The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) decided to push back its annual general homecoming two months later than usual in view of the academic calendar shift of the UP System which transferred the start of classes from June to August. The 2017 UP General Homecoming is set to take place on August 19 at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman.
The theme “Itanghal ang Dangal” will focus on notable achievements as well as fond memories of the Jubilarians, who are celebrating their 60th (Class of 1957, Diamond), 50th (Class of 1967, Golden), 40th (Class of 1977, Ruby), and 25th (Class of 1992, Silver), respectively. The General Homecoming will also recognize the 2017 UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardees headed by Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, and Senator Cynthia A. Villar whose extraordinary achievements in their respective fields have embodied honor and excellence.
Other activities surrounding the UP General Homecoming are meetings by the Alumni Council and various chapters of UPAA. The UPAA will also release a yearbook to commemorate the events.