After a succession of typhoons battered the country, the UP administration has declared the week of 16-21 November 2020 a period of recovery for the UP community to allow affected faculty, students and staff to get back on their feet and the rest of the UP community to continue with its disaster relief-related activities. Synchronous and asynchronous classes, as well as the submission of all course requirements, are suspended during this period.

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On 15 November 2020, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs issued a memorandum regarding a recovery period in the aftermath of typhoon Ulysses, a call for compassion and flexibility for affected students, extended of deadline of submission of grades, and a reiteration of suspended academic rules.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, University Councils across the UP System unanimously decided not to hold the UPCAT for the admission of First Year students in AY 2021-2022. Instead, the UP Office of Admissions is currently modifying the freshmen admissions system for the next intake year.

UP is moving forward into the “next normal” of a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world, and getting ready to explore new prospects, platforms, and possibilities for remote and blended remote and face-to-face teaching and learning, with a series of initiatives, preparations, webinar-workshops and dialogues for the next two months.

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The University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has issued Memorandum No. OVPAA 2020-62 reiterating the grading system in the implementing guidelines of the UP policy on the second semester 2019-2020 in light of COVID-19.

The period of submission for the Gemino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and for Literary Criticism. The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students officially registered in any of the eight constituent universities of the UP System. The Awards are managed by the UP Diliman Department of English and Comparative Literature for and on behalf of the UP Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.