The oldest college institution in Asia which was founded in 1595 by the Jesuits. Although USC only got its university status in 1948.
It’s a privilege and blessed to be part of this record-setting institution when I first set foot here in 1990. This school not only set records in terms of oldest school in Asia and similar accomplishments, it also regularly setting records academically.
Though my memories in the Main campus, now called the Downtown campus is short, but it’s sweet. My college education was spent mostly in the Talamban campus, I studied B.S. Architecture. I only got to spent two semesters here one during summer class, and one regular semester.
This plate was awarded by National Historical Commission only to historical sites and structures that contributed significantly to the country.
The main entrance. During my in 1990s, I used to sit or wait for my friends here, sometimes just people watch. I’m not sure if they still allow this now.
At the left is the Registrar’s office. At right are the faculty offices.
I feel nostalgic look at this kiosk. This is where I used to regularly sit before and after my classes during the summer semester in 1992.
Okay, I admit I also just girlwatched beautiful girls here.
The tennis and volleyball court. University intramural were held here, now do it in Talamban Campus. I remember watching volleyball matches here.
This wide stair is memorable to me, unfortunately an embarrassing one. I slipped, and landed my buttocks on the concrete. It was not physically painful, but the embarrassment made me want to disappear, there were enough girls to witness the show who secretly laughed.
Now let’s go to the gym…
Here we are walking down a bit before hitting the school gym.
Here it is, the University of San Carlos gym. The Home of USC Warriors.
This is the Downtown Campus canteen. It used to be in the basement of the gym.
This is the fourth floor. One of these rooms were we used to hold our summer class.
Shot from the fourth floor, near the Vice President’s office, Fr. Eleno P. Bucia, SVD. Thank you for allowing me take photos inside the campus. God bless you, sir Father.
Just outside the office of the Vice President, my first photograph inside the campus of USC-Downtown.
I first formally asked permission before I photographed the campus. It was confusing at first when Father Bucia hesitated. I was slightly irked by his hesitation, it took me several minutes to get his side. Then it dawned on me, that he never wanted a formal agreement, “just take photos on my own accord”.
Ah, okay finally, I get. My apologies and thank you Father Bucia.