General Arrangements for Classes and Examinations on Approach of Typhoons and Rainstorms

 

Undergraduate Programmes

 

A.

Suspension of Classes (face-to-face class meetings)

 

 

(i)

If the local Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above or the Black Rainstorm Signal is issued at the following hours, classes will be suspended as below:

 

 

Signal issued by

Sessions/Periods suspended

 

7:00 a.m.

8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

 

12:00 noon

1:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

 

5:00 p.m.

from 6:30 p.m. onward

 

(ii)

If the announcement of “extreme condition” by the Government after super typhoons is issued at 7:00am or after, all classes will be suspended for the whole day.

 

(iii)

If the local Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, the Black Rainstorm Signal or the announcement of “extreme condition” by the Government after super typhoons is issued during a class period, all classes will be suspended immediately. Students are advised to take shelter at a safe place until the weather and traffic conditions have improved.

 

(iv)

Public announcements on suspension of classes made by the Education Bureau are not applicable to the University.

 

B.

Examination Arrangements (face-to-face examinations)

 

(i)

The arrangements for centralized course examinations and MBChB examinations will be as follows:

 

 

Typhoon Signal or “Extreme Condition”

Rainstorm Signal

Signal Issued

Examination Arrangements

 

No. 1 or No. 3

Amber or Red

 

Examinations to be held as scheduled

 

 

No. 8 or above or the

announcement of “extreme condition”

Black

7:00 a.m. or after

All full-time undergraduate

examinations postponed

After the

start of the examination

 

Examinations will continue until the end of the session

 

 

 

(ii)

Public announcements made by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority are not applicable to the University.

 

(iii)

Arrangements of examination postponement

 

 

(a)

Details of postponement for centralized course examination will be announced at the homepage of the Registration and Examinations Section: http://www.res.cuhk.edu.hk.

 

 

 

 

(b)

Details of postponement for MBChB examinations will be announced by the Faculty of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

(c)

For examinations which are conducted by individual teaching staff, details of postponement will be announced by the departments concerned.

 

 

 

C.

Arrangements for Online Classes and Online Examinations

 

(i)

Unless otherwise advised by the course teachers concerned with alternative arrangements, all online classes and online examinations will continue as scheduled under any weather conditions, including when Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above and/or Black Rainstorm Signal is hoisted.

 

(ii)

For face-to-face class meetings or face-to-face examinations, please refer to “A. Suspension of Classes” and “B. Examinations Arrangements” above for class/examination suspension. Course teachers concerned should arrange class make-up and postponement of examination when such class/examination suspension happen due to weather conditions.

 

D.

Transport Arrangements

 

(i)

If the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is issued during class period/working hours, meet-class buses will cease to operate whereas the normal shuttle bus service will be maintained for an hour. All buses services will resume operation on a limited basis one hour after the said warning signal is lowered (or the extreme condition notice, if any, is cancelled), unless situation does not permit.

 

(ii)

If the Black Rainstorm Signal is issued during class period/working hours, meet-class buses will cease to operate whereas the normal shuttle bus service will be maintained, unless the situation does not permit.

 

(iii)

If the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, the extreme condition notice or the Black Rainstorm Signal is issued before the start of class period/working hours, all buses services will be suspended and will resume operation on a limited basis one hour after the said warning signal(s)/notice are cancelled, unless the situation does not permit.