Services & Facilities

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Services and Facilities

updated: 16 Nov. 2017

University of the Philippines Mindanao





Mid-Year Term*

UP Foundation

June 18, Mon


REGULAR PERIOD for: Removal and Completion

Jul 12, Tue – Jul 24, Mon

Dec 12, Tue – 15 Dec, Fri; Jan 3, Wed – 9 Jan, Mon

May 28, Tue – June 5, Tue

Deadline for transfer students to file Application for Admission

July 6, Fri

Jan 5, Fri


Readmission, Validation of advanced credits for transferees, Application for Shifting

July 24, Mon – 28 July, Fri

Jan 2, Tue

June 6, Wed – Jun 8, Fri

Deadline for Application for Waiver of Prerequisite

Jul 26, Wed

Jan 10, Wed

June 8, Fri

General Registration:

Aug 1, Tue – Aug 2, Wed

Jan 11, Th – 12 Jan, Fri

Jun 11, Mon

Student Number 2014 and older

Aug 1, Tue AM

Jan 11, Thu AM

Jun 11, Mon

Student Number 2015

Aug 1, Tue PM

Jan 11, Thu PM

Jun 11, Mon

Transferees, Cross Registrants and others

Aug 2, Wed

Jan 12, Fri

Jun 13, Wed

Change/Add Matriculation Period

Aug 3, Thu – Aug 4, Fri

Jan 15, Mon – 16, Tue

Jun 13, Wed – 14, Thu


Aug 3, Thu

Jan 15, Mon

Jun 13, Wed

UP College Admission Test

Oct 21, Sat – Oct 22, Sun


University Curriculum Committee Meeting

Sep 25, Mon

Feb 19, Mon

May 25, Fri



Feb 20, Tue


University Council Meeting to Approve Candidates for Graduation

-          Mid-Year Term, 2016-2017

-          First Semester, 2017-2018

-          Second Semester, 2017-2018

Oct 9, Mon

Mar 5, Mon

Jun 8, Fri

UPMin Tagbo (Student Leadership Seminar)

Oct 27, Fri – Oct 28, Sat



Deadline for Dropping subjects without evaluation

Oct 4, Wed

Mar 14, Wed

Jun 28, Thu

DULA 2017



Deadline for Dropping Subjects with evaluation

Nov 6, Mon

Apr 20, Fri

Jul 6, Fri

Preregistration Period

Nov 6, Mon – Nov 7, Tue

Apr 12, Th -13 Apr, Fri


Deadline for Filing Leave of Absence

Nov 20, Mon

May 4, Fri


MORATORIUM (No student organization activities)

Nov 20, Mon – Dec 4, Mon

May 8, Tue – 18 May, Fri

Jul 11, Wed, 16 Jul Mon


Dec 4, Mon

May 18, Fri

Jul 16, Mon

Integration Period

Dec 5, Tue

May 19, Sat- 19 May, Sun

Jul 17, Tue



May 21, Mon – 22 May, Tue



Dec 6, Wed – Dec 11, Mon

May 21, Mon – 23 May, Wed

Jul 18, Wed – 19 Jul, Thu

UP Mindanao “KASADYA” (Lantern Parade)

Dec 12, Tue


Deadline for Submission of Grades

               Graduating Students

               Continuing Students

Dec 18, Mon

May 29, Tue

Jun 1, Fri

Jul 26, Th



Jun 26, Tue


   *3-unit lecture classes meet for two (2) hours daily (Monday-Friday), for the 24-class days Summer session.


School of Management (Master in Management Program)**


1st & 4th TERMS

2nd & 5th TERMS

3rd Term

Admission Application Period

Nov 2016 – May 30, 2017


Admission Screening

Jun 1, Thu – 15 , Thu


Graduate Admission Test

Jun 24, Sat


Admission List Issuance

Jul 3, Mon


Notice of Admission Confirmation

Jun4 , Tue – 14, Fri


Workshop/Orientation Period

Jul 14, Fri – 22, Sat



Aug 24,Thu – 25, Fri

and Aug 29, Tue

Jan 4, Thu – 5, Fri

and Jan 8, Mon

May 3, Thu – 4, Fri

and May 7, Mon

First Day of Term

Aug 26, Sat

Jan 6, Sat

May 5, Sat

Deadline for Dropping Subjects without Evaluation

Sept 30, Sat

Feb 3, Sat

Jun 2, Sat

Deadline for Dropping Subjects with Evaluation

Oct 21, Sat

Feb 24, Sat

Jun 30, Sat

Deadline for Filing Leave of Absence

Nov 18, Sat

Mar 24, Sat

Jul 28, Sat


Dec 2, Sat

Apr 14, Sat

Aug 11, Sat

Deadline for Submission of Grades

Dec 11, Mon

Apr 23, Mon

Aug 20, Mon

**Subject to approval of revised MM curriculum for semestral offering





Aug 21, Mon - Ninoy Aquino Day

Jan 1, Mon - New Year’s Day

Aug 28, Mon - National Heroes day

Mar 29, Thu - Holy Thursday

Oct 31, Tue   - Additional Special non-working day

Mar 30, Fri - Good Friday

Nov 1, Wed   - All Saint’s Day

Mar 31, Sat Black Saturday

Nov 30, Thu -   Bonifacio Day

Apr 9, Mon Araw ng Kagitingan

Dec 25, Mon - Christmas Day

May 1, Tue Labor Day

Dec 30, Sat   - Rizal Day


Dec 31, Sun   - Last Day of the Year


UP Mindanao Multi-purpose Cooperative

Written by Administrator. Posted in Services and Facilities

UP Mindanao Multi-purpose Cooperative
UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City

Chairperson:          Ms. Marilou O. Montiflor
Vice-Chairperson:  Dr. Briccio M. Merced Jr.
BOD Members:     Mr. Michael Gatela
Ms. Lynda Buenaobra
Ms. Ma. Pamela P. Flores
Treasurer:            Mr. Riannel B. Tecson
Secretary:            Ms. Merlyn L. Mercadera
Audit and Inventory Committee
Ms. Analiza Fulvadora
Ms. Emma Ruth Caalaman
Ms. Arlene C. Gumapac
Education Committee
Ms. Michelle Panis
Ms. Julie Ann Escobillo
Ms. Ma. Mae Aborde
Election Committee
Ms. Mary Christie Estocado
Ms. Julie Ann Escobillo
Ms. Marievette Villegas
Moral & Ethics Committee
Ms. Ma. Pamela Flores
Ms. Marievette Villegas
Ms. Christie Estocado
Credit Committee
Ms. Helsa Bullicer
Ms. Annie Dismas
Ms. Alma Tesoro
Meditation Committee
Atty. Oliver Saniel
Annalyn Pasaol
Florence Aquiatan
Administrative Staff:  Arlyn C. Denosta



Written by Administrator. Posted in Services and Facilities

Counseling Service (CS)
It is a service wherein competent staff in the Counseling and Testing Office (CTO) as well as trained peer counselors  assist individual students or a group toward better understanding of himself/themselves and his/their environment.  It encourages him/them to satisfactory adjustment or acceptable resolution of problems he/she encounters.

Individual Inventory Service (IIS)
This service pertains to the activity of gathering data about the students to enable the counselors, professors and administrators to understand the student better before counseling is conducted.  It is a cumulative record of personal, family and educational data from birth to present.  Information such as student’s family background, mental ability, interest, aptitude, achievement, personality traits and health condition serve as the key to the counseling activity upon which personal assistance is based.  The cumulative record is kept during the duration of the student’s studies in the university until five years after his/her graduation.

Psychological Testing Service (PTS)
It refers to the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological tests to individual or group of students used to assess his/their behavioral tendencies.  Psychological tests are also used as tools in counseling students.

Follow-up Service (FS)
Follow up sessions are conducted among students who are counseled, referred by faculty, administrators and other university staff.  The follow-up service ensures that the student has learned appropriate behaviors and decisions regarding his/her problem or need.
Career Development and Placement Service (CDPS)
This service takes care of assisting students in their career decision-making from knowing their abilities and potential, providing them information regarding the university course offerings and requirements, information on job trends, job referrals and employment opportunities.

Information Service (IS)
This service makes available to students certain kinds of information not ordinarily provided through classroom instruction.  It enables the counselor to give important facts concerning personal, social and educational adjustment.  It includes the orientation among Freshmen and incoming students, workshops, seminars and community extension services to disseminate information on the relevance of the Guidance Services to students’ adjustment and academic life as well as to provide information to ensure maximum welfare of students.

Research and Evaluation Service (RES)
A service which consists of the conduct of researches on student’s UPCAT scores, psychological test results, values, attitudes and the evaluation of the basic guidance services at the end of the school year.



Written by Administrator. Posted in Services and Facilities

To implement these basic guidance services the following guidance programs are regularly conducted by the Counseling and Testing Office (CTO) among students:

1.    Personal Counseling (PC)

Offers counseling, problem-solving, and decision-making sessions with students.

a. Group Counseling – is arranged when students have common concerns and difficulties and are seen to benefit from a group relationship.

b. Individual Counseling – is conducted among referred counselees, those who voluntarily request for individual counseling and those with special needs and difficulties that need follow-up on a long term basis.

c. Peer Counseling – is conducted among students by trained students with listening and encouraging skills.
2. The Information Service is delivered to the students through the following programs:
2.1 Students Routine Interview (SRI)

All freshmen and student transferees are invited for an individual interview with their designated counselors to establish rapport with them and to gather information regarding their academic and personal adjustment concerns.

2.2 Readmission Evaluation Interview (REI)

A service provided to all readmitted students to assess reasons of failure and initiate appropriate recommendation to Faculty and the Dean of Students and to monitor the students’ study plan.

2.3 Exit Interview (EI)

Conducted among dismissed or graduating students transferring to other colleges or universities, on optional basis. It is designed to find out their insights regarding their academic and personal life in the university as well as to get recommendations to incoming students.

3. Psycho-Social Development program (PSDP)

All freshmen are enjoined top attend a weekly session with the Guidance Services Specialist on topics concerning their educational, social, emotional, and psychological adjustment in the university.  This program is conducted in coordination with the Learning Resource Center which provides the module and direction of the sessions.  PSDP also provides incoming students an opportunity to learn about the vision, mission, goals of U.P., its values and ideals.

4. Peer Counseling Program (PCP)

This program will provide opportunities to any U.P. students who has the interest, capability and availability to assist his peer or fellow students to improve his/her social functioning or to help him/her cope with his/her problems.  Qualified students are provided with training on self-development and counseling strategies by the Counseling and Testing Office.

5. Psychological Testing Program (PTP)

All freshmen and interested upperclassmen are provided testing on any psychological test, mental ability, aptitude, interest and personality on an optional basis.  Students who are shifting courses or are applying for readmission are required to take aptitude and interest tests.  Those who are in the academic delinquent list are tested on study habits and mental ability.

6. Job Fair Program (JFP)

All graduating students are enjoined to learn tips on applying for a job and are prospective employers before they graduate from the university.


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