University of the Philippines Los Baños
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UPLB 2017 Commencement Exercises

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAÑOS

Office of the University Registrar

2017 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

 

 

            The 45th Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines Los Baños will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in front of the D.L. Umali Hall (UPLB Auditorium). Candidates shall assemble at 2:30 p.m. in the parking area of the Student Union Building.  The Commencement Exercises will start promptly at 4:00 p.m.

            Rehearsals for the Commencement will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park.  All candidates should bring their SABLAY during the rehearsal. Transferring the UP Sablay from right to the left shoulder will be practiced. The Commencement Program will also be distributed to the candidates at this time.

            Candidates for graduation shall observe strictly the following pointers regarding the academic costume:

  1. All candidates should wear the UP Sablay [Hablon (Sinuksok)] as the official academic costume of UPLB (as adopted at the 119th UC meeting on April 23, 2012) during the Commencement Exercises on June 24, 2017. 

 

  1. In wearing the UP Sablay, the following guidelines should be strictly followed:
  1. UP Sablay should be worn by men over ecru-colored or off-white long sleeve Barong, black pants and black shoes.
  1. UP Sablay should be worn by women over plain ecru-colored or off-white dress (mid-calf to ankle-length). The dress should have sleeves.  Closed /peeped toe/sling back shoes (beige or off-white) should be worn.
  1. UP Sablay should be worn only with medals for academic achievement and a minimum of jewelry.
  1. UP Sablay should not be worn with corsages and leis.
  1. At the start of the Commencement Program, the UP Sablay should be worn over the right shoulder.  It will then be transferred to the left shoulder to signify that you have already graduated.
  1. FOR OFFICIAL GRADUATION PICTURES, THE UP SABLAY MUST BE WORN OVER THE LEFT SHOULDER.
  1. All candidates for graduation shall place their order for the Sablay at UPLB Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), A. Aglibut Avenue (Tel. No. 536-3688).  Ordering, payment and issuance of the Sablay will only be until June 9, 2017.

Listed below are the available sizes and corresponding length and price per piece.

            Size

Length

Fits Height

Price (per piece)

Small

32”

5’3” and below

P 925.00

Medium

37”

5’4” to 5’7”

P 950.00

Large

42”

5’8” and above

P 950.00

                       

 CVM candidates for graduation will still wear the cap and gown as academic costume during their hooding and recognition ceremonies on June 24 2017, 7:00 a.m. at the D.L. Umali Hall.

 MS and Ph.D. candidates will wear the cap and gown as academic costume during the hooding and recognition ceremonies on June 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm., at the UPLB Commencement Grounds.

 Hoods of Ph.D. candidates with proper labels should be brought to the Office of the Graduate School on or before 5 p.m. of June 22, 2017.

 

Candidates shall strictly observe the following pointers in wearing the cap and gown:

  1. The gowns for the candidates should be of the same cut and material for the same degree.
  1. The hemline of the gowns should be at least 12 inches from the ground.
  1. The gowns should be worn closed at the front.
  1. Black (closed) shoes should be worn with the gowns.
  1. Men should wear a tie, preferably, long-sleeved shirts and dark pants.
  1. Women should wear dresses with the collar and hemline not visible outside the academic gown.
  1. No corsage/brooch should be worn/pinned on the gown. Only the medal for honor graduates should be worn.

Reservation for the cap and gown should be placed at the Olive’s Digital Studio located at Lopez Avenue, Bgy. Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna (Tel. No. (049) 536-1220).