College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) offers a diverse range of orientation programmes to help our freshmen get connected with the College, their home department and their fellow classmates.

It is important for our students to grasp every possible opportunity if they want to have a rewarding and fruitful university life. Participation in the orientation programmes helps them to become familiar with their new environment of study, understand the resources and opportunities available, meet new friends and make a good start!

- Welcoming message from the Dean -

Dear New Students,

It is a great pleasure for me to extend a warm welcome to all of you to the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).

You are about to begin your university journey, which will be a journey of discovery, transformation and growth. Always remember that all faculty and staff in CLASS are here to support your learning.

CLASS is home to seven academic departments spanning a wide range of subjects: Asian and International Studies, Chinese and History, English, Linguistics and Translation, Media and Communication, Public Policy, and Social and Behavioural Sciences. To help you get prepared for the new academic year, your department will arrange meetings to brief you about your programme and guide you through your study. Stay tuned for your department’s announcement on upcoming activities.

At the College-level, orientation activities have been streamlined. To help you get a smooth transition to the University, we have prepared a check list with key information items and key dates for you as freshers. Please refer to the check list we sent to you via email for more details. Do take note of the necessary actions and act accordingly.

In CLASS, we provide students with opportunities to take part in a variety of internationalisation programmes. Check out this short video to get to know what our students have been engaged in overseas learning in the past summer. Go global and explore the world with us. To find out more, you may refer to our flyer and the College website:

Have a great first year at CityU! I wish you every success in your university journey with us.    

Best regards,

Professor Richard M. Walker
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
City University of Hong Kong