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Check-in Procedures

Check-in Date and Time (First Semester 2018/19)

Type of Students

 

Earliest
Check-in Date
Check-in Time
Check-in Location
Hall Tutors
30 Jul 2018 (Mon)
During Office Hours
Mon - Fri : 9am - 11pm
(1 - 2pm, 7 - 8pm meal break)
Sat : 9am - 6pm
Sun & Public Holiday : Closed
G4 Service Counter
(opposite to entrance of South Tower)
After Office Hours
24-hour Security Counter (located at lobby of South Tower)
 
Non-local Mentors (NLM)
11 Aug 2018 (Sat)
Non-local Freshmen
14 Aug 2018 (Tue), or
21 Aug 2018 (Tue)
10am - 1pm
2pm - 6pm
Returning Students &
Local Freshmen
(North Tower residents) *
27 Aug 2018 (Mon)
BU Fiesta (Hall Canteen)
After Office Hours
24-hour Security Counter (located at lobby of South Tower)
Returning Students &
Local Freshmen
(South Tower residents) *
31 Aug 2018 (Fri)
Exchange Students
29 Aug 2018 (Wed)
BU Fiesta (Hall Canteen)
After Office Hours
24-hour Security Counter (located at lobby of South Tower)

* Due to washroom refurbishment in the South Tower in Summer 2018, which is planned to be completed by end of August 2018, the check-in date of returning students in the South Tower will be moved to 31 August 2018. While effort will be made to ensure the refurbishment to be completed on time so that residents can check in before the semester begins, in any cases that the work is delayed, residents concerned will be notified at once for any updated arrangement or a postponed check-in date.

Note: No early check-in will be considered, residents should plan ahead for their own accommodation if they will arrive before the earliest check-in date.

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Bring your Student Card to the Check-in Counter
Collect
 
  • A Door Card
  • A Washroom Key
  • A Mailbox Key
  • An Admission Kit
  • Hall Rules
* Please prepare an Octopus Card for use of Air-con and Laundry machine.
Go to your room, and:
 
  1. Check all in-room items
  2. Complete the In-room Item Confirmation and Health Declaration at BUniPort > U-Life > Hall Residence within 48 hours.
Note: If you do not complete them on time, the University will assume that:
  1. your room is free from any defects, and
  2. you will be responsible for the make good or replacement cost for any items found missing or malfunctioning during room inspection if such defected items were not reported in the BUniPort before.
 
 
Bring your passport/entry permit to the Check-in Counter
Collect
 
  • A Door Card
  • A Washroom Key
  • A Mailbox Key
  • An Admission Kit
  • Hall Rules
  • HKBU Student Card*
  • Residential Proof (for opening bank account)
* Please prepare an Octopus Card for use of Air-con and Laundry machine.
Go to your room, and:
 
  1. Check all in-room items
  2. Complete the In-room Item Confirmation and Health Declaration at BUniport > U-Life > Hall Residence within 48 hours.
Note: If you do not complete them on time, the University will assume that:
  1. your room is free from any defects, and
  2. you will be responsible for the make good or replacement cost for any items found missing or malfunctioning during room inspection if such defected items were not reported in the BUniPort before.
 

When typhoon signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted:

  • Non-local students may continue with your trips to the Halls. We would arrange you to check into the rooms. But you need to visit our G4 Service Counter on the following day to complete the check-in procedures.
  • For local students, the check-in procedures will be postponed to the next working day.

Bring minimum luggage to the Halls on the day of check-in to avoid congestion. There is no provision of beddings in the room.

The following items are not allowed in the Halls:

  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Cigarettes
  • Weapons
  • Pets and animals
  • Mahjong and other gambling materials
  • Electrical appliances (consumption of power higher than 500W) or those not complying with local safety standards
  • Deep reach insect fogger(滅蚤煙霧器), fragrance, mosquito coils
Your Room and Bed are shown as
 
        (Tower) (Floor) (Room) (Bed)
 
Tower : N – North Tower; S – South Tower
Floor : it is a 1- or 2-digit number
Room : it is a 2-digit number
Bed : L – bed on the left side when you enter the room
R – bed on the right side when you enter the room
A – lower section of the bunk bed
B – upper section of the modular set
C – upper section of the bunk bed
 
For example, N 12 34 L denotes:
        North Tower
        12/F
        Room number 34
        Left bed
 
All students are assigned to the vacant beds (A/B/C in 3-person room, and L/R in 2-person room) according to the last 3 digits of their student number.

 

Residents may interchange their bed places with their roommates by submitting the "Application for Interchange of Bed within the Same Room" to their respective Hall Tutor and come to the G4 Service Counter for updating their Student Cards and room key cards within 3 to 5 working days after submission of the form.
 
Change of room is not allowed in the first month of residence. Please complete and submit the "Application for Room Change" to your respective Hall Tutor only after one month of check-in. If supported by the Resident Community Officer and/or Resident Master, as required, the change can be effected at G4 Service Counter with an administrative fee of $100 per resident.

Applicants are responsible to settle any difference in Hall fees incurred, if any, due to change to a different room. 
Air-conditioning in room and Laundry machines on the 1/F are self-paid by using the Octupus Card.
*Non-local freshmen are reminded that they should obtain an Octopus Card upon arrival on Hong Kong. Details of Octopus Card could be found HERE
 
Charge of Air-conditioning:
Approximately $1.3 per hour
 
Charge of Laundry machines:
  • $5.3 per washing cycle around 40mins
  • $1.1 per 10 mins drying
  • $1.1 per 5 mins for water extractor
All residents share an internet link of 540 Mb local bandwidth and 220 Mb international bandwidth. Residents who need to access the internet frequently are strongly suggested to subscribe for their own internet services from internet service providers.
 
All residents will have 100 printing quotas for printing. It will normally be activated one to two weeks after check-in (depend on your check-in date). Once you have used up all the quotas, you may purchase more quotas at Office of Information Technology.
 
To report defects, please follow the path:
 
Login to BUniPort > U-Life > Hall Residence > Report Defects.

For defect which requires immediate attention, please contact the G4 service counter or the security counter at the South Tower (after office hours).
 
For emergency, call the G4 service counter at (852) 3411 2600 or contact the security counter at the South Tower at (852) 3411 2665 for assistance. For enquiry, please email to ughall@hkbu.edu.hk.

Hall Security

  • Remember to bring with you the washroom key whenever you enter the washroom.
  • Lock up the washrooms with key whenever you leave your room.
  • Do not keep valuables unattended inside your room.
  • Make sure that your room is locked at all times, especially before sleeping or leaving.
  • Use your own pad-lock to lock up important items such as passport inside the drawer pedestal provided.
  • The University would not accept responsibility for any claim for loss of valuables inside your room.

 

Hygiene

Remember to keep your habitat clean and tidy. Dispose of properly wrapped garbage in the trash chute or if it is suspended from use, in the waste bin outside the Refuse Room. Cleaning contractor will visit your room normally once a week to clean your washroom. It is therefore the shared responsibility of you, your roommate(s) and adjacent roommates to keep the shared washroom clean and tidy.