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Halls of Residence are more than just a place to sleep – they form part of a long tradition at the University and are as important to your overall education as your studies. Hall life teaches students to be independent, and gives them the chance to interact with people from different backgrounds under one roof.
HKU has 17 residential halls and residential colleges where undergraduates can experience this important part of university life, including our largest and newest addition, the four colleges of Jockey Club Student Village III. Each hall has its own history and culture, and students find that as they make new friends there and develop a sense of belonging, it becomes a home away from home.
HKU Residential College
At the HKU Jockey Club Student Village III, 1,800 students from 56 countries live together and learn from one another. It's a place where ideas flow, identities are formed and lifelong friendships are made. Village III is the newest addition to HKU’s halls of residence, and while each of the four colleges already has its own theme, ideas from students are vital in developing their respective cultures. You can find out more about which suits you best here.
Actively participating in hall life is a uniquely enriching experience. There are so many opportunities available: you can develop your interests in a sport or art form, improve your leadership skills by organising events, or expand your communication skills through language exchanges with hall mates. Halls are also places to forge lifelong friendships and memories with fellow students, who can become a family away from home. More information about hall education courses can be found here.
Finding Your Own Accommodation
If you wish to make your own housing arrangements, you can get help finding suitable rented accommodation through our off-campus housing service.
Halls with Their Own Distinctive Cultures
Halls at HKU are known for each having their own individual spirit and atmosphere. Each hall has its own traditions, history and characteristics, helping them to become vibrant communities of diverse individuals. There are 13 residential halls, 4 residential colleges and 3 non-residential halls. Choosing the right hall for you is an important decision – click here to get a better sense of what each hall is all about.