Chancellor Murao has issued OC-MEM-LAEM 2024 - 007, dated 04 February 2024, moving the first day of classes to February 12, 2024, from the original start date of 05 February 2024.
In her memo, the chancellor stated, "In response to the recent heavy rains and floods affecting Mindanao, particularly the Davao region and CARAGA, our top priority is ensuring the safety of our University constituents. The adverse weather has disrupted transportation and Internet connectivity, presenting challenges for some members of our academic community.
Due to these unforeseen circumstances and based on recent data from monitoring of students, we have made the decision to postpone the start of classes to 12 February 2024. This adjustment allows time for those affected to address the difficulties posed by the current situation."