1940 The first Archer symbol appeared in the Green & White publication.
1942 The Japanese Army occupied the campus and the college building, leaving only the south wing to the Brothers.
1943 De La Salle High school classes during the war (World War II) were transferred to St. Scholastica’s College.
1944 Students who attended high school during the war (World War II) were graduated.
1945 Forty-one (41) Christian Brothers and civilians were brutally slaughtered at De La Salle College on 12 February.

Br. Lucian Athanasius FSC was named as DLSC President. He would serve the post until1950.

In December 1945 - July 1946, Br. Antony Ferdinand FSC served as Acting DLSC President while Br. Lucian Athanasius recuperated in the United States.
1946 The College of Commerce reopened and, for the first time, offered a four-year course.
1947 The undergraduate School of Engineering was established.
The Varsity NCAA Basketball Team won its first postwar trophy.
1948 A batch of 140 students graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, the first since 1941.
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