SCIS moves to Bakakeng

Starting August 2017, the School of Computing and Information Sciences (SCIS) will hold classes at the Devesse Building, Maryheights Campus and will most likely be for good.

The school will supposedly take up the 3rd, 4th, and 5th floor of the right wing of Devesse while facing the amphitheater, but can be subjected to change. Although their classes for the short term will still be held at the Diego Silang Building, the physical transfer of some resources such as computer units will start this June.

The moving of facilities will be done to accommodate the total renovation of the Silang Building which will then accommodate the School of Law, School of Nursing, and Graduate Schools.

An assembly was called by SCIS Dean Cecilia Mercado last May 15 to address her students’ concerns about their new campus. The dean enumerated some advantages of the transfer such as the campus’s relatively new facilities, the quiet environment conducive for studying, and more rooms to do activities. She then recommended the students to visit the site as early as now.

The Dean of Student Affairs, Mr. Andrew Macalma, also spoke and called on the students to “trust the administration of the university.” He gave a glimpse of the features of their new campus such as elevators, student parking spaces, the amphitheater, open sports facilities, the library, and etc.

He said that the relocation to a newer building is much needed for a recognized Center of Excellence in Information Technology. He also talked about the issue on transportation, specifically with the road works currently going on, but Dean Macalma assured that the road will be finished by the end of the short term.

Mr. Jeffrey James Gamit, Head of Campus Safety and Security, also gave a few words about how the students can make their possible move of residence safer.

SCIS has been located at the Silang Building since 1991.

Article by Manuel Garvida Yao | Poster by Anthony Alferes

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