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.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.