Teaching Arrangements for Fall Term 2021/22
(Updated: May 25, 2021. This page will be updated as needed based on the latest situation.)
As stated in the message on vaccination / regular testing dated 21 May 2021 to all members of the community, it is the University’s intention to resume normal teaching and learning activities on campus in Fall 2021/22. The following points outline the intended academic arrangements:
- Throughout the challenging period of the last two years, as always, the University has strived to provide quality educational experiences. In Fall 2021, the targeted default mode of delivery for classes will be in-person on campus.
- All members of the University should therefore plan to be in Hong Kong well in time for the Fall term, as far as possible.
- If students are already in Hong Kong, please consider the travel plans carefully before leaving.
- If students are not in Hong Kong, please make adequate allowances for requirements such as accommodation for quarantine upon the arrival, and other exigencies. If the situation in a student’s region of residence does not allow him / her to travel to Hong Kong, please see points #4 and #5.
- Please note that the Hong Kong government now imposes quarantine and COVID testing requirements based on the conditions in different countries/regions. The University is therefore not able to provide any quarantine support on campus.
- Some courses/sections would be offered in mixed-mode, blended, or real-time online mode. This will be decided on pedagogical grounds, with inputs from instructors and Department/Division Heads, following the relevant approval process. The information will be posted in the course description prior to the course registration period. Also, some lab classes and TPg programs may make their own arrangements.
- The University understands that some students may face restrictions that prevent them from traveling to Hong Kong. Later this summer, the respective office will reach out to students to assess who faces such restrictions. After the add-drop period, if a class has any student(s) who cannot be physically present in Hong Kong, that class will be held in mixed-mode or mixed-mode lite.
- Proctored examinations, for courses which need them, will be held on campus. Alternative arrangements will be made for students who cannot be in Hong Kong. As before, instructors are encouraged to consider alternatives to proctored examinations.
- If students are eligible for on-campus accommodation in the Fall, they need to observe the latest student housing arrangements, including the Hong Kong government's regulations and guidelines and the University requirements applicable at the time. Hall residents entering Hong Kong should ensure that they have completed the required compulsory quarantine and/or present relevant documents to declare their health status when checking into their assigned hall.
- Safety is paramount. Any plan will need to follow the Hong Kong government’s regulations and guidelines in force at the time, as well as any measures reasonably necessary to protect the University community. Based on past experience, we all know that the situation can change in a short period of time. As always, opportunities for on-campus interactions will depend on the situation. In case of change of Hong Kong government’s guidelines, or if the circumstances require, the University will take appropriate acts accordingly.
Students should make plans to be in Hong Kong in adequate time for the Fall 2021/22. More detailed information is available on the FAQ page.
Student records, registration, examinations and graduation:
Specific programs and courses including laboratory courses:
Respective Schools/Departments and Program Directors
Student Housing : SHRLO firstname.lastname@example.org
Quarantine Arrangements: https://covid19info.ust.hk/quarantine-arrangements
Campus Health and Safety: HSEO email@example.com
Information on Academic Arrangements for the 2020/21 academic year could be retrieved from