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One Main Building Entry Door to Begin Requiring Card Access Aug. 21

UHD Police Department Chief Casey E. Davis, Ph.D., announced last week that the West Tower Garage second-floor door,  a designated card-access door, will be accessible only with a parking garage gate-access card beginning Aug. 21. 

card reader edFor daily entry into the building from the garage, staff and faculty will need to scan their parking garage gate-access cards on the access pad (shown). Faculty and staff currently using the bar code on their UHD parking hang tags to enter the garage will need to visit the Parking Office to obtain an access card.

According to the Chief’s memo of Aug. 3, the change is being made in an effort to improve the overall safety of the One Main Building.

Questions may be directed to UHDPD at UHDPolice@uhd.edu.

Photo: Employee LaTosha Edwards demonstrates using a parking garage gate-access card with the pad.

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.