Important Dates and CIE Activities

8.18 Fri Retrieval of CIE Student Number 
8.18 - 23
Online Submission of Photo for Student Card
8.21 - 9.18 Complete WPDI online
8.22 - 24
New Student Orientation
22 Aug:Division of Communication
23 Aug: Division of Arts & Languages
Division of Applied Science
24 Aug:Division of Business
Division of Social Sciences
8.25 Fri Study Guide Activity for non-Chinese speaking and non-local students
8.30 Wed Release of semester timetable on MyBU-Study
College English Taster

Online Submission of Photo for Student Card and its Collection

  • Students can retrieve their Student Number via this link on 18 Aug 2023. They should upload a colour passport photo to the University Student Card Photo Upload System during 18 – 23 Aug 2023. For details of retrieving Student Number, please refer to the Student Orientation Guide.
  • The schedule for collection of Student Card will be sent to students’ HKBU email in early September.
  • Students who are under 18 years old (as of 1 Sept 2023) should complete and return the Letter of Consent to the College when they collect the Student Card.

Orientation Schedule

The New Student Orientation activities are designed to prepare new students for a smooth transition to college study. New students should attend the orientation activities.

 New Student Orientation
Students will meet up with the Lecturers of their Concentration Studies in the orientation. The academic requirement of the Associate Degree Programme, the study path and the articulation of the respective Concentration Studies will be introduced.

  • Students will gain an overall picture of useful resources and diverse experience obtainable in the College.
Division of Communication 22 Aug (Tue)
Division of Arts & Languages* 23 Aug (Wed)
Division of Applied Science 23 Aug (Wed)
Division of Business 24 Aug (Thu)
Division of Social Sciences 24 Aug (Thu)
10:00am – 11:30am Jumpstart Your College Life
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunchtime
12:30pm – 2:00pm Orientation Carnival
2:00pm – 4:00pm Division Orientation & Concentration Studies Session

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F, Shek Mun Campus

Mainland and non-local students do not need to apply for online participation for the New Student Orientation on 22-24 August. They will receive an email of the links for online participation 2 days before the New Student Orientation.

Those who have arrived HK are expected to attend the New Student Orientation on-site.

*For students under the  Professional Communication and English Studies Programme who will join the Orientation activities on 23 August, please wear sports shoes.

Applied Science
Ms. Zoe Li
(852) 3411 3371
  • Environmental Conservation Studies
  • Geography and Resources Management
  • Life Science
  • Nutrition and Food Management
  • Financial Technology
  • Health Sciences
Arts & Languages
Ms. Zoe Li
(852) 3411 3371
  • Chinese for Professional Purposes
  • Cultural Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Visual Arts
  • Professional Communication and English Studies
Ms. Nichole Chou
(852) 3411 5476
  • Professional Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
Ms. Tinky Lai
(852) 3411 3339
  • Creative Communication
  • Creative Digital Media Design
  • Film, Television and Digital Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Media Communication
Social Sciences
Ms. Ashley Cheng
(852) 3411 3344
  • Applied Social Service
  • History and Hong Kong Studies
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social and Public Policy Studies
  • Society and Wellness Studies
  • Sociology and Digital Society
  • Sport and Recreation Studies

Study Guide Activity for non-Chinese speaking and non-local students

Application Period : 1 - 22 Aug
  • To recapture the key points in New Student Orientation - useful academic study guide in preparing for college study and helpful resources in CIE
  • To provide some tips for non-Chinese speaking / non-local students on smooth adaptation to college life

Date 25 Aug (Fri)
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue 701, 7/F Shek Mun Campus or Online (Hybrid)

Application (First-come, first-served)

Freshmen Bridging Workshop

Application Period : 1 - 28 Aug
  • To provide new students with useful information and tips they "must know and learn" as college students
  • To grasp basic skills and strategies on how to cope with a new learning environment in tertiary education

Date 1 Sept (Fri)
Time 10:00am - 12:00pm / 2:00pm - 4:00pm (2 Identical Sessions)
Venue 701, 7/F Shek Mun Campus

Application(First-come, first-served)


Campus Life Orientation Workshop

Application Period : 1 - 28 Aug
  • To make new friends here and build up relationship network
  • To kick-start your campus-life and develop quick adaptation
  • To connect with senior year students and guidance counselors

Date 1 Sept (Fri)
Time 10:00am - 12:30pm / 2:00pm - 4:30pm (2 Identical Sessions)
Venue 5/F Interactive Commons, Shek Mun Campus
Application(First-come, first-served)


College English Taster

In this 2-hour workshop, you will:
  • Be acquainted with the English curriculum, assessment policies, and graduating requirements at CIE
  • Meet lecturers in the English Team
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with your lecturers

Date 30 Aug (Wed)

9:30am - 11:30am (Arts and Languages & Applied Science)
12:00noon - 2:00pm (Communication)
2:30pm - 4:30pm (Social Sciences & Business)

Venue Auditorium, 1/F, Shek Mun Campus

*This event is compulsory. If you are unable to attend due to any unforeseen circumstances, please email us here.

Orientation Carnival

  • Experimental Activities
  • Challenge Tasks
  • Game Booths
  • Society Recruitment
  • Performance Show  
Date 22-24 Aug
Time 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Venue Shek Mun Campus

Cantonese Enrichment Course

Application Period :– 8 Aug
Cantonese in Daily Life 生活粵語
This course is recommended for Putonghua speakers in achieving some competency in Cantonese for everyday communication. This course is designed to help students in the phonetic patterns, sentence structure and vocabulary of Cantonese with focus on the linguistic differences between Putonghua as a language and Cantonese as a dialect in Hong Kong daily conversation.

Course Duration 4 Sept to 11 Nov (25 hours; 2.5 hours per week)
Tuition Fee $300 (Non-refundable and non-transferable)
Payment Due Date 8 Aug

Application (First-come, first-served)
No adding/dropping of the course is allowed once you have submitted the application.


Whole Person Development Programme in Orientation Month

  • To help students master goal-achieving strategies in college life
  • To foster personal development with cross-disciplinary and extra-curricular exposure

Date 6 - 27 Sept (Every Wed)
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue Shek Mun Campus/ Kowloon Tong Campus

Application(First-come, first-served)

Useful Information

Bad Weather Arrangement

(applicable to both on-campus/ online events and activities including the New Student Orientation, Study Guide Activity, College English Taster, Freshmen Bridging Workshop, and Campus Life Orientation Workshop)

Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above,
or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is lowered/cancelled
Arrangement of all sessions on the day
Before 7:30am As usual
At or after 7:30am Cancel/Reschedule*

*If the orientation activities for the five academic divisions scheduled for 22-24 Aug are cancelled due to bad weather, they will be re-scheduled and conducted on 28 Aug (Mon) (from 10:00am to 1:00pm) via Zoom. Details will be sent to all affected students via email in due course.

Contact Us

Associate Degree Programme


(852)3411 3022


(852)3411 3360


Location: 13/F, Shek Mun Campus, HKBU,
8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin

2/F, Franki Centre,
320 Junction Road,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Applied Science Ms. Zoe Li
(852) 3411 3371
Arts & Languages Ms. Zoe Li
(852) 3411 3371
Business Ms. Nichole Chou
(852) 3411 5476
Communication Ms. Tinky Lai
(852) 3411 3339
Social Sciences Ms. Ashley Cheng
(852) 3411 3344