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Community Encouraged to Sign Up for Emergency Notices, Update Contact Info

Emergencies can happen at any time. Communicating with our students, faculty and staff is extremely important during situations that affect classes and the day-to-day operations of the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) campus.

To that end, UHD Community members are encouraged to update personal contact information to ensure they receive email and text notifications related to campus closures, emergencies and severe weather alerts. Emergency notifications also are published on the UHD Home PageUHD FacebookUHD Twitter and UHD_Alerts ​on Twitter.

To update contact information, follow these instructions for students and faculty and staff. In addition, students, faculty and staff at off-campus sites, such as UHD Northwest, Lone Star College-Cy Fair and Lone Star College-Kingwood must sign up to receive LSC Alerts. This will ensure that emergency notifications specific to those campuses are received in a timely manner.

“Given the unpredictability of the region’s weather, unexpected closures and other unforeseen circumstances, it's important that all UHD Community members sign up for campus alerts,” said Elisa Olsen, Executive Director of University Relations. “These alerts are critical to our campus communications and ensuring the safety of all UHD faculty, staff and students.”

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.