Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver


  • COVID-19 Services

    COVID-19 Home Care Guide

    Visit this page from the UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook for home-care resources, general advice, and service directory.

    COVID-19 Isolation Facilities

    For those in need of an isolation facility (for mild, asymptomatic, and/or no comorbidities), the UP Diliman isolation facilities at Kamia Residence Hall will prioritize students, staff and faculty.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    Please follow the Facebook page of the University Health Service to watch out for updates regarding vaccinations to be offered to UP Diliman students, staff, faculty, et al.

    Reimbursement for COVID-19 Related Expenses

    All officially registered Filipino students of UP Diliman and its extension campuses and programs (including K-12 students), undergraduate and graduate students, cross-registrants, Juris Doctor students, those enrolled for a second degree, in diploma and certificate courses, are eligible for financial assistance for medical expenses incurred due to accidents and illnesses for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Which expenses are subject to reimbursement?
      • Diagnostic examinations
      • Medications
      • Hospital fees such as OR fees and for accommodation.
    Professional fees will not be reimbursed. Financial assistance shall be given on a reimbursement basis, net of Philhealth and other health insurances, not to exceed ₱20,000.00 per student per academic year.

    Submit the following  through bit.ly/OSGfascp and email the contact details provided :
      • Medical certificate and/or Clinical Abstract
      • Original official receipts with itemized breakdown of expenses
      • Validated Form 5 (Registration Form with OR number for UPIS students)
    Contact Person
    Charisma Faith Velasco. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (02) 8981-8500 loc. 4505

    Insurance for UP Diliman Students

    Please visit this page for more information on Student Insurance, or view this Facebook album. Availability subject to terms and conditions.

    RT-PCR Test for UP Diliman Students

    On 1 July, 2021, the OVCSA released a series of slides of FAQs on Facebook pertaining to the RT-PCR Test for UP Diliman students. It explains, among other things, the procedures so that students can be tested.

    UP Diliman COVID-19 Task Force

    If you have questions about UP Diliman's COVID-19 related measures, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Ugnayan at Patnubay: UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook

    The UP Diliman OVCSA collated information on public health measures, applicable laws and guidelines, and support services and programs for students offered by the University.

    You may access the digital version of the handbook at http://bit.ly/UPD21UatP or download it at http://bit.ly/UPD21UatPpdf. You may also view the website.
    —Text copied from the OVCSA's Facebook post, 4 May 2021; added to Student Corner 10 May 2021

    COVID-19 Pages and Resources from UP


    Please visit the TatagUP site of UP Diliman to view more memos, policies, advisories, and donation drives. The site features advisories, list of university memos, bulletins, lists of university initiatives, and donation drives.

    UP System's Covid-19 Page

    You may also visit the Online Portal of University of the Philippines COVID-19 News and Information to see messages from the UP president; basic facts about Covid-19, including health advisories and test kits; UP-PGH Bayanihan Center; UP-Covid-19 Pandemic Response Team; policies and memos; and resources for remote learning and teaching; and university tributes.

    EndCOV Dashboard from the UP Resilient Institute

    According to a UP System press release, the EndCOV Dashboard "features a highly detailed map wherein users can zoom in or zoom out to see street or satellite views of the general locations and numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitals, quarantine checkpoints, and other usable data inputted by UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) staff. The easy-to-use map also has a color-coded “heat map” showing which localized areas have the most (darker areas) and the least (brighter areas) number of confirmed COVID-19 cases."

    Visit the website of the UP Resilience Institute.

    Policy Papers

    The UP System website has posted various policy papers analyzing different facets of Covid-19,  the responses thereto, and recommendations in moving forward.

    The Philippine Genome Center

    The Philippine Genome Center has a dedicated web page for all Covid-19-related material.

    Initiatives from UP Diliman Colleges/Units

    Different colleges and units in UP Diliman have implemented their respective, COVID-19 related projects, from tracking services to information campaigns.

  • Medical ◊ Mental Health ◊ Financial

    Loans ◊ Financial Assistance

    Watch this seven-minute video on various forms of financial assistance and an overview of the Office of Scholarships and Grants under the OVCSA.
    Other loans and assistance are only available to undergraduate students and were not included here since the Asian Center is a graduate-level institution.

    Tuition Fee Loan

    Tuition Fee Loan covers up to 100% tuition loan and is available for ALL UP Diliman students, excluding cross-enrollees and those taking CPE courses. This can be availed DURING the registration period until the last day of payment for the semester. How to apply? Create your SLAS account and prepare the following documents:
    a) 1x1 ID Photo
    b) GSIS/SSS ID (or any valid ID) of parent / relative as co-debtor

    Short-Term Cash Loan

    Short Term Cash Loan amounts to Php 3,000 per semester available to all enrolled Filipino undergraduate and graduate students. This can be availed one month AFTER the registration period. To apply, prepare the following document:
    a) UP Form 5
    b) 1x1 ID
    c) GSIS / SSS ID (or any valid ID) of co-debtor
    d) Photocopy of your UP ID (if available)
    Contact Person: Ramona de la Paz, Manuel Serrano. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (02) 8981–8500 loc. 4505

    Other Forms of Financial Assistance

    The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs also offers other forms of financial assistance. Please visit this page or read Ugnayan at Patnubay: The UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook.
    Students may also inquire at the Office of Scholarships and Grants (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

    Teleconsult ◊ Lab & Medical


    Appointments with the University Health Service may be done remotely through this appointment system

    Lab and Medical Services

    You may also call (89818500 loc. 2702) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to inquire about rates and availability. Visit the Facebook page of the University Health Service.

    Directory of Offices Offering Medical and Mental Health Services

    View directory courtesy of the UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook.

    Mental Health

    Watch this eight-minute video overview of mental health services of the university. 

    PsycServ and UPD Ugnayan ng Pahinungod

    UPD PsycServ (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 09167573157), and UPD Ugnayan ng Pahinungod (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) provide peer-to-peer counselling; and together with UPD Office of Counseling and Guidance (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), these are free psychotherapy and psychosocial support services offered to students, staff and faculty.

    Paano Ba Magpahinga? Guidebook and Mental Health Infographics

    This is from UPD PsycServe. Download the PDF.
    PsycServ also has an extensive collection of Infographics, links to which are pinned on their Facebook page.

    Tips on Surviving the New Normal

    The University Main Library has also released an infographic series, "Tips on Surviving the New Normal" (compiled here as a single PDF).

    Directory of Mental Health Service Providers

    In support of the UP Mental Health and Wellness Network, the UP Student Affairs and Services units prepared this directory of Mental Health Service Providers. Download PDF of the Directory. You may also view this directory courtesy of the UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook.

    What to do if you are red-tagged

    UP Diliman has set in place protocols and assistance for students who were red-tagged. Download the guidelines here.

    Student Housing (Graduate Students)

    A few dorms in UP Diliman are open to graduate students, such as Acacia, Centennial 1, Centennial 2, Kamagong and Sanggumay. To learn more and apply, please visit the website/webpage of the Office of Student Housing (under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs).

    VC Consult: Student Concerns and Grievance Form

    VC Consult is a program "launched by OVCSA where students can request scheduled consultations with our Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (VCSA) regarding student-related grievances and concerns."
    The form (See Below) is dedicated to students who have academic-related concerns, personal grievances, and other matters related to student welfare. Non-UPD students who are planning to enter the UP Diliman may also share their concerns through this form.
    Our team will collate these concerns and report or refer them directly to relevant offices or authorities for action. Kindly read through the instructions in the form and answer accordingly. VISIT THE STUDENT GRIEVANCE and CONCERN FORM. You may also visit the website.

    AskUPD: One-Stop Student HelpDesk

    The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs has implemented AskUPD, the UP Diliman Student HelpDesk. It is a “one-stop center” for student concerns, implementing a triage or referral system, where students can seek information on academic matters and student support programs offered by the university.In the initial phase, Ask UPD will tender advice and referrals on:
    1. Academic Concerns
    2. Mental Health and Wellbeing
    3. Socio-Economic Concerns
    4. Health Concerns
    5. Protection of Rights and Freedoms of Students
    The helpdesk is available to answer students’ inquiries from Monday to Friday, 8:00AM—5:00PM, starting 10 September 2020. The contact details of the program are as follows while the mobile hotline and website are still pending. ASK UPD can be reached via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ask.upd
    Students may also view this FAQ developed by ASK UPD, or visit the website.

    Full List: Student Services

    You may view a complete list of student services at the website of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA). These include:
     Another way to view these services is refer to Ugnayan at Patnubay: The UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handboook, which has a separate website and dedicated PDF.

  • Student Affairs

    General UPD Info: The Freshie Kit 2020

    The UP Diliman Freshie Kit 2020 contains information on major university offices and their contact information, as well as a list and directory of UP Diliman colleges (as of 2020).


    StartUPD: Back-to-School Starter Kit (Feb 2022)

    Download StartUPD: The Back-to-School Starter Kit, which contains links to video overviews of the following:
        • Mental Health services
        • Student Code and Ethics
        • Academic Support Programs
        • Financial Support and Grant Programs
        • Link to the UP Diliman COVID-19 Student Handbook
        • Link to AskUPD Student HelpDesk
        • Link to VC Consult, a student grievance form
        • Links to memos from the OVCAA and OVPAA, and to Library Resources

    Study Group on SOGIESC Provisions in the University of the Philippines Gender Policies

    Following the issuance of Memorandum No. FRN-21-140 Study Group on SOGIESC Provisions in the University of the Philippines Diliman, OVCSA is inviting students to participate in the data gathering phase of the research by answering the following online survey form:
    Documentation of Unreported Cases of SOGIESC-Based Discrimination
    Dokumentasyon ng mga hindi naitalang kaso ng diskriminasyon batay sa SOGIESC
    The survey will be accepting responses until 31 May 2021. The details on the study group and its research objectives are available in the attached memorandum and on the online survey itself.
    For inquiries and other concerns, students may directly coordinate with the Diliman Gender Office through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For dissemination, please. Thank you.
    —Text copied from OVCSA Memorandum No LRS 2021-017, 7 May 2021; added to Student Corner 10 May 2021

    UP Diliman Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Referral System

    Students who experience gender-based violence may contact UP Diliman offices listed in the Gender-Based Violence Referral System for assistance on counseling and investigation, health and safety and legal services.
    Please also Like the UP Diliman Gender Office's Facebook page to learn more about the university's gender-related initiatives.

    Join the Asian Center Student Organization

    The Asian Center Student Organization (ACSO) is a non-aligned, non-profit academic organization for all students of the Asian Center, UP Diliman.
    An Asian community that recognizes and respects diversity, upholds and protects the rights and aspirations of its peoples, contributes toward genuine development, and commits to the role of scholarship and community-building.
    Our mission is to promote and forward new frontiers of learning, provide relevant approach in research, cultivate an environment conducive for independent and critical thinking, and create spaces for synergy and linkages to external stakeholders.
    Statement of Principles
      • Service-oriented, socially and culturally sensitive scholarship
      • Commitment to the further development of our disciplines within the College and beyond
      • Fellowship and camaraderie amidst diversity
      • Mutual cooperation with other stakeholders
    How to Join
    Students interested to join can reach out to ACSO via Facebook. A P100 membership fee is required upon application.


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