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I. Landmarks

  • Create the sun: When you enter the campus from the south gate, the first landmark that comes into sight is “Create the Sun”—the symbol of UPC, where rich meanings exist deep inside: the ball stands for the sun, the small tubes around the ball stand for the sunshine, and the long tube is oil pipeline. Holding books high and guiding students to climb to the top of science, the lady is standing on the base which looks like a drilling platform. The statue symbolizes energy development and people who are engaged in higher education.

  • School’s credo stone: The Stone of School credo catches our eyes near the north gate, which always reminds us to remember our history and spirit of UPC.

II. Buildings

  • Gym: The gymnasium has become a light spot that looks like a doctorial cap through a bird view and is nicknamed “Little Nest” by students. Many important competitions and award ceremonies are held here, as it is the biggest gym in Huangdao district.

  • Teaching buildings: There are two teaching buildings on campus with a capacity of over 20000 seats including South Teaching Building, South Section Building, and East and West Ring Buildings.

  • Library (North Section): This building lies on the Northside of the campus surrounded by Experimental Building on the North and East. The first floor is the stack of Arts, the second floor is stack of Social Sciences, the third floor is the stack of Science and Technology, the fourth floor is the Reading room of Professional Periodicals, and the fifth floor is Study room.

    Open time:8:30—11:30, 14:00—17:00 (closed on Friday afternoon), 17:00—22:00.

  • Library (East Section): This building lies on the Eastside of the campus. It’s garnished with a learning and sharing area, Petroleum science and education center, School history exhibition hall, Academic reports, Network data center, and an Underground parking lot, providing students and teachers a professional learning, academic research, cultural experience etc…

  • Engineering Buildings: All the engineering colleges sit in five engineering buildings numbered as A, B, C, D and E. Building A belongs to the College of Chemical Engineering, Building B belongs to the School of Petroleum Engineering, Building C belongs to the School of Geosciences and Building D belongs to the College of Pipeline and Civil Engineering. The College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, the College of Information and Control Engineering, and the College of Computer and Communication Engineering share Building E.

  • Experimental Buildings: Divided in six blocks including Building A, B, C, and D. where mainly physics and chemistry experiments are carried out.

  • Arts and Science Building: the College of Science, College of Arts and School of Marxism Studies sit in this building.

  • Yifu Building: It functions as laboratory building and conference center, where most of the important meetings, lectures and ceremonies are held here.

  • Administration building: The university president and administration divisions sit inside this building.

  • Multi-media classroom: Computers are available inside. One could swipe a student card to start the computer. It costs 0.8 Yuan per hour. Open time 8:00-12:00, 14:00-22:00.

  • Services for entertainment and daily life:

  • Building No.13: Barbershop and eyeglasses shop.

  • Building No.14: Laundry and clothes amendment.

  • Building No.15: print service, supermarket, ticket service, Stationery Store.

  • Building No.17: poster making and printing shops, photo taking and printing, digital gadgets.

  • Building No.18: small direction of Bank of China.

  • Playground: courts of football, tennis, volleyball, basketball; table tennis court is under apartment No. 11.

  • University Hospital: Located in the northwest of the campus at the west of Building No. 11.

  • Students Counseling Service: Students Counseling Services are provided by the University Students Affairs Office in Chinese; it’s open during working days. Students are required to make appointments ahead. Drop-in is also available. Counseling service in English is under construction for lack of English speaking counselors at present. Please feel free to talk to the teachers in the Students Affairs Office of CIE (Room 201, International Students Dormitory) for help or inquires.

    Appointment Telephone: 86981525; Drop in office: Room 313, University Students Affairs Office (3rd Floor of the University Hospital, entrance through the south door);Drop in time: 8:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, 19:00-21:00

  • Yu lan yuan Drop-in Center: Post office and campus card center are on first floor; student innovation center is on second floor; and a multi-function room is on fourth floor.

III. Life

  • Dining Hall: There are 04 dining halls—Yulanyuan, Huicui, Tangdaowan and Xueyuan—and a KFC. The dining halls include 02 Muslim dining halls with a total capacity of 20000 seats. One muslim restaurant is on the 2ndfloor of Tangdaowan Dining Hall and the other one—International Dining Hall— and on the 4thfloor of Xueyuan Dining Hall. Private rooms in various sizes are available in Yulanyuan and Xueyuan and buffet is only available in Xueyuan Dining Hall.

  • Campus Card: New students shall apply to the Student Affairs Office of CIE for the Campus Card, “一卡通(Yi ka tong)” in Chinese. The Campus Card is extensively used on campus in places such as libraries, dining halls, university hospital, groceries and fruits stores, dormitories. Apart from it, “Yi ka tong” can also be used in user account login of some computer-based courses, and as an entrance key to some buildings. The card is also identification for campus wire broadband or WIFI connections.

  • Sport Courts and Gym: The university owns a variety of outdoor courts of basketball, volleyball, tennis, football, table tennis and a modern multifunctional gym with indoor courts of basketball, badminton table tennis, yoga and dancing rooms. The use of University sport courts and gym is open to all UPC students, faculties, and the public. Students shall pay for themselves when using outdoor courts, rooms and facilities in the gym. There are sports contests, social events, concerts and performances held in the gym frequently. Tickets are open to all UPC students, faculties, and the public.

  • Other Services: You can find a bunch of groceries and fruits stores, bookstore, hair salons, eyeglasses store, and school souvenir shop on campus. ATMs, Post Office and bicycle repair service are right at hand on campus for you. There are business halls of China’s cellphone telecommunication companies available on campus: China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom. Students could buy SIM card or recharge the phone there or in some groceries.