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Plug Into Transfer!

UHD Celebrates National Transfer Week Oct. 17-21

National Transfer Student Week 2022

Each Fall, UHD celebrates National Transfer Student Week  to shine the spotlight on the talented transfers who contribute so much to UHD’s campus culture.  

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) sponsors National Transfer Student Week each October “to celebrate transfer students and the professionals who support them on their journeys.” NISTS strives to build awareness of unique issues transfer students face as well as their diverse needs and common barriers to their success. 

According to NISTS, the transfer student experience begins at the first moment a student contemplates transferring to a university and lasts through to degree completion. UHD welcomed more than 3,000 transfer students last year. The UHD Office of Transfer Relations seeks to provide each potential transfer student with an individual experience from the moment the student has any interaction with the campus community. 

Beginning today, UHD News will feature the stories of some of our talented transfers to showcase the quality of students that come through our doors from our partner educational institutions in the Houston area. First up, Melissa Roa, a first-generation transfer student who arrived at UHD this Fall. Read Melissa’s story online

If you know someone who’s interested in exploring UHD as a college home, encourage them to check out the transfer student website and reach out to UHD’s Office of Transfer Relations at transfer@uhd.edu.

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.