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Hall Rules for PG Halls


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1 Accommodation in the Hall is provided to assigned residents for the specific purpose of personal residence. Use of the premises for any other purpose (e.g. giving to another person to reside in, storage and etc.) is prohibited.


Change of Rooms

2 Change of rooms is not allowed except with permission of the Student Housing and Residential Life Office. Residents found changing rooms privately will be penalized as appropriate.



3 Proof of identity may be requested of any person present in the Hall by the members of the Hall Management or any person appointed by the Hall Management. Those who fail to present may be asked to leave the Hall or result in penalties.



4 A resident shall be responsible for the room key assigned for his/her use. A room key is not to be duplicated, loaned or furnished to anyone else.



5 Cooking is only allowed in the kitchenette.



6 The University is a non-smoking campus. Smoking is not allowed in the entire University campus, including any part of the Hall premises.


Fire Hazards

7.1 Possession of any items or chemicals e.g. weapons, explosives, highly combustible materials that are potentially dangerous and damaging is prohibited.

7.2 Open flames, including candles and incense, are prohibited in any part of the halls.

7.3 Interference of fire service devices is prohibited.



8 It is the responsibility of the resident to keep his/her room clean and tidy and the joint responsibility of all residents in the Hall to keep the common area of the Hall (including apartments common area in University Apartments) in a clean and tidy condition.


Furniture, Fittings and Fixtures

9.1 A resident shall not interfere with existing fixtures and fittings or install new utilities or fittings, without the permission of the Student Housing and Residential Life Office. Prior approval from Student Housing and Residential Life must be obtained for installation of large electrical appliances e.g. washer, dryer, refrigerator etc.

9.2 A resident shall not affix any glue, scotch-tape, gum-paper, nails, spikes, tacks or any other thing on or drive the same into any wall or floor or any fixture, fittings or furniture in any part of the Hall premises without the permission of the Student Housing and Residential Life Office.

9.3 Furniture and equipment of the Hall must not be moved away from the Hall or moved from one apartment/room to another except with the permission of the Student Housing and Residential Life Office.

9.4 A fixed penalty of HK$500 will be levied on residents who damaged and/or tampered with any fixture, fittings or furniture. In addition, residents involved will be responsible to bear the cost of making good of the damaged and/or tampered with item(s).


Decorations and Display Materials

10.1 Decorations and display materials are allowed to be put onto designated notice boards or places as permitted by the Student Housing and Residential Life Office.

10.2 Decoration and display materials on bedroom doors and other areas inside the Hall are normally allowed, provided that they do not deface surfaces, impose safety risk or cause disturbance to any other residents. Prior approval from the Student Housing and Residential Life Office will be required.

10.3 Decorations or display materials which deface surfaces or cause obstructions are prohibited.


Hallways and Public Areas

11.1 According to the Fire Safety Regulations of Hong Kong, hallways, walkways, stairs and other public areas (e.g. common rooms, lobbies, etc.) are to be kept clear of equipment, furniture, trash and any other obstacles that might obstruct passage. Items found in these areas will be confiscated and discarded at the expense of the resident(s) who is responsible without prior notice.

11.2 Communal facilities are for the use of all residents. Any activity that obstructs others to use the common facilities is strictly prohibited.


Dress Code

12 A resident shall be properly attired; T-shirt, shorts and sandals are the minimum requirements in any common areas of the Hall premises.



13.1 Washing of clothes should only be performed in the laundry room.

13.2 Residents should make use of the dryers in the laundry room to dry their clothes as far as possible; if hang-dry is required, it can only be performed in the designated drying areas.

13.3 Laundry found hanging from the window hinges, curtain rails, sprinkles, false ceiling, outside the windows of the apartments or from the air conditioner plinths will be confiscated and discarded without prior notice.

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14 A resident shall not bring into the Hall or permit to be brought into his/her room any dangerous drugs as defined in Section 2 of the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (Cap. 134).



15 Consumption or storage of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in all student halls.



16 A resident shall not engage in any gambling whatsoever in the Hall or permit such gambling to take place in his/her apartment/room.



17 A resident shall not bring or maintain pets, animals, birds or fish of any kind in the Hall.



18.1 A resident may invite visitors to the Hall during the visitor hours, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

18.2 All visitors entering or leaving the Hall must register at the Service Counter/ Management Office with the presence of their host residents (i.e. Hall Resident / Vacation Resident).

18.3 All visitors must be accompanied by their hosts during their stay in the Hall. Visitors who are not accompanied by a host will be asked to leave the Hall.

18.4 The host resident will be responsible for any misconduct taken by his/her visitor(s) during their stay in the Hall, including disciplinary actions or fine, as considered appropriate by the Residence Master.


Personal Belongings

19 Personal belongings should be placed in student bedrooms. A resident shall not place large personal items in the common areas such as common rooms in SKCC and GGT, living room in apartments in University Apartment, etc).


Commercial Activities

20 Commercial activities and promotion are prohibited in the Hall.


Disruptive Actions and Behaviors

21.1 Actions or behavior that disturb other residents or the orderly operation of the Hall; or that threatens the health and safety of self or other residents; or that unreasonably interfere with other residents’ normal use of facilities; or that cause nuisance, e.g. getting drunk and defiling public facilities, entering the bedrooms of other residents without their consent or failing to settle proper taxi fare, etc., to campus users are prohibited.

21.2 A fixed penalty of HK$500 plus other incurred charges, if any, e.g. taxi fare, will be levied on residents who were found breaching Clause 21.1.


Interpretation of Rules

22 The Residence Master shall have the authority to interpret these Rules.


Breach of Rules

23 If anyone fails to observe the Hall Rules, the Residence Master may impose penalties, including suspension or termination of hall residency and/or other disciplinary actions, on the resident or host resident of the visitor.

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