UPLB Housing Office

The UPLB Housing Office (UHO) manages 10 student dormitories and more than 250 staff housing units of UPLB. It also manages the housing units of UPLB’s allied agencies and private entities in the university’s lands.

VISION

In consonance with its mandate, the UPLB Housing Office (UHO) shall manage the University’s housing facilities and residence halls with efficiency, efficacy and innovation.

MISSION

At the turn of this decade, the UHO envisions to manage sustainable and well-maintained University owned housing units, dormitories and hotels, equipped with world-class facilities, environment-friendly amenities and innovative services.

GOAL

UHO aims to deliver excellent service to the UPLB constituents and visitors by creating liveable spaces through its housing units, dormitories and transient facilities.

Major Programs / Activities

  • Offers housing facilities to UPLB staff, students and guests, with shared responsibility and mutual accountability within the limits of UHO’s resources;
  • Awards occupancy agreements to UPLB staff and students through open competition based firmly on established criteria and prescribed point system;
  • Regulates and administer housing policies for staff, students and guests, and for private and other entities using UPLB land;
  • Improves and maintains housing units, dormitories and hotels ensuring the quality of facilities and amenities; and,
  • Creates opportunities for social advancement and cooperation among its clientele, whenever applicable, through physical, social and intellectual activities.

Contact

  • Prof. Zoilo D. Belano, Jr., Chief, UPLB Housing Office
  • Old Rural Bank Building, UP Los Baños, Laguna
  • +63 49 536 4009
  • uho.uplb@up.edu.ph
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HISTORY

The UPLB Housing Office (UHO) was created through the approval of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents (BOR) during its 1232nd meeting on May 30, 2008. Such approval renamed the Staff Housing Office (SHO), which was earlier created as a unit under the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs on October 23, 1997 during the 113th meeting of the BOR. Moreover , such approval expanded the original mandate of SHO as follows:

To manage the University’s housing facilities with efficiency and efficacy…[and] assist the Chancellor in the formulation of UP Los Baños’ [UPLB] policies, rules and regulations on matters concerning the housing units of UPLB, private parties, and affiliated agencies and implement the same.

With the new mandate, the UHO continued supervision over 287 housing units, consisting of 256 staff and 32 private units, and regulate the housing occupancy of allied agencies currently on UPLB land. On May 5, 2010, Chancellor Luis Rey I. Velasco issued Administrative Order No. 065, (Series of 2010) transferring the administrative control and supervision of the Student Housing Division (SHD) from the Office of Student Affairs to the UHO. With AO 65, UHO added to its responsibility the supervision of 10 UPLB Dormitories serving 2,137 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students