Webpage for New Students

26 August 2021

Dear Freshmen,

I would like to welcome all of you on behalf of United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in joining our big family.  Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, all key admission information is available online, and hope that you would find this arrangement useful.  Being a fresh “Glorious UCians”, you might not be familiar with our College at this stage, therefore, we have prepared some useful information for your immediate reference.

Below are the contact numbers of the key service areas of the Dean of Students’ Office, please feel free to contact us when needed:

Particulars Telephone No.
Student Personal Records 3943-1750
Scholarships and Financial Aids 3943-7578 / 3943-1696
General Education Programme                3943-7570
Student Exchange Programmes 3943-7580
Student Hostels/Non-residential Halls 3943-7574

You can also take some time to browse the College freshmen homepage to get the most updated messages and news (https://www.uc.cuhk.edu.hk/tc/webpage-for-new-students/#intro).  If you have questions other than the above areas, please email to unitedcollege@cuhk.edu.hk, we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.

Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orientation Camp Organising Committee could only arrange day camp activities on 31 August and 1 September 2021.   If you have not yet registered for this event and would like to join in now, please contact Mr Jackel Wong, chairperson of the College Orientation Camp Organizing Committee at 9415-7438 or email to  uc21ocamp@gmail.com  for registration. 

Lastly, I greatly encourage you to make good use of the resources available at both the College and the University, so that you could enjoy fruitful undergraduate years at United College.


Yours sincerely,
Alaster Lau
Associate Head and Dean of Students
United College

General Education

Enquiry Tel: 3943 7570

College Assemblies

Information Announcement Date: 6 September 2021
Enquiry Tel: 3943 1750

Admission Scholarships

Application Period: 27 August to 10 September 2021, 5:30 pm
Enquiry Tel: 3943 7578 / 3943 1696 

Regular-term Residence (Freshmen)

Application Period: 27 to 30 August 2021, 10:00 am
Enquiry Tel: 3943 7574

Globe-Oriented Active Learning (GOAL) Programme

Enquiry Tel: 3943 7580

UC Shum Choi Sang Mentorship Programme – Year of Joseph W N Cheung 2021-2022

Application Period: 26 August – 15 September 2021
Enquiry Tel: 3943 1948

Student Life Charter

Enquiry Tel: 3943 7570

Language Improvement Project

Enquiry: 3943 1288

Social Service Award Scheme

Enquiry Tel: 3943 1750

United College Student Union

Enquiry Tel: 3943 7570

UC Orientation Camp 2021

Enquiry Tel: 3943 1560

UC Toastmaster Club

Enquiry: 3943 1948

Locker Application

Application period: 6 to 20 September 2021, 4:00pm
Enquiry Tel: 3943 7562

Tien Chi Microcomputer Laboratory and Creative Media Studio

Enquiry Tel: 2603 6366

Orientation Week 2021

“We Unite on the Mountain Top” Orientation Week 2021

Welcome to UC!

To celebrate our union on UC campus, the College is going to present you with the Orientation Week 2021, under the theme of “We Unite on the Mountain Top”. From 6 to 10 September 2021, a series of activities will be held during the week to welcome UC students to visit our beautiful campus. It will be a great start for UCians to know more about the College and meet some new friends. We can cheer each other on, and start the school year together with laughter!


  • Get free ice cream (Extremely Limited!)

6 Sep 2021, 1-3 pm

  • Complete game tasks to join the Getcha Lucky Draw 
  • Visit Tien Chi Multimedia Studio*
  • Participate in video production

6 – 8 Sep 2021,
11am – 4pm

  • Enjoy busking performance*

10 Sep 2021, 5-7 pm

*All CUHK members are welcome.

Each participant of the Orientation Week 2021 can get a UC Starter Pack# as a welcome gift. Complete the game tasks to join the Getcha Lucky Draw. Over 1000 prizes are ready for you! The Grand Prize of the lucky draw will be something on everybody’s wish list — a Nintendo Switch! Opening hours of the counters and prizes available on each day are limited. Follow our Instagram page @unitedcollege for the latest news and don’t forget to gather your UC friends to join this amazing event!

#Items included in the UC Starter Pack: Winning stickers of 65th Anniversary Sticker Design Competition, “We Unite on Mountain Top” crossbody bag and memo-bottle.