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Bad Weather Arrangements

A. Tropical Cyclone Warning

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:

Between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon

All classes commencing before 2:00 p.m. will be cancelled.

Between 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m.

All classes commencing at any time from 12:00 noon and before 6:30 p.m. will be cancelled.

From 4:30 p.m.

All classes commencing from 4:30 p.m. onward will be cancelled.

When the Hong Kong Observatory announces during the time/period specified that Signal No.8 or above is lowered:

Before or at 12:00 noon

All classes commencing from 2:00 p.m. will be held as scheduled.

Before or at 4:30 p.m.

All classes commencing from 6:30 p.m. 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 the Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be hoisted OR when the Signal is hoisted within 2 hours from the commencement of examinations

Examinations will be postponed.

Signal No. 8 or above hoisted during examinations

Examinations will continue unless otherwise announced by the Academic Secretariat.

Signal No. 8 or above lowered 2 hours beforethe commencement of examinations

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

If Signal No. 8 is likely to be lowered

  • at or before 6:45 a.m., examinations starting at 8:45 a.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 10:30 a.m., examinations starting at 12:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 1:15 p.m., examinations starting at 3:15 p.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 5:00 p.m., examinations starting at 7:00 p.m. will be held as scheduled.

For revised examination arrangement, please call the Academic Secretariat telephone hotline 2333 0600 on the following working day after the cyclone warning signal has been lowered.

Notes for Attention:

  1. Announcements made by the Education Bureau are not applicable to the University.
  2. The above does not apply to training/clinical placement outside PolyU campus. Students should follow the arrangements of individual organisations or the advice as given by your department.

 

B. Rainstorm Warning

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

Between 6:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon

All classes commencing before 2:00 p.m. will be cancelled.

Between 12:00 noon and 4:30 p.m.

All classes commencing at any time from 12:00 noon and before 6:30 p.m. will be cancelled.

From 4:30 p.m.

All classes commencing from 4:30 p.m. onward will be cancelled.

Warning cancelled

Before or at 12:00 noon

All classes and examinations scheduled at or after 2:00 p.m. will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.

Before or at 4:30 p.m.

All Evening classes/examinations which commence at or after 6:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the University.

Arrangements for Examinations NOT YET STARTED

Warning issued within 2 hours from the commencement of examinations

Examinations will be postponed.

Warning cancelled 2 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

  • at or before 6:45 a.m., examinations starting at 8:45 a.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 10:30 a.m., examinations starting at 12:30 p.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 1:15 p.m., examinations starting at 3:15 p.m. will be held as scheduled;
  • at or before 5:00 p.m., examinations starting at 7:00 p.m. will be held as scheduled.

For revised examination arrangement, please call the Academic Secretariat telephone hotline 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, such activities will continue unless otherwise announced by the Academic Secretariat.
  • If the warning is still in force when classes/examinations end, you are advised to stay on campus (in the Shaw Amenities Building) for your own safety until the warning has been cancelled or the traffic conditions have improved. Air-conditioning will be maintained whenever practicable while the warning is prevailing.
  • You should contact the Campus Security Control Centre at telephone no. 2766 7666 for assistance when necessary.

Notes for Attention:

  1. Announcements made by the Education Bureau are not applicable to the University.
  2. The above does not apply to training/clinical placement outside PolyU campus. Students should follow the arrangements of individual organisations or the advice as given by your department.

i  Dean of Students Office

DSO is dedicated to meeting students’ needs and equipping students for life. DSO oversees the operation of the Centre for Student Advancement and Resources (Centre STARS).

 

   

location  Room QT308, 3/F, Chow Yei Ching Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

  

telephone 3400 2604

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