10 September 2019
The history for the Chinese to celebrate the yearly autumn harvest has been long, and it gradually evolved to a festival when families and friends would spend time together, enjoy festive food and carry lanterns around.
The Residential Colleges (RCs) was filled with light and laughter at the night of 10 September . Over 100 students, teachers and staff celebrated the festival together at the Communal Hall.
The elegant performance of the HSUHK Sinfonietta gave the event a nice kick-off.
Dr Tom Fong, Vice-President (Organisational Development); Ms Rebecca Chan, Director of Student Affairs Office; and the RC Masters, including Professor Kevin Lam (Mosaic College), Dr Paul Fung (Wellness College), Dr Ben Cheng (Amity College) and Dr Howard Song (Evergreen College), warmly welcomed our students and added a cheerful note on the origins of the festival.
The Affiliated RC Fellows, faculty members who have pledged to affiliate to a Residential College, joined the celebration as guests. The pin of RC Fellow presented to the new Fellows by Dr Tom Fong identified their affiliation to the RCs.
The night’s spotlight was undoubtedly the game and snack booths designed by individual RCs and run by the Residential Student Leaders and active residents. From sweet dumplings and popcorns that filled the stomachs, to wristband and moon lamp making, the participants had so much fun.
The event was pushed to a high point when students delivered singing and dancing performances. As a pleasant surprise, our students decided to host an improvise singing session to give the event a wonderful closing.
There are a lot of hidden talents in the Residential Colleges!
The student-run game and snack booths were welcomed by students
Student residents got talents!