University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City


Foundation of what was then Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos.


A two-storey college building fronting Magallanes St. was built.


Construction of San Agustin Hall Annex to Extend the whole length of the old structure.

1979 & 1985     

Awarded “Outstanding Institution of Learning” by the City and Province of Cebu.


Additional site as Basak, Pardo, Cebu City was purchased for High School and Elementary departments.


Passed the formal survey conducted by PAASCU (Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities).


Categorized as Level 2 in Various programs, until later it reached Level 3. It Attained the University status, thus its new name: University of San Jose-Recoletos.


Celebrated its Golden Anniversary with Reco-Workshop pointing out its “new vision, mission and goals… which will set the direction of the university in the next Millenium.”

August 20, 2001               

Granted full Autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

July 14, 2004     

BOT’s approval of the purchase of a 20-hectare lot in Ormoc, Leyte in view of constructing a satellite school.

October 22, 2005             

Blessing of the 5-storey St. Ezekiel Moreno Building in Basak campus to house the Colleges of Education and ICCT.

September 4, 2008         

Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Balamban Campus, in partnership with Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Inc.


1947       Martin Legarra

1958       Federico Terradillos

1961       Pedro Peña

1964       Francisco Monasterio

1970       Miguel Navarro

1971       Victor Jose Lluch

1973       Francisco Siguenza

1976       Blas Montenegro

1979       Hernando Coja

1982       Rafael Cabarles

1988       Emeterio Buñao

2000       Walthrode Conde

2003       Constantino Real

2006      Anthony Morillo

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