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Milestones of
San Sebastian College - Recoletos


March 23, 1941

Foundation of SSC-R Manila by the OAR priests to accommodate graduates from the grades VI and VII from government schools.


World War II broke out and the College assumed hiatus in its operation.


SSC-R reopened amidst the rubble of World War II and evolved into a sprawling campus with a marked neogothic architecture offering quality instruction.


The first two-storey neo-gothic edifice modeled after the famous all-steel San Sebastian Church was inaugurated.


Institute of Liberal Arts was established with a two-year course leading to an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree


The Administration building dedicated to St. Sebastian was erected and it houses the offices of the President, VP for Academic Affairs, Corporate Communications Office, College Library and the Convent.


The Institute of Commerce was inaugurated.


The Annex Building, a three-storey extension with a gothic tower mirroring the tower of the Administration Building, is where one can find the HRM laboratories, fully furnished mini-hotel, Instructional media center, Offices of the Dean of CIHM and Institute of Religious Education (IREP), Property Administration, SDPC, Clinic and Psychology Laboratory.


Another neo-gothic edifice was built previously known as the High School Building but now named after St. Ezekiel, patron of cancer patients and patron of the Augustinian Recollects of the Philippines.


Another building was constructed situated at the western end of the campus. This houses the Elementary Department, CABACS, CAS, Research Center, VP Finance and VP Student Welfare Offices, ETEEAP, OAPD and the Registrar’s Office.


The whole collegiate level was made co-educational.


The SSC-R Golden Stags, led by David Supnet, won the first ever NCAA Seniors Basketball crown.


The Elementary Department accepted its first batch of female pupils.


MBA program was offered under the IGS Department in response to the needs of business and industry for professional managers, academicians, and entrepreneurs.


High School Department admitted its first female students, making SSC-R Manila completely co-educational in all apartments.


The College’s advocacy of the Catholic faith prompted the opening of the Master’s Program in Theology (MAT) with OAR theologians as its first students


The SSC-R, Manila College of Law signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Surigao City Chapter, creating an extension law program in Surigao City.

September 10, 1998

Inauguration of the St. Augustine Law Building.

May 13, 2004

Sebastinian Outreach Foundation Inc. (SOFI) the outreach arm of the community of San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

June 2006

College of International Hospitality Management has been recognized as a new College Department of SSC-R.


Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) was set up.


Granted level III PAASCU re-accreditation for the College of Arts and Sciences and Business Administration programs. Granted level II PAASCU re-accreditation for the HRM/Tourism and Computer Science program.


Five (5) consecutive NCAA senior basketball championships in the longest streak in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).


Twenty-five (25) NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships.

The SSC-R Golden Stags became the first team from the NCAA to win the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL). Has won the championship titles in chess, volleyball, and  track and field.