Scene at UHD: Welcome Week Activities, Mariachi Band Performance, CST Dedication
It’s a new semester and a time for exciting events happening at UHD!
The traditional Welcome Week activities ushered in the first week of classes. Several activities were held, including free Breakfast with the Dean of Students, Coffee with the Office of Veterans Services, Sports and Fitness demonstrations and opportunities to win prizes. Many student organizations also had booths and welcomed students back to campus.
UHD’s Mariachi Los Caimanes debuted to a full house in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium on Jan. 15. Comprised of more than 20 students from varied musical backgrounds, the group came together during the fall 2019 semester after encouragement from UHD President, Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Directing the ensemble is Jose Vazquez, assistant director of Student Activities.
The fascinating world of “science on display” was celebrated at the official dedication of the new College of Sciences & Technology (CST) Building on Thursday, Jan. 9. A formal program took place followed by tours of the state-of-the-art building. Several community leaders attended the event, including University of Houston System Regent John McCall; Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros; and District 145 State Rep. Christina Morales.
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.