Campus Tour A: Buildings in the Founding Years of HKU

HKU Development & Alumni Affairs Office

11:00-16:30 (Walk in)

Sessions of Event

Sessions of Event:

Every 30 minutes from 11:00

English sessions at 12:00 & 15:30

Mandarin sessions at 12:30 & 14:30

MB121, Main Building, Main Campus

Cantonese, English and Mandarin

Embark on a campus tour that takes you through the early years of HKU from 1912 to 1932, a time marked by considerable societal transformations. This journey showcases four buildings that represented the ambitions of local Chinese pursuing higher education following the 1905 Imperial Examination abolition, the 1907 introduction of English-based Senior Oxford Local Examinations, and the 1920s promotion of Chinese studies. Experience HKU’s Main Building, the Hung Hing Ying Building (former Students’ Union), the Fung Ping Shan Building (former Chinese Library), and the Tang Chi Ngong Building (former School of Chinese) to uncover how early students forged enduring connections with their alma mater through academics, student activities, and school hall life.