No extension of enrollment period in UP Diliman despite the Nov. 7 holiday

Despite the presidential proclamation declaring November 7 a special non-working day, the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) is sticking to its original registration period for the 2nd semester of Academic Year 2011-2012 which is scheduled on November 3 to 8. The start of classes will also push through on November 9. This was relayed via email by Prof. Ma. Theresa Payongayong, college secretary of the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy.

Dates to remember for the 2nd sem AY 2011-2012 enrollment in UP Diliman

In her email, she said that Dr. Evangeline Amor, the University Registrar, proposed to UP Diliman Chancellor Caesar Saloma to move the registration and the start of classes because of the Eidul Adha holiday, but was apparently unsuccessful in doing so because the academic calendar has already been approved by the Board of Regents and therefore, must be followed. You can download the academic calendar here:

As a result of this, the scheduled four-day enrollment period will be reduced to three. Payongayong noted that “students should know about these schedules” so that “they can have their Form 5As validated and their registration finished by November 8.” According to the UPD CRS website (, having Form 5As validated by November 8 is very important since “students with unvalidated Form 5as by the first day of classes, November 9, may be removed from the class list by their instructor to free up slots for requests of Change of Matriculation by other students.” Here’s the entire email:

From: Ma. Theresa Payongayong

Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011

Subject: Effect of Nov. 7 holiday on 2nd sem Registration Schedule

Dear All,

Since it was announced that November 7 is a holiday, our University Registrar, Dr. Evangeline Amor, actually had a proposal to the Chancellor to move deadlines, registration period and start of classes; but because the academic calendar is BOR approved, according to Dr. Amor, we’re bound to follow the schedules indicated therein. Thus, because of the November 7 holiday, we will just have 3 regular registration period (instead of 4) and we will still hold our first day of classes on November 9.

It is critical to let our students know of these schedules and hopefully, they would have their Form 5As validated and their registration finished by November 8. A memorandum on this is right now being sent to departments and offices. For your information and guidance. Thank you for your cooperation.

Truly yours,

Tess P.

PS: For unknown reasons, this announcement hasn’t been posted in the CRS website.

Click to download the UP Diliman Registration Flowchart, 2nd semester, AY 2011-2012. 🙂

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