UIAA HK invites you to 2018 Christmas Lunch Buffet!

Dear alumni and friends:

Since Christmas is coming, UIAA HK committee thinks it may be a good time for our alumni, just like a big family, to join together and share the warmth and happiness we experienced in UIUC.

We understand that some alumni will go travelling during Christmas holiday. Therefore, the alumni committee decided to host a gathering a little bit earlier, on 15 Dec. 2018.

The committee members hope that our alumni, once again, will feel like celebrating Christmas together with their brothers and sisters.

You are very welcome to bring your friends and family members to this gathering.

Wish all of you an early Christmas!

Date: 15 Dec. 2018 (Saturday)

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Wan Chai

Time: 12:00-14:30 (Lunch Buffet)

Early Bird: HKD 390/RMB 350 (sign up on or before 12 Dec.)

Standard Price: HKD 430/RMB 390 (sign up after 12 Dec.)

Sign up will end on 14 Dec. 2018, please indicate your interest to join the event as early as you can on the following link to help the committee make reservation: http://eepurl.com/dPzJGz

Payments: please contact Tracy (wechat: TracyCYM) and Adrian (wechat: Adrianmaw) for arranging RMB and HKD payment respectively.

How to go: Exit A5, MTR Wan Chai Station, take escalator to the footbridge and walk on the direction of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (“HKCEC”). The entrance is in the HKCEC.

Thank you for joining us! GO ILLINI!

Incoming student orientation x alumni network

Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA) and University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) are collaborating to present a merge of the incoming student orientation and alumni network as one event. We would like to invite all incoming students (freshmen undergraduates, graduate students, transfer students, and exchange students) and alumni to join us at this event.

Time and location of the event is as follows:

Date: Saturday, July 21st
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: L’Hotel Causeway Bay Harbor View, 40/F
Address: 18 King’s Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island

Admission: FREE with snacks and drinks

For more details, check out the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/273455146547655/

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Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you.

HKSA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/uiuchksa/
UIAA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UIAA.HK/
UIAA Website: https://illini-hk.org/

Dinner with the Deans of Engineering and LAS

Hello everyone, we are honored to have the Deans of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences come to Hong Kong. To help celebrate their visit we’ve invited them to dinner on October 23rd.

I’d like to encourage all alumni who can make it to join us. It will be a good chance to talk with the Deans, and other alumni. Come share food, drinks, and stories! This is a special year as we are celebrating the University’s 150th anniversary. Come show your Illini Pride!

VERY IMPORTANT: please register with us or on Facebook so that we know how many people are coming. Right now we expect at least 2 tables and that’s what we’re preparing for. Since we are throwing the dinner for them the alumni who attend will be sharing the cost.

Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Hello everyone, just in case you’re not already registered for the 150th celebration dinner, please go to the attached link. NO REGISTRATION FEE!

You and your families are cordially invited to join us in celebrating our university’s 150-year history at a Sesquicentennial Celebration Dinner in Hong Kong on Nov. 28. Come and commemorate the transformative impact of the University of Illinois across the world. The celebratory dinner will be headed by an honoured guest – Chancellor Robert J. Jones.

We will also be joined by esteemed members of the University of Illinois Advancement Office and fellow alumni.

Venue: Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road Wanchai, Hong Kong
Time: Nov. 28, 2017
7:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner


It’s been a while. Let’s grab a drink!

Join us at a summer mixer with alum from other state schools! Co-hosted by NYC Alumni Club and us, why wait until Friday to start the fun, come out to Central this coming Thursday!

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WHEN | 24 Aug 2017 (Thurs) 19:00 – 23:00
WHERE | HQ by Terrace Concepts (3/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace)
WHO | NYU, U of I, Columbia, UT, Harvard, Princeton


Hello fellow Illini, 

We will be hosting a New Year mixer alumni party at Coco Park, Shenzhen on January 14, 2017 (Saturday) with other alumni clubs in the region (Cambridge University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Imperial College, The London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University, Stanford University, Yale University.). We will have guest speakers and a live band! Food and drink will also be served.

This is the first time for is to co-host such event in China and if you are around town drop by to say hi! Seats are limited, please sign up with us beforehand ! RVSP by sending us an email .

DATE| Saturday,January 14, 2017

TIME| 7pm-11pm (registration start at 6:30pm)

WHERE| COCO Park, Futian, Shenzhen (specific details will be sent out to you once confirmed)



Congratulations, Mr. Ronald Chao!


Ronald Chao Kee Young (MS 1964, Mechanical Science and Engineering), Vice Chairman & Director of Novel Enterprises Limited, is our recipient of 2016 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service for the College of Engineering at Illinois!

We were honoured to attend the reception to celebrate this great moment with Mr. Chao and heard from him. On behalf of UIAA-HK, our former president, Drina Yue presented our association T-shirt to Mr. Chao and welcomed him to be our member.

Want to learn more about Mr. Chao! Here is an interview done by the SCMP of his contribution to educations in the region!


2nd Annual Shanghai Illinois Forum | Engineering Showcase


On Dec 3, our alumni were invited to attend the 2nd Annual Shanghai Illinois Forum. The forum was highlighted by an interactive discussion with world-renowned U of I faculty, university leadership, and prominent alumni on the changing world leads by innovations and technologies. Our President Octavian and his wife took this opportunity to join the event in Shanghai, reaching out and reconnecting with other alumni chapters in Greater China.

See more photo here! and if you had any questions? Feel free to contact us!

The New Board 2016-18 is Here!


(Photo Credit – HANG LI)

The polls are closed and the election results are in.

Thank you to everyone who voted online or in person at the annual BBQ. Special thanks to the previous officers for all the work they have done in the past two years and their continued support to the association and alumni!

Introducing the newly elected officers to the 2016-2018 administration:

President – Octavian Cheung

Vice President – Chris Choi

Treasurer – Adrian Aw

Secretary – Carol Chu


Dear fellow alumni,

On behalf of all the other officers, it is a pleasure and honor to be elected to the new alumni administration. It is our aim that we can continue the great work of previous officers and alumni in the coming years.

I would like to propose an agenda that would help educate more of the public about the University of Illinois schools, their values and benefits. Having a strong relationship with companies in different industries can help provide career opportunities and training for returning graduates or transitioning alumni. The University of Illinois has given a lot to many of us and it is only fitting that we work together to help give back in different ways. We are a talented community and there is much that we can offer to the region.

As a community, communication is important and we would like to hear from our alumni for ideas and feedback on our direction. Please send emails with your comments to our association email. I also encourage everyone to sign up with the alumni mailing list so that they hear about our upcoming events or other important announcements.

Thank you all for everything that you do for the University of Illinois.


Octavian Cheung