Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) is located in Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines, on the boundary of the province of Laguna – 50 kilometers or about an hour’s drive by car from Manila. The 165-hectare university is on an elevated area overlooking Laguna de Bay. A sixty-kilometer stretch of the Laguna 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 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, and Nuvali, the Ayala of the South.
General Statement On Residential Life
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 Sciences and Technology Building—located opposite the College of Business, houses the Chemistry and the Biology Departments and serves the classroom needs of the CST departments.
- College of Arts and Humanities Building – located beside the CST is home to the arts courses, like English, Filipino, Social Sciences, etc.
- The College of Medicine Building – is the newest building housing the latest addition to the family of colleges which opened Academic Year 2015-2016.
- The College of 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 College of 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—a complex of classrooms, a small library, a computer room, a home economics room, the principal’s office, and a gymnasium for the grade-level students.
- The Elena Tojino Corpus Memorial Hall—houses the College of Education near the Philippine International Church.
- The Eliseo M. 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 Health and Math and Physics.
- The Food Production Building—of two classrooms and one small office is classroom for food production and agriculture classes.
- The Graduate School—houses the classrooms and offices for the graduate programs, and the Administrative Offices. The Nutrition and Dietetics Department is located at the basement.
- The Health Service—is primarily for safeguarding the health of students.
- The Industrial Building—which include among others the food factory, and the printing press 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, Filipino, Computer Science classrooms are at its basement.
- The Music Center—constructed near the swimming pool, houses the Music Department and also 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. The newly built Waling-waling is three storeys, while the Dama-de-noche and Cattleya are bliss-type apartments. Men’s Dorms are Molave, Mahogany, Acacia, Daniel, and Eastern Halls.
- The Student Center—is home to the Student Association, the University Voice – the official student journal, and Silang Memoirs, student annual publication.
- The Swimming Pool—serves the Physical Education department and the recreational 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 other activities of the university.
- The University Store— strategically located near the main campus road, the store sells basic food items, office 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 is an annual publication which specifically caters to the needs of the graduate students and faculty.
- Institutional Research Journal is the semester publication of faculty research studies.
- Manual of Academic Policies outlines all policies that pertain to student and faculty affairs.
- AUP Highlights is the monthly newsletter of the university.
- Silang Memoirs highlights the annual 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 on 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 the approval of the Student Affairs Committee. The following are the recognized student organizations:
- Advent Explorers
- AUP 1000 Missionary (AUP 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
- ASTA – Adventist Society of Thespians and Artists
- Celestial Echoes
- COE Chorale
- 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
- Adventist Health Ministries Association
- Adventist International Health Professional Association
- Adventist Youth Society
- African Students Association
- Ambassadors Mountaineering Club
- AUP Alumni Association
- AUP Honor Circles
- 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-Mathematics and Physics Department
- Silang Memoirs
- Student Association
- Teachers of Tomorrow-College of Education
- Working Students Association
- Young Executive Society-College of Business
- Young Ministers Club-College of Theology