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


By Mark Kramer

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) – 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 61,000 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 awarded UHD 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.