The UPAA has started preparations for the 2017 UP General Alumni Homecoming. Traditionally held in June after the summer vacation, the annual event has been moved two months forward to conform to the new school year schedule which now begins in August. Thus, the reunion will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, R. Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Bannered by the theme “Itanghal ang Dangal”, the 2017 Homecoming will showcase the celebrating Jubilarians – members of the 60th, 50th, 40th, and 25th Jubilee classes, namely, Class of 1957 (Diamond), Class of 1967 (Golden), Class of 1977 (Ruby), and Class of 1992 (Silver). They will stage presentations evoking memories of their college days at the University of the Philippines.
On the same occasion, the 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardees will be honored for having best exemplified the Alma Mater’s ideals of service, excellence and leadership with their outstanding accomplishments and services to their communities, the country, and humanity.
Other scheduled activities during the Homecoming week are the annual Alumni Council meeting and UPAA Chapters meeting, which will convene on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., respectively.
Jubilarians are encouraged to actively participate in the Homecoming, as well as contribute articles to the 2017 UP Alumni Homecoming Yearbook, which will commemorate the event. To be featured in the yearbook’s photo gallery, Jubilarians must submit passport-size pictures (preferably in formal or semi-formal attire) to the UPAA. (If emailed, photos should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.)
All UP alumni and friends of UP are also invited to place greetings, group photos, family portraits, and company advertisements in the yearbook (rates are on the UPAA website). Kindly submit your materials on or before May 31, 2017.
For more particulars about the UP Alumni Homecoming, please contact the UPAA Secretariat at (02) 920-6868 and (02) 920-6871, or email [email protected].