12:27 PM

President's Message: Update on Main Street Bridge Incident

Dear Campus Community,

Some of you might be aware of an incident that occurred close to our campus earlier today. UHD Police received a report of a fatal fall from the Main Street Bridge near the University’s South Deck. After an investigation, it was determined that the person was not a UHD student, faculty or staff member.

Events such as this are distressing, particularly when they occur close to our campus. Our hearts go out to this person’s family during this time, in addition to our thoughts of concern for the campus community.

Strength and compassion are two of UHD’s greatest strengths. Please remember that counseling services and other resources are available for all members of the campus community. Information about Student Counseling Services can be found here. Faculty and staff may access services here.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.