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But First, Coffee

Join the W.I. Dykes Library Team for Food & Fun During Week of Welcome!

First day of classes can bring nerves and anxiety. The cure? Lots of caffeine. (According to the librarians at the W.I. Dykes Library … and some other people.) 

If you’re Team Coffee, you’re in luck: Aug. 21, you can get your fix from the friendly library staff from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Library (fifth floor of One Main Building) But First, Coffee event. Afterward, head over to the Library table on the third floor of OMB between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to pick up cool swag!  

But wait, there’s more fun in store at the Library this week: On Tuesday, the Library Book Club will hold its first meeting of the semester from 11 a.m. to noon in the Rockwell Room at the Library. The book selection will be announced at the meeting—show up to find out which story will launch the fall reading fest! A virtual meeting will be held Friday—details online

iStock-1339241555For an afternoon sugar bomb, stop by the Library on Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. and grab a cupcake. For a savory option, head to the Library on Thursday for the What’s Popping in the Library event, where staff will hand out free popcorn from 10 a.m. to noon.

Throughout the semester, helpful librarians are available to assist you with research and more—all you have to do is ask. Stop by the fifth floor of OMB, or if you need help when you're not on campus, try the chat button on the Library website. chat with usYou can also use the online form to schedule an appointment with a librarian. 

And to find out the latest happenings at the library, follow @UHDLibrary on Instagram.

Whether this is your first or last “first week at UHD,” take a moment to get to know the Library team—they’re ready to help you make the fall 2023 semester a success!

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.