The EAF department reached yet another milestone in the 2019/2020 academic year with a first-year intake of 63 students from mainland China. This intake surpasses that of past years and demonstrates the increased popularity of HSUHK in the mainland. To welcome the new students and to help them settle in a new environment, our department organized a social gathering for the students to mingle and meet faculty members. During the gathering, two of our faculty members, Dr. Alvin Ang and Dr. James Cheong who are coordinators for mainland student matters, shared information on various extracurricular activities (e.g. case competitions) available to enrich the students’ experience while at HSUHK. The event ended with a hearty meal and newfound friendships.