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Bad Weather Arrangements

Tropical Cyclone Warning

 

Signal No. 1 or 3

Classes/examinations will be held as scheduled.


Signal No. 8 or above

If Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted OR announcement is made by the Hong Kong Observatory that Signal No. 8 or above is likely to be hoisted within the next two hours OR an ‘extreme condition’ announcement issued by the Government is in force at the time/period specified below

 

Arrangements for Classes

For classes already started

Lecturers shall release students attending classes to go home as soon as possible.

 

For classes not yet started

At or after 6:30 amAll day classes* starting before 2:00 pm will be cancelled.
At or after 12:00 noonAll afternoon classes* starting at any time from 2:00 pm and before 6:30 pm will be cancelled.
At or after 4:30 pmAll evening classes* starting from 6:30 pm onward will be cancelled.

 

Arrangements for Examinations
Within 2 hours before the start of a scheduled examination^Examination will be postponed to another day.
During an examinationExamination will continue unless otherwise announced by the School.
Lowered/cancelled 2 hours before an examination starts^     Examination will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the School.

 

Arrangements for Make-up Classes/Revised Examination Schedule

If classes or examinations are cancelled, SPEED will contact students concerned on revised class/examination arrangements within 5 working days after the warning has been lowered/cancelled.


Rainstorm Warning

 

Arrangements for Classes and Examinations

 

Amber Alert

Classes/examinations will be held as scheduled.

 

Red Warning

Classes/examinations will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the School.

 

Black Warning 

For classes not yet started if the warning is hoisted or in force

At or after 6:30 amAll day classes* starting before 2:00 pm will be cancelled.
At or after 12:00 noonAll afternoon classes* starting at any time from 2:00 pm and before 6:30 pm will be cancelled.
At or after 4:30 pmAll evening classes* starting from 6:30 pm onward will be cancelled.

For examinations not yet started if the warning is

Hoisted or in force within 2 hours before the start of a scheduled examination^Examination will be postponed to another day.
Cancelled 2 hours before an examination starts^Examination will be held as scheduled unless otherwise announced by the School.

 

For classes and examinations already started

If the Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during office hours or in the evenings when classes/examinations are already in progress, all classes/examinations will continue unless otherwise announced by the School. This is in line with Government advice that people should take shelter in a safe place during a Black Rainstorm Warning.

 

If the warning is still in force when classes/examinations end, you are advised to stay on campus for your own safety until the warning has been cancelled or the traffic conditions have improved. Air-conditioning will be maintained whenever practicable while the warning is in force.

 

If you need help, please contact the Campus Facilities Management Office at 3746 0999 (PolyU West Kowloon Campus) / 3746 0666 (PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus) or the Campus Security Control Centre at 2766 7666 (PolyU Main Campus).

 

Arrangements for Make-up Classes/Revised Examination Schedule

If classes or examinations are cancelled, SPEED will contact students concerned on revised class/examination arrangements within 5 working days after the warning has been lowered.


If the class has a Lecture which is followed immediately by a Tutorial, it will be regarded as two different class sessions.
(For example, if the Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8/Black Rainstorm Warning is in force after 6:30 am and lowered before 12:00 noon, the Lecture starting at 1:00 pm will be cancelled while the Tutorial starting at 2:00 pm will be held as scheduled.) 

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For oral examination, starting time refers to the commencement of the whole session (e.g. Morning Session – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or Afternoon Session – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) of the oral examination for a subject instead of the examination timeslot of an individual student. 

Announcements made by the Education Bureau on cancellation/postponement of classes/examinations are not applicable to the School.