University of the Philippines, Visayas - Cebu College

University of the Philippines, Visayas - Cebu College

Infobox University
name =
native_name = Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Visayas - Kolehiyo ng Cebu

motto = Honor and Excellence
established = 1908 (U.P. system)
1918 (campus)
type = National university
president = Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman
chancellor = Dr. Glenn D. Aguilar
dean = Dr. Enrique M. Avila
college secretary = Prof. Teresita Rodriguez
administrator = Alsidry S. Sharif
city = Cebu City
state = Cebu
country = Philippines
free_label = Hymn
free = U.P. Naming Mahal
nickname = UP Fighting Maroons
free_label = Hymn
mascot = U.P. Oblation
website =

University of the Philippines, Cebu College (U.P. Cebu or U.P.V.C.C.) is a college in Cebu City under the University of the Philippines, Visayas, together with three other satellite campuses namely (Miag-ao, Iloilo,and Tacloban). It was founded in 1918, ten years after U.P. was founded in 1908.

The campus is located in Gorordo Avenue, Brgy. Camputhaw, Lahug District, Cebu City (one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines). It occupies a 12-hectare site which was donated by the Cebu Provincial Government in 1929. The campus is within parts of three barangays: Barangay Lahug, Barangay Camputhaw and Barangay Kamagong. The U.P. Oblation serves as the political boundary for Barangay Lahug and Camputhaw.

Due to lack of government financial support (a perennial U.P. problem), the school was closed for about 10 years until it reopened in 1963. During the years it was closed, the site was used by the Jesuits as a school called Berchmans College. But until now it still faces the same problem it had before.

Previous sites

The college was originally located in Leon Kilat Street. For a time the college was also based in the historic Fort San Pedro (the smallest fort in the Philippines; among the major landmarks in Cebu City).

Programs and degrees

The college offers graduate and undergraduate degrees. The degree programs are offered by the following college divisions and department:

*Computer Science Department (CSD) for computer science programs;
*Humanities Division (HD)for mass communications, fine arts, and industrial design programs;
*Management Division (MD) for management programs;
*Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division (NSMD) for mathematics and biology programs;
*Professional Education Division (PED) for professional education programs; and
*Social Sciences Division (SSD) for political science and psychology programs.

The college also has a High School program which began in 1972. Commonly known as the University of the Philippines, Visayas - Cebu High School, the high school program is run by the college's Professional Education Division. Owing to funding issues, the high school program's enrollment has been sized down from 3 sections in the past to 2 sections currently for each year level. Each high school class has a maximum of 35 students.

Admission requirements

"Graduate Division"
* need to pass the U.P. Graduate School Admission Test
* at least 2 years work experience

"Undergraduate Division"
* need to pass the U.P. College Admission Test (UPCAT)
* Certificate of Fine Arts students only need to take a talent test

"High School Program"
* need to pass the U.P. High School Admission Test (UP HSAT)
* need to pass the family income status requirements of U.P. High School
* must have an average of 85% in Math, Science, English/Reading, Civics/Social Studies, and Filipino subjects at the time of filing of application
* must have a conduct grade of at least B or its equivalent

Notable buildings/structures

*Administration Building - houses the Office of the College Secretary,Office of the Dean, Office of the Associate Dean,Office of Student Affairs,Interactive Learning Center,Accounting Office, and Cashier's Office
*Management Building- main building for the Management Program
*Library Building - also houses the Conference Room and Audio-Visual Room (AVR)
*High School Buildings - with classrooms named after the first 9 presidents of U.P.
*Arts and Sciences Building- home of the Social Sciences Division and the Computer Science program
*Student Dormitory- capacity is currently at 50 students
*Guest House - transient place for official U.P. guests
*The U.P. Oblation


*Practical Arts Building - built by the U.S. Government in 1946; initially destroyed by neglect, termites and student vandalism in the 1980s; completely demolished in 1992.
*Multi-Purpose Hall - venue for indoor P.E. classes and student activities (most notable would Annual High School Dramafest and the Annual High School Christmas Dance); demolished in 1994 to give way to the still unfinished Cebu Center for Performing Arts
*Virata Court - basketball/volleyball court which was inaugurated by then-Prime Minister Virata; demolished in 1994; now used as a parking space
*College Gazeebos - favorite hangout among college students; completely destroyed by Typhoon Ruping in 1990
*Unnamed Rock (in front of the Library Building ground) - slowly destroyed by U.P. Students and the U.P. Auxiliary Staff; completely destroyed in 1996; its destruction paved way for the field to be playable for softball and football competitions
*U.P. Tennis Court (High School Side) - this clay-court was the former home of the U.P. Tennis Club; demolished in the late 1990s; now houses a basketball court

tudent attire

"Undergraduate students"
*no uniform required

"For High School Students"
*khaki pants and white polo sleeves (with the U.P. logo) for boys; maroon-checkered skirt and white round-necked blouse with a necktie for girls
*from 1972 until 1992, the uniform used to be a sky blue polo shirt and jeans for boys and white blouse with fuchsia checkered skirts for girls

tudent organizations

For undergraduate students of U.P. Cebu, wholistic learning also means participating in student organizations of various interests. Many U.P. Cebu students are members of at least three student organizations. At any given time, U.P. Cebu has at least 25 active student organizations recognized by the University.

Among the more enduring and time-tested of these organizations are as follows :

#*Union of Progressive Students (UPS)
#*Nagkahiusang Kusog sa Estudyante (NKE)
#School Paper
#*U.P. Tug-Ani (which means "To Tell")
#*UP Tambuli (official school paper for the high school)
#International Affiliates
#International and National Affiliates
#*Junior Jaycees
#*Lantugi - debating team & club
#*University of the Philippines Computer Science Guild (UPCSG)
#*University of the Philippines Psychology Majors Association (UPPSYMA)
#*University of the Philippines Ecological Society (UPECS)
#*Fine Arts Students Organization (FASO)
#*Management Circle (MC)
#*University of the Philippines Political Science Society (UPPSS)
#*Comm-UP (Communicators of UP)
#*Math Majors Circle
#Year Level Organizations
#*Banggiitan-4th year
#*Bagsik-3rd year
#*Higala-2nd year
#* no name yet for the first years
#Regional Groups
#*Katilingbang Leyteno han Samareno (KALESA)
#*Kadugong Bol-Anon (KADBOL)
#*AMIHAN (wrongfully named by its founders; should have been named Habagat (Southern Wind))
#*Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) Fraternity & Sorority - [ Zeta Omega Chapter]
#*U.P. Lamdag Sisterhood
#*Beta Epsilon Lambda "βελ"
#*U.P. Latagaw Brotherhood
#Performing Arts
#*University of the Philippines Students' Theater Arts Guild for Education (UPSTAGE)
#*ANDRES cultural organization U.P. chapter
#*Amateur Creative Thespians of the University of the Philippines (ACT-UP)
#* U.P. Tsinelas
#*Ligaya-composed of members from the third sex and supporters
#*U.P. Student's Active Group Aiming for the Betterment in the Academe of the Youth (SAGABAY)
#*Partido Erotica - composed of selected alpha-male U.P. students; founded in 1992
#*Bamkwan - composed of UP Mass Communication students batch 2010

pecial events

Some of the most popular events among undergraduate students are as follows :

#Freshies' Night (June/July) --- an event welcoming the first year students to UP (organized by UP SAGABAY)
#Student Council Elections (July) --- the most divisive activity among students (next to the intramurals)
#Cook Out (July/August)
#Intramurals --- the most divisive activity among students (followed by the SC elections)
#MINDWORKS (organized by The Fine Arts Students Organization, running since 1986)
#Human Rights Week (organized by the Political Science Society)
#Crazy Day
#APO Oblation Run

List of U.P. Cebu College Deans

*Dr. Primitivo Cal (late 1980s)
*Dr. Socorro Villalobos (1990s)
*Dr. Jesus Juario (late 1990s)
*Dr. Enrique Avila (present)

External links

* [ Official Website of the UPV Cebu High School]
* [ University of the Philippines in the Visayas]
* [ University of the Philippines System]

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