Insider Guide for New Students
Weeks of Welcome (WoW) is a series of induction and orientation activities for newly arrived non-local students held in every August and January.
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Green Gown is the official attire formerly worn by all undergraduates for formal occasions including High Tables and examinations. At the Inauguration Ceremony which is the first formal university gathering for new students, they will meet the principal officers and senior academics of the University. The Inauguration Ceremony also consists of a Robing Ceremony during which freshmen will put on the HKU traditional Green Gown, signifying the official induction of the new students to the university family.
Super Pass is a traditional event at HKU to wish students the best of luck in their examinations. Super Pass activities include enjoying Super Pass dinners, writing Chinese couplets (Fai-Chun in Cantonese), chopping a roasted pig and getting Super Pass apples. Students will write good wishes on Chinese couplets and post them on the doors. Chopping a roasted pig is considered a sign of good fortune in Hong Kong, meaning everything will go smooth. Apple is pronounced as “Ping Gwo” in Cantonese. It reasonates with an HKU jargon called “勁過”, a saying that is used to wish students to pass their examinations with flying colours.