University Orientation  

Welcome to the big family of HKUST!

The Dean of Students' Office coordinates a wide range of activities for you to explore HKUST more in our University Orientation scheduled from Aug 25-Sept 4. It includes Schools' Orientation Session, Getting Started and HLTH1010 introduction session, performances and workshops. Check out the activity schedule below and make online registration.

1. Getting Started & Introduction to HLTH1010 (Mandatory)

The "Getting Started@HKUST" and the HLTH1010 Course Introduction is a 3-hour required activity of the HLTH1010 Course.

HKUST is full of opportunities and possibilities - the secret of getting ahead is getting started! In the session, students will learn about the Healthy Lifestyle Course (HLTH1010) requirements and the wide range of resources to support students in leading a healthy and happy life on campus. You will also learn about the part you can play so that all of us will live and learn harmoniously in a diverse and dynamic environment. In addition, you will find out what you need to know to tailor a path for your first year success through hearing stories from senior students about how they made the most of their university experience.

All new students should attend ONE of the 6 sessions held on Sept 2-3 so as to fulfill the requirement of a 3 course-hours attendance in the "Orientation" module of the HLTH1010 Course. 

We will start sending the ZOOM information of your registered CIGT session to your HKUST email account two days before the session. Please check your HKUST email account regularly. If you do not receive the ZOOM link one day before the workshop, please contact

Sept 209:30-12:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT01] 
Sept 210:30-13:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT02] 
Sept 213:30-16:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT03] 
Sept 214:30-17:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT04] 
Sept 310:30-13:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT05] 
Sept 311:30-14:30 via ZOOM [class code: CIGT06] 


2. Online University Orientation Session For Non-local Students by Office of Global Learning

The University Orientation Session is a useful session for non-local students to get themselves familiarized with HKUST environment and services. In the session, topics included:

  • Must-do on arrival
  • Academic life
  • Health care and insurance
  • Health and safety on campus
  • Working in Hong Kong
  • Residential life

Students can access the online session and non-local student service guide via:

3. Online Orientation for Mainland (Click here) and International Students (Click here) by Counseling and Wellness Center

University life is a time of academic pursuit, personal growth and development, as well as a time of challenge! It is our pleasure to facilitate you to learn, to explore and to flourish in your time at HKUST. The beginning is very important for all new students in understanding and knowing how to adjust to the new academic, social and cultural environment so that you are ready to unfold an enjoyable and fruitful university life.

Our Counseling team sincerely invites all non-local students to join this orientation program with a psychological perspective tailor-made for non-local new comers.

4. Make Your New Friends @HKUST (Click here)

Apart from preparing yourself for the academic journey at UST, it is also important to get ready for a new social life. Our DSTO Team have arranged some meeting sessions for you to mingle, meet and play games with your fellow students.

5. Virtual City Tour to Choi Hung Estate (Click here)

Join our virtual tour to discover the neighborhood community around UST and meet new friends! 

6. Personal Development and Enrichment Workshops (Click here)