Curriculum: Bachelor of Social Sciences [Code: 6717 / A404]

The University Registration and Induction Programme for New Students will be held during August 16 to 23, 2022, depending on your curriculum of study. The Programme comprises three parts, namely Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A, Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk (if any) and CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk.

New undergraduates are required to register in advance and attend all three sessions to complete the University Registration and Induction Programme.

Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A

Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A will provide an opportunity for all freshmen to obtain information and ask questions in relation to course selection before the first day of course selection on August 19, 2022.

Faculty Talk

Date: August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Registration Link: Online talk link will be sent to new students by your Faculty. Please check your HKU email for the online talk link. For enquiry, please contact your Faculty Office.
Remarks: In case of inclement weather, the online talk on course selection with Q&A will be held as scheduled.

Common Core Talk

Date: August 16, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Link:
Recording: Click to view
Remarks: In case of inclement weather, the online talk will be held as scheduled.

Faculty Induction Talk and Programme Induction Talk

The Faculty Induction Talk will give you an overview of your study at HKU and university life including introduction to your Faculty and Departments, programme structure, important academic matters such as curriculum requirement, course selection and enrolment, Common Core courses, academic integrity, academic advisement and experiential learning opportunities.

Date: August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Grand Hall, Centennial Campus


  • Please register online in advance by simply following the steps below to register for the Talk:
    1. Scan the following QR code with your mobile phone (or visit
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    2. Log in with your HKU Portal UID (account name) and PIN (password)
      – please refer to your computer account notice email for details
    3. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email confirming the details of the Faculty Induction Talk.

    Breakout Session for Bachelor of Social Sciences (Year 1 and DAS Year 3)

    Date: August 23, 2022 (Tuesday)
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk

    The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) provides new students with non-academic support and resources including new student adjustment and counselling support, support to students with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN Support), financial resources, housing, etc. CEDARS also offers co-curricular and out-of-classroom learning opportunities to students. Join the face-to-face session on August 19 to meet new friends in the student networking and ‘speed friending’ activities, and get a CEDARS souvenir! Limited quota available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

    New undergraduates should enrol into one of the following sessions.

    Date/Time Format Registration
    1August 19, 2022 (Friday), 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Face-to-face Link
    2August 20, 2022 (Saturday), 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Online Link

    Remarks: In case of inclement weather, the online CEDARS Non-Academic Induction Talk on August 20 will be held as scheduled.

    List of Faculty-based / Programme-based Essential Information

    1. Introduction to the Faculty and core departments
    2. Introduction to the programme
    3. Structure of the programme
    4. Course enrolment procedures
    5a. Course selection - compulsory courses, elective courses
    5b. Recording of the Faculty Online Talk on Course Selection with Q&A on August 16
    6. Regulations and curriculum requirements (including information on plagiarism, discontinuation, etc.)
    7a. Faculty academic advising system
    7b. Academic Advising Office
    8. Information for specific groups of students (e.g. those admitted under Direct Admissions Scheme, double degree students, etc.)
    9. Experiential learning, Internships and Outside Classroom Learning Experience
    a. Faculty-based opportunities
    b. CEDARS co-curricular programmes
    c. Study abroad opportunities – International Affairs Office and HKU Horizons
    10. Recording of the Faculty Academic Induction Talk during Aug 17-23 (after the talk)
    11. Common Core Courses
    12. Core University English (CUE) and English-in-the-Discipline (ED) courses
    13. Student Support Services by CEDARS (both services and co-curricular programmes)
    14. Equal Opportunity, Health and Safety

    Programme-based essential information will be sent to students directly.

    Student Body Registration & Hall Information Day

    New Students will visit your respective faculty societies to know more about the academic planning and get to know your fellow classmates. You will go around the campus to join clubs promoting different cultural, sports and other areas of interests. Students can also visit booths of different halls and join hall visits. Throughout the day, you can enroll for orientation activities by student societies/clubs.

    For details of the date and time of registration, please click here:

    Other Induction Programmes and Activities

    First Year Experience (FYE) website <> is a one-stop information site for new students to understand more about learning at HKU, adapt to university life and make better use of HKU’s support services, meet your learning buddies and develop academic and personal goals.

    New undergraduates are welcome to visit the FYE page for the latest induction and orientation activities available.