Welcome Back: Rev Up Your Engine

05:30pm - 10:00pm
Main Hall, Shaw Auditorium, HKUST

New semester, full schedule. We get it, we’ve been there before. You are in desperate need of some quality entertainment, and perhaps a few words of inspiration from those who’ve been in your shoes. The good news is, you can have them ALL!


Join our Friday night event at the state-of-the-art Shaw Auditorium on 30 Sep. The programs will appeal to all your senses, here are some of the highlights:


Rev Up Your Engine [5:30pm – 6:45pm]

  • A Cappella Performance
    • HKUST a cappella group Tunatics will sing to win your heart. Their tight and effortless harmonies will have you gently stomping your feet or closing your eyes to get immersed in their delightful vocals. (Don’t take our words for it, come see for yourself!)
  • Alumni Panel Sharing
    • From the ultimate guide to university life, to career advancement tips and no-nonsense start-up advice, our high-achieving alumni sitting for the panel discussion will not only talk to inspire, but will reboot your thinking on how success is defined for engineering graduates and beyond.

Movie Screening [7pm – 10pm]

  • Interstellar
    • The first HKUST PhD graduate, Prof. Jack Lau, will give you a spoiler-free guide to the science behind Interstellar, and decipher what the movie got right (or perhaps wrong) after the screening.
    • Hold on tight as we go on an interstellar voyage with a team of explorers to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Could the team accomplish the most important mission in human history? We’ll let you find out.
  • A Little Surprise…
    • No good story is complete without a twist. Stay until the end for a chance to win our many special gifts.


Some say university years are the best time of your life – and they certainly can be! Take your mind off work for the night, come for some evening enjoyment, and leave the event recharged, inspired, and truly alive.


All HKUST members are welcome to join. Register now.



  • HKUST Faculty, Staff Members and Students
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    (Please click "Continue to RSVP" button on this Engage webpage)



  • Free admission
  • For HKUST members only
  • Online registration is required; each registration admits one person only.
  • Please arrive at the venue 15-30 minutes early before the event starts.
  • The film duration of Interstellar is 169 minutes with subtitle in English.
  • If registrant cannot attend the event, please change your RSVP status on the Engage page or email sengpr@ust.hk to release the quota. 



  • Except for exempted persons, all visitors entering the main hall of the Shaw Auditorium are required to comply with the ‘Vaccine Pass’ arrangements and other requirements under Cap.599F. 
  • A temperature check is arranged at entrances. Registrant with fever symptoms will be denied entry and should seek immediate medical advice. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the venue.
  • Special seating arrangements and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the seating instruction of the staff. 
  • Hand sanitizers are provided in the venue. 



The campus will continue to implement access control until further notice. For joining events organized on the campus, the members should have a valid campus access pass (CAP). For more details about the CAP, please visit this website.