11:00 AM

Message from UHD President: Hurricane Preparedness

Dear University Community,

The Houston area and members of our UHD family are all too familiar with the devastating effects of hurricanes and severe storms. And with hurricane season starting this week, it’s imperative to have a preparedness plan in place.

Hurricane season begins on June 1 and extends to Nov. 30. As evidenced by storms such as Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and recent rain events, major weather systems can be very unpredictable. That is why it is critical to be prepared for severe weather emergencies.

To read the rest of President Muñoz's message, visit his news site

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.