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Scene at UHD: Gator Serve and Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff

UHD was on the scene for GatorServe this weekend and the kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hundreds of UHD volunteers came to Boyce-Dorian Park to begin the National Day of Service on Sept 14. They went to homes in Fifth Ward to help residents with general chores such as gardening, yard work, general cleanup and painting. The fall GatorServe is in remembrance of 9/11. 

Hispanic Heritage Month began with a celebration, food, and lotería in Travis Room hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. They have many more events planned throughout the month. 

Have you been on the scene for anything at UHD? Let us know at christiansene@uhd.edu.


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 60,000 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 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.