Adam Schall Residence was the College’s first student hostel and was built jointly with the Society of Jesus. It began admitting students in December 1971, mainly providing triple rooms with a total of 445 hostel places in which 215 places for male students and 230 places for female students.
Residential rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, which is operated through the Octopus card system. Residents can enjoy free Wi-Fi service in the hostel.
A unique feature of Adam Schall Residence is that it houses a chapel offering Catholic services for the benefit of the entire University.
Welcome to the Adam Schall Residence (ASR) and be part of the ASR family, where students from different faculties, major and years will live together and explore a great journey at the University together.
Like everyone of you, I was also a United College student when I was studying at the University, and I have been teaching in Physical Education Unit since 2009. I am glad that I have met lots of kind and smart people here over these years, and my life has been enriched. So, I will encourage you try to meet more friends in ASR, join the activities that organized by our ASR Student Residents’ Association, and engage yourself in the non-formal education college’s life as much as you can. I believe all these experiences will not just lead you to a very fruitful University life, but may also bring you some wonderful memory and some good old friends in the future.
Ms. Crystal Cheung
Warden of Adam Schall Residence
Hostel has its own meeting room, activity room, reading room, TV room, music room, laundry room, mailbox for residents and tuck shop run by Resident Association etc. There is a pantry equipped with refrigerator, drinking dispenser (cold/hot water), induction cooker on each floor for use.
The Adam Schall Residence Residents’ Association aims to build support and involvement amongst residents, as well as organising a variety of activities that can benefit our residents. The 2022 ASR Residents’ Association, namely Adam Tendo, has organised different activities to ensure all residents, regardless of their gender, religion, ethnicity, to engage actively with the ASR community. In addition to the activities that were held annually, such as High Table Dinner, and Photo Day for graduates, we operated Tuck Shop daily, offering snacks and cooked food to fulfil residents’ needs till midnight. In addition, we provided countless board games for residents to borrow and to keep friendships intact.
Recently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to organise the Annual Spring Feast and other activities. However, we set up a Fai Chun Booth in place to spark joy and spread the Chinese New Year cheer. Luckily, we were able to hold the Annual Photo Day for our beloved ASR graduates, so that they could capture the last few moments of college life.
Currently, we are amidst the preparation of the ASR Orientation Week 2022, and hoping that we can organise it as usual in September. We believe that through Orientation Week, freshmen will be able to build strong friendships, and thus enjoy their hostel life in ASR.