Care for Non-residential and Non-local Students

Care for Non-residential and Non-Local Students

It is the College’s mission to provide total care to all groups of students. We especially focus on non-residential students and non-local students. The College offers various daytime facilities, such as lockers, fitness room, reading room, music room, barbeque area, cookery demonstration kitchen, cafe and dining facilities, and non-residential students common room, to non-residential students. They can spend their leisure time between lessons in the College. The Non-residential Students’ Association of Student Union organize regular gathering and activities for them as well. Besides, activities organized by the College welcome all students, especially non-residential students, to join. The College organizes afternoon tea gathering since last year for free. We encourage non-residential students to join. For a full event calendar, please visit www.cuhk.edu.hk/ws/events.

We understand students from overseas and mainland China may encounter problems in cultural difference and living adjustment. Our Wardens and hostel tutors provide personal and living adjustment counselling for non-local students. They organize celebration activities during major festivals as well.  The College establishes a team of mentors under the Onboarding Programme for Year One Students, which many of the mentors are non-local senior students. They will help and advise non-local freshmen in adapting University life and College cultures, so as to make our College their “home-away-from-home”. To further enhance understanding of local and foreign cultures among students, the College organized large-scale cultural promotion events for consecutive four years. More than a thousand non-local students from 25 countries shared food and cultural information of their countries with other students, and performed traditional dance and music during the events.

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