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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 on the Faculty’s Degree Congregation Webpage.  After you have successfully registered, tickets will be sent around a week before the Degree Congregation. 

For students with a local correspondence address, tickets will be sent by post.  Please make sure your address entered is correct as NO extra ticket will be 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 Nov 27 to Dec 4 during office hours.  You may also collect tickets at the Degree Congregation reception.

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

Admission tickets (both graduands and guests) should be presented at the Congregation venues upon entry.  Failure to present admission tickets (both graduands and guests) will NOT be allowed to enter the venues.


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

No. The full set of academic dress, including cap, hood and gown can only be borrowed at the University's Gown Room (UG-06, Knowles Building) during the stipulated period announced on the Academic Dress Loan and Return page of HKU Congregation Website. Academic dress will NOT be available for loan at other venues.

Please refer to the ”Arrangement of Class of 2018” page of HKU Congregation Website for more details on the loan period, forms and related information.

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


3. How many guest tickets I can get?

Each attending graduand can get a maximum of TWO guest tickets.  All guest 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 3 are NOT allowed to enter the venue.  All guests are required to get tickets to enter the venue, including children aged 3 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 2018 will be announced on the “Certificate” page of HKU Congregation website in late October, 2018.  For enquiry, please contact Academic Services Office at 2859-2433.


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: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/visas/visit-transit/visit-visa-entry-permit.html 



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