Chapter 15 Class/Examination Arrangements during Bad Weather

(revised on 7 August 2019)

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.3 or Amber/Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force, all classes and examinations will continue to be held as scheduled, unless otherwise announced by the University.
Announcements made by the Education Bureau (EDB) and Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) DO NOT apply to the University. You should check the University Announcements in The Portal of EdUHK for any special class/examination arrangements.
When Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 (or above) is in force or will be issued within the next 2 hours (as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory), or “extreme conditions”^ announced by the Government after super typhoon are in force, 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
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above), “extreme conditions” or Black rainstorm warning is/are 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
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is lowered without “extreme conditions” announcement; or
  • • When “extreme conditions” are cancelled; or
  • • When Black rainstorm warning 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.
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above), “extreme conditions” or Black rainstorm warning is/are 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
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is lowered without “extreme conditions” announcement; or
  • • When “extreme conditions” are cancelled; or
  • • When Black rainstorm warning is cancelled
at or before 3:00pm
All evening classes and examinations scheduled for 5:30pm and after will be held as scheduled.
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above) is lowered without “extreme conditions” announcement; or
  • • When “extreme conditions” are cancelled; or
  • • When Black rainstorm warning is cancelled
between 3:01pm and 4:00pm
All evening classes and examinations scheduled for 6:30pm and after will be held as scheduled.
  • • When Tropical Cyclone (No.8 or above), “extreme conditions” or Black rainstorm warning is/are 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 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.


^Under certain “extreme conditions” caused by super typhoons, such as serious disruption of public transport services, extensive flooding, major landslides or large-scale power outage after super typhoons, the Government will review the situation (including public transportation and other aspects) and make announcement to the public.

Contingency Arrangement for Examinations during Bad Weather If an examination administered by the Registry is cancelled because of bad weather, you may concurrently check the Contingency Examination Schedule which is posted on the Registry's website normally 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.