AdventistUniversity of the Philippines is located in Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines, on the boundary of the province of Laguna – 50 kilometers or about an hour drive by car from Manila. The 165-hectare university is on an elevated area overlooking Laguna de Bay. A sixty-kilometer stretch of the lake, the range of the majestic Mount Makiling, and an overview of a beautiful canyon comprise what one Adventist educator has termed “the million-dollar view” of AUP. The site is just an hour away from the mainland and 30 minutes away from Tagaytay City—acclaimed to be one of the coolest and most beautiful cities in the country. From the expressway, motorists pass through the Sta. Rosa exit before turning right to travel along the road that passes by the Coca-Cola Bottlers plant to the Laguna Technopark—the Ayala of the South.
General Statement On Residential Life
The Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) is a residential campus. Our mission is to provide holistic quality Seventh-day Adventist Christian education in a nurturing environment of campus living. The University has made a concerted effort and remains committed to making residential living comfortable. AUP affirms the values gained from being primarily a residential or boarding school.
Upon admission a new student agrees to live in a residential hall unless covered by exemptions. New students who are generally and mostly minors are required to begin their year in the residence halls inside the University.
Buildings and Facilities
- The Academy Buildings—provide spacious class and laboratory rooms for academy students as well as offices for the academy administrative staff.
- The Administrative Offices—temporarily located in the Graduate School building comprise a floor area of 1,320 square meters.
- The Cafeteria—the well-equipped Food Services center for vegetarian meals is strategically located near the residence halls.
- The College of Arts and Sciences Building—located opposite the College of Business, CAST houses the Chemistry and the Biology Departments and serves the classroom needs of the English, Math, History, and Psychology departments.
- The Collegeof Business Building—this two-storey building with a floor-area of 1,320 square meters and located between the Nursing and Science buildings, houses the College of Business.
- The Collegeof Dentistry Building - is located at the Friendship Park between the College of Arts and Sciences building and Sampaguita Hall. It is a two-storey building that houses the laboratory rooms, the classrooms, the library, and the college, itself.
- The Elementary School—three buildings containing classrooms, a small library, a computer room, a home economics room, the principal’s office, and a gymnasium.
- The Elena Tojino Corpus Memorial Hall—houses the College of Education near the Philippine International Church.
- The EliseoM. Bautista Memorial Building—while serving the College of Nursing, the Eliseo M. Bautista Memorial Building also serves the classroom needs of other colleges.
- The Finster Hall—is venue for smaller convocations, the basement of which houses the College of Theology.
- The FoodProduction Building—of two classrooms and one small office is classroom for food production and agriculture classes.
- The GraduateSchool—houses the classrooms and offices for the graduate programs, the College of Health, and the Administrative Offices.
- The Health Service—is primarily for safeguarding the health of students.
- The IndustrialBuilding—which include among others the food factory, the printing press, and the laundry contribute to the self-sufficiency of the university.
- The John Lawrence Detwiler Memorial Library— houses the graduate library, the audio-visual room, the Development/Mass Communication Department on the third floor and the undergraduate library, the Photocopy Center and the Information Technology Center on the second floor. The Accounting, the Registrar, the Student Finance, the Adventist University of the Philippines On-Line Information Systems (AOLIS) offices, and the English, Mathematics and Physics, Filipino, Computer Science classrooms are at its basement.
- The MusicCenter—constructed near the swimming pool, houses the study and practice rooms for music students.
- The Philippine International Church—is the site of the university’s religious affairs and the largest edifice in campus.
- The Residence Halls—for women are two units of two-storey buildings constructed about 20 meters away from each other. The Sampaguita and Cadena de Amor Halls have a total floor area of approximately 1,680 meters and a capacity of three beds each. Ilang-ilang and Chrysanthemum Halls are one-storey female dormitories while the Anthurium Hall is the former Narra Hall for men converted to become the Anthurium Hall for lady dormers.
- The StudentCenter—is home for the Student Association and the University Voice—the official student publication of the Adventist University of the Philippines.
- The Swimming Pool—serves the Physical Education department and the recreation needs of the faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
- The Technology Complex—houses the electronics and vocational departments.
- The University Gymnasium—is a multi-purpose building for Physical Education classes and the other activities of the university.
- The University Store— strategically located near the main campus road, the store sells basic food items, offic e and school supplies, and gift items for the university family.
- Bulletin contains the institution’s curricular programs in all levels.
- University Voice is the official student publication of the university.
- Faculty and Staff Handbook orients workers on the institutional policy, objectives, policies, and other vital information about the University.
- Graduate Research Journal, School of Graduate Studies, and its an annual publication specifically caters to the needs of the graduate students and faculty.
- Institutional Research Journal is the semestral publication of faculty research studies.
- Manual of Academic Policies outlines all policies that pertain to student and faculty affairs.
- AUP News and Views is the weekly newsletter of the university.
- Silang Memoirs highlights in pictures AUP campus life and ministry.
- Student Handbook orients the new students on the behavior expected of them by the university.
A number of professional and cultural organizations in campus actively seek to enrich the work of the classroom and provide opportunities for leadership and worthwhile social experience. Each student is urged to take part in several religious organizations and to maintain membership in one or more clubs. For his/her professional club, the student is expected to naturally choose the one in line with his/her future vocation or his major field. Club membership is optional and the program provides a regular meeting time. Club constitutions are subject to approval of the Student Affairs Committee. The following are the recognized student organizations:
- Advent Explorers
- AUP 1000 MissionaryAUP Student Missionaries
- CARE (Concerned About Reaching Everyone)
- CYM-(Campus Youth Ministry)
- EMA (Elite Ministry Association)
- F-Family (Forever Faith First)
- Gymnairs for Christ
- Happy Family
- LAMP-(Light Bearers and Action Ministry for all People)
- Ministerial Association
- Romans Club (Reflecting Our Master, Aiming for Nature and Services)
- SALE-(Student Association Literature Evangelist)
- SMILE (Student Ministry Involved in Loving Everyone)
- Touching Lives
Organized Singing, Instrumental and Performance Groups
- Ambassadors Choral Arts Society
- Celestial Echoes
- COE Chorale
- The Drama Guild
- Evangel Chorale
- Indonesian Chorale
- LAMP Male Chorus
- Regent Square Chorale
- String Ensemble
- Unceasing Cantica
- Voice of Indonesia
Professional and Other Groups
- ABCD-Medical Laboratory Science Department
- ACCESS-Information Technology Department
- AUP Honor Circles
- Adventist Health Ministries Association
- Adventist International Health Professional Association
- Adventist Youth Society
- African Students Association
- Ambassadors Mountaineering Club
- AUP Alumni Association
- Bio Majors Club-Biology Department
- Diligent Office Professionals-Office Administration Department
- Executive Circle-Commerce/Management Department
- Eupsychian-Psychology Department
- FACES-Master in Business Administration
- GSA-Graduate Students Association
- Indonesian Students Association
- International Students Association
- JPIA-Accountancy Department
- Kadipan-Filipino Department
- KASAMA-History Department
- Korean Students Association
- Laser Club-Technology Department
- Linkers Club-Computer Science Department
- Library Information-Library Science Department
- Mu Gamma Chi-Music Department
- Nightingale Guild-College of Nursing
- OCSA-Off-Campus Student Association
- Pop Monde International
- PRISM-Mathemathics and Physics Department
- Silang Memoirs
- Student Association
- Teachers of Tomorrow-College of Education
- Young Executive Society-College of Business
- Young Ministers Club-College of Theology
- Working Students Association