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Regulations of Residential Colleges & Old Hall


Residential life experience constitutes an important part of co-curricular learning. The establishment of Residential Colleges aims to provide a robust platform to empower and nurture intellectual interflow, social engagements and global perspectives of our students through community living and learning. On top of the intellectual growth, residents are also able to sharpen their communication skills and self-management skills via residential life experience. 

These Regulations, house rules promulgated by Student Affairs Office (SAO) and Campus Development and Management Office (CDMO) and any additional rules stipulated by the Residential College Masters and the Warden, in addition to the Code of Student Conduct stated in the Student Handbook.

1. Objectives

These Regulations aim to strengthen and foster the sense of responsibility and the degree of maturity of all residents of Residential Colleges and Old Hall to achieve the following objectives:

1.1. To ensure the safety of residents and the security of properties and premises;

1.2. To foster and maintain a harmonious and caring relationship among residents from different backgrounds;

1.3. To create an enriching platform and environment in order to facilitate the learning and personal growth of residents;

1.4. To promote the social and communal engagement of residents in order to build a solid sense of belonging to the Residential Colleges, Old Hall and Hang Seng Management College; and

1.5. To support and enhance the healthy lifestyle and responsible global citizenship of residents and to strengthen their commitment to community service and sustainability.

2. Safety and Security:

2.1. Residents must comply with the rules related to safety and security and avoid any behavior which may impose any safety or health hazards to others.

2.2. Residents and their visitors are responsible for safe-keeping of their personal properties. Residents should keep their personal belongings in safe places at all time and always lock the door of their rooms upon departure to minimize chances of theft. The Hang Seng Management College shall not bear responsibilities for any loss of or damage to any items brought into the Residential Colleges and Old Hall by the residents or their visitors.

2.3. To secure the safety, security and non-disturbing environment for all residents, and to ensure compliance with the Regulations mentioned herein, Student Affairs Office staff responsible for hall management or their delegates, Residential College Masters, Warden, Associate Residential College Masters, Assistant Warden, College Tutors may enter any room in the premises with or without notice at any time.

2.4. Only simple cooking is allowed in the floor common rooms of halls. Naked fire and any type of ignitions are strictly prohibited within the area of the halls. Unattended cooking is strictly prohibited at all times.

2.5. Any equipment or articles brought into the halls by residents will be subject to scrutiny by the Student Affairs Office which possesses the right to remove any items that impose safety, health or environmental concern to the community of halls.

2.6. All incidents and irregularities should be reported to the Student Affairs Office immediately.

3. Respect for Others

3.1. Residents should be considerate towards others and must refrain from behaviors which may disturb or cause inconvenience to others.

3.2. Any actions or behaviors that may interfere with privacy, time to study and rest, or normal use of facilities of others in the halls should be avoided.

3.3. Residents should be properly attired in commons areas which include but not limited to communal hall, pantries, common rooms, corridors, lift lobbies, study rooms, computer rooms, learning common and functional rooms of the halls at all times.

3.4. Residents should not behave in any manner deemed inappropriate, make or cause disturbance in any forms that may infringe the well-being and rights of others, in any circumstances.

4. Quiet Hours

4.1. The quiet hours span from 11:00pm to 7:00am.

4.2. Quiet hours will be extended to 24 hours a day starting from 1 week prior to examination period in the academic calendar stipulated by Registry.

4.3. At all times, residents should keep their noise level reasonable in order not to cause nuisance to neighbors and fellow residents.

5. Smoking, Alcohol, Gambling and Drugs

5.1. The Hang Seng Management College is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is strictly forbidden in any part of the premises of Residential Colleges and Old Hall.

5.2. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in any part of the halls without prior approval of Residential College Masters or Warden is prohibited.

5.3. Organizer(s) who wish to serve alcoholic drinks during activities held in halls, whether formal or informal, must provide adequate supervision of the activity to avoid excessive drinking. Prior approval of Residential College Masters or Warden must be obtained.

5.4. Gambling in any form and possession of gambling instruments, such as mahjong, is prohibited in halls.

5.5. Possession or use of any illegal and/or dangerous drugs as defined by government ordinances of HKSAR is strictly prohibited.

6. Hygiene and Cleanliness

6.1. It is the responsibility of residents to keep their rooms clean and tidy. Residents should clean their room, including built-in washroom and shower unit, regularly in order to ensure and maintain a safe and healthy condition of their room at all times.

6.2. Residents should keep the common rooms and all parts of the halls clean and tidy.

7. Pets

7.1 Pets are not allowed in the halls.

8. Visitors

8.1. Residents may invite visitors to visit the halls between 8:00am and 11:00pm. All visitors should register at the reception counter at G/F hall lobby when they enter and leave the hall.

8.2. Residents should accompany visitors and be responsible for their behavior during their visits in the halls. Host residents are held responsible for the behavior of their visitors.

9. Opposite Gender Visit

9.1 Residents should not enter the resident floors or rooms of the opposite gender between 11:00pm to 8:00am of the following day, all days of the week.

10. Living in the Halls

10.1. Change of Room

10.1.1. Request for room-change is normally not considered. Residents who have genuine need to change their room during the residential year must consult their College Tutor or Assistant Warden. Such request will be duly considered by the Residential College Master or Warden, or his/her authorized delegates.

10.1.2. Changing or swapping of rooms without prior approval from Residential College Master or Warden is not allowed.

10.2. Move-out

10.2.1. Residents will be required to vacate their rooms on or before the deadline stipulated by Student Affairs Office upon confirmation of withdrawal or termination of residency of Residential Colleges or Old Hall, out-bound exchange, leave of absence, deferment of study, discontinuation of study, dismissal or withdrawal from the Hang Seng Management College.

10.2.2. Extension of stay may be granted by discretion in a case-by-case manner.

10.3. Resident card

10.3.1. Resident Card should be used by the designated resident only and is not transferable. Misuse or falsification of the card is strictly prohibited.

10.3.2. A fee will be charged for any replacement of lost/damaged card.

10.4. Fees

10.4.1. All paid fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

10.4.2. Under special circumstances, refund of fees may be considered. Student concerned should submit a written request to the Student Affairs Office with supporting documents for final approval of the Associate Vice-President (Student Development and Campus Services).

10.4.3. Residents are required to pay their fees by the deadline stipulated by Student Affairs Office. Late payment may result in suspension from the rights and privileges of residency and/or the use of services and facilities of the Hang Seng Management College.

11. Properties of Halls

Residents are required to keep all common facilities, furniture, fixtures and equipment of halls in good condition and order. No furniture or equipment shall be removed without prior approval from the Student Affairs Office. Residents must not interfere with or deface existing fittings, fixtures or furniture of the hall. Installation of any equipment or fixtures is not allowed. Residents will be required to compensate the Hang Seng Management College for any loss or damage caused to properties of halls, which resulted from deliberate acts or negligence of the concerned residents and their visitors.

12. Commercial / Promotion Activities

12.1. Commercial promotions and activities are not allowed in the halls. Sale of any goods and services is prohibited without prior approval of the Student Affairs Office.

12.2. Mass distribution of promotional items without prior approval of the Student Affairs Office is prohibited.

12.3. Only posters with the stamp of Student Affairs Office may be placed in areas designated for posting in halls.

13. Student Affairs Office reserves the right to interpret these regulations and update information without prior notice.

14. Violation of any of these Regulations may render a resident liable to disciplinary procedures promulgated by the Hang Sang Management College.