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Academic Advising

Academic Advising

Faculty Academic Advising System

The Academic Advising System of the Faculty provides guidance and support for students throughout their undergraduate studies. It facilitates students’ transition from secondary school to university and offers students academic advice and guidance which can suit their needs.

First Year Advisers

Each student will be assigned a First Year Adviser (FYA). The FYAs will offer advice and guidance to students on academic matters such as course enrollment, programme selection, career plans, etc. in their first year of studies. Students can contact their advisers via the SIS.

The FYAs may refer students to the Academic Advising Office for further advice on academic matters or to relevant University units for follow up on non-academic matters, whenever appropriate.

Peer Mentors

Students will also be assigned a Peer Mentor (a senior year student), who will offer advice and information to facilitate freshmen’s adaptation to their first year of studies, and to provide information on course enrollment, programme selection and career planning alongside with FYAs.

Academic Advisers

Students will be assigned an academic adviser from their Home Department after they have selected their study programme in the beginning of their second year of studies, who will provide programme-specific academic advice and career planning.

Academic Advising Office at HKU

Students are welcome to seek academic advice from the Academic Advising Office (AAO) at HKU. AAO is staffed with experienced advisers and  administrators who are committed to helping students, especially in the first year, to enable a smooth transition and develop appropriate study plans.

Contact AAO

Address: Room 07, Upper Ground Floor, Knowles Building, HKU
Tel          : 2219 4686
Email     : aaoffice@hku.hk
Website : http://aao.hku.hk/


Major Events for Freshmen

Registration

Please refer to the link below from Academic Support and Examinations Section, Registry for details:

http://www.ase.hku.hk/full-time-undergraduate-student-registration.html

Induction Programme

Date      : August 12, 2016 (Friday)

Time      : 9:30am to 12:00nn (Session 1)

                  2:30pm to 5:00pm (Session 2)

Venue  : Lecture Theatre 1, Meng Wah Complex

All first year students are recommended to attend at least one session of the induction programme. Apart from the general briefing of the Faculty and various units of HKU, you will have a chance to meet with peer mentors, advisers and teaching staff from different departments.

Tea Reception for New Student 2016

All first year students are cordially invited to join the Tea Reception as follows.

Date      : August 26, 2016 (Friday)

Time      : 11:00am to 12:30pm

Venue  : Loke Yew Hall


Key Dates


Course Enrollment Period 2016-17

Semester Date

1st Semester
(1st day of teaching: September 1 ,2016)

Online Course Selection Period:
August 24 (10 a.m.) – August 29 (4:00 p.m.), 2016

[Suspension Period*: August 25, 2016, 9:00a.m. - 2:30 p.m.]

Add / Drop Period:
September 1 (10:00 a.m.) – September 14 (4:00 p.m.), 2016

[Suspension Period*: September 2, 2016, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.]

2nd Semester
(1st day of teaching: January 16, 2017)

Add / Drop Period:
January 16 (10:00 a.m.) – February 2 (4:00 p.m.), 2017

[Suspension Period*: January 17, 2017, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.]

Summer Semester
(1st day of teaching: June 26, 2017)

Add / Drop Period:
June 12 – June 19 (4:00 p.m.), 2017

[Suspension Period*: June 13, 2017, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.]

*Students are not allowed to make any changes to their course selection during the suspension period.


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