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Arrangement for the Seventy-first Congregation

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The Seventy-first Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees will be held at 10 am on 29 November at the University Mall. Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng, Chairman of the Council, will confer first and master’s degrees. Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor and President, will present awards for teaching and research excellence.

The graduation ceremonies held by the four Colleges for first-degree graduates will take place in the afternoon of 29 November. The schedule of the ceremonies is as follows:

First-degree Graduation Ceremonies Held by Four Colleges

Colleges

Time/Venue

Guest of Honour

United

12:00 nn – 2:15 pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Mr. Ryan S.C. Wong, IDS
Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations of Independent Commission Against Corruption

New Asia

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
University Mall

Prof. Henry N.C. Wong
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Interim Dean of Science, CUHK

Chung Chi

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chung Chi College Chapel

Dr. York Chow
Former Secretary for Food and Health

Shaw

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Mr. Anthony Lau
Executive Director of Hong Kong Tourism Board

The master’s degree graduation ceremonies will be held on 30 November and 1 December.

Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremonies

Faculties

Date/Time/Venue

Guest of Honour

Medicine

30.11.2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Dr. Fung Hong, JP
Cluster Chief Executive, New Territories East Cluster, Hospital Authority

Arts

30.11.2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
University Mall

Dr. Chan Man-hung
Vice-Chairman and President, Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Ltd.

Science

30.11.2012
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Prof. Kwok Sun
Dean of Science and Chair Professor of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Social Science

30.11.2012
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
University Mall

Prof. Lau Siu-kai, GBS, JP
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, CUHK

Engineering

30.11.2012
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Prof. Cheung Nim-kwan
Honorary Professor of Faculty of Engineering, CUHK; and Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI

Education

01.12.2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Mr. Tin Wing-sin
Director, Tin Ka Ping Foundation

Business Administration

01.12.2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
University Mall

Mr. William H. Strong
Managing Director and Co-CEO, Morgan Stanley—Asia Pacific; and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Finance, CUHK

Law

01.12.2012
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

The Hon. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, GBM, JP
Member of the Advisory Board of Faculty of Law, CUHK; and former Secretary for Justice

Parking

The car park opposite Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, to be used as a seating area for graduates, will be temporarily closed from 10 November to 9 December for the erection of a canopy for the ceremony. Car parks at the Benjamin Franklin Centre, John Fulton Centre, University Administration Building, Institute of Chinese Studies and Tin Ka Ping Building will be reserved for guests with special parking labels on 29 November.

Suspension of Classes

On 29 November, full-time undergraduate classes (except MBChB Programme Years 3 to 5) and postgraduate programmes classes will be suspended.

Temporary Closure of BFC Canteens

The Benjamin Franklin Centre student canteen will be closed on 29 November from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm for the tea reception after the congregation.

Wet Weather Contingency

In the event of heavy rain, the University will launch a wet weather contingency plan. Details will be broadcast at the University MTR Station and the University Mall, and also announced at the entrances of the University and the congregation website on the day.

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