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Hurricane Season is Here - Be Prepared!

It's June on the Texas Gulf Coast, which also means the start of Hurricane Season.

The UHD Campus Community experienced flooding and devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Tropical Storm Imelda last year. That's why emergency management officials stress how critical it is to be prepared for severe weather events.

Hurricane season is in effect from now through Nov. 30. So, it's important to equip your homes with a hurricane kit. Additionally, we are asking all studentsfaculty and staff to update their contact information to receive emergency alerts (through email and text). Also, UHD community members are encouraged to utilize the University's other communication channels (UHD News and social media) to receive timely emergency notifications.

Sign up for alerts at UHD's Emergency Management site and bookmark the following sites to receive important emergency messages:

You are also encouraged to stay informed through the Regional Joint Information Center, which provides updated reports during episodes of severe weather.

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.