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Homantin Halls

 
Hall Administration and Residential Education

The Hall Administration and Residential Education Team of the Student Resources and Support Section (SRSS) of the Student Affairs Office (SAO) is responsible for all matters related to hall admission, administration and residential education in the Student Halls of Residence. Working together with wardens and tutors, we aim at providing a comfortable and enriching living and learning environment for our students. Apart from ensuring adequate support in areas of housekeeping and security, a wide variety of programmes are organized to broaden residents’ horizons and to facilitate their all-rounded development.

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Student Halls of Residence (Homantin)

Hall Reception: G/F, North Wing lobby
Opening Hours: 08:30 - 23:00
Enquiries: 3996 2000
Email: homantin.halls@polyu.edu.hk

Property Management Office

The property management responsibility of Homantin Halls has been contracted out to a property management company which is held responsible for all functions related to reception, repair & maintenance, security and cleaning services.
Office Location: LG08, LG/F
Security Control Room: LG09, LG/F (24 hours)
Hotlines: 3996 2099 (24 hours security hotline)

 
Student Halls of Residence (Homantin)

Comprising of two residential colleges and four individual halls, Homantin Halls accommodates over 1600 students in total. Each residential college and individual hall features a distinctive theme. Together, they form a living-learning community for our students to grow and develop.

Residential college is overseen by a College Master, a number of Resident Fellows and Tutors while there are one Warden and 5 Tutors in each individual hall.

College Master or Hall Warden is a University staff member appointed to provide pastoral care to student residents, ensuring their general well-being and compliance with hall-related regulations and policies. He/She is also responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning and development, as well as providing guidance to hall activities in the respective hall community.

Resident Fellows are academic staff appointed to provide training, coaching and mentoring for residents according to the themes of their respective residential college.

Hall Tutors are mostly postgraduate students appointed to assist the Warden in building up a harmonious and yet vibrant hall community. Living on the student floors and serving as the first contact point with the student residents, the hall tutors play an active part in the social life of the hall community and help enforce hall discipline.

Please feel free to talk to your Master/Warden and Resident Fellows/Tutors whenever you need them for advice and assistance. They are always ready to listen to you.

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Introduction

 

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The establishment of the Homantin Halls of Residence marks a new page of the development of student residence of the University. Comprised of 6 individual halls, the 25-storey Hall accommodates about 1,600 students.

It provides single room, double and triple rooms to suit the needs of different students. The design of 9-person-suite facilitates the formation of small communities among residents and thus encourages interaction and integration, while offer adequate privacy to students. A small communal space is included in each unit to offer students a platform for mingling and interaction.

There are 3 Sky Gardens, each shared by and linking 2 individual halls. The Sky Garden is a semi outdoor space which encourages interflow among different halls and offers a pleasant environment for leisure. Apart from the Sky Gardens, other outdoor space includes Podium Garden and Entrance Plaza, all of which are tastefully landscaped to create a pleasant living environment. Besides, the Central Student Lounges in each hall, communal areas at corridor ends and living rooms in each cluster are also great platforms for students’ interflow.

 

A. Location:

The Homantin Halls is conveniently located in the residential area of Homantin, within 15-minute walking distance to the Lee Shau Kee Building on campus. It is next to the Homantin MTR Station of the Shatin to Central Link which is currently under construction.

Hall Address:

PolyU Student Halls of Residence, 15 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin

香港 何文田 佛光街15號,香港理工大學何文田學生宿舍

 
B. Transportation Guide for Non-local Students Just Arriving Hong Kong

1. From HK International Airport to Homantin Halls

By Bus:

Take Bus Route A22 at the Airport, get off at the 7th stop Pak Kung Street and walk for 350m, about 5 minutes to reach the Homantin Halls (see map route here). The bus journey is about 45-60 minutes.

By Taxi:

Take a taxi from the airport and ask the driver to take you to the Homantin Halls (address: 15 Fat Kwong Street, Homantin). The journey will take around 45-60 minutes and cost about HK$250 – 300, including toll fees for tunnels. Surcharges of HK$5 will be charged per piece of luggage.

By Airport Express:

Take the Airport Express from the airport to the MTR Kowloon Station. The journey will take around 21 minutes and cost HK$90. Then, take a taxi from the Kowloon Station to the Homantin Halls. It will take around 15-20 minutes and cost around HK$30 – 50. Surcharges of HK$5 will be charged per piece of luggage.

2. From Railway Stations to Homantin Halls

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If you come to Hong Kong by railway, you may get off at the MTR Homantin Station of the Kwun Tong Line(Green Line). Homantin Halls is situated opposite to Exit A1 (Crossing Yan Fung Street).

3. Bus Routes to Homantin Halls

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More Transport Information: Transport Department

Dining Hall G/F Study Area on G/F
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Exhibition Hall (Rm 119)
Function Room (Rm 120)
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Study Room with Printing Facilities (Rm 121)
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Quiet Room (Rm 122)
 
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Student Floor Pantry
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Hall Amenities & Facilities Open for Booking

Rm 0104 &
Rm 0105 on 1/F
Piano Room
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall resident
Booking principles
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
Room capacity
2
Duration of each session
1 hour
Charge per session
Free for residents
Guest ticket
$20 per session per person

Rm 0112 on 1/F
Game Room
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall resident
Booking principle
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
On loan item
Xbox 360 , PS4, PS3, Game discs
Room capacity
10
Duration of each session
2 hours
Charge per session
Free for residents
Guest ticket
$20 per session per person

Rm 0113 on 1/F
Band Room
09:00-21:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall resident
Booking principle
4-10 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
Room capacity
10
Duration of each session
2 hours
Charge per session
$300 per session.
Booking for hall activities via tutor and with warden's endorsement: Free of charge
Guest ticket
$40 per session per person

Rm 0114 on 1/F
Snooker Room
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall resident
Booking Principle
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
On loan item
Ball, Cues, Rests, Chalks
Room capacity
6
Duration of each session
1 hour
Charge per session
Free for residents
Guest ticket
$20 per session per person

Rm 0115 on 1/F
Dance Room
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall resident
Booking principle
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
Room capacity
20
Duration of each session
1 hour
Charge per session
$40 per hour.
Booking for hall activities via tutor and with warden's endorsement: Free of charge
Guest ticket (to be purchased on POSS)
$20 per session per person
Remarks Please wear non-marking rubber-soled sports shoes to avoid leaving any marks on the floor.

Rm 0116 on 1/F
Multi-Purpose Room
09:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall residents
Booking principle
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
Room capacity
12
Duration of each session
2 hours
Charge per session
Free for residents
Regulation
No sleeping, food or drink

Rm 0117 on 1/F
Multi-Purpose Room
Mon-Fri: 19:00-23:00
Sat-Sun: 09:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking Hall residents
Booking principle 1-3 days advance booking of 1 or 2 session via POSS system
Room capacity 12
Duration of each session 1 hour
Charge per session Free for residents
Regulation No sleeping, food or drink

Rm 0123
Fitness Room
07:00-00:00

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Eligibility of Booking
Hall resident with fitness accreditation
Booking Principle
One session of advance booking every day via POSS
Room capacity
25
Charge per session
Free for residents
Guest ticket
$20 per session per person (PolyU card holders with fitness accreditation only)

Lounge Area of 2/F
Table Tennis
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall residents
Booking Principle
1-7 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
On loan items
Rackets and balls
Duration of each session
1 hour
Charge per session
Free for residents

For rent at G/F Reception
Board Games
07:00-23:00

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Eligibility of booking
Hall Resident
Charge per session
Free for residents

BBQ gas grill
Sky Garden on 5/F, 12/F & 19/F
13:00-15:30, 19:00-21:30

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Eligibility of booking
Hall residents
Booking Principle
7-14 days advance booking of 1 session via POSS system
Facilities available in the Room/on-loan items
BBQ grill and Gas
Room capacity
20
Duration of each session
2.5 hours
On loan items BBQ grille, gas.
Charge per session
$250 per grill per session
User should ensure that there is at least HK$250 balance in their Sports Facility Account
Guest ticket (to be purchased on POSS)
$20 per session per person

Notes for Residents
General enquiries Call Hall Reception Counter at 3996 2000
Visitor Registration Register at G/F Guest Registration Counter. Visiting Hours 07:00-23:00
Emergency, R&M and Check-out Call PMO(HMT) hotline at 3996 2099 (24 hours)
Hall emails Check your PolyU email account for receiving hall announcements.
Incoming mails Check and clear the "pigeon hole" marked with your room number in the pantry for incoming mails.
Collection of parcel Approach Hall Reception Counter on G/F
Room cleaning Residents should clean their own bedrooms. PMO staff only clean toilet / shower room. Trash should be wrapped and disposed into the rubbish bin at service lift lobby.
CCTV All public areas, corridors and pantry at lounge are under surveillance with CCTV system for hall security and safety.

Typical Student Rooms

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Photos of a double room
Photos of a triple room
Double
Triple

Single Bed Size - 203cm x 90cm

Typical Student Rooms

 

Single Room
Photos of a single room
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Independent Triple Room Photos of Independent Trip Room
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Single Bed Size - 203cm x 90cm

Scheduled Hall Works

 

Improvement Work Tentative Schedule Affected Areas
Wall painting of 3 - 9/F Summer 2022 All student rooms and communal area of 3 - 9/F
Please pay attention to the relevant notices to be issued from time to time.

 

Hall Notices for Homantin Halls and Residential Colleges

30 Jun 2022 - Hall Notice: Inspection of Fire System (4 - 9 Jul, 10am-5pm)
30 Jun 2022 - Hall Notice: Cleaning of Windows in Student Bedrooms
16 Jun 2022 - Hall Notice - Maintenance of Wifi Network (21 June 09:00-10:30)
1 Jun 2022 - Important Reminder: Removal of personal belongings from Pantries, Fridges, Living Rooms & Washrooms on Mass Cleaning Date
31 May 2022 - [Friendly reminder] - Refund of remaining balance in the Old e-Purse
26 May 2022 - [Updated] Removal of personal belongings from Pantries, Fridges, Living Rooms & Washrooms on Mass Cleaning Date
12 May 2022 - Hall Survey 2022
10 May 2022 - Important Hall Notice - The Third Stage of Vaccine Pass from 31 May 2022
6 May 2022 - Hall Notice - Check-out Arrangements & Procedures in UG halls
4 May 2022 - Removal of personal belongings from Pantries, Fridges, Living Rooms & Washrooms on Mass Cleaning Date
3 May 2022 - New Residential College at Homantin Halls from 2022/23
28 Apr 2022 - Check-out Arrangements and Summer Residence for Non-local Students
28 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice - Application for summer residence 2022 for current hall residents
28 Apr 2022 - Application of Special Readmission Scheme (SRS) or Readmission to CURI RC for 2022/23
28 Apr 2022 - Hall Application for Residential Year 202223 is now OPEN
20 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice - Updated precautionary measures and re-opening of activity rooms and facilities in Halls
11 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice: Additional Study Room during Exam Season (12 Apr - 11 May)
8 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice: Complimentary Jingfang Keli (荊防顆粒) for Hall residents
7 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice -  To do a rapid antigen test (RAT) in a row from 8 to 10 April 2022
6 Apr 2022 - Important Hall Notice - Be aware of two prevalent scams under the pandemic
4 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice - Collection of Anti-epidemic Service Bags distributed by HKSAR Government
4 Apr 2022 - Hall Notice - the latest Vaccine Pass requirements for Hall access

    

 

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