Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The UPLB Office of Student Affairs, in coordination with the University Student Council, will conduct the annual almOSAlan event to welcome the new freshmen to the University on August 11, 2014 (Monday). AlmOSAlan is a welcoming breakfast program made possible through volunteer student organizations who dedicated time and effort to serve food, drinks, and sometimes, even give freebies!

The AlmOSAlan is one of the activities that helps make new students feel at home while they adjust to the Elbi environment. With the help of their fellow Isko and Iska, different kinds of food and drinks will be served to the new students to promote camaraderie and build trust.

Student organizations including new organizations and existing organizations not recognized in the previous academic year may register! To register, students must login to, go to My Forms -> AlmOSAlan Registration.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SOAD wants to put up water stations during the Campus Tour. However, SOAD needs 30 empty (and clean) 5-gallon blue water containers similar to the image at the right. Campus Tour volunteer slots will be opened for the first 30 students who will lend a container.

Students may bring the containers to SOAD starting August 7 (Thursday) at 8AM. Volunteer slots will be given on a first come, first served basis. Students should bring their UPLB ID or any other valid ID plus Form 5.

Friday, July 25, 2014

After three years of service to the student organizations, we have decided it's time for us to start saying goodbye to OrgsUP. Two years ago, OrgsUP gave birth to the OSAM System which now covers the automation of services in other OSA divisions.

While we truly appreciate the value of OrgsUP and how it has served as keystone of the OSAM System, we have decided to focus all our energy and resources on making the OSAM System as awesome as possible!

We are not abolishing student organizations from the university, definitely not! We are just integrating OrgsUP to the new version of the OSAM System. This allows us to concentrate our support services as we have a dedicated team developing and maintaining the OSAM System. We assure you that the new system will be more awesome than ever.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Due to Typhoon Glenda, UPLB servers are still down at the moment so users will not be able to login to OrgsUP and the OSAM System using their SystemOne accounts. A lot of places in Los BaƱos still do not have power supply and Internet access too. Since we do not want to move the Campus Tour volunteer registration again, we have decided to open the registration via SMS.

Using the mobile numbers registered by students in OrgsUP/OSAM System, students will be able to sign up by texting CAMPUSTOUR to 09176923500 starting at 9PM today (July 24, 2014). To give everyone a chance to sign up, 140 slots will be opened each day at 9PM until July 26, 2014. A total of 420 volunteers may sign up.

NOTE: Please allot up to 10 minutes for a reply from OSA. Text only once. You may be blocked by the system automatically if you flood the OSA mobile gateway.

SystemOne is now online. Registration via SMS has been disabled. To volunteer, login to, go to My Forms -> Campus Tour Volunteer Registration.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Typhoon Glenda has severely damaged a lot of things in the University. Power, water, Internet, and mobile services have not yet been fully restored in UPLB and in the nearby communities. Thus, we had to reschedule some of our activities.

Since a lot of students still do not have electricity and access to the Internet, the Online Campus Tour Volunteer Registration and the Online almOSAlan Registration have been rescheduled to July 24-26, 2014 (140 slots will be opened daily at 9PM).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yes, this is how it looked like in 1946.
Plan ahead what you want to see in your Form 5. This is a partial and unofficial list of course offerings for First Semester AY 2014-2015. Nothing is final yet though especially the professors teaching the courses. Just enter a course code and click Search.
Stop using Paint, Excel, or Notepad for your Dream Schedule. Use something cooler like Scheda.js!
Whether you like it or not, the four-month vacation is almost over. Now is the time to start your back-to school ritual. Condition yourself to start sleeping and waking up early. You should probably try to recall how to read scholarly articles, write meaningful essays, divide fractions, and solve real-world problems using equations.

Now is also the time to recall your SystemOne/OSAM username and password. We now also have the UP Mail Account which has a password you have to remember too. Do you still have a place to stay in UPLB? You may want to come back very soon because the new freshmen enrollment happened a few weeks ago - you don't want them taking your dream home from you!