Scene at UHD: Ring Ceremony
UHD News was on the scene during the recent Ring Ceremony on Saturday, April 13. More than 600 supporters gathered in the Wilelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium and A300 to celebrate Graduating Gators, who received their graduation rings. Dr. Eric Carl Link, senior vice president of Academic & Student Affairs and Provost, was in attendance to congratulate 140 spring graudates on their academic accomplishments. Also in attendance was Ed-U-Gators. Following the presentation of the rings, students and their supporters ventured to the South Deck for photos with their new rings.
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.