Going beyond classroom instruction, students hone their skills first-hand in laboratories specially designed for their fields. Academic amenities available in the University include well-equipped science and technology labs, media production and performance centers, separate hotel and restaurant laboratories, and an Integrated Farm among others. Students are also immersed into laboratories outside the campus such as the Mts. Palay-Palay and Mataas na Gulod National Park .
Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo
Modeled after the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite , the university library stands as the central depository of information in the campus. Housed within the stately structure is a continuously expanding collection of books, journals and magazines, video and audiocassettes, CD ROMs and all sorts of other instructional materials. Computers are also available to the community for accessing the world wide web as well as for browsing the library's collection through its Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) system.
More than being a library, however, the Aklatang Emilio Aguinaldo also serves as a center for culture and the arts in the campus. Additional facilities located in the library include the Cavite Studies Center, four discussion rooms, a nook for the display of memorabilia from past DLSU system presidents, a separate floor for theses and archives as well as a large gallery for art exhibits, fairs and similar activities.
DLSU-D provides for the medical well-being of the campus through its two clinics located on opposite ends of the University. Both East and West Campus clinics are staffed by skilled nurses while doctors and dentists visit on regular weekly intervals. In addition to providing first aid, the clinics are also capable of transporting emergency cases to the nearby University Medical Center .
The university's athletic endeavors can easily be seen reflected on its sports facilities. At its center is the Ugnayang La Salle(ULS), a wood-floored, airconditioned covered gymnasium. Adjacent to the ULS is an olympic-size swimming pool, an eight-lane rubberized oval and a soccer field. During outdoor events, spectators can watch the action from the grandstand overlooking the oval and field.
Home away from home, the campus is host to seven living quarters with rooms that can accommodate three students each. Units provide for a private bathroom and a modest kitchen. Each is also furnished with three beds, three chairs, a refrigerator, a stove, a clothes cabinet, a study table and a book shelf. The university also has three dormitory buildings, each one divided into left and right wings. Each wing has its own common kitchen and fridge.
In keeping the campus secure, only registered vehicles bearing official DLSU-D car stickers are allowed entry in the campus. To register vehicles and to obtain the car stickers, visit the Reservations Office at the Gregoria Montoya Hall. For information on how to register, contact (02) 844- 9116, (046) 416-4531 (local 3031).
Campus Ministry / Lasallian Formation
Building upon the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the university strengthens the students' spiritual development through the Campus Ministry, Lasallian Formation and Religious Education programs. Student spiritual growth is developed all year-round through classes, retreats, daily celebration of the Eucharist and modules on the life of the university's holy founder.
Guidance and Counseling
College can easily be a turbulent turning point in a student's life and guidance is never less than necessary. In DLSU-D, each student is assigned to a particular counselor throughout his or her stay in the university. The Guidance and Counseling Office also provides this sort of care and formation through guided research, testing, peer group counseling and formation, among other activities.
Working towards transforming lives of the last, the least and the lost, DLSU-D serves the community through its many outreach programs. Aside from scholarships that give disadvantaged youth a chance at quality education, the university, through its Lasallian Community Development Center , also offers programs that minister to the sick, the poor and the undereducated in the community. Barangays are given free health care, prison inmates are given a chance to finish their studies and the poor are shown ways to self-sustained livelihood.