Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The Seminar Room is ideal for small workshops, meetings, and forums.


The Seminar Room can accommodate 50 to 60 chairs, all of which will fill most of the space. In a roundtable set-up, the room can host between 20 to 30 individuals, behind whom can sit observers and other participants. 


The use of the Seminar Room includes use of ten (10) tables; audio system; airconditioning; wifi; and (1) LCD projector. All other equipment have to be brought in by the organizer of the event, but with the consent of the UP Asian Center. 

Photo Gallery

View photos from an actual event held at the Seminar Room: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2


  • First 3 Hours: PhP 6,000
  • Succeeding Hour and a fraction thereof: Php 1,200 per hour


The Seminar Room can be rented only Tuesdays–Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Events have to end by 3 p.m.) 


Allowed Use Of Seminar Room

    • The Seminar Room can be rented for the following events: corporate events, academic conferences and lectures, and small meetings. It cannot be used for weddings, birthdays, debuts, and the like. For other events, please indicate so in the Inquiry Form.


    • Rental of the seminar room includes use of airconditioning, chairs, wooden tables, LCD projector, and basic sound system. Please note that the number of these tables is limited. All other equipment shall be provided by organizer. 
    • Please seek the consent of the Rental office regarding (expected) major logistical arrangements (set-up, equipment you'll bring, etc) before paying the reservation fee. 


    • The UP Asian Center does not have in-house catering; snacks/lunch can be served only in the hallway outside the Hall of Wisdom (building). 

Allowed Schedules

    • The Seminar Room can be rented Tuesdays to Fridays. Bookings are not accepted on Regular Holidays (November 30, December 30, Holy Week, etc.). 

Rules And Regulations

Organizers /users are required to read and abide by the following rules regarding the use of the facililty. 

    1. A non-refundable fee of PhP 3,000.00 shall be charged upon reservation which shall be deducted from the total amount due. Full payment of rental charges must be made two (2) weeks before the event.

    2. Only one (1) authorized representative of the Organizer shall transact with the UP Asian Center.

    3. The facility must be kept clean at all times during and immediately after the activity. After the event, the organizer must clean up trash, remove posters and signs, and clear the stage of any props and other materials used.

    4. Foods and drinks are allowed inside the Seminar Room. Smoking and consuming alcoholic drinks are not permitted anywhere within the University.

    5. Any damage on the facilities e.g. flooring, stage, walls, comfort rooms and others will be charged to the organizer.

    6. Selling of any merchandise and goods are strictly prohibited. Booths will be allowed only upon proper coordination by the organizer to the UP Asian Center (kindly inform us when filling out the Inquiry Form below).

    7. All props, tarpaulins, backdrops and other decorative materials must be ready for installation. Hanging of decors using nails and tapes which can cause holes, dents and stains on the walls is strictly prohibited.

    8. Organizer will be charged for water and electricity consumption during set-up and rehearsals. Sound system and lights brought in by the organizer must use their own power generator. The UP Asian Center has the right to control the loudness of the sound system brought in by the organizer.

    9. Overtime pay for the technician & custodial workers who will render service beyond office hours shall be provided by the organizer. Regular Office hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 

    10. The UP Asian Center and the University will not be liable for any injury, damage or loss which may result from or at the occasion of the activity of the organizer.

    11. The UP Asian Center has the right to stop the function should the organizer fail to comply with the above terms and conditions.


  1. Please review the Terms and Conditions above.

  2. To inquire if your chosen date(s) are available, please fill out an INQUIRY FORM or contact JR Sanchez (Contact Information Below). 

  3. You will receive an email from Mr. Sanchez informing you if your chosen date/time is available. 


  1. If the availability of your chosen date(s) is confirmed, please fill out the RESERVATION FORM and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Please seek the consent of the Rental Office regarding (expected) major logistical arrangements (set-up, equipment you'll bring, etc.) before paying the reservation fee. Please don't submit a reservation form if your chosen time/date has not been confirmed.   

  2. We will inform you by email after the Reservation Form has been signed by the Assistant to the Dean for Administration and Public Affairs

  3. Please go to Room 105, Hall of Wisdom, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center to (a) get the payment slip and then (b) pay the nonrefundable reservation fee of PhP 3,000 at the UP Diliman Cashier's Office. View Vicinity Map.  

  4. As proof of payment and official confirmation of reservation, please give the hard copy of the photocopy of the Official Receipt to JR Sanchez at Room 105, Hall of Wisdom, UP Asian Center. 


  • To inquire, kindly contact JR Sanchez at 981.8500 local 3580 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.