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Catering Services at HKU are operated by different caterers and managed by the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). Click HERE to learn more about the catering outlets at HKU

Student Hostels of HKU are under the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) management and coordination. Click HERE for more information.

HKU is an open campus. All common areas of the University are open to public.

Many of the facilities at HKU are designated for administrative, academic and research purposes and are not open to public for security and safety reasons.

No. Facilities in HKU Libraries/ Learning Commons, sports and amenities facilities in HKU are not managed by the Estates Office. Please click HERE to learn more.

Campus Information



Please click HERE to learn more about various sustainability initiatives and the management of capital works, retrofitting works and facility management. Please also visit the Sustainability Office website for relevant sustainability information and Sustainability Reports.

Only HKU alumni, current students and current staff are eligible for the application for permission. Please send the following details via email to cpao@hku.hk of the Communications and Public Affairs Office (CPAO) of the University at least 7 working days in advance to facilitate the application. The result will be communicated to you by the CPAO.

Details to be provided in the request email:

  • Your full name in English, complete student ID number (in 10 digits), degree and year of graduation (for alumni). For current staff, please provide your full name in English, staff number and the office /department now serving.
  • Date of your intended wedding photo-shooting. Please note that only Sundays and statutory holidays outside of examination periods (whole month of May to late-June and whole month of December to mid-January) and Congregation periods (Mid-November to Early December) will be considered for wedding photo-taking on the main campus.
  • Outdoor location(s) of the main campus that you wish to take wedding photos at. Please note that those at the Centennial Campus are not possible for wedding photo-taking until further notice and that all interior areas on the Main Campus are not permitted.

Yes, you can apply for news or commercial filming on campus. Please send the following details via email to cpao@hku.hk of the Communications and Public Affairs Office (CPAO) of the University at least 7 working days to facilitate the application. The result will be communicated to you by the CPAO.

Details to be provided in the request email:

  • Your preferred date(s) of filming. Filming at outdoor area should be confined to Sundays and statutory holidays outside the examination periods (whole month of May to late-June and whole month of December to mid-January) and Congregation periods (Mid-November to Early December) unless for very special reasons. Besides, multiple days of filming will not be accommodated.
  • Your preferred outdoor location(s) and from which hour to which hour the filming is expected to take place (filming charge, if appropriate, is charged on hourly basis, details will be provided upon request).
  • Details of the crew, e.g, name of film company / media, director and the main cast as far as possible.
  • Synopsis of the scene(s) to be shot on campus and the main story line of the film / programme. Unless for very special cases, only those that are directly related to academia and HKU would be considered.

Facility Management



Please click HERE to learn more.

Central Classroom is managed by Examination Unit of the University. Please click HERE for more information

Air-Conditioning



For HKU buildings, the room temperature setting for the air-conditioning system has to consider both energy efficiency and human comfort. As such, the indoor temperature is set within a range of 23°C to 26°C, at 24.5°C generally, which has been adopted by the University.

In general, it is recommended to set the air-conditioned room temperatures to 24.5°C. The thermostats inside individual offices can be adjusted to suit user’s needs. Nonetheless, it does take time for the air-conditioning system to respond and so users may not feel any noticeable temperature change right away.

There will be times when a temperature adjustment will be needed. For example, when the number of people in a certain venue increases during a big event, the temperature may be set lower by our facility management staff to pre-cool the venue. In that situation, people arriving at the event early may feel cold. However, once the venue has filled up, the participants will feel more comfortable.

Like most of the buildings in Hong Kong, the air-conditioning system on the majority of HKU campuses is based only on a cooling system. It does not have a heating function except for those in some special locations that are equipped with a heating coil designed for humidity control. This type of design is different from that used in colder countries where the emphasis is on heating spaces, rather than on cooling them.

On campus, on a cold day when the outside temperature is below 18°C, the cooling function of the air-conditioning will not operate. Outside air is drawn into the building as fresh air; hence, you will feel cold in winter time as there is no heating function in the system. Due to the limitation of the air-conditioning system, we regret that this situation could not be changed. However, this situation is only likely to occur for short durations each year.