Congratulations on your successful completion of study!
The 24th Congregation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the conferment of academic awards is scheduled to be held from Sunday, 28 October to Friday, 16 November 2018 on campus at the Jockey Club Auditorium (JCA).
The conferment of Honorary Doctorates, PhDs and Professional Doctorates of all Faculties/Schools will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, 28 October 2018. The conferment of all other levels of awards, from sub-degree awards up to Master's Degrees, including MPhil, will be conducted at separate Faculty/School* Conferment Sessions according to the schedule below.
* School refers to the School of Design and the School of Hotel & Tourism Management
|28 October 2018||Doctoral and Honorary Degrees|
|30 October 2018||School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM)|
|31 October 2018||School of Design (SD)|
|1 - 2 November 2018||Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles (FAST)|
|3 November 2018||Faculty of Humanities (FH)|
|6 - 7 November 2018||Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE)|
|8 - 10 November 2018||Faculty of Business (FB)|
|12 - 13 November 2018||Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (FHSS)|
|14 - 16 November 2018||Faculty of Engineering (FENG)|
Invitation letters from the University will be sent to eligible graduates around mid-August/early September 2018.
Graduates, except for research graduates, will be required to register their attendance online at the 'Congregation Booking' tabpage of eStudent (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/student). For research graduates of MPhil and PhD, the registration URL can be accessed via (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/rograd). For graduates of PolyU award programmes administered by School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), the registration URL is https://www40.polyu.edu.hk/cpce_grad.
Attendance at Congregation requires prior registration. If you wish to attend the Congregation, registration is required to be made via the online registration system during the online booking period as stipulated stated in the invitation. Upon completion of registration procedures, a system-generated email acknowledging your indication of attendance will be sent to your PolyU email account. Each graduate will normally be offered 2 guest tickets.
In order to ensure that you will receive the invitation letter from the University, please notify us as soon as possible if your address, telephone number and/or E-mail address has been/will be changed. Update can be made via eStudent (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/student > select 'My Profile' > 'Personal Details' > 'Update') or AS Form 1.
For further enquiries on Congregation arrangements, please contact the office responsible for the relevant conferment sessions as follows:
|Conferment Session(s)||Contact Person||E-mail Address||Telephone No||Fax No.|
|Professional Doctorate and PhD awards||Ms Output Au
Mr Dereck Kwok
|FAST||Ms Kapo Chan
Ms Patricia Kong
Ms Ivy Tsui
|FB||Miss Ming Wong
Ms Ka Man Wong
|FCE||Ms Janice Ko
Ms Cherry Wong
Ms Prudence Ma
|FENG||Ms Olivia Wong
Mr Benny Yu
|FHSS||Ms Cindy Wong
Ms Viola Chan
|FH||Ms Mandy Ching
Miss Candy Wong
|SD||Miss Ellen Yeungfirstname.lastname@example.org||2766 5347||2774 5067|
|SHTM||Miss Maggie Ng
Miss Winnie To
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Rainstorm Black Warning is in force at 6:30 am on any of the dates from 30 October to 16 November 2018, the Conferment Sessions scheduled on the affected date will be cancelled and postponed to Saturday, 17 November 2018 or Sunday, 18 November 2018.
In the face of possible hoisting of Typhoon Signal No. 8 during the Congregation period, AS and the Faculty/School concerned will discuss and decide whether the Conferment Session scheduled on the following day will be cancelled. Announcement on change of date will be posted at the AS Homepage and the webpage of the Faculty/School affected. Graduates concerned will also be informed via SMS of the change.
(Special arrangements will be made for graduates of outpost programmes. Graduates will be separately advised of the details by their Faculties/Schools.)
Company Name: Victoria Uniform
Phone No.: 3118 4396 or 3105 5009
Online Booking Period: From 1 September to 16 November 2018
Gown Collection Period: From 15 October to 18 November 2018
Gown hiring period: 35 calendar days, counting from the date of gown collection.
(for 35 days)
(for 7 days)
(same for purchase price)
|Price for each item|
|1. Sub-degree||110||110||350||350 (Gown)|
|2. Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree||170||170||700||300 (Gown)
|3. Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate||170||170||500||300 (Gown)
|4. Doctoral Degree||310||310||1,700||1,100 (Gown)
(please click for details)
|Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate||Y||Y|
For Doctoral Degrees
For Bachelor's Degrees / Master's Degrees / Postgraduate Awards (PgD/PgC)
To capture the memorable moments of your graduation, the University has arranged for professional photographers (GFoto Limited) to take photographs for graduates during the conferment ceremonies. Graduates can order the photographs from the company website at www.gfoto.hk/orderphoto from 17 December 2018 to 30 April 2019. The cost of the photo-ordering package is:
One photo in digital file (without hardcopy)
HK$ 50 each
One 4R hardcopy
HK$ 30 each
One 5R hardcopy
HK$ 40 each
One 8R hardcopy
HK$ 50 each
For further enquiries on the orders, please call GFoto Limited (Ms Janet Kam, Tel: 852-2525 5088).
The University will arrange video recording of the conferment ceremonies. The related video clips will be uploaded around one month after the Congregation for graduates' viewing. No downloading of the video clips is allowed and the online video will be removed around 6 months after the Congregation.
The University would like to maintain a close bond with you after your graduation. You are encouraged to connect with the Alumni Affairs and Development Office to receive the latest information of alumni benefits, services and activities. Please find out more information at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/aado/aa/en/fresh_graduates/freshgrad.htm.
Q: How many guests can each graduate bring to the Congregation?
A: Each graduate will normally be offered 2 guest tickets. Graduate will be required to register their attendance and the number of guest tickets required online at the "Congregation Booking" tabpage of eStudent (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/student). For research graduates of MPhil and PhD, the registration URL can be accessed via https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/rograd/ Graduates of PolyU award programmes administered by School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) can register at (https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/rograd/). Additional guest tickets can be offered only when here are spare seats available.
Q: Can I take photographs during the Conferment Ceremony?
A: The University has arranged professional photographers to take photographs during the Conferment Ceremony. To avoid interrupting the process of the ceremony, the audience is not allowed to leave their seats for taking photographs during the Conferment Ceremony.
Q: Can I hire the gown for photo-taking only if I cannot attend the Congregation?
A: Yes, you can perform online gown booking on the website of the vendor (http://www.victoriauniform.com/).
Q: Can I buy my own set of academic gown?
A: You can make purchase with the vendor. Or you can tailor make your own academic gown following the color and style for the appropriate level of award with your own tailor.
Q. How can I know the correct type of gown for my award?
A. You can check the details by retrieving the "Gown Information Sheet" via the online registration system. Information on colour of gown, colour of hood, if applicable, and types of cap (if applicable) and a photo image will be provided on the sheet.