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Student Services

Vice Presidency

The Vice Presidency of Enrollment Management and Student Services established in 2004, is the administrative unit in charge of the development or academic life. This Vice Presidency serves as link between the office of Admissions and Promotions, Financial Aid office, Guidance and Counseling Office, Athletic Activities, Students Center, Cooperative Education Program, Student Council, Student Organizations, and Social Activities.

The Office has a Vice President, an Associate Vice President, and an Administrative Assistant. It is located at the Main Building , First Floor – Interior Garden. Service hours are from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Contact Us

Directory for the Vice Presidency of Enrollment Management and Student Services (787) 622-8000.


Carlos A. Pérez Vice-President of Enrollment
Management and Student Services
628 cperez@pupr.edu
Elsa N. Zayas Associate Vice-President of Student Services 276 ezayas@pupr.edu
Jessie M. Santiago Administrative Assistant 270 jesantiago@pupr.edu


Services offered

- Addressing complaints filed by students, faculty and administrative personnel in issues related to students, as established by the Students Regulations Manual.
- Certification of Clarification for transfer students.
- Addressing cases of students that suffer an accident on the institution’s premises in coordination with the Security Office.
- Addressing student’s academic complaints.
- Coordinating the election process of the Student Council and its activities.
- Coordinating the Conferral of Degrees.

Student Integrated Service Center (CESI)

The Student’s Integrated Service Center (CESI, for it’s acronym in Spanish) was inaugurated on October 18, 1999. The main objective of CESI is to offer finance, registration and student aid services. In addition, a Counselor’s Office is provided at the Center. It provides students with a one-stop office in which to fulfill all transactions.

It is very important that students who need any type of service, come to CESI first. We have a referral system for those students who need additional information related to any of the different University Offices.

For easy access, CESI is located next to the Fifth Centennial Plaza, just in front of the Classroom’s Pavillion. Office hours are: Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00am to 8:00pm, Fridays from 8:00am to 3:00pm, and Saturdays from 7:30am to 2:00pm. These office hours satisfy the needs of our day-time, night-time, and Saturday students

Student Support Services

The Student Support Services Program is financed by federal funds from the US Department of Education. It provides tutorial services, counseling and cultural activities to two hundred and thirty (230) disadvantaged, low income, first generation with university level studies and/or physically handicapped students.

Its goal is to retain and graduate eligible project participants enrolled at PUPR. It is divided into three primary components: tutorial, counseling, and cultural activities. The students receive tutorial services related to the developmental courses in Mathematics, Physics, English and Spanish.

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Athletic Activities Office

The Athletic Activities Office is responsible for planning and coordinating sport events, besides offering recreational activities to the student body.

The Institution participates in the Inter University Athletic League (LAI, by its Spanish acronym). This organization has as members the largest campuses of the different public and private universities in Puerto Rico and Virgin Island. PUPR participates in several sports such as: Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, University Relay Race, Cross Country Running, Track and Field, Heptathlon and Decathlon, Judo, Wrestling and Table Tennis.

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Student Organizations

As an enhancement to student life and professional growth various student organizations exist at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. The following organizations are actually certified as such:

- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
- Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Student Chapter: Electrical Engineers
- Student Chapter: Industrial Engineers
- Student Chapter: Mechanical Engineers
- American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation (AWWA/WEF)
- Association of General Contractors (AGC)
- Association of Business Administration Students
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Institute Chemical Engineers
- American Concrete Institute
- Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico, Capítulo PUPR
- Computer Society (IEEE)
- Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Xtreme Organization
- US Green Building Counsil Caribbean Chapter Students (USGBC)

Students are encouraged to join student organizations.

Educational Technology Center (ETC)

The Educational Technology Center (ETC) constitutes the academic computing center. It offers the following services:

- Provides computer services to the student body and faculty to assist them in the performance of their academic endeavors and projects.
- Provides training to the Faculty and administrative personnel on computer use.
- Offers seminars to students about specific software.
Offers computer services to the different academic departments as requested.

The ETC is organized in six areas:
- Engineering Graphics Laboratory- Laboratory for computer assisted design.
- AutoCAD Laboratory for multiple purposes and the use of the latest versions of AutoCAD.
- Main Computer Area – Laboratory for all the latest Engineering Applications.
- Computer Classroom for the different engineering courses.
- Training Room- Classroom for the training of students, Faculty and administration.
- Internet Room- Continuous access to Internet by students. All computers are connected through Ethernet wire scheme using Novell NetWare. The Center provides the latest technology in the industry today.

Health Services

The Health Services plan sponsored by the institution is an individually contracted service plan. The service is not a Health Insurance Plan and as such does not include radiology or laboratory services, or medicines. The health services sponsored by the institution are offered by a physician in his private Office located at José Martí Street adjacent to the University campus. Medical services are rendered Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm; and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12 noon.

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Centro de Progreso Universitario (CPU)

La página de las tutorías del Centro de Progreso Universitario (CPU) está concebida para el uso de los estudiantes de la UPPR. En la misma podrás ver módulos de los temas de tus cursos que te servirán de repaso donde quiera que estés; además de repasos por materias y enlaces de tutorías de otras instituciones.

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Identification Card

An identification card is issued to students during the registration period. Presentation of identification card is required of every student to gain access to Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico facilities and services.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Since 1985, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has had formal arrangements with the University of Puerto Rico whereby students may register in the University of Puerto Rico’s Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. Arrangements for participation in this program should be made with the Department of Military Science or Department of Aerospace Studies at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras or Mayagüez.

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico will accept as elective credits with grades for undergraduate degrees a maximum of twelve credits in ROTC courses from the University of Puerto Rico under the aforementioned agreement.

Title V Proposal

Title V Proposal is supported by federal funds from the US Department of Education. UPPR – San Juan proposes to improve its academic programs and institutional management, as well as achieve significantly improved fiscal stability, through three complementary initiatives:

Activity I – UPPR will develop a BS degree program in biomedical engineering with a pre-medical option. UPPR will also update engineering programs to qualify graduates for work in an emergent industry in aerospace design and testing.

Activity II – UPPR will provide training to faculty members who will develop and/or teach portions of the new curricula; renovating laboratories to accommodate new programs; and purchase, install and test equipment needed in the new content areas.

Activity III – UPPR will develop specialized in-person and online STEM tutoring and make use of learning communities to increase first-year retention of engineering majors. The project will create a summer bridge program to increase math success among entering students.

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico requests Title V Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program funds totaling $2,624,292, with first year funding of $524,911.

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Proyecto Título V

Con fondos de la Propuesta Federal de Título V, la UPPR-San Juan se propone mejorar sus programas académicos y su gerencia institucional. Además, pretende mejorar la estabilidad fiscal mediante tres iniciativas:

Actividad I – Desarrollará un BS en Ingeniería Biomédica con una opción en premédica. UPPR también pondrá al día los programas de ingeniería de modo que sus graduados puedan trabajar en la industria aeroespacial.

Actividad II – Proveerá adiestramiento a la facultad que enseñará en este nuevo currículo y renovará los laboratorios para acomodar los nuevos programas y comparará e instalará los equipos en estas nuevas áreas de contenido.

Actividad III – Desarrollará tutorías personales y en línea para aumentar la retención en las áreas especializadas de ingeniería. El proyecto creará un programa-puente durante el verano para aumentar el éxito entre los estudiantes de nueva admisión.

La Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico solicitó fondos Federales de Título V bajo el programa “Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions” un total de $ 2,624,292, con fundos para el primer año de $ 524,911.

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