Alumni invited to celebrate UP’s foundation day with their very own UP alumni email account

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

In celebration of its 114th Founding Anniversary, the University of the Philippines (UP) is stepping up its invitation to provide duly verified UP alumni with their own UP Alumni email account.

The University was founded on June 18, 1908, through Act No. 1870 of the Philippine Assembly to fill the need to meet the increasing demands for instruction in the higher levels of learning and to provide professional studies in medicine, law, engineering, or applied sciences. The Act mandated UP to give “advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, and professional and technical training” to every qualified student regardless of “age, sex, nationality, religious belief, and political affiliation.” Act No. 1870, or the UP Charter, was amended with the signing of Republic Act No. 9500 or the new UP Charter in 2008, which established UP as the country’s national University in time for its centennial celebration.

According to the UP Office of Alumni Relations (OAR), this month of June marks “114 years of nation-building through shaping minds to become leaders in public service, pioneers in cutting-edge research, drivers in innovation, and trailblazers in arts and culture.”

The UP OAR encourages all UP alumni to be marked as a proud Iskolar ng Bayan and strengthen their connections with the University through the UP alumni email. UP alumni will receive the latest updates on UP events, programs, and special announcements straight to their inbox, including opportunities for donation or volunteerism.

The UP Alumni email account also offers a G Suite for Education account that allows alumni to use other Google services, such as Gmail, Google+, Google Drive, and Google Groups. They can also update their personal information in the UP Alumni Database using their account.

For inquiries regarding this new email service, email or call (02) 8376-3100. UP alumni can register for their own UP Alumni email account at or scan the QR code on the poster.