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Ready. Set. Welcome To Fall 2022!

Five Days Of WOW Kicks Off August 22


By Marie Jacinto

What is jam-packed with cupcakes, ice cream, pizza, tacos, self-care, physical fitness, art, and film?  

UHD’s Fall 2022 Week of Welcome (WOW), five days of fun-filled activities for students from Monday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Aug. 26! 

The UHD tradition is back and ready to connect students with our broad array of student services and resources, who will have ample opportunities to interact with fellow students, faculty, and staff and to engage with the campus community and beyond. 

There’s something for everyone—30+ events designed to engage students! Sports and fitness enthusiast? Take part in the Push-Up/Sit-Up Challenge and Sports & Fitness Frenzy. If eSports is more your thing, drop by the UHD Esports Center: Arena Grand Opening at noon on Monday, Aug. 22, or the Information Session to join a team later in the week.

Art, anyone? Get your creative juices flowing at Art Tuesday with the Student Activities team and attend Dr. Suzette Mouchaty’s Artist’s Talks on Thursday, Aug. 25, and exhibition “Suzette Mouchaty: How to Talk to a Nudibranch (and some other things worth knowing)” in the Mark & Tami Mallet Grand Lobby of the College of Sciences & Technology Building.

Fuel up to keep up with everything in store for you during WOW by sampling some of the many food events.  There’s a snack for every palate, from an ice cream social with UHD Leadership to Taco Tuesday to Cupcakes with Counselors. 

And don’t forget self-care. Join UHD Counseling Services for Self-Care Bingo for some calm during WOW.

Faculty and staff are welcome to volunteer or to take a moment when they see a student on campus to say: Welcome! We’re glad you’re here!

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.