Information for UC Freshmen

Information for UC Freshmen 2020-2021


27 August 2020

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. Being a fresh “Glorious United Person”, you might not be familiar with our College at this moment, therefore, we have prepared some useful information for your immediate reference.

Here are the key services areas of the Dean of Students’ Office, please feel free to contact us when needed:


Particulars Telephone No.
Student Information                                                3943-1750
Student Activities / Venues / Facilities                        3943-1560 / 3943-7562
Student Hostels / Non-residential Halls                    3943-7574
Scholarships and Financial Aids
3943-7578 / 3943-1696
Student Exchange Programmes                            3943-7580
General Education Programme                             3943-7570
Language Improvement Project                          3943-1288



You can also take some time to browse the College freshmen homepage at to get the most updated messages and news. If you have questions other than the above areas, please email to, we will do our best to respond as soon as possible.


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


Yours sincerely,


Alaster Lau
Associate Head and Dean of Students
United College



1. Notice of GEUC1011 "University, Life and Learning" / GEJC1120 "College, University and Community"
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7570


2. Information of General Education Programme
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7570


3. College Assemblies
Information announcement date 7 September 2020
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Enquiry Tel 3943 1750


4. Application for Admission Scholarships
Application Period 28 August to 11 September 2020, 5:30 pm
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Enquiry Tel 3943 1696 / 3943 7578


5. Application for Regular-term Residence (Freshmen)
Application Period Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, application for regular-term residence at UC student hostels in 2020-2021 will be suspended until further notice.
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7574


6. Globe-Oriented Active Learning (GOAL) Programme
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7580


7. Application for Shum Choi Sang Mentorship Programme
Application Period 24 August to 11 September 2020
Application Form
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7582


8. Student Life Charter
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Enquiry Tel 3943 7570


9. Language Improvement Project
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Enquiry Tel 3943 1288


10. Social Service Award Scheme
Enquiry Tel 3943 1750


11. Information of Student Union
Enquiry Tel 3943 7570


12. 2020 United College Virtual Orientation Activity – Notes for Participants
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Online Registration:

Deadline: 26 August 2020

Enquiry Tel 3943 1560


13.Toastmasters Club Introduction and Demonstration Meeting
Application Deadline 22 September 2020 5:00pm
Application Form
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Enquiry Tel 3943 1948


14. Locker Application Procedure
Application Period 7 to 23 September 2020
Enquiry Tel 3943 7562


15. Tien Chi Microcomputer Laboratory
Enquiry Tel 2603 6366