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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) 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.