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A Huge Success: Approximately 700 Attend UHD’s Fall Open House

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Fall Open House was a success. 

UHD President Loren J. Blanchard shared a greeting with approximately 700 prospective students and their parents at the in-person event held on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Open House provides prospective students the opportunity to experience the UHD campus to encourage them to apply and enroll for the upcoming Summer and Fall Semesters. At the event, students learned about the University’s five colleges and 44 degree programs. Also, students and parents attended breakout sessions with Sports & Fitness, Student Activities, Financial Aid, and Admissions.

The event also hosted a scavenger hunt where the first place winner received a laptop. To close out the event, a turkey leg lunch was held on the South Deck.


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.