The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will be observing an “academic break” from November 2-7, 2021 to promote the well-being of its students and faculty.
Following the All Saints’ Day holiday on Monday, November 1, classes and academic activities will be suspended until Sunday.
This is in keeping with the University’s policy of promoting physical and mental health amid this COVID-19 pandemic, and to allow members of the PLM community to spend more time with their families.
The academic break will not apply to Colleges under a trimestral academic calendar, such as the College of Law, the Year Level 4 students of the College of Medicine, and other graduate programs, according to Office Order 2021-1029-01 issued by PLM President Emmanuel Leyco.
The College of Law will proceed with the midterm examination as scheduled, to be followed by a three-day academic break from November 9-11.
For other academic units, midterm examinations are then moved to November 8-14.
“The pandemic remains to be a cause for concern in our daily living despite more than a year of lockdowns and changing community quarantine protocols. We hope that everyone can take this time to reflect and recharge so they can carry on for the rest of the semester,” President Leyco said.
During the academic break period, no classes — either synchronous or asynchronous — shall be conducted. Instructors and professors are also advised not to set deadlines or deliverables from students, nor should they upload class materials except for supplemental reading sources in anticipation of the upcoming midterms.