College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Opening of CLASS Staff Common Room

The first-ever CLASS Staff Common Room has been established at Y7613 on Level 7, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building. All full-time staff members of CLASS are entitled to use the room from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday, to read newspapers, and have small gatherings or informal exchanges. The Room is accessible with CityU staff card through a smart-lock.

Photo 2: Colleagues enjoying themselves at the opening reception of the new CLASS Staff Common Room.

Inspired by the mid-autumn festival celebrating harvest and union, the CLASS Staff Common Room was launched after the first meeting of the College Board in the academic year. It provides a warming and pleasant space for staff to refresh and recharge, to connect with colleagues, and to support one another in moments of relaxation. The College Board members joined a delightful “Moonstruck tour” on 6 September 2017. The Common Room was formally open to CLASS full-time staff on the following day. Colleagues came together at lunchtime and enjoyed riddle games and received festive gifts. The open day ended with laughter and excitement, marking the beginning of another fruitful academic year.

Considerable efforts have been devoted by CLASS to infrastructure building. These facilities include the CLASS Focus Group Meeting Rooms, fitted with comfortable bean bag chairs to facilitate staff-student consultations; and the CLASS Interdisciplinary Multi-function Room, equipped with state-of-the-art conference equipment to support high-impact conferences, trainings and outreach events. Details and booking arrangements are available at the CLASS website (

Photo 3: The CLASS Staff Common Room (Y7613, AC1) can be accessed by presenting staff cards during the opening hours, for small gatherings, informal exchanges and leisure activities.

Photo 4: The CLASS Focus Group Meeting Rooms (B7615 and B7617, AC1) can be booked via home departments, for consultations related to learning and teaching and/or departmentally-approved activities.