The IUPI celebrates its 116 years of history and service


The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus (UPR-RRP), dresses up to celebrate its 116th anniversary this month.

“With great enthusiasm the ‘Iupi’, as we affectionately refer to the Río Piedras campus, celebrates its history and its commitment to education and service to the Puerto Rican community on March 12, 13 and 14, 2019,” the interim chancellor, Dr. Luis A. Ferrao Delgado, announced. “I invite our entire university community to join with affection and solidarity to exalt all the good things that make our campus the best place to study and build a future.”

As part of the anniversary events, on Tuesday, March 12, the official day of the UPR’s foundation, an institution commemorative piece will be unveiled at the Baldorioty de Castro Plaza, located opposite the building of the emblematic Torre, at 12:00 noon.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, March 13, there will be the Birthday activity of the IUPI, which will have the participation of the UPR Tuna and the UPR Choir, at the University Center, who will present the happy birthday to the institution along with students. The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and cupcakes will be given to the first 350 people who attend. In addition graduates, students, teachers, employees and the community in general are invited to wear red shirts that day in celebration of the anniversary, and share photos on social networks, using the hashtag #yoamolaiupi with the publications.

During that Wednesday, also at the University Center, an Employment Fair will be held for students and graduates, which will run until 4:00 p.m.

For the closing of the week of celebration, on Thursday, March 14, the Anniversary Concert will be presented with the UPR Tuna and the group Así Somos, at 5:30 p.m. m., in front of the Torre, in the Plaza Baldorioty de Castro, where there will also be a handicrafts exhibition.

On the other hand, the creation on the social network of Facebook, of a commemorative frame of the anniversary of the ‘Iupi’ with the logo of the mascot, the Gallo, was announced and it is encouraged to use it temporarily, as part of its profile photo .

All activities are free of charge, and are part of an initiative of the Office of Communications, Development and Alumni (OECD) and the Events Unit of the Dean of Students. For more information you can access and on the social networks of facebook, twitter and instragram, uprrp and iupialdia, respectively.


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