First-year Experience

President's Welcome

Welcome to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University!

It is PolyU’s mission to nurture critical thinkers, effective communicators, innovative problem solvers and socially responsible global citizens. We are committed to opening the minds and broadening the perspectives of our future generations. We have every confidence that our students will graduate with professional knowledge and a serving heart to shape the future for the benefit of mankind. That is where the journey of education at PolyU will be taking you.

Now as you are about to embark on your voyage of discovery and learning, expect to meet interesting people, enter unfamiliar territory, uncover new perspectives and face seemingly insurmountable odds. Your university life will undoubtedly be a wonderful mix of fun, inspiration, opportunities and challenges. Are you ready for it?

To help you get off to a flying start, we have organized the PolyU Orientation Programme 2018, which will comprise three events – the President’s Welcome Session, your Faculty / School Orientation Session and the PolyU Orientation Info Day. These are designed to enhance your understanding of the campus and your programme of study. They also offer you the chance to meet senior year students and other members of your faculty / school.

I cordially invite you to attend the President’s Welcome Session at 11:00 a.m. on 31 August 2018 in the Jockey Club Auditorium. During this, I will share with you some of the many opportunities our University has to offer to help you grow and realize your potential.

As the proverb goes, “Well begun is half done.” I hope you will take steps to make a good start and live your university life to the fullest.

I look forward to meeting you soon on campus.

Timothy W. Tong, Ph.D.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Registration for the President’s Welcome: