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Arrangements During Bad Weather

Applicable to ALL online and face-to-face on-campus classes and examinations

Signal No. 1 or 3

Classes / examinations will be held as scheduled.

 

Signal No. 8 or above

Arrangements for Classes NOT YET STARTED 

When the Hong Kong Observatory announces during the time / period specified that Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be hoisted within the next two hours OR when the Signal is hoisted during the period OR an ‘extreme condition’ announcement issued by the Government is in force:


Between 6.30 am and 12.00 noon
All classes commencing before 2.00 pm will be cancelled.
Between 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm All classes commencing at any time from 12.00 noon and before 6.30 pm will be cancelled.
From 4.30 pm

All classes commencing from 4.30 pm onward will be cancelled.

When the Hong Kong Observatory announces during the time / period specified that Signal No. 8 or above is lowered OR ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled by the Government: 

Before or at 12.00 noon All classes commencing from 2.00 pm will be held as scheduled.
Before or at 4.30 pm

All classes commencing from 6.30 pm will be held as scheduled.

 

Arrangements for Classes ALREADY STARTED

Arrangements will be made by Departments to release students to go home as soon as possible.

 

Arrangements for Examinations
When the Hong Kong Observatory announces that Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be hoisted OR when the Signal is hoisted within two hours from the commencement of examinations OR ‘extreme condition’ announcement issued by the Government is in force
Examinations will be postponed.
Signal No. 8 or above hoisted OR ‘extreme condition’ issued by the Government during examinations Examinations will continue unless otherwise announced by the Academic Registry.
Signal No. 8 is likely to be lowered OR when the Signal is lowered OR ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled by the Government two hours before the commencement of examinations

Examinations will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.
(Please see details below.)

If Signal No. 8 is likely to be lowered OR when the Signal is lowered OR ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled

  • at or before 6.45 am, examinations starting at 8.45 am will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 10.30 am, examinations starting at 12.30 pm will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 1.15 pm, examinations starting at 3.15 pm will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 5.00 pm, examinations starting at 7.00 pm will be held as scheduled.

For revised examination arrangements, please call the Academic Registry telephone hotline (852) 2333 0600 on the following working day after the cyclone warning signal has been lowered.

 

 

Amber Warning

Classes / examinations will be held as scheduled.

 

Red Warning

Classes / examinations will be held as scheduled unless the University announces the suspension of these activities.

 

Black Warning

Arrangements for Classes NOT YET STARTED
Warning issued OR ‘extreme condition’ announcement issued by the Government is in force:

Between 6.30 am and 12.00 noon

All classes commencing before 2.00 pm will be cancelled.
Between 12.00 noon and 4.30 pm All classes commencing at any time from 12.00 noon and before 6.30 pm will be cancelled.
From 4.30 pm

All classes commencing from 4.30 pm onward will be cancelled.

Warning cancelled OR ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled by the Government:

Before or at 12.00 noon All classes scheduled at or after 2.00 pm will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.
Before or at 4.30 pm

All classes commencing at or after 6.30 pm will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.

 

Arrangements for Examinations NOT YET STARTED
Warning issued within two hours from the commencement of examinations OR ‘extreme condition’ announcement issued by the Government is in force

Examinations will be postponed.
Warning is likely to be cancelled OR when the warning is cancelled OR ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled by the Government two hours before the commencement of examinations

Examinations will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.

 

If warning is likely to be cancelled OR the warning / ‘extreme condition’ is cancelled

  • at or before 6.45 am, examinations starting at 8.45 am will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 10.30 am, examinations starting at 12.30 pm will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 1.15 pm, examinations starting at 3.15 pm will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 5.00 pm, examinations starting at 7.00 pm will be held as scheduled.

For revised examination arrangements, please call the Academic Registry telephone hotline (852) 2333 0600 on the following working day after the warning has been lowered.

 

Arrangements for classes / examinations ALREADY STARTED
  • As advised by the Government, people should take shelter in a safe place during classes / examinations. The activities will continue unless otherwise announced by the Academic Registry.

  • If the warning is still in force when classes / examinations end, you are advised to stay on campus for your own safety until the warning has been cancelled or the traffic conditions have improved.

  • You should contact the Campus Security Control Centre at telephone no. (852) 2766 7666 for assistance when necessary.

      

  

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