“Love War”—An Incredible Beginning of Your Hall Life! / 「愛竇大」– 令人難以忘懷的新開始!

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It has been a month since you have moved into your new home in the CityU Student Residence! How do you all feel so far? Looking back on the past month, a series of hall welcoming events had been organized in order to build a sense of belonging among hall freshmen towards the residence community. One of these exciting events was the 2016 Joint-hall Orientation Camp, “Love War”–which was jointly held by Alumni Civility Hall (Hall 3), Lee Shau Kee Hall (Hall 6), Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall (Hall 9), and Hall 11.

“Love War” was the second largest orientation camp held in CityU this year with around 370 students joining in total. It was a three-day, two-night O’camp taken place in the respective halls and the Po Leung Kuk Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp from 9 to 11 September 2016.

Organized jointly by four halls, the O’camp focused on three purposes: (1) to help freshmen in acclimating hall life, (2) to build up their sense of belonging to the overall residence community, and (3) to enhance the bonding between residents and their halls. Below are some sharing from the organizers and participants of the “Love War”:

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“To organize an O’camp for hundreds of people was not an easy task, but we jobamas believe this orientation camp will surely help freshmen adapting to hall life as soon as possible. Our efforts will pay off. For instance, the first night of the camp was taken place in the halls. Through interacting with group mates in detective games and mass games, our participants had fun together and they were able to make new friends and establish a social network, which we think are factors affecting their sense of belonging to the halls.”

  • KWOK Ka Ying, Joma of Sir Gordon and Lady Ivy Wu Hall, Year 3 Public Policy & Politics, Hong Kong

“We decided to organize the O’camp jointly with three other halls instead of organizing an individual one particularly for our hall residents because we see the importance of maintaining harmony across different halls. Throughout the O’camp, we held different mass games, aiming to increase the interaction of residents from different halls. For me, the most unforgettable one would be the campfire session. I saw how participants from different halls merged into a circle to sing and dance together. I guess this would be a memorable scene for all of the organizing committees as well, as we have all spent a few months organizing this enormous orientation camp.”

  • Ivan TAM, Organizing Committee Member, Lee Shau Kee Hall, Year 2 Public Policy & Politics, Hong Kong

“This Joint-hall O’camp marked the beginning of my wonderful hall life. The events were all well-designed and the camp consolidated my bonding with my group mates and hall. The competitions of beat demonstration and house dancing were simply vigorous. We all practiced very hard for the competitions and fought for the champion. I was able to experience the spirit of unity, especially from the tug-of-war, which has enhanced my sense of belonging to my hall.”

  • Calvin TAM, Participant, Hall 11, Year 2 Social Work, Hong Kong

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Writer:   Dilys HO (Lee Shau Kee Hall)
Photos:   2016 Joint-hall Orientation Camp Committee, City Broadcast Channel

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不知不覺已經入伙宿舍一個多月了,不知道你們有甚麼感受呢?回顧過去一個月,學生宿舍處和各大舍堂紛紛舉辦了一系列的迎新活動歡迎了各位新宿生,增加了宿生們對這個社區的歸屬感。其中一個絕對值得一提的活動,是由校友樂禮堂、李兆基堂、胡應湘爵士伉儷堂及舍堂十一聯合舉辦的第五屆「聯呵迎新營」,命名「愛竇大」。

「愛竇大」是城大本年度第二最大型的迎新營,其參加者及舉辦者等共有約三百七十人,僅次於城大學生會舉辦的迎新營。這三日兩夜的迎新營於9月9至11日進行,其場地為各舍堂及保良局北潭涌渡假營。

這個由四個舍堂聯合舉辦的迎新營主要有三個目的:第一,幫助新宿生適應宿舍生活;第二,為他們建立對城大宿舍社區的歸屬感;第三,提高宿生間及與舍堂的情誼。以下是「愛竇大」的舉辦者及參加者的分享:

「為三百多人舉辦一個迎新營並不容易,但是身為組爸組媽,我們相信這個迎新營一定能夠盡早幫助新宿生適應宿舍生活,而我們的努力也不會白費。比如說,迎新營的第一晚於舍堂內進行,宿生們於偵探及團體遊戲中加深認識和變得熟絡,他們玩得高興之餘亦在這裡建立了一個社交圈子。我們認為這樣很重要,因為友情絕對是提升宿生對舍堂歸屬感的因素之一。」

── 郭嘉盈(胡應湘爵士伉儷堂組媽,公共政策與政治系三年級,來自香港)

「我們選擇聯合其他三個舍堂舉辦迎新營而不獨立舉辦個別舍堂的迎新營是因為我們希望能夠維繫宿舍社區的和諧。透過這個迎新營,我們舉辦了很多團體活動,希望增加不同舍堂的宿生的認識及交流機會。對我而言,營火晚會是最難忘的。我看着不同舍堂的宿生圍着火一起載歌載舞,相信這一幕對其他舉辦者以言也是深刻的一幕,因為我們都花了幾個月的時間和心血舉辦這一個巨型迎新營。」

── 譚凱峰(李兆基堂營長,公共政策與政治系二年級,來自香港)

「這個聯呵迎新營為我的美好宿舍生活揭起了序幕。當中所有活動也設計得很好,亦加強了我遇其他宿生及舍堂的關係。聲勢浩大的dem beat及跳舞比賽讓我體會了團結的力量,我們都很努力的練習,希望贏得冠軍,其中扯大纜環節更讓我記憶猶新,增強了我對舍堂的歸屬感。」

── 譚民彥(舍堂十一參加者,社會工作系二年級,來自香港)

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文:   何柏妮 (李兆基堂)
圖:   2016聯舍迎新營籌委會、城市廣播

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