Dining Arrangements

Communal Dining is an integral and required part of students’ college life at CW Chu College. It aims to


enhance interaction among students and with teachers


enable students to benefit from the wisdom and experience of speakers from various walks of life

Communal Dining is included as one of the non-credit bearing parts of the College General Education Programme. Upon assignment to the College, students are automatically enrolled onto a meal plan, which includes communal dinners three times per week during term time.

Students are invited to note the following essential points about the College’s communal dining arrangements.


Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time (except public holidays and University holidays during the Chinese New Year).


Communal dinners
Chong Kin Wo Hall, CW Chu College

High Table Dinners
Chong Kin Wo Hall, CW Chu College


Communal dinners: 6:45 – 7:45 pm

High Table Dinners: 6:45 – 9:00 pm

Dress code

Communal dinners: Casual

High Table Dinners: Smart casual (i.e., shirt and tie for gentlemen and corresponding dress code for ladies) with College gown.


Term 1: HK$1,980

Term 2: HK$2,080


Please refer to the page of Attendance Requirement

Application for exemption from communal dining

Please refer to the page of Attendance Requirement

Take away food

  • Students are welcome to bring their own meal box to pack excess food when the majority of students have finished their dinner. The College staff/ RT-on-duty reserve the right to stop students from packing food before dinner begins or at the outset of the dinner.
  • Meal boxes supplied by the caterer will be charged on the spot.

Dinner etiquette

To maintain a pleasant dining atmosphere, students are reminded to

  • start eating only after the College announcement is made;
  • keep their conversation noise level low at all times; and
  • show due respect to guests and speakers while a speech/ announcement is being delivered.

Special dietary menu

Special dietary needs or requests should be indicated on the Student Personal Data Form, or notified to the College Office upon students’ admission to the College.

Canteen utensils

Dining utensils are the properties of the canteen and should be kept at the dining venue.

Adverse weather arrangements

  • Dinners will be cancelled if Typhoon Signal No 8 or above OR Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is in force at 2 pm.
  • Dinners will go ahead as scheduled if Typhoon Signal No 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is lowered or cancelled by 2 pm.

College Office
G/F, CW Chu College
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR

Tel:(852) 3943 1801

Fax:(852) 3943 1802