation for freshmen to immerse in the HKUST community. All first-year students can participate a wide range of events according to their interest and time from Aug 25 to 27. Find out when and what to participate using our newly developed mobile app, check it out!


Checklists for Action Items

Direct My Study

Direct My Study

School Orientations

School Orientations

There are important academic advising sessions, peer mentoring and orientation activities to welcome and guide you through for the first academic term and beyond. Read carefully your School's schedule SBM | SENG | SSCI | SHSS | IPO and reserve yourself to attend.


President's Welcome

HKUST soars because of what we can achieve individually and collectively. May your next four years here be filled with promise, adventure and fulfillment! Read the full welcome speech


University Induction: English Language Proficiency Assessment 

My 1st Year

Be the Dreamer and the Doer

HKUST will inspire you to create, to connect, to contribute and explore possibilities and help you build on them. You are the one however to direct your study and development. Envision my first year and beyond. Envision your first year! 

Adverse Weather & Make-up Arrangements

Adverse Weather Arrangements

Expand My Network

Expand My Network

Expand your network! Bond with Professors, senior year students and other first year students from diverse background by joining programs and societies.

Serve & Impact

Serve and Impact

Tours: Explore & Discover Library @HKUST
Tours: Explore & Discover Library @HKUST

Learning is sweet!

Join Library Explore for First Year Students (Aug 28 to Sep 7), explore and discover your new information and learning environment (physical & online).


Enrichment Talks, Tours & Workshops