The Scheme will be resumed starting from 24 Jan 2024 onwards.
For non-overnight visitor policy, please visit HERE.

We encourage all HSUHK students who stay off-campus to utilise the Overnight Visit Scheme for academic and social needs. For example, non-residents who are trying to complete group projects, or whose home is far away from campus, can be hosted by a resident as overnight guest.
  • A host is a current resident of the Residential Colleges; 
  • A guest is a current student of HSUHK who is staying off-campus and of the same gender of the host.

To ensure safety and security, quota is in place to regulate the number of overnight visitor:

  • The maximum number of overnight visitors per night is capped at 10 in each RC, on first-come first-served basis;
  • only 1 overnight visitor is allowed per night in each room; and
  • a resident can host 1 overnight visitor per night, and 3 overnight visitors per month; same overnight visitor can stay for at most 3 nights per month across all 4 RCs.

The host may purchase a ticket for a guest through the following procedures:

  1. Download the application form.
  2. Seek permission from your Resident Tutor.
  3. Obtain consent from your roommate(s).
  4. The host resident should apply by submitting the completed form between 2:00 pm the day before and 12:00 noon on the day of residence (During the RCS office hours). For applications on Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, applications must be made on the working day before.
  5. If the application is successful, you need to pay HK$70 fee. A receipt will be issued to your guest.
  6. Both you and your guest should bring along the receipt throughout the stay for identity verification within the Residential Colleges.
  7. Your guest is eligible to stay between 23:00 to 11:00 of the following day.
  8. The visitor’s student card will be kept by our security guard during the overnight visit. A visitor card will be provided to the visitor in exchange. If the visitor required to leave RC for a short period of time, the student card will be given back to the visitor in the security counter, and the visitor card will be given back to the security guard in return.
  9. Our security guards have the right to check the visitor’s identity proof with photos during the overnight visit period.
  10. After the overnight stay, please return the visitor card to the security guard in return for the student card.

The guest is entitled to stay between 11:00pm and 11:00am of the following day.

As a responsible host, you should plan ahead to accommodate the visit of your guests. Unauthorised visit beyond visiting hours will lead to disciplinary actions, including but not limited to a penalty of 5 times of the price of an overnight visiting ticket. Here are the things you should be aware of:

  • The overnight visitor must be accompanied by corresponding host resident during the stay.
  • The overnight visitor is expected to stay in the room and RC of the host resident only and not allowed to enter the room of other residents. 
  • All rules and regulations governing the Residential Colleges and Old Hall are applicable to all overnight visitors.
  • Violation of any rules and regulations may render the host resident, overnight visitor and related students to disciplinary procedures promulgated by HSUHK. 
  • RC Masters or other authorized personnel of RC reserve the rights of revoking the overnight stay and request the visitor to leave the RC.

Download the application form