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House Rules of Residential Colleges and Old Hall

1. Access control

1.1. For safety and security reason, residents shall scan their HSMC student card to smartcard reader when they enter the shuttle lift lobby, LG/F and G/F lobbies and the laundry room of their respective halls.

1.2. To access their assigned student rooms, residents should scan their HSMC student cards to the doorlocks to enter.

1.3. Residents who lose their student cards should report to Student Affairs Office as soon as possible.

1.4. Any charges paid for loss of temporary resident card is non-refundable.

2. Adding value to student account

2.1. Residents should go to the value-adding machine at shuttle lift G/F lobby if they wish to transfer values from their octopus cards to HSMC student accounts.

2.2. Values transferred to HSMC student accounts are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

3. Visitors

3.1. Residents and visitors are required to register at security counter, G/F lobby of the respective Residential College or Old Hall when they enter and leave the hall. Each resident are allowed to register 5 visitors in maximum.

3.2. No entrance of visitors is allowed starting from 11:00pm. Visitors who stay in halls after 11:00pm shall be regarded as over-stay and should leave the halls immediately.

3.3. Residents should communicate with their roommate(s) if they wish to invite visitors to their student rooms.

4. Floor common rooms

4.1. Residents should keep the floor common rooms clean after use. Unwashed utensils should not be left in the floor common rooms.

4.2. Residents should not remove any furniture or electrical appliances from floor common rooms.

4.3. Residents should not leave their personal belongings in floor common rooms.

4.4. To ensure food safety and hygiene, residents should beware of the condition of their food stored in the refrigerators and remove items expired and decayed as soon as possible.

4.5. Only reheating and simple cooking are allowed in the floor common rooms of halls. In order not to trigger the fire safety system, residents should refrain from generating considerable amount of smoke by any means, such as cooking.

5. Student rooms

5.1. Cooking inside student rooms is strictly prohibited. Use of cookers, oven, electrical grills and induction cookers are not allowed in student rooms.

5.2. Drying should be limited to laundry rooms. Hanging of water-dripping clothes is not allowed in carpet covered area inside student rooms.

5.3. Hanging of any personal items at window blinds, window frames, pipes, conduits and any fixtures outside windows are not allowed.

5.4. In case of spillage on carpet, please use dry towel to absorb the spilled liquid gently immediately, then remove the solid debris, if any, and use a wet towel to clean the spilled area of carpet.

5.5. Residents of Residential College should communicate with their roommate(s) to reach a consensus of their use of air-conditioning and the share of  incurred cost.

5.6. Residents are responsible to clean and tidy up the student room. Students may register and borrow vacuum cleaner at the security counter at G/F lobby.

5.7. Residents of Residential Colleges should dispose their garbage to refuse collection area of their own Residential College.

6. Laundry rooms

6.1. Residents should prepare detergent for their own use.

6.2. In case of laundry facilities failures, please report to security counter of the respective Residential College or Old Hall at G/F lobby.

6.3. Residents should refrain from placing clothes of others on the floor or on the top of laundry machines.

7. Roof Gardens and balconies

7.1. Opening hours of Roof Gardens and balconies span from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

7.2. Residents should refrain from making excessive noise in Roof Gardens and balconies at any times.

7.3. No climbing or leaning against the parapets is allowed.

8. Emergency and defects

8.1. In case of any defects or malfunctions of facilities found in student rooms, please report to and register at the security counter at G/F lobby.

8.2. For any emergency and incidents, residents should report to the security guard at G/F lobby as soon as possible:

Telephone – Mosaic College: 3963-5808;

Wellness College: 3963-5809;

Amity College: 3963-5811;

Evergreen College: 3963-5810; and

Old Hall: 3963-5166.

9. Fire safety

9.1. Open flames, such as candles and incense burner, are not allowed in all areas.

9.2. Interference with fire safety devices is strictly prohibited. Any items interfering fire safety devices will be removed without prior notifications.

9.3. Residents are not allowed to tamper with the fire sprinklers or hang things along the pipes.

9.4. Corridors, lobbies, hallways, walkways and stairs should be kept clear of furniture and any other objects in order not to obstruct passages and escape routes for safety reason. Any items found in these areas will be removed without prior notifications.

9.5. Residents should retreat to the central concourse area outside G/F lobbies by stairs immediately upon sounding of fire alarms in order to ensure safety.

9.6. Residents are required to attend fire safety talk(s) and take part in fire drill(s).

10. Information Technology (IT) services and devices

10.1.Residents should observe Computer Use Policy of HSMC, which can be obtained at

10.2.Unauthorized WiFi hub or router are not allowed, unless with prior approval of Information Technology Services Center (ITSC).

11. Electrical appliances and devices

11.1.Electrical appliances and devices of larger than 1500 Watts are not allowed to be brought into or used in the Residential Colleges and Old Hall.

11.2. For Residential Colleges, total power supply of each student room is 6000 Watts. If the sum of electrical current drawn from all sockets within the student room exceeds 30A, power supply will be overloaded, resulting in suspension of electricity supply to the concerned student room.

11.3.All electrical appliances and devices brought into the Residential Colleges and Old Hall shall comply with the Electrical Products (Safety) Regulation defined by government ordinance of HKSAR, which can be obtained at

11.4. Student Affair Office may require residents to remove any furniture or items that are not allowed in Residential Colleges and Old Hall, or any items that may endanger others.

12. Bicycle

It is recommended that Residents park their bicycles at bicycle parking lot of the Residential Colleges or outside Block B in Main Campus.

13. Room decoration

13.1.Residents should not use any items to decorate the rooms that may cause damage to the walls/doors.

13.2.Before moving-out, residents should clean up and restore their student room to the original setting and condition of room to which they at first moved in. Otherwise, a cleaning charge will be imposed to concerned residents.

14. Student Affairs Office reserves the right to interpret the house rules and update information without prior notice.

15. Violation of any of these house-rules may render a resident liable to disciplinary procedures promulgated by the Hang Sang Management College.