Bad Weather Arrangement

You should refer to the following arrangements of class and examination in the event of tropical cyclone and rainstorm. The arrangements are applicable to both classes and examinations. You may also call the Registry hotline at 2948 6196 to check for any special announcements during tropical cyclone/rainstorm. Announcements made by the Education Bureau DO NOT apply to the University. 

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3 or Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, all classes and examinations will continue to be held as scheduled, unless otherwise announced by the University.

When the Hong Kong Observatory announces that Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 or above will be issued within the next 2 hours, special class/examination arrangement (in particular cancellation of classes) may be required based on the prevailing weather situation. You should pay special attention to radio or television announcements or call the Registry hotline at 2948 6196 to check for any special class/examination arrangements. 

 

Typhoon & Rainstorm


When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 (or above) or the Black Rainstorm Signal is in force, the following arrangements shall apply: 

 

For Classes and Examinations Not Yet Started

Situation Action to be taken
For Morning Classes and Examinations

If either of the warnings is in force at or after 6:00am

All morning classes and examinations commencing before 1:30pm will be cancelled and the examinations will be re-scheduled to a specific date according to the contingency arrangement.

For Afternoon Classes and Examinations

If either of the warnings is cancelled between 6:01am and 11:00am

All afternoon classes and examinations commencing at any time from 1:30pm to 5:30pm will be held as scheduled.

If either of the warnings is in force at or after 11:00am

All afternoon classes and examinations commencing at any time from 1:30pm to 5:30pm will be cancelled and the examinations will be re-scheduled to a specific date according to the contingency arrangement.

For Evening Classes and Examinations

If either of the warnings is cancelled at or before 3:00pm

All evening classes and examinations scheduled for 5:30pm and after will be held as scheduled.

If either of the warnings is cancelled between 3:01pm and 4:00pm

All evening classes and examinations scheduled for 6:30pm and after will be held as scheduled.

If either of the warnings is in force at or after 4:00pm

All evening classes and examinations will be cancelled and the examinations will be re-scheduled to a specific date according to the contingency arrangement.

 

For Classes and Examinations Already Started

Situation Action to be taken

When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is issued

All classes will be suspended immediately. All examinations, except those held outdoors, will continue until the end of that session, unless the lecturer or The Chief Invigilator advises that the examination be suspended.

When Black rainstorm warning is issued

All classes and examinations, except those held outdoors, will continue until the end of that session, unless the lecturer or Chief Invigilator advises that the examination be suspended.

 

Contingency Arrangement for Examinations during Bad Weather


If an examination administered by the Registry is cancelled because of bad weather, you may concurrently check on the Intranet for the Contingency Examination Schedule three weeks before the examination period. For examinations that are not administered by the Registry, you are requested to contact the lecturer(s) or the Department(s)/Centre(s) concerned for the contingency arrangements.