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Degree Congregation FAQ:

1. Do I have to register to attend the Degree Congregation?  When will I receive the tickets?

Yes. Registration is required before you obtain tickets to attend the Degree Congregation.  Arrangement of registration will be announced in October 2021 on the Faculty’s Degree Congregation Webpage.  After you have successfully registered, tickets will be sent to you around a week before the Degree Congregation. 

For students with a local correspondence address, tickets will be sent by post.  Please make sure the address you entered is correct as NO extra ticket will be re-issued if lost. 

For students without a local correspondence address, please obtain your tickets at Faculty Office (Room 501, 5/F, Haking Wong Building) from November 24 to November 30, 2021 for sessions on December 1, 2021 and November 24 to December 3, 2021 for session on December 4, 2021 during office hours.  You may also collect ticket at the Degree Congregation reception.

Office hours:
Monday - Friday:  9:00am - 1:00pm ; 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Admission ticket for the graduandsshould be presented at the venues upon entry.  Failure to present admission ticketwill NOT be allowed to enter the venues.

For the guests who will watch live broadcast of the Ceremony on campus, please also present the admission tickets upon entry to the venues.  Failure to present admission ticket will NOT be allowed to enter the venues.


2. Can I borrow Academic Dress at the hall on the day of Degree Congregation?

No. Graduands should have borrowed the full set of academic dress, including cap, hood and gown before joining the Congregation.  Academic dress will NOT be available for loan on the day of Degree Congregation.

Please refer to the “Academic Dress” page of HKU Congregation Website for more details.

For suggested attire, please refer to here. For enquiry, please contact +852 2219-4263 or congmail@hku.hk.


3. How many guest tickets for viewing live-broadcast on campus can I get?

In light of the COVID-19 situation and in accordance with recommendations on social distancing and group gatherings, only Graduands will be invited to attend the ceremony in the Grand Hall.  Each attending graduand can request for a maximum of TWO guest tickets whereas the guests will be seated separately from the Graduands in another room on campus to watch the live broadcast of the ceremony.  Seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. . Please note that late registration after the deadline will NOT be accepted.  


4. When shall I arrive at the venue?  What will I do in the Degree Congregation?

Graduands must arrive at the venue on time to attend a briefing and rehearsal.

All graduands will be presented on stage in a programme-specific sequence.  Graduand who arrives at the venue after his/her programme is presented to the Presiding Officer will NOT be presented on stage separately and will NOT be allowed to go onto the stage.    


5. Will children be allowed to enter the venue?  Do they need tickets?

Children under the age of 6 are NOT allowed to enter the venue.  All guests are required to get tickets to enter the venue, including children aged 6 or above.


6. Will I be presented the certificate during the Degree Congregation?

No, certificates will be available for collection after the Faculty-based Congregation sessions have been held. Details of Certificate Collection for Class of 2021 will be announced on the “Certificate”  page of HKU Congregation website in November 2021.  For enquiry, please contact Academic Services Office at +852 2859-2433 or asoffice@hku.hk.


7. Do my family members and I need to apply for visit visas to attend my graduation ceremony?

You and your guests may need to apply for a visit visa to enter Hong Kong and to attend your own graduation ceremony. The information provided here is only general guidance. Please check with your student visa sponsor office or the Immigration Department of HKSAR for details. 

China Affairs Office: visaapp@hku.hk (for all mainland students except research students)
CEDARS: cedars@hku.hk (for all overseas full degree students) 

Immigration Department of HKSAR
E-mail: enquiry@immd.gov.hk
Website: https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html 


8. I am not in Hong Kong currently and will have to travel to Hong Kong to attend the Congregation.  What are the boarding and quarantine requirements to travel to Hong Kong in view of the COVID-19 pandemic?

For Graduands who are residing overseas and will travel to Hong Kong to join the congregation, please read through the “Points to Note for Quarantine for Inbound Travelers” in the HKSAR Government’s website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html carefully before travelling to Hong Kong.  You can obtain the information including but not limited to health declaration before arrival in HK, quarantine measures for inbound travelers, boarding and quarantine requirements, documentary requirements for boarding, arrangements on testing for persons arriving in HK, reservation at the designated quarantine hotels, etc.

You can also refer to HKSAR Government’s website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html for the latest developments of the pandemic situation and quarantine measures in Hong Kong.

The information provided here is only general guidance.  Please make sure that you have understood and complied with the quarantine requirements stipulated by the HKSAR Government before coming to Hong Kong to join the Congregation.


9. Where can I obtain the latest information about the quarantine measures for inbound traveling, e.g. Return2hk Scheme, Come2HK Scheme, etc?

To obtain the latest information about different schemes for inbound traveling, you can refer to the links below for more information:

For information about the Designated Hotels for Quarantine, please refer to this website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/designated-hotel.html.

The information provided here is only general guidance.  You can refer to the website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html for the latest developments of the pandemic situation and quarantine measures in Hong Kong. 


For general information about the Congregation, please visit https://www4.hku.hk/congreg/
For enquiries, please email to enggfac@hku.hk.