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Cover Your Face, Not Your Grit!

Wearing a face covering means a lot!

Covering your face shows that you are committed to staying safe and that you also care about your fellow members of the UHD Community.

That's the message of the University's new public awareness campaign reminding the UHD Community to wear face coverings while on campus.

“In the time of COVID-19, students, staff and faculty are operating under new circumstances. We're trying to normalize wearing a mask, while still keeping our identity,” says Toye Simmons, UHD Director of Marketing in the Office of University Relations. “The primary goal of this campaign is to emphasize that you can still have the grit, resiliency, independence or anything you choose, while continuing to remain safe.”

Face coverings are required on public areas on campus, which include lobbies, elevators, restrooms, cafeterias, classrooms, hallways, stairwells, common spaces, conference rooms, the library and break rooms. Face masks should be worn in indoor public areas, even if you are by yourself, or any outdoor space where six feet of physical distancing is difficult to be reliably maintained. 

To learn more about face coverings on campus, visit our Frequently Asked Questions website.

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.