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NSO 2023 - New Students (Type A)

Welcome to Lingnan University and the New Student Orientation (NSO)!


The University provides essential information and supporting network for new students through face-to-face and online programmes carried out in New Student Orientation (NSO). 

NSO aims at helping you adjust to university life and build up necessary relationships. NSO includes Welcome Address by the President, talks, library and campus introductions and connections with university staff, etc.


  1. Check your email 
  2. Access to the "Online Reporting System"
  3. Activate your Lingnan computer account
  4. Academic advising
  5. Decide whether you will apply student hostel
  • non-local degree seeking undergraduate students do not need to submit hostel application in their first year of study. The Office of Student Affairs will contact you for hostel room assignment;
  • self-financed programmes students please contact your programme office about hostel application.


Students who are admitted before 22 August 2023, 12:00 noon should:

Concise Guides 

Local Students  

Type 1 : Local students who have registered for the morning session of NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO 2023 - Local Students who will attend the AM sessions activities

Type 2 : Local students who have registered for the afternoon session of NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO 2023 - Local Students who will attend the PM sessions activities

Non-Local Student  

Type 3 : Non-local students who have registered for the morning session of NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO 2023 - Non-local Students who will attend the AM sessions activities

Type 4 : Non-local students who have registered for the afternoon session of NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO 2023 - Non-local Students who will attend the PM sessions activities

Type 5: Incoming Exchange students

NSO 2023 - Exchange Students



New Student Orientation 2023

Date: 25 August 2023 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am - 9:30pm
Venue: Lingnan Campus

Programme Rundown

Time Activity Venue
9:30am - 12:30pm Collection of Student ID Card

MBG22 (for local students)

MBG06 & MBG07 (for non-local students)

9:30am - 12:30pm Collection of Welcome Pack, Official Welcome Admission Ticket and Meal Voucher MBG12
9:30am - 12:30pm Hostel Check-in (for hostel residents only) Student Hostels
10:30am - 11:30am  NSO Kaleidoscope - Morning Session Please refer to the NSO Kaleidoscope Programme
11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch Tai Ning Hall (Canteen)
2:00pm - 4:00pm Official Welcome Chan Tak Tai Auditorium 
4:30pm - 5:30pm NSO Kaleidoscope - Afternoon Session Please refer to the NSO Kaleidoscope Programme
8:00pm - 9:30pm NSO Meeting with Warden Please refer to the concise guide


NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO Kaleidoscope

NSO Kaleidoscope is a series of sharing sessions for new students to familiarise themselves with and adjust to university life.  All new undergraduate degree-seeking students are required to join one of the following activities on 25 August 2023:


Session & Time

Assembly Point


A. Lingnan Campus Tour

The Lingnan Campus Tour aims to offer new students an opportunity to interact with current students and learn about campus life while visiting essential facilities and interesting places on campus.

S1: 10:30am - 11:15am

S2: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Kin Sun Square (Skylight)

150 per session

B. Library Guided Tour

The Library Guided Tour aims to provide important information about library facilities and services for new students to plan for their study, research and group projects.

S1: 10:30am - 11:00am

S2: 11:00am - 11:30am

S3: 4:30pm - 5:00pm

S4: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Outside Lam Woo Lecture Theatre (MBG06), G/F, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building

60 per session

C. Setting Sail for your Future: Establishing Goals and Heading for your University Journey

This workshop will help you navigate more confidently and successfully as you prepare to sail.  It will guide you to set goals for your next four years at university.

S1: 10:30am - 11:30am

S2: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Lin Yee Min Lecture Theatre (MBG01), G/F, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building

65 per session

D. Let’s Team Up!

It is a team building activity aiming to encourage new students to get to know each other and step out of the comfort zone.

S1: 10:30am - 11:30am (Cantonese)


S2: 4:30pm - 5:30pm (English)

Sin Cho Ming Hall

100 students per session

E. "Knock, Knock!" Welcome Home: Design Your Hostel Doorplate*

This workshop aims to provide tips for new students on how to adapt to hostel living, as well as preparing themselves to face the possible challenges in their hostel life.  Throughout the workshop, students may share their expectations about hostel and mingle with other new students.

S1: 10:30am - 11:30am (Cantonese)


S2: 4:30pm - 5:30pm (English)

Dr. James T. Wu Lecture Room (MBG09), G/F, Patrick Lee Wan Keung Academic Building

40 students per session

* This activity is only open to new students who have applied for student hostels


Online Registration:

Registration Period: 9 August 2023 to 12:00noon, 22 August 2023



  1. Bad Weather Arrangements:  When Typhoon Warning Signal No. 1 or 3 or the Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning is issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, NSO should be held as scheduled.    When Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above is in force or likely to be issued (as announced by the Hong Kong Observatory)/Black Rainstorm Warning is in force at 7:00am or thereafter, NSO will be postponed to 31 August 2023.  Please watch out for the announcement of the Hong Kong Observatory and OSA Facebook or OSA Instagram.
  2. Application for Leave of Absence:  New students who are unable to attend the Face-to-Face NSO on 25 August 2023 should apply to the Office of Student Affairs via for leave of absence with justification.  Completed application should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs NO LATER THAN 11:59pm, 21 August 2023.  Late application will only be considered in the event of force majeure.  Permission of leave will be granted only under very exceptional circumstances.



NSO 2023 e-Programmes

Moodle (M)

Available from 9 August to 30 September 2023 on Moodle platform


Continuing the Fine Tradition of Lingnan University since 1888 – by Lingnan University Alumni Association (LUAA)



The LU Mobile Apps



Introduction to Office of Student Affairs



Wellbeing Academy (Introduction to Mental and Physical Health)



Residential Life at Lingnan University



Introduction to How the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) Supports Students



Introduction to Service-Learning & Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative



Introduction to Student Exchange Opportunities



Introduction to Library



IT Services for Your Learning Journey at LU



Lingnan Campus Tour



Introduction to Equal Opportunities on Campus



Introduction to Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance



Introduction to Core Curriculum



First Year Student Survey Questionnaire - for local students only



Depression Anxiety Stress Scales 21 (DASS 21)


NOTE:  Item 2 "The LU Mobile Apps", Item 11 "Lingnan Campus Tour" and Item 12 "Introduction to Equal Opportunities on Campus" require 100% as passing grade.   Students are required to fulfill “PASS” in all online quizzes in order to earn the ILP units, students need to complete 1 question for acknowledgment.


7 September 2023, Thursday

6:00 to 8:30pm


  1. Student bodies introducing their rich array of campus life activities to new students
  2. Live shows, music, dance and sports performances 




Parents' Orientation

7 September 2023

Exploration Weeks (ILP activities)

1- 15 September 2023

(Online registration : 12-31 August 2023)

Attendance and ILP units

New students who have completed the NSO 2023 Programmes by 30 September 2023 will be granted 15 ILP units.  If the full set of the programmes is not completed, students will be required to make up the 15 ILP units during their course of study. 



Office of Student Affairs (Tel: 2616-7309 or 2616-7025, email: [email protected]

ITSC Helpdesk (for technical assistance): Tel: 2616-7995


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