University of the East Caloocan

University of the East Caloocan
Pamantasan ng Silangan, Lungsod ng Caloocan
MottoIn the Service of the Youth, Country and God
TypePrivate, non-sectarian
Established1954 (Caloocan Campus)
ChairmanDr. Lucio C. Tan
ChancellorDr. Zosimo M. Battad
PresidentEster Albano-Garcia
Undergraduatesover 19,000
105 Samson Road, Sangandaan, Caloocan, Philippines

14°39′32″N 120°58′35″E / 14.6589°N 120.9765°E / 14.6589; 120.9765Coordinates: 14°39′32″N 120°58′35″E / 14.6589°N 120.9765°E / 14.6589; 120.9765
CampusUrban, 48,600 m²
HymnPamantasan Ka Naming Mahal (The UE Hymn)
ColorsRed and White         
NicknameUE Red Warriors
MascotRed Warrior

The University of the East Caloocan (Pamantasan ng Silangan and commonly abbreviated as UE Caloocan or UE Cal) is a private higher education institution in Caloocan City, Philippines. It is one of the three campuses of the University of the East system. It is an autonomous unit headed by a chancellor, with the College of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Fine Arts. UE Caloocan is called Caloocan Campus to distinguish it from the Manila Campus on C.M. Recto Avenue.


UE Caloocan Campus
UE Caloocan Main Gate

In June 1954, a new campus was opened on a 4.86 hectare lot along Samson Road, Caloocan, then it was known as UE Tech. With the Technical School as a junior college offering liberal arts courses and training technical subjects, and a complete secondary course with both academic and vocational curricula, this brought the university into compliance with the 2-2 Plan of the Department of Education.

School year 1957–1958 marked the offering of general courses leading to the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and a one-year course leading to a Certificate in Secretarial Science. The next six years saw the construction of the High School Building, the Gymnasium, the Applied Industrial Training Building, the Home Economics Building, the block-long Shop Buildings, the Cement Products Shop and the Woodworking and Construction Building.

By school year 1960–1961, first and second year Liberal Arts, first and second year Commerce and pre-Law courses were offered. By August 1964, the UETS started phasing out its technical offerings. The elementary and the high schools as well as Secretarial courses were also phased out but, in their place, Engineering courses and a complete Business Administration program were offered starting in 1977. Thus, began the campus shift from being a vocational-technical school to becoming an academic extension of UE Manila.

In 1976, when extension programs began to be offered, the Caloocan Campus adopted the name University of the East Caloocan.

The School of Fine Arts was relocated to the Caloocan Campus before the opening of the 1981–1982 school year. The SFA, established on July 15, 1964 and incorporated in October of that year, started as a unit of the UE Manila School of Music and Arts under the UE Research Center for Sciences, Humanities and Culture. The other units were the School of Music and the Ballet School. The school used to be in what was then the College of Dentistry building on Aurora Boulevard across from the UE Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

In 1977, Dean Oscar Limlingan of the College of Engineering was appointed officer-in-charge of UE Caloocan. Later, he became assistant vice president, then vice president and the first chancellor of UE Caloocan.

At present, the 4.86 hectare UE Caloocan has the Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Business Administration (CBA), Fine Arts (CFA) and Engineering (CoE). They have counterpart colleges at UE's Manila campus, except for the College of Fine Arts. The UE Caloocan grounds have been used for ROTC and CAT instruction since 1986.

UE Caloocan enhanced its own infrastructure and that of Caloocan City with the Tan Yan Kee Academic Building, which was opened in the second semester of the 2003–2004 school year and was inaugurated in December 2003.

In February 2004, UE Caloocan was honored by the City Government of Caloocan as "One of the Outstanding Institutions of Caloocan City" in the field of education. The award was given to UE Caloocan "for its invaluable contribution in the field of education towards the realization of our vision of a truly reformed City of Caloocan, revitalizing the historic legacy of our City."

The Caloocan Campus marked its 50th year with UE Caloocan Week. Timed to coincide with Caloocan Day, UE Caloocan Week projected its role as an educational institution serving the youth in the CAMANAVA and neighboring areas.[1]

Seven programs of UE Caloocan in the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Business Administration were given Level I accredited status in 2008 under the Philippine Association of Accredited Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).


The campus is a 4.86 hectare lot along Samson Road, Caloocan City. UE Caloocan has the largest university campus in the CAMANAVA area. It has a parade ground and the university football field. Caloocan Campus will be the site for the university oval for athletic events.

UE Caloocan is the venue for the UAAP beach volleyball games.

Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building


  • Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building
  • Tan Yan Kee Academic Building
  • HRM Mock Hotel
  • Administration Building
  • College of Engineering Building
  • Old Academic Building
  • University Chapel
  • University of the East-Caloocan Gymnasium

Tan Yan Kee Academic Building[edit]

Tan Yan Kee Academic Building was inaugurated in December 2003. It is named after the late Tan Yan Kee, the father of UE's honorary chairman, Dr. Lucio C. Tan. The Caloocan Campus Colleges of Business Administration, Arts and Sciences, and Fine Arts are housed in the TYK Academic Building. This six-storey edifice, which cost nearly 300 million pesos to build, has 54 air-conditioned classrooms, multimedia rooms, computer laboratories, a Gigabit Ethernet system, a parking area, the Benjamin G. Chua Jr. Library (in honor of the UE trustee with the same name), an information kiosk with info-retrieval machines, deans offices, faculty rooms, college offices, student council offices, two elevators, a cafeteria and a helipad.

Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building[edit]

Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building is an eight-story building and the new home of UE Caloocan’s Elementary and High School Department (EHSD) kindergarten and elementary pupils and high school students. It was inaugurated on September 25, 2012. The edifice, named after UE’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer, features modern classrooms and laboratories, a 500-seat multipurpose hall, a spacious library complete with multi-media facilities, and many more.

Engineering Building[edit]

The four-storey Engineering Building was inaugurated in 1980. What used to be the technical shops were gradually converted into classrooms for the students of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business Administration until November 2003. It is a four-story building that houses over 50 lecture rooms, 24 laboratories and lab rooms, tool rooms and stock rooms, two machine shops and the campus's two multipurpose halls.

HRM Mock Hotel[edit]

Among the university’s most recent infrastructure milestones is the HRM Building. It has two main parts: the mock hotel and the kitchen. The hotel is composed of reception area, travel area, dining area, suite, regular room (guest room), housekeeping room, and the skills laboratory. P6.3 million is the allotted budget for the building itself while the equipment for the kitchen costs about P8 million.



College of Engineering (COE): The gradual transfer of the College from UE Manila started in 1984. It is now offered in both campuses.

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCpE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS)

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS): The College of Arts and Sciences was initially a branch of CAS Manila in 1977.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (ABC)
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management (BSTM)
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM)
  • Certificate in Security Management

College of Business Administration (CBA): BA programs were offered in UE Caloocan starting 1976. CBA Caloocan was created in 1986.

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (BSA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology (BSAcT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
    • Majors in:
    • Business Management (BMG)
    • Financial Management (FM)
    • Marketing Management

College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design (CFAD): CFAD was founded in July 1954 as the School of Fine Arts. It became the School of Music and Arts in August 1964. It returned to the original name in May 1981 and became a College in 1993.

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
    • Major in:
    • Advertising Arts
    • Painting
    • Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID)
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch)
    • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID)

Library and research[edit]

Further information: University of the East Library

  • Benjamin C. Chua Jr. Library - On the Caloocan campus on the 6th floor of the Tan Yan Kee Academic Building. There are six sections in this main library: Circulation and Reserve, Periodicals, Filipiniana, Fine Arts, Reference, and Multimedia.
  • Engineering Library Caloocan - The Engineering Library is on the 3rd floor of the Engineering Building. It provides reference service and collections, which provide support to research and instruction of the civil, computer, mechanical, electronics and communications, and electrical engineering programs. The collection consists of over 18,000 volumes of books.
  • EHSD Library - The Elementary and High School Library is on the 5th floor of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building. It is equipped with a multimedia facility. it was inaugurated during the 66th anniversary of the university.

Accreditations and affiliations[edit]

University of the East is an accredited member of national and international organizations:

Offices and departments[edit]

Basic Education Department[edit]

The UE Caloocan Basic Education Department offers the standard K-12 basic education curriculum as prescribed by the Department of Education: Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School [SHS]).

  • Secondary Education (Regular and Science-based)
  • Elementary Education
  • Pre-school Education

Department of Registration and Records Management (DRRM)[edit]

The DRRM implements policies on enrollment, transfer and graduation of students, including the generation, storage and use of student records, and preparation of transcripts of records, certifications and diplomas/certificates. It takes charge of commencement and university-related exercises.

Management Information Systems Department (MISD)[edit]

The Management Information System Department is responsible for all matters related to computer-based information systems of the university, including the design and development of software and hardware needed in any academic, financial and personnel system and the training of users. The MISD, headed by its director, is also in charge of the supervision and maintenance of computer facilities of the university.

Admissions Office[edit]

The Admissions Office implements policies on admission and preliminaries to matriculation. Through an online admission system, it examines and processes the entrance credentials of freshmen applicants, transferees, degree holders and cross-enrollees seeking admission. It is also in charge of selecting qualified students for scholarships and other grants.

Office of Extension and Community Outreach (OECO)[edit]

The OECO is the lead office in integrating the community outreach programs and services of the colleges. This office takes charge of monitoring, evaluating and implementing the community involvement of students and faculty members on both campuses. It is also in charge of monitoring the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and the Literacy and Civic Welfare Programs of their National Service Training Program (NSTP).

Security Office[edit]

The Security Office is tasked with the maintenance and protection of people and property in the academic community. It maintains close linkage with law enforcement agencies off-campus, to attain the rationale objectives the office was created for. There is a Security Office on each campus.

Class suspension Controversies[edit]

In July 1, 2019, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso announced the suspension of classes in Manila at 9:49 a.m. But UE Manila only suspended its classes from Kinder up to Grade 12 an hour later as shown in its advisory posted in its Facebook page. Domagoso threatened to revoke the permit of the University of the East which did not suspend classes in defiance of his order. He said that if UE refuses to follow orders of the city government, it must move out of the capital city.[2] According to Domagoso, he has received a number of complaints regarding the failure to comply of UE to the announcements class suspensions by the government. Shortly the issued warning, UE suspended its classes for all levels for both its Manila and Caloocan branches. UE is infamous for being the only university to not suspend classes in defiances of the government order stating that they are autonomous. However, they must comply to the said order to secure the safety of its students.


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