Residential life experience constitutes an important part of co-curricular learning. The establishment of Residential Colleges aims to provide a robust platform to empower and nurture intellectual interflow, social engagements and global perspectives of our students through community living and learning. On top of the intellectual growth, residents are also able to further develop their communication skills and self-management skills via residential life experience.
These Regulations, house rules promulgated by Student Affairs Office (SAO) and Campus Development and Management Office (CDMO) and any additional rules were stipulated by the Residential College Masters, in addition to the Code of Student Conduct are stated in the Student Handbook.
These Regulations aim to strengthen and foster the sense of responsibility and the degree of maturity of all residents of Residential Colleges to achieve the following objectives:
1.1. To ensure the safety of residents and the security of properties and premises;
1.2. To foster and maintain harmonious and caring relationships among residents from different backgrounds;
1.3. To create an enriching platform and environment in order to facilitate the learning and personal growth of residents;
1.4. To promote the social and communal engagement of residents in order to build a solid sense of belonging to the Residential Colleges and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong; and
1.5. To support and enhance the healthy lifestyle and responsible global citizenship of residents and to strengthen their commitment to community service and sustainability.
2.1. Residents must comply with the rules related to safety and security and avoid any behaviour which may impose any health and/or safety hazards to others.
2.2. Residents and their visitors are responsible for the safe-keeping of their personal properties. Residents should keep their personal belongings in a safe place at all times and always lock the door of their rooms upon departure to minimize the chances of theft. The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong shall not bear any responsibility for any loss of or damage to any items brought into the Residential Colleges by the residents or their visitors.
2.3. To secure the safety and security of, and a non-disturbing environment for all residents, and to ensure compliance with the Regulations mentioned herein, Student Affairs Office staff responsible for the Residential Colleges or their delegates, Residential College Masters, Residential College Associate Masters, Resident Tutors may enter any room in the premises with or without notice at any time.
2.4. Only simple cooking is allowed in the floor common rooms of residential colleges. Naked fire and any type of ignitions are strictly prohibited within the area of the residential colleges. Unattended cooking is strictly prohibited at all times.
2.5. Any equipment or articles brought into the residential colleges by residents will be subject to scrutiny by the Student Affairs Office which possesses the right to remove any items that pose safety, health or environmental concerns to the residential colleges community.
2.6. All incidents and irregularities should be reported to the Student Affairs Office immediately.
3.1. Residents should be considerate towards others and must refrain from any behaviour which may disturb or cause inconvenience to others.
3.2. Any actions or behaviour that may interfere with privacy, time to study and rest, or the use of facilities by others in the residential colleges should be avoided.
3.3. Residents should be properly attired in commons areas which include but are not limited to communal hall, pantries, common rooms, corridors, lift lobbies, study rooms, computer rooms, learning commons and functional rooms of the residential colleges at all times.
3.4. Residents should not behave in any manner deemed inappropriate, make or cause disturbance in any form that may infringe upon the well-being and rights of others, in any circumstances.
4.1. The quiet hours span from 11:00pm to 7:00am.
4.2. Quiet hours will be extended to 24 hours a day starting from 1 week prior to the examination period in the academic calendar stipulated by Registry.
4.3. Residents should keep their noise level reasonable in order not to cause nuisance to neighbors and fellow residents at all times.
5.1. The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is strictly forbidden in any part of the premises of Residential Colleges.
5.2. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in any part of the residential colleges without prior approval of Residential College Masters is prohibited.
5.3. Organizer(s) who wish to serve alcoholic drinks during activities held in residential colleges, whether formal or informal, must provide adequate supervision of the activity to avoid excessive drinking. Prior approval of Residential College Masters must be obtained.
5.4. Gambling in any form and possession of gambling instruments, such as mahjong, is prohibited in residential colleges.
5.5. Possession or use of any illegal and/or dangerous drugs as defined by government ordinances of HKSAR is strictly prohibited.
6.1. It is the responsibility of residents to keep their rooms clean and tidy. Residents should clean their room, including built-in washroom and shower unit, regularly in order to ensure and maintain a safe and healthy condition of their room at all times.
6.2. Residents should keep the common rooms and all parts of the residential colleges clean and tidy.
7.1 Pets are not allowed in the residential colleges.
8.1. Residents may invite visitors to visit the residential colleges between 8:00am and 11:00pm. All visitors should register at the reception counter at G/F lobby when they enter and leave the residential colleges.
8.2. Residents should accompany visitors and be responsible for their behaviour during their visits in the residential colleges. Host residents are held responsible for the behaviour of their visitors.
9.1 Residents should not enter the residential floors or rooms of the opposite gender between the hours of 11:00pm and 8:00am of the following day, all days of the week.
10.1. Change of Room
10.1.1. Request for room-change is normally not considered. Residents who have a genuine need to change their room during the residential year must consult their Resident Tutor. Such request will be duly considered by the Residential College Master, or his/her authorized delegates.
10.1.2. Changing or swapping of rooms without prior approval from Residential College Master is not allowed.
10.2.1. Residents will be required to vacate their rooms on or before the deadline stipulated by Student Affairs Office upon confirmation of withdrawal or termination of residency of Residential Colleges, out-bound exchange, leave of absence, deferment of study, discontinuation of study, dismissal or withdrawal from the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
10.2.2. Extension of stay may be granted by discretion in a case-by-case manner.
10.3. Resident card
10.3.1. Resident Card should be used by the designated resident only and is not transferable. Misuse or falsification of the card is strictly prohibited.
10.3.2. A fee will be charged for any replacement of lost/damaged cards.
10.4.1. All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.
10.4.2. Under special circumstances, refund of fees may be considered. The student concerned should submit a written request to the Student Affairs Office with supporting documents for final approval of the Vice-President (Organisational Development).
10.4.3. Residents are required to pay their fees by the deadline stipulated by the Student Affairs Office. Late payment may result in suspension from the rights and privileges of residency and/or the use of services and facilities of the Residential Colleges.
Residents are required to keep all common facilities, furniture, fixtures and equipment in good condition and order. No furniture or equipment shall be removed without prior approval from the Student Affairs Office. Residents must not interfere with or deface existing fittings, fixtures or furniture of residential colleges. Installation of any equipment or fixtures is not allowed. Residents will be required to compensate the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong for any loss or damage caused to properties of residential colleges, which resulted from deliberate acts or negligence of the concerned residents and their visitors.
12.1. Commercial promotions and activities are not allowed in the residential colleges. Sales of any goods and services is prohibited without prior approval of the Student Affairs Office.
12.2. Mass distribution of promotional items without prior approval of the Student Affairs Office is prohibited.
12.3. Only posters with the stamp of Student Affairs Office may be placed in areas designated for posting.