UP Alumni Association in America Grand Reunion and Convention 2023

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UP Alumni Association in America Grand Reunion and Convention 2023

Engaging Alumni to Empower our Alma Mater to Excel

By U.P. Alumni Association in America, Inc.

When and where


Hyatt Regency New Brunswick 2 Albany Street New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Untitled agenda

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

GRC 2023, Thursday, October 19

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration; Start of Exhibits


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Welcome Reception with cocktails

About this event

  • 2 days 22 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The UPAAA Grand Reunion & Convention (GRC) is a biennial gathering of UP alumni and non- alumni for the purposes of fellowship, knowledge exchange and fundraising for UPAAA's flagship initiative, the Scholarship Program.

On its 22nd year, GRC 2023 returns to an in-person format. We expect to host between 200-300 attendees from the US, Canada and beyond.


Speakers, Moderators, Chairpersons

Featured below are: Our Keynote Speaker, Atty. Leni Robredo; our speaker-panelists, moderators and chair-persons.

We are honored that Angelo A. Jimenez, LLB, the 22nd President of the University of the Philippines, will be celebrating with us and will be Guest Speaker on day 3 of GRC 2023, Saturday, October 21.

To Make HOTEL RESERVATIONS at the Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, New Jersey: click here

Hyatt Regency

  • Two Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
  • Phone +1 732 873 1234
  • Email concierge@hyatt.com

Group code: G-UPAA

Important information: The group rate is available 2 days pre-event, and 2 days post event, i.e., starting no earlier than 10/17/2023, and the last night the discounted rate is available is 10/23/2023. If you plan on arriving earlier than 10/17 and/or staying beyond 10/23, please email the hotel Event Planning Manager at nicole.astuto@hyatt.com.


- To help us continue granting scholarships

- To help us continue meaningful projects which benefit the UP System and our communities in the Philippines and in the US

- To help you reach an audience of potential clients/customers who will regard your company (even more) favorably.

For more information and to sponsor the event, get an exhibit table and/or be a Souvenir Journal advertiser, click here


UPAAA honors the achievements of Outstanding UP alumni during

AWARDS NIGHT on Saturday, October 21

More information in the Awards catalogue here.

Answers to FAQs

1. May I register without using Eventbrite?

Yes, you may. Complete the form at this link . Instructions on how to pay are in the form.

2. What additional fees do I pay on Eventbrite?

  • Credit card or PayPal: processing fee 2.5%, Service fee 3.5% + $1.59 per ticket. No sales tax
  • Check: Service fee 3.5% + $1.59 per ticket. No processing fee nor sales tax.

3. I am paying by check. May I pay the registration fee in installments?

  • Yes, both via Eventbrite and outside Eventbrite, if registration fee is over $100. Pay in two to three installments.
  • FIRST installment: at least 1/3 of amount.
  • Check payable to UPAAA, and mail to: M.C. Colmenar, 2825 Oro Blanco Circle, Escondido, CA 92027.
  • NOTE: Indicate "GRC 2023 fee, partial"
  • Add name of attendee if paying for someone other than yourself
  • Complete paying for entire amount by September 30, 2023.

4. I am paying via PayPal. May I pay in installments?

  • Yes, if registering via Eventbrite. PayPal allows 6 installments at interest charge of $25.19.

5. I am a Jubilarian and wish to participate in Jubilarian events. What do I do?

  • Check your Jubilarian year in the Registration form after choosing type of registration. The Jubilarian committee will email you with instructions and updates.

6. What meals are included in my full-access Registration Fee?

  • Hors d'oeuvres on Thursday, Oct. 19, Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22
  • Lunch on Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Dinner on Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Coffee breaks on Friday pm, Saturday am and pm
  • For other meals, there are numerous restaurants and food trucks in downtown New Brunswick, of varied cuisines and costs. New Brunswick is the home of Rutgers University.

7. Continue to check out this GRC 2023 Eventbrite site for updates, as well as the UPAAA website

About the organizer

UPAAA, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) national organization of alumni from the University of the Philippines residing in North America. Our mission is to engage alumni of the University of the Philippines to work together on educational, charitable, cultural and other meaningful projects that benefit alumni, the UP System, and the community.