First Year Experience – HKU

Campus Facilities

Amenities Centres

CEDARS manages three amenities centres. The facilities are open for use by students and staff as individuals or groups. Some facilities can be booked online for exclusive use. Priority is given to students, student societies, and student organised activities.

Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
Room 201, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
Tel:  2859 8006
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm; Sat: 9am – 1pm
Multi-purpose room, meeting room, music room, baby care room, shower room, exhibition counter, banner site
Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre
Room 1A06, Swire Building
Tel:  2548 0074
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm; Sat: 9am – 1pm
Multi-purpose room, meeting room, music room, prayer room, lounge, photo studio / darkroom
Pokfulam Amenities Centre
Rm 207, Pauline Chan Building, 10 Sassoon Road
Tel:  3917 7543
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm; Sat: 9am – 1pm
Music  room,  games  room,  baby care room, Sassoon Road Assembly Hall, photocopying corner

Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre

Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC), managed by CEDARS, is located at 3/F to 5/F above the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre on the Main Campus of HKU. This new Cultural Centre, housing an auditorium, a studio theatre and exhibition gallery has been in full operation since July 2016.

The Yuet Ming Auditorium holding up to 400 seats, is the most modern and well
– equipped proscenium theatre at HKU, which is designed for drama, dance, band show and screening.

Studio 303 with a capacity of 140 seats, is an ideal performing venue for experimental performances in a variety of art forms, such as drama, dance, musical performance and theatrical workshop.

Exhibition Gallery, located on the 5/F of CYMCC with 134 sq. m. of exhibition area,  is an ideal place for student artwork exhibition.

Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Room 401, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Tel: 3917 1281

Global Lounge

Located on the ground floor of Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre and open to all HKU students, the Global Lounge provides a venue for all types of interactions, informal gatherings, and multi-cultural and international activities such as cultural nights, exhibitions, and concerts to take place. It has offered a unique experience to HKU students and has established itself as a hub of students’ social and cultural life at HKU.

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The HKU Libraries consist of the Main Library and six specialist branch libraries.  The Main Library comprises an all-round collection of materials in arts, humanities, architecture, social sciences, and science and technology. It also has a rich collection of audio-visual materials and reserve materials, as well as the Special Collections which houses a unique selection of Hong Kong materials, rare books, pamphlets, and microforms. The other six specialist libraries are: Dental Library, Fung Ping Shan Library (the University’s Chinese library), Lui Che Woo Law Library, Music Library, Tin Ka Ping Education Library and Yu Chun Keung Medical Library. The Libraries provides photocopiers and laser printers for users to make a copy of documents for the purposes of research, private study, criticism or review. Located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, Level 3 is a learning commons style facility providing a variety of spaces suitable for different learning styles including reflective self-study as well as collaborative study.

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Learning Spaces

A variety of spaces are provided for individual and self-paced learning in the Learning Commons. These include quiet study areas, reading and lounging areas and individual workstations. Collaborative learning spaces are provided in the form of group study rooms, more traditionally styled work tables as well as diner booth style places that are well suited to group interactivity.

The Learning Commons is a campus hub equipped with modern learning facilities that encourages and facilitates individual and group study.

  1. Chi Wah Learning Commons: podium levels of Centennial Campus
  2. The Oval: first floor of Knowles Building
  3. The Curve: first and second floors of K.K. Leung Building
  4. The Lounge: second floor of the Main Building

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Sports Facilities

Apart from offering a wide range of sports and fitness programmes, the Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) also manages the following sports facilities:

  • Flora Ho Sports Centre, Lindsay Ride Sports Centre and Stanley Smith Swimming Pool on Pokfulam Road
  • Stanley Ho Sports Centre, Henry Fok Swimming Pool at Sandy Bay
  • 3 Fitness Centres in Lindsay Ride Sports Centre, Henry Fok Health & Fitness Complex and the ACTIVE (Centennial Campus)
  • Tennis courts at High West on Pokfulam Road and Robert Black College

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Computing and Network Facilities

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides comprehensive information technology services at HKU such as HKU Portal, procedures on connecting to HKU Campus Network and email service etc.

Students may visit ITS Service Desk on the 1/F of Library Building (Old Wing) or send email to for assistance in using the central computing and network services.

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Daily Life Necessities

  • Banking
  • Supermarket
  • Bookstores
  • Photocopying
  • Postal Services

Please refer to the Main Campus and Sassoon Road Campus maps.