Hlaing Campus was originally established in 1977 as a separate college, the No 2 Regional College in Yangon (formerly Rangoon). In 1981 it became the Hlaing Campus of the University of Yangon. From 2000 Hlaing Campus was used solely as a Basic Education School for Teacher Training. December 2017 saw the re-opening of Hlaing Campus as a part of the University of Yangon.
Nowadays it is a campus where some first year students live and study. In the academic year 2017-18, 1,588 first year students of 26 different subjects, studied and lived on the Hlaing Campus.