New Student Orientation

We offer a diverse range of orientation program to get you connected with the University, the School and your fellow classmates.

Orientation is for YOU!

Take your step out to grasp the opportunities if you want to have a rewarding and fruitful university life. Participating in the orientation program will help you get familiar to the new environment of study, understand the resources and opportunities around, meet new friends and make a good start!

Plan your schedule, mark your diary!

Here are a series of orientation activities planned for you by the Business School and you are required to attend to know more about your curriculum and the School.

Academic Advising Session

for all business students except BIBU & MAEC students
Students will be invited by email to attend one of the following sessions.

DateTimeTarget StudentsVenue
Jul 19, 2017 (Wed) 2:30pm - 4:30pm For Senior Year students LT (TBC)
Aug 21, 2017 (Mon) 11:00am - 12:30pm For JUPAS students LT (TBC)
Aug 21, 2017 (Mon) 3:00pm - 4:30pm For Non-JUPAS students LT (TBC)
Aug 22, 2017 (Tue) 11:00am = 12:30pm For JUPAS students LT (TBC)
Aug 22, 2017 (Tue) 3:00pm - 4:30pm For Non-JUPAS students LT (TBC)
Aug 23, 2017 (Wed) 11:00am - 12:30pm For JUPAS students LT (TBC)
Aug 25, 2017 (Fri) 11:00am - 12:30pm For all Remaining students LT (TBC)
Aug 28, 2017 (Mon) 3:00pm - 4:30pm For all Remaining students LT (TBC)

for BIBU & MAEC students only

DateTimeTarget StudentsVenue
Aug 9, 2017 (Wed) 10:00am - 12:00pm For BIBU students LSK 1007
Aug 9, 2017 (Wed) 2:00pm - 4:00pm For MAEC students LSK 1007

For updated information, please visit this website regularly.

 

School Welcome and Orientation and Peer Mentoring Program

for all business students except BIBU students

DateTimeTarget StudentsVenue
Aug 30, 2017 (Wed)* 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Registration starts at 12:30pm) School Welcome and Orientation* S H Ho Sports Hall
Aug 30, 2017 (Wed)* 2:30pm - 5:00pm Peer Mentoring Program* S H Ho Sports Hall

*If the School Website and Orientation and Peer Mentoring Program was cancelled due to Typhoon Signal No. 8 or the Black Rainstorm Warning, the event will be rescheduled to Sept 2, 2017 (Sat). For updated Information, please visit this website.

Enquiry

If you have nay questions, please contact bmfrankie@ust.hk

Please visit our website regularly for updated information.

Adverse Weather Arrangement

When the Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Signal No. 1 or 3 is in effect, all scheduled events will be held as usual.

When a Typhoon Signal No. 8 or a Black Rainstorm Warming is cancelled before 8:00am, all events will be on schedule.

When a Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered or a Black Rainstorm Warning is cancelled, all events will be resumed after two hours of the announcement made by the Hong Kong Observatory.

However, all events will be cancelled if Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered or the Black Rainstorm Warning is cancelled after 12:00noon. For Aug 30, 2017 (Wed), the event will be rescheduled to Sept 2, 2017 (Sat). Please refer to this website for the make up arrangement.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Freshmen

Academic Affairs and Advising Counselor (AAAC)

1. If I have questions, may I know whom I should talk to in SBM?

 

Advising and Orientation

2. Are there any compulsory events that I must attend before the term begins?

3. If I cannot attend the designated academic advising session in August, can I attend other sessions?

4. Is it a requirement to join an orientation camp?

 

Course Enrollment

5. How many credits can I enroll for in my first term of study?

6. What courses should I take in the first term?

7. Can I drop pre-enrolled courses?

8. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1013 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1003 Calculus IB instead to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

9. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1003 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1012/1013 Calculus IA/IB to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

10. Can I enroll in COMP1001 Exploring Multimedia and Internet Computing and SOSC1440 Introduction to Economics?

11. I am interested in Quantitative Finance (QFIN)/Risk Management and Business Intelligence(RMBI)/Dual Degree Program (DDP). Are there specific courses I should take?

 

Credit Transfer

12. I was admitted through IB/GCEAL and I know that I can transfer some credits to HKUST. How can I apply for the credit transfer?

13. I was admitted through IB/GCEAL or local sub-degree program and transferred MATH1013/1020. May I use this course to fulfill both Business Core and University Common Core (UCC) requirements?

14. If I have other public examination results which I have not submitted during the admission process such as TOEFL or IELTS which can meet the UCC English Language requirements, can I apply for credit transfer? When is the deadline?

15. If my student record on credit transfer has not been updated at the beginning of Fall term, what should I do?


Academic Advising Session

New students were invited to attend one of the Academic Advising Sessions held from Aug 21 to 28, 2017. In the Academic Advising Session, a video was played to introduce to new students the curriculum and other academic related information.