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Enter the UHD Magazine Naming Contest!

Submit Your Idea to Rename the University Magazine!

We’re excited to announce a renaming contest for UHD Magazine, and we want input from students, staff, faculty, and community members on a new name that reflects our university’s values and mission, as well as our traditions, location, and diverse culture. 

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced during the fall semester. Also, the person who submits the winning name will receive a swag bag from UHD Marketing and will be featured in UHD News. 

To enter, simply submit your proposed name using the link below along with a brief explanation of why you think it’s the best choice.

Submit your idea here!


The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2023. Submit your entry today! 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.