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President's Message: Gator Emergency Fund

Dear Students,

I hope you and your families are staying well … and staying safe at home.

Your strength in the face of COVID-19 is indeed inspiring. In short time, you have adapted to new learning platforms and are on your way to completing the spring semester.

These are uncertain times, but you can count on one thing during this pandemic … UHD’s support.

The University already has taken steps to offer partial parking refunds and implement an interim grading policy aimed at helping you succeed. Now, the University is taking steps to provide financial assistance for students in need.

The Gator Emergency Fund is aimed at helping students during this pandemic. More details and an application are available online.

I’ve said previously that you cannot control the outcomes of today’s pandemic … but you can determine your academic success by taking advantage of resources such as the Gator Emergency Fund.

Stay healthy, Gators.

Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz
UHD President


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.