With the theme “Grow & Glow@HSMC”, the College Orientation Day 2017 was held on 21 August 2017. It was hoped that freshmen would grow and unleash their potential during their study at HSMC, and make their dreams come true. Over 1,400 participants, including new students, senior year students, teaching and administrative staff, took part in the activity. Around 1,100 freshmen participated in a variety of events and received important information of academic and campus life to kick-start their college life.
In the opening session, President Simon Ho gave a warm welcome to the freshmen; followed by a sharing by Dr Tom Fong, Acting Vice-President (Organisational Development), on HSMC’s latest development. Ms Rebecca Chan, Director of Student Affairs, encouraged the freshmen to seize every opportunity to learn during their study at HSMC. School sessions and academic programme sessions were arranged to provide freshmen with essential information on their study and let them meet their professors and fellow classmates.
In the afternoon, the freshmen participated in different activities with an aim to understanding HSMC and building connections. The activities included “恒薈” (organised by the Students’ Union to provide information on orientation activities organised by different student organisations), Campus Hunt and Student Life Fair (introducing HSMC sport teams, services opportunities, HSMC Sinfonietta and photo booth). To assist freshmen to adapt to their HSMC journey, more than 150 senior year students served as Campus Life Mentors to lead them and took care of them throughout the day.
Group photo at the College Orientation Day
President Simon Ho welcomed the freshmen to HSMC family.
Dr Tom Fong, Acting Vice-President (Organisational Development), introduced the history and development of HSMC.
Ms Rebecca Chan, Director of Student Affairs, encouraged the freshmen to enjoy and develop themselves in their campus life.
Group photo of teaching staff and freshmen of the School of Business
“Dem Beat” by the 7th executive committee of the Student Association of Business Administration
Professor Thomas Luk, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science and Head of Department of English, gave a welcoming speech.
Professor Desmond Hui, Director of Cultural and Creative Industries Programme, welcomed the freshmen.
Group photo of new students and academic staff of the School of Translation
Senior students of Translation with Business Programme shared their experience with freshmen.
Prof Lawrence Leung, Dean of the School of Decision Sciences, delivered a welcoming speech to freshmen.
Students’ Dancing performance
Prof Scarlet Tso, Dean of the School of Communication, introduced the teaching staff to freshmen.
Group photo of students and academic staff of the School of Communication
Freshmen visited the booths arranged by student organisations at “恒薈”.
Campus hunt activities
Ice-breaking games led by Campus Life Mentors
A lucky draw marked the happy closing of the College Orientation Day.