Hong Kong freshman student orientation Winter 2016 schedule

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

2–10 p.m.
Gold Coast Residences check-in
Gold Coast Residences, first-floor clubhouse

Shuttle service from Hong Kong International Airport to the Gold Coast Residences Phase 2 is available throughout the day, with the last shuttle departing at 11:50 p.m. Shuttles cost HK$43 and depart from bus bay 23. Additional arrival information is sent to your SCAD email address by the office of residence life and housing prior to check-in.

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

2–10 p.m.
Gold Coast Residences check-in
Gold Coast Residences, first-floor clubhouse

Shuttle service from the Hong Kong International Airport to the Gold Coast Residences Phase 2 is available throughout the day, with the last shuttle departing at 11:50 p.m. Shuttles cost HK$43 and depart from bus bay 23. Additional arrival information is sent to your SCAD email address by the office of residence life and housing prior to check-in.

2–10 p.m.
Residence Life paperwork drop-off
Gold Coast Residences, first-floor clubhouse

Complete your Student Octopus Card application, Gold Coast registration forms and apartment condition report with residence life staff.

11 a.m. | 1 p.m. | 4 p.m. | 7 p.m.
Gold Coast tours
Tours depart from Gold Coast Residences, ground-floor lobby of Tower 6.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

8 a.m.
SCAD shuttle to SCAD Hong Kong
Departs from Gold Coast Residences, in front of Tower 8

8:30–9 a.m.
New student check-in
SCAD Hong Kong, ground-floor lobby

9–10 a.m.
Welcome to SCAD orientation
SCAD Hong Kong, second floor, Courtroom 1

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions
SCAD Hong Kong

Students rotate through 25-minute sessions covering each of the following topics:

  1. How to Succeed at SCAD, Room 120
  2. Creative Careers Overview, Room 105
  3. Resources at SCAD, Room 106
  4. SCAD Access, Room 117
  5. Financial Advising and Academic Advising, Room 121

12:30–1:30 p.m.
New student social
SCAD Hong Kong, first- and second-floor landings

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Residence life orientation
SCAD Hong Kong, second floor, Courtroom 1

2:30–3:30 p.m.
Visa validation
SCAD Hong Kong, ground floor, library

2:30–3:30 p.m.
University tour
SCAD Hong Kong, departs from ground floor, Moot

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Local resources walking tour
Sham Shui Po district
Departs from SCAD Hong Kong, ground floor lobby

5 p.m.
SCAD shuttle to Gold Coast Residences
SCAD Hong Kong
Departs from Tai Po Road, across the street from SCAD Hong Kong

6–8 p.m.
Residence hall meeting and welcome back pizza party
Gold Coast Residences, first-floor clubhouse

Complete outstanding paperwork, review residence hall expectations and policies and fill out your apartment condition report with residence life staff.

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

8 a.m.
Winter quarter classes begin

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Offices open for consultation
SCAD Hong Kong, first floor, Room 113

  • Student financial services
  • Student success and advising
  • Residence life and housing
  • Career and alumni services
  • SCAD Card
  • Parking permits
  • Visa validation

5–10 p.m.
New student excursion: Victoria Peak at night
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island

Enjoy a spectacular view of the Hong Kong skyline. Victoria Peak is the highest mountain in Hong Kong and boasts a wide array of shops and dining, galleries and other unique attractions. SCAD transportation departs from SCAD Hong Kong and travels directly to the top of Victoria Peak. Students will be able to return to the Admiralty MTR station or the Gold Coast Residences at the end of the excursion.

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New student excursion: Victoria Peak hike
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong Island

Art history professor Johnathan Farris leads a hike to Victoria Peak. Tour historic landmarks in the Central and Admiralty districts, explore the Victorian-era aqueducts of Bowen Road, stop at Lovers' Rock and more.

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

1 p.m.
New student excursion: Ching Chung Koon Temple and Tuen Mun Town Center
Tuen Mun, New Territories

Tour departs from Gold Coast Residences, in front of Tower 8. Visit a local Tao temple and the shopping center, cinema and restaurants close to the Gold Coast Residences.